SAG Awards 2023: The Standout ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

The 29th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards streamed for the first time on Netflix’s YouTube channel to award the most impressive performances of the year. The 2022 adventure film “Everything Everywhere All At Once” stole the show, turning their four nominations into record-breaking victories. Since the inauguration of the awards in 1995, only four films have won three awards at most

Awards and Oscar Predictions

The multiverse film took home the award for Best ensemble in a motion picture, leading female role for Michelle Yeong, male supporting role for Ke Huy Quan, and female supporting role for Jaime Lee Curtis. 

In the past few years, the SAG awards have been somewhat of a predictor for the films that will prevail at the Academy Awards. Given the film’s immense success, it would be no surprise if “Everything Everywhere All At Once” became the Oscars’ top victor on March 12, 2023.

Critics have been raving about the film since its release, and its box office success can only further concur. The film has made over $100 million worldwide, widely surpassing the $14.3 million it took to make

Everything Everywhere All At Once Explained

The film follows Evelyn Quan Wang, a Chinese -American immigrant, who runs a laundromat with her husband. Her husband files for divorce, she has a complicated relationship with her daughter, and she has an IRS audit looming over her. Evelyn is thrown into the multiverse. Through it, she is able to see all the different ways her life could have gone. She is charged with saving the multiverse. Along the way, is able to find meaning and beauty in the mundanity of her home dimension. 

With its many twists and turns, the mixture of genres, and multiple thematic layers, the film is a love letter to those struggling to find meaning in what feels inherently meaningless. In an infinite universe, with infinite possibilities, and the thought of “what ifalways lurking in the background, it is difficult to find the beauty in the simplicity of the here and now. One quote that can perfectly summarize these themes comes near the climax of the film, as Evelyn finds all the success she lacked in her original dimension. “In another life, I would have really liked just doing laundry and taxes with you.”