Actor® Statuettes Have Been Cast for the 24th Annual SAG Awards®
Honorees to be revealed at the 24th Annual SAG Awards on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
at 8 p.m. (ET), simulcast live on TNT and TBS
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 9, 2018) —Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale, The Leftovers) and Clea Duvall (Veep, Argo), were at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, Calif. today to watch the molten bronze being poured for The Actor® statuettes, representing this year’s class of nominees for the 24thScreen Actors Guild Awards. The Actor® is presented to those honored by the SAG Awards for outstanding performances in the previous calendar year.
Attending on behalf of the SAG Awards were SAG Awards Committee Vice Chair Daryl Anderson and Committee Member Elizabeth McLaughlin.
Each Actor statuette is individually cast in solid bronze using the lost wax process, then is given a green-black patina finish and mounted on a base of polished black granite by a small team of fine arts professionals under the direction of American Fine Arts Foundry’s Brett Barney and Angel Meza.
The completed work of art weighs 12 pounds and stands 16 inches tall. Each Actor® statuette carries a unique number engraved at its base, with The Actor® No. 1 kept on display at SAG-AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles. Since 1995, when the first Actor® statuettes were presented, 1,032 statuettes have been awarded.
The Actor® was sculpted by Edward Saenz and designed by Jim Heimann and Jim Barrett.
About the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC and hosted by Kristen Bell, will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment. Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. Additionally, TNT will present a special encore broadcast of the ceremony at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. The telecast is available internationally, including to U.S. military installations through the American Forces Network.
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams will reveal the honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles during the first half-hour of PEOPLE, EW & TNT’s SAG Awards® Red Carpet Live pre-show, which will live-stream on tntdrama.com/sagawards, sagawards.org, People.com, PeopleTV.com, EW.com, InStyle.com and Time.com, beginning at 5:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. (PT).
One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which this year number 121,544. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.