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Ali Wong, Steven Yeun win SAG Awards for ‘Beef’ performances

Ali Wong and Steven Yeun won Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday night for their performances in the Netflix series “Beef.”

The 2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards were voted on by the over 130,000 performers who belong to SAG-AFTRA. The awards ceremony was held at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California, and broadcast at 5:00 p.m.

Both Yeun and Wong took home acting awards for their work on “Beef,” a mini-series that follows the lives of two strangers who develop a prolonged feud after a road rage incident.

Wong won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for her role as Amy Lau in “Beef.” In her speech, she thanked her mother.

“Lastly, I want to thank my 83-year-old mother, who’s here tonight,” she said. “Who’s here in her pearls and her Tevas because she doesn’t give a f-ck.”

“I know it was really hard when I told you I wanted to do stand-up comedy,” Wong added. “I hope you feel like it’s all worked out.”

Yeun won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for his role as Danny Choe. He thanked his parents as well as his acting coach in his speech. He also spoke about the first job he had as an actor “being in a vat of fake caramel wriggling around in a Speedo for a Milky Way commercial,” which got him his SAG card.

“And honestly, I felt just as hyped to get that card then as I am to receive this here now,” he said. “I’m very honored to be here in this room with all of you. I’m very honored to be nominated with these incredible artists.”

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