Everything Everywhere All At Once triumphed at the SAG Awards on Sunday (26 February), cementing its place as the frontrunner for the upcoming Academy Awards in the process.

The Daniels’ queer sci-fi epic, which follows a Chinese immigrant (Michelle Yeoh) as she connects with parallel universe versions of herself to save the multiverse, won four awards – the most for any film in the SAG Awards’ history.

Yeoh triumphed over Viola Davis, Ana de Armas, Danielle Deadwyler and current frontrunner Cate Blanchett for Best Actress, while Ke Huy Quan took home Best Supporting Actor. They historically became the first Asian actors to win in individual categories.

Elsewhere, Jamie Lee Curtis beat out Angela Bassett, Hong Chau, Kerry Condon and her Everything Everywhere All At Once co-star Stephanie Hsu for Best Supporting Actress.

The film also won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, which is widely considered as the ceremony’s most prestigious award due to the absence of a ‘Best Film’ category.

In her speech, Yeoh acknowledged that she was up “against titans” in the category, adding: “Every one of you know, the journey, the rollercoaster ride, the ups and downs. But most important, we never give up.

“This is not just for me, this is for every little girl that 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.”

Curtis, who made light of her status as a “nepo baby”, which she has embraced, said: “I love acting, I love the job we get to do, I love being a part of a crew, part of a cast, I love what we do with each other, it’s such a beautiful job… what a dream.”

Quan, only the second Asian male actor to win a SAG Award, used his time on stage to celebrate increasing diversity in the entertainment industry.

“I quickly realised that this moment no longer belongs to me. It also belongs to everyone who has asked for change. The landscape looked so different now than before,” he told the crowd.

“So, thank you so much to all of you in this room and everyone who contributed to these changes.”

He continued: “To all those at home who are watching and struggling and waiting to be seen. Please keep on going, because the spotlight will one day find you. Thank you everyone for rooting for me. I will be rooting for you.”

Other notable winners include Jennifer Coolidge, who won Best Actress in a Drama Series for her iconic performance as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt in The White Lotus, and Jean Smart, who earned her second consecutive trophy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Deborah Vance in Hacks.

Evan Peters failed to win Best Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for his acclaimed performance as Jeffrey Dahmer in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series Monster, with Sam Elliott emerging victorious for playing Shea Brennan in Paramount+’s Western 1883.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Motion Picture Cast

The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
Women Talking

Male Actor in a Leading Role — Motion Picture

Austin Butler, Elvis
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Bill Nighy, Living
Adam Sandler, Hustle

Female Actor in a Leading Role — Motion Picture

Cate Blanchett, Tár
Viola Davis, The Woman King
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Danielle Deadwyler, Till
WINNER: Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Male Actor in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture

Paul Dano, The Fabelmans
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse

Female Actor in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture

Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau, The Whale
Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
WINNER: Top Gun: Maverick
The Woman King

Drama Series Ensemble

Better Call Saul
The Crown
WINNER: The White Lotus

Comedy Series Ensemble

WINNER: Abbott Elementary
The Bear
Only Murders in the Building

Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Steve Carell, The Patient
Taron Egerton, Blackbird
WINNER: Sam Elliott, 1883
Paul Walter Hauser, Blackbird
Evan Peters, Dahmer

Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Emily Blunt, The English
WINNER: Jessica Chastain, George & Tammy
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
Niecy Nash, Dahmer
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
WINNER: Jason Bateman, Ozark
Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Adam Scott, Severance

Female Actor in a Drama Series

WINNER: Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Linney, Ozark
Zendaya, Euphoria

Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Bill Hader, Barry
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
WINNER: Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Jenna Ortega, Wednesday
WINNER: Jean Smart, Hacks

Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series

The Boys
House of the Dragon
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
WINNER: Stranger Things