“This is the pinnacle of my career,” said Bryan Cranston, center, with Ben Affleck, left, and John Goodman. “In my eventual obit -- I hope many many years from now -- it will read, ‘ “Breaking Bad” actor explodes,’ or whatever it says. And I’m very proud of that.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
“I’ve been around long enough to deeply appreciate this kind of thing,” said Affleck. “They don’t come around often. It’s really nice to have awards in the sense that they encourage artists, and I’m really encouraged by this.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
“This is so heavy!” “30 Rock’s” Tina Fey exclaimed about her statue, holding it up awkwardly. Told she could put it down, she slumped over dramatically and sighed. “Thank God.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Sitting down for their shoot, “Modern Family’s” Julie Bowen turned to castmate Eric Stonestreet.
“You smell like apricots,” she told him.
“I just farted,” he replied. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
“I’ve been so lucky,” said Dick Van Dyke, who got a lifetime achievement award from SAG. “Luck has a lot to do with it. Being at the right place at the right time.” (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
When told by a reporter that he seemed very well poised to take home an Oscar next month for “Lincoln” after cleaning up at the Golden Globes and now the SAG Awards, Daniel Day-Lewis could only smirk and say: “Well, I could also not!” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)