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‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ sweeps SAG Awards

By Guillermo Azábal

Los Angeles, US, Feb 26 (EFE).- “Everything Everywhere All at Once” swept the 29th edition of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, winning the event’s biggest honor for outstanding performance by a cast, among others.

The film directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert pocketed four of the five awards it was nominated for at the ceremony held in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The movie is already the favorite to win the best picture Oscar after having bagged the award in that category at both the Critics’ Choice and Producers Guild Awards.

“My first movie was with Clark Gable. Back in those days, I have to tell you this, the leading roles were played by these guys with their eyes taped up,” veteran actor James Hong said while accepting the best ensemble award with the rest of the cast.

“And the producer said that Asians were not good enough, and they are not box office. But, look at us now, huh?” he added.

Hong, whose film career spans seven decades, also joked about Jamie Lee Curtis’s name.

“We’re not all Chinese. But, ‘Jamie Lee’ is a good Chinese name,” he said.

The movie also won best actress for Michelle Yeoh, best supporting actor for Ke Huy Quan, and best supporting actress for Jamie Lee Curtis.

The only award the movie failed to pick up was best actor, which went to Brendan Fraser for “The Whale.”

“The Banshees of Inisherin”, directed by Martin McDonagh, which won big at the Bafta Awards earlier this month, was the big disappointment of the day, not picking a single trophy in the five categories it was nominated in.

The SAG Life Achievement Award, given to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” was presented to Sally Field by Andrew Garfield, with whom she worked together in the two “The Amazing Spider-Man” films.

The event also honored the most outstanding works on television.

HBO Max’s “The White Lotus” won best drama series while ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” took home the best comedy series award.

Jennifer Coolidge and Jason Bateman respectively took home the awards for best actress and best actor in a drama series for their roles in Netflix’s “Ozark.”

The best actress in a comedy series went to Jean Smart for HBO Max’s “Hacks” and the best actor award to Jeremy Allen White for Hulu’s “The Bear.”

Sam Elliott won best actor in a television movie or limited series for his role in Paramount+’s “1883” and Jessica Chastain bagged best actress for Showtime’s “George & Tammy.”

The 29th edition of the SAG Awards, which has a voting body of 122.600 members, was aired live on Netflix’s official YouTube channel. EFE


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