Spring 2023

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2 9 T H S C R E E N DAVID FISHER/SHUTTERSTOCK X4 A wards season is a time to celebrate the industry's best films and television shows and performances. And, for 29 years, no one has celebrated actors better than the Screen Actors Guild® Awards! This year's two-hour ceremony was broadcast on Netflix's YouTube channel as part of the awards' new multiyear partnership with the global giant. The switch makes the SAG Awards one of the first award shows to take advantage of streaming's offerings, including its massive audience. In the month following the initial live air date, the show THE ACTOR'S RENAISSANCE S AG -A F T R A C E L E B R AT E S 2 0 2 2 ' S M O S T R E M A R K A B L E P E R F O R M A N C E S garnered more than 4 million views across all platforms. But what made the actors' party a true soiree was its celebration of the night's honorees, many of whom are long-beloved performers experiencing a revival of their careers. Among the most notable award recipients were Everything Everywhere All at Once's Ke Huy Quan and The Whale's Brendan Fraser. Both actors, whose on-screen performances have made them darlings of the 2023 awards season, delivered heartfelt award speeches thanking their peers in the showroom and including an encouraging word to their fellow actors elsewhere. "To all those at home who are watching or are struggling and waiting to be seen, please keep on going. The spotlight will one day find you," said Quan, who became the first Asian American to receive The Actor in the Male Actor in a Supporting Role category. "To all the actors who have gone through [their own hardships] or are going through that, I know how you feel. But believe me, if you just stay in there and you put one foot in front of the other, you'll get to where you need to go," said Fraser. Other stars of the night included Quan's castmates, Michelle Yeoh — who also became the first Asian performer to receive FROM LEFT: Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once); Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus); Brendan Fraser (The Whale); Jessica Chastain (George & Tammy); Jason Bateman (Ozark); SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher.

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