The 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards has come and gone, leaving us with some spectacular moments and unforgettable wins. One film, in particular, stole the show, breaking records and making history. Everything Everywhere All at Once, the multiverse adventure, took home four major awards and set a new record for the most wins by any single film in the history of the SAG awards.
Breaking Records and Making History
Everything Everywhere All at Once picked up the most significant awards of the night, including the award for the ensemble in a motion picture, female actor for Michelle Yeoh, and both supporting actor awards for Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan. With these four wins, the film broke the record for most SAG awards by any single film ever, surpassing the previous record held by only four films that have won three since the awards began in 1995.
Emotional Speeches and Historic Wins
Michelle Yeoh’s emotional speech left everyone in tears, where she dedicated her win to every girl who looks like her. In contrast, Ke Huy Quan spoke about being the first Asian man to win an individual award in any film category in the history of the SAG awards. Jamie Lee Curtis, who won the award for supporting actor, expressed her love for acting and actors in her speech, proving her worth and dismissing all negative notions about her achievement.
The Big Wins for Television
While Everything Everywhere All at Once dominated the film categories, the television categories had their share of big wins. The cast of HBO’s The White Lotus won for ensemble in a drama series, while Jennifer Coolidge won outstanding female actor in a drama series. The cast of Abbott Elementary brought home the award for ensemble in a comedy series, making it the first network show to win this award for nine years.
Surprise Wins and Life Achievement Award
Sam Elliott surprised everyone when he won the award for outstanding actor in a television movie or limited series for Yellowstone prequel 1883, beating out Steve Carell, Evan Peters, Paul Walter Hauser, and Taron Egerton. Sally Field, this year’s recipient of the life achievement award, was presented with the award by her The Amazing Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield. Sally Field expressed her love for acting and how it allowed her to be freely herself, calling it the one place she could do so.
The 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards has proven once again why it is one of the most awaited and prestigious awards shows. With everything that happened in the show, Everything Everywhere All at Once has become the most talked-about film, winning big and making history. The performances were all exceptional, leaving no doubt about the quality of the nominees. The Screen Actors Guild Awards has once again delivered an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.