The Screen Actors Guild Award is easily one of the most coveted awards in the industry. And while the world anticipates the January 18 live airing of the show, HipHollywood had a chance to go behind the scenes and see the casting of the SAG statuettes.
On Thursday, HipHollywood headed over to the American Fine Arts Foundry to see the incredible process in which the SAG statuette is created. Using the wax process, molten bronze metal is poured into the molds … By the way, the furnace at 2000 degrees.
HipHollywood watched the skilled craftsmen in action as they created, The Actor, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy. 13 honorees in five film and eight television categories will receive the 16-inch tall, 12 pound statuette which stands on a base of polished black granite.
While attending the event, HH caught up with Breaking Bad star Lavell Crawford to talk about whether or not he will be taking home the bronze award.
“I know we are going to pull it,” he said about his Breaking Bad cast. “I mean it’s a great show and I’m just honored to be nominated. I couldn’t believe it when I found out about it. It had to be though, the show is epic. Everybody talks about it, they blog about it, I mean come on.”
Breaking Bad garnered four SAG nominations, including Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
In the film category, Steven McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave leads the SAG nominations with four, while Lee Daniels’ The Butler trails right behind with 3 nods.
The SAG Awards will be simulcast on January 18 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m.
Could There Be A “Black Panther” and “Luke Cage” Crossover In The Works?
With all the hype over Black Panther (and it breaking box office records) fans are craving more of the Marvel superhero and crafting ways to intertwine him across the MCU. One theory is to have T’Challa and Luke Cage on screen together for an epic crossover episode during Cage’s sophomore season on Netflix.
The idea isn’t farfetched to Luke Cage star Simone Missick.
“I would love that,” Missick who plays Misty Knight told HipHollywood. “I mean doesn’t Black Panther come to New York, Misty Knight could travel to Wakanda. Maybe she takes a vacation and winds up in Wakanda.”
But while Missick was only speaking hypothetically, she said LC showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and BP director Ryan Coogler are good pals so it’s not out of the question. “They already know each other. Cheo is working on Creed 2 writing the script and that was Ryan’s movie, so that would be awesome.”
Meanwhile when asked about a Black Panther and Luke Cage meeting on screen, Coker was enthusiastic. “I would love that, I really would!,” he told Comicbook.com. “I mean, because it would be, like, OK. T’Challa could definitely get on Pop’s free haircut list.”
In an interview with BET, Coogler was asked about three MCU characters coming together – Blade, T’Challa, and Luke Cage.
“I don’t control that stuff. I know that stuff’s all complicated. I wish Kevin [Feige] was here to see if you could talk to him, because he knows more about it. But I think it would be awesome. I loved those characters. [Blade] paved the way for what we’re doing now…And what Cheo [Hodari Coker] is doing with Netflix is just incredible, putting African-American culture on the screen like that and seeing people react to it that aren’t from that culture…the same way they react to a black basketball player or a black musician. It works for film, too. It’s universal.”
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