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SAG Awards Show: By the Numbers

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SAG Awards Show: By the Numbers
The Screen Actors Guild on Friday morning announced all the stats from their 17th annual show, to air live from the Shrine Exposition Center on Sun. Jan. 30 on TNT and TBS.

—  Lay 15,872 square feet of red carpet in the arrivals area, edged by 585 lineal feet of hedges

—  Accommodate 300 fans in three-row six-foot high bleachers placed along an 180' section of the red carpet arrivals area

—  In the event of rain, protect the red carpet from the elements by 23,530 square feet of tenting

—  Lay 11,800 square feet of black carpet in the interior Shrine entrance and the showroom.

—  Cover the showroom walls with 15,000 square feet of black drape to create a neutral background and block sunlight.

—  Post five 10' Actor statues along the red carpet and onstage.

—  On the stage, install.600 feet of vertical gold leaf pipe connecting two monumental 16-foot high doorways, each enclosing a pair of eight-paneled lacquered doors. Each doorway is capped by 10-foot fiberglass staff detail, which is repeated at the base. The doorways are surrounded by 100 feet of over-scaled custom-cut case moldings, which are repeated downstage with another 75 feet of custom molding to create a proscenium arch.

—  Float a 20' wide "silver screen" framed by 100 feet of custom crown molding in front of 200 running feet of 30' high fiber-optic star cloth.

—  Line the stage floor with 300 4'x4' sheets of black and white checkerboard Formica.

—  Above the stage hang a 5-foot crystal empire chandelier that will be echoed by four chandeliers hung from the Expo Hall's ornate ceiling.

—  Place over 3,600 Gold Rim champagne, wine and water glasses, 2,400 pieces Empire Gold flatware and 1,200 Alpine Gold Rim Charger plates, on 86 rectangular dinner tables and over 2,000 glasses at two 16' beverage bars and two wine tasting bar.

—  Create custom table coverings from 800 yards of black silk with 800 yds of half inch wide gold satin ribbon as a top stitched detail, complemented by 1,200 white linen hem-stitched napkins

—  Soften 1200 Bella Braid Gold Chameleon chairs with 1200 black suede seat cushions

—  Create a stunning visual setting through the use of florals. This year's inspiration is a slightly edgy return to classic Hollywood, fashioned with over 2,500 white roses highlighted by the textures of over a thousand orchids and accentuated with hundreds of white hydrangeas and over a thousand white lilies. The return to the "golden days" is dramatically underscored by the addition of gold-tinted leaves as well as hundreds of bunches of horsetail, galax leaves and zebra leaves.  The arrangements will be designed in classic golden fabric covered containers in two distinct styles: one a return to quintessential Hollywood with a full floral look and one with a contemporary spin.

Guests will dine on an antipasto plate conceived by James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin, prepared and arranged by Lucques Catering, consisting of:

—  Blood Oranges with Dates, Arugula and Parmesan

—  Beluga Lentils with Carrots, Pinenuts and Feta

—  Slow-Roasted King Salmon with Cucumbers, Yogurt and Ginger-Mint Chutney

—  Slow-Roasted Lamb with Chickpeas, Black Olives and Feta Salsa Verde

—  Fresh Baked Herbed Crostini with Parmesan, Chopped Thyme and Parsley

—  For the tables: 102 magnums of Dry Creek Vineyard's exclusive 11th Anniversary SAG Awards® Cabernet-based 2008 Cuvée and 204 bottles of Dry Creek Vineyard's 2009 Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc.

—  Dry Creek Vineyard's wine-tasting bars will offer a selection that includes the 2008 Foggy Oaks Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley and the 2007 Sonoma County Heritage Zinfandel. A total of 192 bottles will be available for tasting.

—  234 magnums of Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française served in the showroom

—  144 magnums of Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française served in at the post-Awards gala

—  1548 glass decanters of Voss sparkling and still water served in the showroom

—  Another 6,720 unbreakable third-liters of Voss still water for our more than 700 media and 300 fans in the bleachers

—  At the showroom and gala bars: 108 bottles of Grey Goose Original Vodka and 7 bottles each of Grey Goose La Poire, Grey Goose L'Orange and Grey Goose Le Citron

The Hollywood Reporter 

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