Everything Everywhere All at Once Wins SAG Award for Best Ensemble

The march towards Oscar gold continues Everything everywhere at once. The popular A24 film won the Screen Actors Guild’s Top Ensemble award, an increasingly important frontrunner in the Best Picture race. Acting as a real ensemble, the performers took turns speaking into the mic and paid a special tribute to the 94-year-old star James Hongwho as Michelle Yeoh put it: “has been supporting ensembles longer than the rest of us have been alive.” He earned his SAG card 70 years ago, he said, for a film with Clark Gable. How can you pull off a better awards show story than this one?

In view of this, the result is not too surprising Everything everywhere led the field with five SAG nominations and tied with that Martin McDonagh‘s Irish black comedy The Banshees by Inisherin, his main competition on Sunday evening. But Daniel Kun And Daniel ScheinertThe genre-bending indie hit opened the night as the front-runner in several categories and even scooped ahead of the ensemble in three: Best Supporting Actor winner Ke Huy Quan, best actress winner Michelle Yeoh, and winner of Best Supporting Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who was nominated alongside co-star Stephanie Hasu. All three of their ebullient speeches were a vivid demonstration of how united this cast has been all awards season.

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Along with Banshees, everything everywhere competed for the SAG Ensemble Prize against other nominees for best picture The Fabelmans And women speakboth of which went empty-handed with both the guild and the stars Babylon, which the Academy only nominated in categories such as Production Design and Original Score. With several major guild wins as well as a dominant appearance at last month’s Critics Choice Awards, Everything everywhere remains in pole position for the top Oscar. With the field still fiercely contested, all eyes will be on this upcoming final week of the campaign. Voting for the Oscar winners begins on Thursday and runs through the following Tuesday.

Last year, with the presentation of its grand prize, SAG gave the first indication that the Oscar race was being postponed KODA, Tilting the momentum away from then front runners The power of the dog. KODA won with the Producers Guild, as Everything everywhere last night, and then the top Oscar. Other cases of SAG leading the Academy forecast are when outsiders like headlight And parasite went all the way with the Actors Guild, although other precursors like BAFTA have bypassed them. (This year BAFTA chose nothing new in the West for best film; The Netflix war drama was not nominated by either SAG or PGA, so it remains a big question mark for next month’s Oscars.)

Notable while A24 has previously won an Oscar for Best Picture moonlight, This is the studio’s first SAG ensemble win. Everything everywhereThe triumph also marks the first time since a non-streamed film has won this top honor parasiteis upset in 2020; The previous two winners were Apples KODA and Netflix The Trial of Chicago 7.

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