Since you can’t be everything, everywhere at the same time, we’ve taken the liberty of listing all the key moments you may have missed at the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
On Sunday, stars of the big and small screens gathered at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles to celebrate each other’s work and inspire the next generation of artists to chase their dreams. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” won the evening, which was filled with fabulous fashion, nostalgic reunions and powerful speeches.
Here’s a sneak peek at what happened at the 29th Screen Actors Guild Awards, who streamed Netflix on his YouTube channel Sunday night.
‘Everything Everywhere’ wins big
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” was cleaned up at the SAG Awards, winning every category it was nominated for and emerging as the front runner at this year’s Oscars.
In addition to the ensemble of the A24 epic winning the best film award of the night (casting in a movie), Ke Huy Quan scored the award for supporting actor, Jamie Lee Curtis took home the trophy for supporting actress and Michelle Yeoh won the Leading Actress award.
Husbands Quan and Yeoh on screen made history as the first Asian male to win an individual film award and the first Asian female to win the leading actress award at the SAGs, respectively.
“This is a very emotional moment for me,” said a tearful Quan during his acceptance speech. “I was told that if I won tonight I would become the first ever Asian actor to win in this category. Hearing this, I quickly realized that this moment is no longer mine alone. It also belongs to everyone who has asked for change.
“When I stopped acting, it was because there were so few opportunities. … The landscape now looks so different than before. Thank you so much to all of you in this room and everyone who contributed to these changes.”
Yeoh also acknowledged the historic significance of her win and delighted the crowd by throwing some euphoric expletives into her rousing speech.
“This isn’t just for me,” Yeoh said.
“This is for every little girl who looks like me. … Thank you for giving me a seat at the table, because so many of us need this. We want to be seen. We want to be heard. And tonight you showed us that it is possible, and I am grateful, and my mother will be eternally grateful.
As Yeoh, Quan, Curtis, Stephanie Hsu and the entire cast of “Everything Everywhere” accepted the final award of the night, they honored Hollywood icon James Hong, who stole the show with a poignant and humorous speech.
“I got my first SAG card… 70 years ago,” said Hong, who turned 94 earlier this month and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year.
“My first movie was with Clark Gable. But at that time… the lead was played by these guys with eyes so glued shut, and they talk like that, because the producers said the Asians weren’t good enough and they’re not box office (draws). But look at us now.”
Ariana DeBose did the thing
Presenting the award for Actress in a Drama Series alongside Diego Luna of “Andor,” Ariana DeBose subtly poked fun at her viral BAFTA rap.
Before announcing the nominees, the ‘West Side Story’ star turned to Luna and said, ‘Diego, do the thing’ – a reference to the most famous and imitated line from her BAFTA performance: ‘Angela Bassett did the thing. ‘ The camera crew didn’t miss a beat and quickly cut to Bassett – who laughed and blew a kiss from the audience as DeBose wobbled a bit on stage.
In the end, DeBose broke character and burst out laughing as the crowd went wild.
Jessica Chastain tumbles
On her way upstairs to accept the award for actress in a limited series, ‘George and Tammy’ star Jessica Chastain tripped on the stairs and would have been planted face down on stage—if not for the regulars. hand of fellow actor Courtney B. Vance, who helped her regain her balance.
In an interview with “Access to Hollywood” after the show, Chastain said she realized she was “in trouble” shortly after her name was read.
“My whole body is shaking and I’m like, ‘Okay, I need help getting up the stairs,'” Chastain recalls.
“And then I started tripping. But once I got on stage, I saw a quick countdown of how much time I had left, and I thought, “I need to talk fast.” And I feel like I forgot some people, but I need to look back and see what I said because I’m a little fuzzy about it.
Red carpet reunions abound
Before she was Mrs. Schemmenti in “Abbott Elementary,” Lisa Ann Walter was known and loved for her work as Chessy in the 1998 remake of “The Parent Trap.” And she paid tribute to the favorite character by attending the SAG Awards. live with her longtime boyfriend and “Parent Trap” co-star Elaine Hendrix (aka Meredith Blake).
“If (‘Parent Trap’ writer-director) Nancy Meyers writes it, it’s going to be genius,” Walter told “Extra” of a possible “Parent Trap” reboot with Hendrix.
“I don’t know if that’s something that could happen, but definitely with Lindsay (Lohan)… back to work and just as beautiful and fabulous and talented as she is, anything is definitely possible. But I think in this version of Meredith we need to make a good guy. We would have redemption for Meredith Blake.
“Wait a minute – she wasn’t a good guy in the first place?” Hendrix joked.
Another red carpet reunion that had fans buzzing Amy Poehler, Adam Scott and Aubrey Plaza of “Parks and Recreation” fame were involved.
Walter was nominated with the cast of ‘Abbott Elementary’, while Scott and Plaza scored nods for ‘Severance’ and ‘The White Lotus’ respectively.
Aubrey Plaza and Jenna Ortega are a match made in gothic heaven
Plaza and Jenna Ortega — two actors known for deadpan line readings and sardonic senses of humor — joined forces to present the Actor in a Limited Series award.
Plaza, who won the ensemble in a drama series starring the cast of “The White Lotus,” and Ortega, who was nominated for actress in a comedy series for her stern turn in “Wednesday,” dramatically approached the stage with intense stares on Sunday that caused a chuckle in the audience.
“I don’t know why they paired us up,” Plaza said dryly.
“Yes, I know,” replied an unblinking Ortega. “We have nothing in common.”
The crowd-pleasing piece continued with both hosts unitedly promising the “people who did this and cursed their families and watch the misfortune trace their bloodline for the next seven generations.”
“OK, I see now,” Plaza joked.