Everything Everywhere All At Once wins top prize at Screen Actors Guild awards

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Everything Everywhere All At Once has won the best film cast trophy at the Screen Actors Guild awards.

The sci-fi adventure film is about a middle-aged Chinese-American immigrant and her husband as they scramble to complete their taxes while the Internal Revenue Service is auditing their laundromat.

The film’s star Michelle Yeoh won the award for lead female actor, while Ke Huy Quan won best male supporting actor and Jamie Lee Curtis won best female supporting actor.

Michelle Yeoh accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for "Everything Everywhere All at Once" during the 29th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 26, 2023. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Michelle Yeoh

Accepting her trophy at the ceremony in Los Angeles, Yeoh said: “This is not just for me.

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“This is for every little girl that looks like me.

“Thank you for giving me a seat at the table.”

Ke Huy Quan poses with the awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” during the 29th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 26, 2023. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
Ke Huy Quan

Quan, a Vietnamese-American actor who was a child star before taking a long break from acting, said he was the first Asian to win in his category.

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He added: “When I stepped away from acting it was because there were so few opportunities.

“The landscape looks so different now than before.

“Thank you to everyone in this room who contributed to these changes.”

Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis

Curtis, who played the role of the tax agent in the film, said: “I’m 64 years old and this is just amazing.”

Other winners included Brendan Fraser for best male movie actor in The Whale, Abbott Elementary won best TV comedy ensemble, The White Lotus won best drama series.

Jessica Chastain was named best female actor in a limited series for playing country singer Tammy Wynette in George & Tammy.

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Sam Elliott won best male actor in a limited series for his role as a cowboy on 1883, a spinoff of Yellowstone.

Hacks star Jean Smart took the trophy for best female actor in a comedy – her award was accepted by co-star Christopher McDonald, as she is recovering from a heart procedure.

The Bear star Jeremy Allen White scored best comedy actor.

The Screen Actors Guild awards are widely seen as predictors for next month’s Academy Awards.

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