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62 SAG-AFTRA | Spring 2023 | T here was no film that captured audiences' attention or their imagination in 2022 quite like Everything Everywhere All at Once. The genre-bending science fiction-action-dramedy had themes that spanned a multitude of different subjects: absurdism, nihilism, family, relationships and self-purpose — and everything in between. The movie, which premiered at SXSW in 2022, swept through awards season and became the most awarded film of all time, earning 264 of its 404 total nominations. At the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Feb. 26, Michelle Yeoh made history by becoming the first Asian woman to win in the Female Actor in a Leading Role category. It was a great night for her castmates as well. Ke Huy Quan received an Actor ® statuette for Male Actor in a Supporting Role, while Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu were both nominated for Female Actor in a Supporting Role, with Curtis taking home the award. To top it off, the ensemble received the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In the film, Yeoh stars as Evelyn Quan Wang, an ordinary Chinese immigrant wife, mother and failing laundromat owner whose appointment at her local Internal Revenue Service office turns into a wild journey to save the multiverse — and her daughter (Hsu) — from a sentient everything bagel with way too many condiments. Throughout the film, she takes on a series of disparate roles: a kung fu master-turned-action-film- star, a blind opera singer, a woman with hotdog fingers and a rock. Yet, despite the difficulties these roles-within-a-role may have presented, it was one the actor said she was more than ready to undertake. "When I read the script, I thought, 'This is something I've been waiting for a long time. It's going to give me the opportunity to show my fans, my family and my audience what I'm capable of,'" said Yeoh in an interview with GQ. It's possible that Yeoh's fans found it AT THE CENTER OF THE MULTIVERSE M I C H E L L E Y EO H B EC O M E S A G LO B A L I C O N

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