This year’s breakout film, Everything Everywhere All at Once, has swept up numerous awards again. This time, at the 29 annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards), the film took home four awards, breaking the SAG record for most wins for a single film.A24 Films
Before kicking off the night, the cast was beaming throughout the red carpet and after parties. Specifically, Harry Shum Jr. hid a nod to the film inside his tuxedo jacket. When he opened the jacket, photographers caught a glimpse of a printed image of Racacoonie, Shum’s furry costar in the film, which parodies Disney’s Ratatouille.
Michelle Yeoh won Best Female Actor and gave an inspirational speech recognizing the other actors in the category. “This is not just for me; this is for every girl who looks like me…thank you for giving me a seat at the table,” Yeoh stated.
Ke Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor, making him the first Asian man to win an individual award in any film category. He was emotional throughout his speech, tearing up and dedicating the award to anyone who “asked for change.”
Jamie Lee Curtis also won for her supporting role in the film. In true Jamie Lee fashion, she was grateful for the opportunity and even cracked about the recent “nepo baby” revelations. “I know you look at me, and you think ‘nepo baby,’ and that’s why she’s there, and I totally get it. But the truth of the matter is that I’m 64 years old, and this is totally amazing,” she joked.
Before closing out the night, EEAAO took home the biggest award of the night for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, also known as Best Ensemble; the cast showed how you give a memorable speech.Happy crying watching all the Everything Everywhere All at Once SAG acceptance speeches. What a movie and what an incredible bunch of human beings. I’m so happy for them. pic.twitter.com/nxda6H5vdn— Hamers ☘️ (@hjnaps) February 27, 2023
One by one, lead actors took turns thanking SAG for their win while also giving fellow castmates their flowers. Michelle Yeoh introduced the star of the movie James Hong and mentioned that Hong has “been in supporting ensembles longer than the rest of us have been alive,” as he earned his SAG card 70 years ago.
Hong then stepped up to the mic and recounted a time when lead actors in a specific film portrayed Asians by taping their eyes up and speaking with an accent that made a mockery of their culture. Hong mentioned that the producer stated, “Asians don’t belong in the box office.” “But look at us now,” Hong cheered as the crowd followed.
Based on last year’s success of CODA’s SAG Award sweep to the Oscars sweep, many are predicting the same fate for Everything Everywhere All at Once; however, we will just have to wait until March 12 to see if they remain victorious.
You can stream Everything Everywhere All at Once now on Paramount+.