SAG Awards will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
Los Angeles (Jan. 9, 2014) – The Actor® statuettes—which this year’s 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honorees will receive for outstanding performances in 2013 in five film and eight television categories—have been cast in solid bronze at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California.
Each Actor® statuette carries a serial number engraved at its base. Numbering began with No. 1. The first statuette cast is on display at SAG-AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles. 823 statuettes have been awarded since the first Actor® statuettes were presented in 1995. The Actor® weighs 12 pounds and stands 16 inches tall. Each Actor® is cast in solid bronze, using the lost wax process. The statuette has a green-black patina finish and stands on a base of polished black granite. The Actor® is the work of a team of fine arts professionals. The Actor® was sculpted by Edward Saenz and designed by Jim Heimann and Jim Barrett. The statuette is produced at the American Fine Arts Foundry under the supervision of Brett Barney and Angel Meza.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards will not know how many of The Actor® statuettes it will need until the awards presenters open the envelopes on Jan. 18. Voting information for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was mailed on December, 16, 2013 to the entire active membership of SAG-AFTRA, who will vote on all categories, either online or via requested paper ballots. Votes must be cast online or received by noon (PT) on Jan. 17 at Integrity Voting Systems, the union’s official teller. Results will be sealed until they are opened onstage.
Though the number of categories is known ahead of time, the possibility of multiple recipients sharing awards in the Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series categories makes the total number of statuettes that will be awarded unpredictable. Any surplus Actor® statuettes will find a home in the union’s vault until next year.
Five 10-foot, 200-pound likenesses of The Actor® statuette, that were introduced at the 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will grace the red carpet, the stage, the media rooms and Post-Awards Gala at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Scenario Design in Los Angeles constructed the painted fiberglass statues under the supervision of Scenario Design President Paul Buckley and Scenic and Sculpting Department Head Daniel Lucas.
The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season’s premier events, will honor outstanding performances from 2013 in five film categories and eight television categories, including the distinctive ensemble awards. This year's Actor® recipients will be announced at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center during a live simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). A primetime encore presentation will follow immediately on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (PT). A live stream of the SAG Awards® can also be viewed online on sagawards.tntdrama.com and tbs.com, as well as through the Watch TBS and Watch TNT apps for iOS or Android. (Viewers must sign in using their TV provider user name and password in order to view the live stream.)
Prior to the televised ceremony, recipients of the honors for television and film stunt ensembles will be announced from the red carpet during the SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-show hosted by People magazine’s Deputy Managing Editor Peter Castro and TNT Correspondent Danielle Demski, which will be webcast live on sagawards.tntdrama.com, tbs.com and People.com beginning at 6 p.m. (ET)/3 p.m. (PT).
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