Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) is busy winning laurels left and right. At the recent Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, the movie has won numerous titles, including that of the highest film honor at the SAG, for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.
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The oldest cast member at 94, James Hong, delivered most of the acceptance speech after the cast had each had a turn at speaking. Fans reacted largely positively to the movie getting the award, knowing it deserved to win it, while others still had a different outlook on the reception of the award.
Fans react to Everything Everywhere All at Once winning big at SAG Awards
Fans were almost unanimous in declaring that the cast of Everything Everywhere All at Once were worthy winners. There was expected speculation about the film’s future at one of today’s top film honors at the Oscars, with most fans feeling the big SAG wins indicated they would come up short at the Oscars.
‘EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE’ has won the most #SAGAwards of all time.
See the full winners list: https://t.co/RLBpnwbClK pic.twitter.com/kwLvkH0c0T
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) February 27, 2023
Just setting them up for the L they'll take at the oscars unfortunately
— DonVincenzo (@DonVincenzo88) February 27, 2023
Gonna still lose the Oscar though lmao
— Sterling 🎰 (@SterlingRettke) February 27, 2023
I sure hope it doesn’t win best picture. Mid movie
— Emery 🎸 (@notemerybraun) February 26, 2023
I get people are excited that EEAAO is winning the significant awards but can we please refrain from saying it’s got the Oscar BP in the bag? It’s arrogant statements like this which give the acadmey reason not to vote for it. It ain’t over until it’s over. Look at La La Land. pic.twitter.com/lgxDDY0SE4
— Luke Hearfield (@LukeHearfield) February 26, 2023
Are they really trying to push the narrative that the work Jamie lee Curtis did on eeaao is Oscar worthy? We need to be fr for one second lol. That Sag win was definitely a choice, and it was the wrong one. Look at her category and really tell me she was the best… pic.twitter.com/9V3t15zMIN
— Mari (@Ladyofthetidesx) February 27, 2023
Imagine thinking EEAAO is winning three acting Oscars ☠️💀. The delusion is real. https://t.co/1X8rB9UTFN
— CHRIS (@5CHRIS_8) February 27, 2023
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The Academy does not indulge in Twitter catfights to judge whether a film wins at the Oscars or not, but the court of public opinion appears to be strongly divided on what is surely a great movie either way.
What the ensemble cast of Everything Everywhere All at Once had to say
With the top prize, Everything Everywhere All at Once won four awards at the 2023 SAG Awards, the most anyone has ever won. Ke Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress was won by Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Yeoh won Best Female Actor in a Leading Role, and the cast as a whole picked up the Best Ensemble Award.
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Nominee Stephanie Hsu said, “the word ensemble comes from the Latin word for at the same time.” While Ke Huy Quan stated, “we were connected in supporting each other as a family at the same time…” while they were making the film.
Winner Michelle Yeoh said, “There’s been one who has been supporting ensembles for longer than any of us have been alive. He’s been acting since there were only 49 states, and he just turned 94. And it’s been 69 years in the making to get him to this stage.” The reference made was to James Hong.
“I got my first SAG card 70 years ago,” Hong said. “My first movie was with Clark Gable. But back in those days, the leading role was played by these guys with eyes taped up like this. Because the producers said ‘the Asians were not good enough and not box office.’ But look at us now. We’re not all Chinese, but Jamie Lee is a good Chinese name. I’ve never had such a good time as being with these jerks in this movie. I don’t know what they were thinking when they wrote that script. Did you understand all of it?”
Whatever might be the movie’s future at the Oscars, one can only feel that with the imagery it produced for portraying a new concept to viewers, the SAG Awards were well-deserved by the whole cast as well as the individual actors.