Often the bellwether for the Oscars, the Screen Actors Guild Awards presented (SAG) its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2022 at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Everything, Everywhere All at Once is now the front-runner and could possibly win three acting awards for Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film won four awards during last night’s ceremony which was broadcast live on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook with several media partners including Netflix.
As previously announced, the multi-year deal between Netflix and the SAG Awards officially begins with the 2024 ceremony, which will stream live on the Netflix service globally.
Yeoh won the Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, made history as she became the first Asian woman to win.
The same can be said for Ke Huy Quan who was the first Asian to win Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. He had to fight back tears as he accepted his Actor. “When I stepped away from acting, it was because there were so few opportunities,” said Quan. “Now, tonight we are celebrating James Hong, Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Hong Chau, Harry Shum Jr. The landscape looks so different now.”
The Actor for a motion picture cast performance this year went to Everything, Everywhere All at Once. 94-year-old James Hong, a supporting player in the film and a trailblazer for Asian American representation in Hollywood. He brought educated the audience on “yellowface history.”
“The leading role was played with these guys with their eyes taped up like this and they talked like this because the producers said the Asians were not good enough and they were not box office,” said Hong. “But look at us now!”
Honored with individual awards were Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis for performances in motion pictures, and Sam Elliott, Jessica Chastain, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Coolidge, Jeremy Allen White, and Jean Smart for performances in television.
While Austin Butler (Elvis) has been the favorite all Awards Season, it was Brendan Fraser, who continued his triumphant comeback by winning the Actor for The Whale.
“Believe me, if you just stay in there and put one foot in front of the other, you’ll get where you need to go,” said Fraser, who anxiously eyed the actor-shaped trophy and left the stage saying he was going to go look for some pants for him.
The Actors for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went to The White Lotus and Abbott Elementary. Both series have dominated all awards shows, beginning with last year’s Emmys.
This year’s SAG Awards Ambassadors Antonia Gentry and Haley Lu Richardson revealed the honorees for outstanding action performances during the official live pre-show PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live: 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The stunt ensemble from Top Gun: Maverick was honored for motion picture and the stunt ensemble from Stranger Things was honored for television.
Andrew Garfield presented Sally Field with the 58th SAG Life Achievement Award. The SAG Awards continued its traditions of presenting a montage saluting the work of SAG-AFTRA members and a filmed “In Memoriam” tribute honoring the union’s members lost during the past year.
The full list of SAG Award winners are below:
The Motion Picture Winners are:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRENDAN FRASER / Charlie – “THE WHALE”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
MICHELLE YEOH / Evelyn Wang – “EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
KE HUY QUAN / Waymond Wang – “EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
JAMIE LEE CURTIS / Deirdre Beaubeirdra – “EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE”
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
JAMIE LEE CURTIS / Deirdre Beaubeirdra
JAMES HONG / Gong Gong
STEPHANIE HSU / Joy Wang/Jobu Tupaki
KE HUY QUAN / Waymond Wang
HARRY SHUM JR. / Chad
JENNY SLATE / Big Nose
MICHELLE YEOH / Evelyn Wang
The Television Program Winners are:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
SAM ELLIOTT / Shea Brennan – “1883”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
JESSICA CHASTAIN / Tammy Wynette – “GEORGE & TAMMY”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
JASON BATEMAN / Marty Byrde – “OZARK”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
JENNIFER COOLIDGE / Tanya McQuoid-Hunt – “THE WHITE LOTUS”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
JEREMY ALLEN WHITE / Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto – “THE BEAR”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
JEAN SMART / Deborah Vance – “HACKS”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
THE WHITE LOTUS
F. Murray Abraham / Bert Di Grasso
Paolo Camilli / Hugo
Jennifer Coolidge / Tanya McQuoid-Hunt
Adam DiMarco / Albie Di Grasso
Meghann Fahy / Daphne Sullivan
Federico Ferrante / Rocco
Bruno Gouery / Didier
Beatrice Grannò / Mia
Jon Gries / Greg Hunt
Tom Hollander / Quentin
Sabrina Impacciatore / Valentina
Michael Imperioli / Dominic Di Grasso
Theo James / Cameron Sullivan
Aubrey Plaza / Harper Spiller
Haley Lu Richardson / Portia
Eleonora Romandini / Isabella
Federico Scribani / Giuseppe
Will Sharpe / Ethan Spiller
Simona Tabasco / Lucia
Leo Woodall / Jack
Francesco Zecca / Matteo
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Quinta Brunson / Janine Teagues
William Stanford Davis / Mr. Johnson
Janelle James / Ava Coleman
Chris Perfetti / Jacob Hill
Sheryl Lee Ralph / Barbara Howard
Lisa Ann Walter / Melissa Schemmenti
Tyler James Williams / Gregory Eddie
The Stunt Ensemble Winners are:
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
TOP GUN: MAVERICK
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
The 58th SAG Life Achievement Award