Everything everywhere at once won big at last night’s SAG Awards (Feb. 26), with Ke Huy Quan becoming the first Asian artist to win Best Supporting Actor.
The film by the Daniels (filmmakers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) received five nominations in four categories. O Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom star won Best Supporting Actor, marking his historic win with a moving speech.
Quan took the stage where he cried, saying, “This moment doesn’t just belong to me anymore. It also belongs to everyone who asked for change.”
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He also lamented that there were “few opportunities” standing in his way before Waymond Wang’s role in EEAAOand that the lack of available roles forced him to move away from acting.
He then said hello to other Asian nominees including everything everywhere co-star and lead Michelle Yeoh. O Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star also made history as the first Asian woman to win the Best Leading Actress award in the 28 years of the ceremony.
“The landscape looks so different now than it did before,” commented Quan before sharing a message for those watching at home.
“Please keep going because one day the spotlight will find you,” he said.
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Along with Quan and Yeoh’s victory, everything everywhere it also won Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Best Performance by a Supporting Actress, with the latter award going to Jamie Lee Curtis.
everything everywhere star Stephanie Hsu was nominated in the same category.
The night’s total of four wins is also a SAG Awards record for a single film.
Everything everywhere at once is available to rent or buy now in the UK on Prime Video, iTunes, the Microsoft Store and other digital retailers.