Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan Are the First Asians to Win Screen Actors Guild Film Awards!
The cast of Everything Everywhere All at Once has experienced a crazy trip, especially Michelle Yeo and Ke Huy Quan. The power combo has won another award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards after winning at the 80th Golden Globe Awards (SAG).
Yeoh is now the first Asian woman to win a leading feature acting award at the event after making history yet again with her win for best performance by a female actor in a leading role. The actress uttered the words when winning her award on stage: “I think if I talk, my heart would explode.”
SAG-AFTRA, I’m asking you because you all know what it takes to get here. You all are aware of the road, the roller coaster ride, and the ups and downs. Our greatest strength is that we never give up. I appreciate it. This isn’t just for me; it’s for every young girl that resembles me.
Yeoh moved away from the podium after giving the moving speech to gather herself, but she eventually let her emotions out by yelling a stream of expletives at the delighted audience. I appreciate you giving me a seat at the table, and tonight you’ve proved to us that it’s doable. You all have my gratitude, and my mother will always be grateful to you.
Quan, who won the prize for the finest performance by a male actor in a supporting role, appeared alongside Yeoh. He achieved the feat, becoming the second Asian actor to win any solo SAG honor in either film or television, and the first Asian male to win a film acting award at the annual ceremony since its creation in 1994. Lee Jung-Jae of Squid Game was the first.
This moment is now shared by everyone who has called for change, not just by me, Quan stated. It was due to the dearth of opportunities that I decided to stop acting. He remarked, “The landscape appears so different now than before,” mentioning co-stars Yeoh and Stephanie Hsu among the other nominees present. So a huge thank you to everyone in this room who helped make these adjustments.
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Turning to the performers watching from home, he implored, “Please keep going because the spotlight will one day find you. Yeoh, Quan, and Hsu, the three stars, have all been nominated for Oscars in their respective categories for the year 2023. Yeoh is up against the fierce competition in the Best Actress category from Cate Blanchett (T r), Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans), Ana de Armas (Blonde), and Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie), while Hsu is up against Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Kerry Cordon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Hong Chau (The Whale), and Jamie Lee Curtis for Best Supporting Actress (Everything Everywhere All at Once).
Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin), Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway), Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans), and Barry Keoghan are the competitors Quan faces in the Best Supporting Actor category (The Banshees of Inisherin).
Everything Everywhere All at Once is up for 11 Oscars in all, including best picture. The final voting will take place from March 2 to March 7 before the ceremony begins on March 13 at 8 a.m. (GMT+8).
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