SAG Awards 2023 brings record breaking nominations and wins

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” dominated the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The 2023 Awards season has officially begun, kicking off with the 29th Screen Actors Guild Awards. On Feb. 26, the Screen Actors Guild Awards premiered for the first time ever on Netflix’s Youtube streaming platform. This new partnership eliminated the pesky commercials and gave viewers an uninterrupted screening. Netflix announced that starting in 2024, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be streamed live directly on Netflix.

Although the show decided to go hostless this year, there were plenty of comical moments from presenters throughout the night. Various actors had comedic monologues and tidbits. The most memorable comes from actresses Jenna Ortega and Aubrey Plaza, who took the stage to present “Best Male Actor.” Once on stage, the two actresses stood in silence, looking at the crowd with their signature blank stares. After a few seconds, “The White Lotus” actress said “I don’t know why they put us together.” To which “Wednesday” star, Jenna Ortega, replied, “Yeah, I know, we have nothing in common.” Plaza continued, saying “We should find the people who did this.” The pair spoke in unison, adding “And curse their families and watch as misfortune follows their bloodline for the next seven generations.” Plaza briefly looks at Ortega and exclaims “Okay, I see it now!”

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” an interdimensional sci-fi movie, broke records last week. Nominated for five different awards, (including the “Producers Guild Award” and the “Directors Guild Award”) the indie movie won four awards, making “Everything Everywhere All at Once” the biggest film winner in the history of the show.

Nominated for best actress, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star Michelle Yeoh had an emotional moment upon receiving her award. Yeoh is the first Asian woman to win this award. Yeoh stated that this award is not just for her, but “is for every little girl who looks like me.” Yeoh went on to talk about how people like her deserve a seat at the table and deserve to be seen and heard. Yeoh’s acceptance speech drew many tears from the crowd, making it possibly one of the best moments of the night.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” actor Ke Huy Quan was nominated for “Best Supporting Actor,” and to nobody’s surprise, he won. Quan had tears in his eyes before even accepting the award.Quan commented that he was “recently told that if I were to win tonight, I would be the first Asian actor to win this category.” Much like Yeoh, Quan stated that this moment does not belong to just him, but to “everyone who has asked for change.”

In an unexpected twist, actress Jamie Lee Curtis won her first Screen Actors Guild award in her forty-five-year-long career. Curtis won “Best Supporting Actress” for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” although people expected the award to go to Angela Bassett for her performance in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

As for TV shows, a variety of winners were selected. HBO’s “The White Lotus,” which won multiple Golden Globes Awards, continued to gain recognition, winning the “Best Drama Series Ensemble” trophy. “Abbott Elementary” won the “Best Comedy Ensemble” and “Ozark” actor Jason Bateman received the award for “Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series.” “The Whale” actor, Brendan Fraser, received the “Best Actor” award and dedicated it to everyone similar to his character, encouraging them to “find the light in the dark.”

With the Oscars right around the corner, fans wait anxiously to see if their favorite productions will continue to win.

Post Author: Hannah Doom