It rained awards in Hollywood last weekend. Among other things, the trophies of the actors’ and producers’ unions were awarded. Big winner: “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and its stars.
The multiverse extravaganza “Everything Everywhere All At Once” has already taken the crown at the upcoming Oscars: Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan’s sci-fi adventure bagged a number of awards last weekend – the outcome of the Oscars can’t be trusted predicted on March 12, 2023, but can certainly be a strong indicator. “Everything Everywhere All At Once” was critically acclaimed at the Screen Actors Guild Awards – and even broke a record there!
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” won at the SGA Awards i.e. the awards of the American actors union, four awards – more than any film ever before. The awards went to Michelle Yeoh for Best Actress, Jamie Lee Curtis for Best Supporting Actress, Ke Huy Quan for Best Supporting Actor and All the Cast for Best Performance in a Cast.
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” makes history
The multiverse cracker also made history in other places: Michelle Yeoh is the first Asian-born actress who won Best Actress at the SAG Awards. And Ke Huy Quan is the one first Asian-born actor ever who won an actor’s award at the SAG Awards.
Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for his role in The Whale. By the way, that made the evening perfect for Studio A24 – as it is behind both “The Whale” and “Everything Everywhere”, scoring in the five most important categories of the evening. At the end of this article we give you an overview of all winners of the SAG Awards 2023.
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” now the clear Oscar favorite?
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” was also the big winner at the PGA Awards i.e. the American Producers Union awards, which were awarded on February 25, 2023. Here was called “Everything Everywhere All At Once”. Best Movie of the Year excellent. For your reference, four of the last five winners of the PGA Awards have won the Oscar for Best Picture.
So is Everything Everywhere All At Once almost certain to win the 2022 Best Picture Oscar? Not quite! Because what is probably the biggest competitor did not appear this weekend at the two trade union awards mentioned: the German Netflix film “Nothing New in the West”. So there was no direct confrontation here – and the two films won’t meet again until the Oscars on the night of March 12-13.
While “Everything Everywhere All At Once” is currently a favorite, just about everyone in the industry has positive things to say about “Nothing New in the West.” And as an anti-war film, Edward Berger’s new adaptation also has the advantage of being a classic Oscar darling, unlike the quirky, wacky Everything Everywhere, which is great, but whose humor you just might have to love. For example, “Nothing New in the West” could be the movie of choice, especially for more conservative members of the Academy.
Other award ceremonies – summarized the most important information
And speaking of awards, it rained heavily in Hollywood last weekend. Among other things also have the soundcutters present their awards (MPSE Golden Reel Awards), the winners here were “Top Gun 2: Maverick” (feature film, sound editing with effects), “The Banshees of Inisherin” (feature film – dialogue sound editing) and “Guillermo del Toros Pinocchio” (animated feature – sound editing).
“Guillermo del Toros Pinocchio” was also the big winner at the Annie Awards, the most important American awards for animated films. The magical stop-motion film, which you can watch on Netflix, won five awards, namely Best Picture of the Year, but also for direction, character animation, music and production design.
And she too NAACP Acting Awards for Non-White Artists presented this weekend Winners included Angela Bassett as Entertainer of the Year and Will Smith (“Emancipation”) and Viola Davis (“The Woman King”) as Best Actor and Best Actress of the Year, respectively.
The SAG Awards 2023 – the winners at a glance
And as promised, here’s the rundown of all the winners of the SAG Awards:
Best Actress (Movie)
Michelle Yeoh in Everything everywhere at once
Best Actor (Movie)
Brendan Fraser in “The Whale”
Best Supporting Actor (Movie)
Ke Huy Quan in “Everything and everywhere at once”
Best Supporting Actress (Movie)
Jamie Lee Curtis in “Everything Everywhere at Once”
Best Overall Casting (Movie)
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Actress (Series/Comedy)
Jean Smart in “Hacks”
Best Actor (Series/Comedy)
Jeremy Allen White at The Bear
Best Overall Casting (Series/Comedy)
Abbot Elementary School
Best Actress (TV Movie or Miniseries)
Jessica Chastain in “George & Tammy”
Best Actor (TV Movie or Miniseries)
Sam Elliott in “1883”
Best Actress (Series/Drama)
Jennifer Coolidge in The White Lotus
Best Actor (Series/Drama)
Jason Bateman in “Ozark”
Best Overall Casting (Series/Drama)
“The White Lotus”
Best Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble (Feature Film)
“Top Gun: Maverick”
Best Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble (Series)
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