Everything Everywhere All at Once reigned supreme at this year’s Screen Actors Guild awards, winning four major awards and breaking the record for most wins for a single film.
The multiverse fantasy film picked up the night’s biggest award for ensemble in a motion picture, female actor for Michelle Yeoh and both supporting actor awards, for Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan.
“I think if I speak, my heart will explode,” Yeoh said at the start of her emotional speech. She said she was up against “titans”, referring to competition from Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Viola Davis. “This is not just for me, this is for every girl who looks like me,” she said. “Thank you for giving me a seat at the table.”
In a tearful acceptance speech, Quan spoke about being the first Asian man to win an individual award in any film category in the history of the SAG awards. He said the moment no longer belonged to him, but to everyone who “asked for change”.
“I love actors, I love acting, I love the job we get to do,” Curtis said on stage. “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.”
With four wins, Everything Everywhere All at Once has broken the record for most SAG awards by any single film ever; just four films have won three since the awards began in 1995.
The winner of outstanding actor in a film was Brendan Fraser for The Whale, beating out fellow nominees including Colin Farrell and Austin Butler.