With the award season well on its way, indie darling Everything Everywhere All At Once has been the talk of the town in multiple film award ceremonies. Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the movie has been praised for its originality, creativity, and stellar performances by its outstanding cast.
Despite being an independent film with a relatively limited budget, it has managed to make a big impact on the awards circuit, earning multiple nominations and wins in various categories.
The film’s impressive track record has not only surprised but also impressed many in the industry.
With the Oscars fast approaching, the question on everyone’s mind is whether “Everything Everywhere All At Once” will be able to maintain its momentum and secure a win for the coveted Best Picture award. With ten Academy Awards nominations, the film is well on its way to becoming one of the most celebrated indie movies in the history of the ceremony.
While it is still too early to tell, the film’s performance in the various award ceremonies thus far has definitely put it on the radar of the Academy.
Best in the Show
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” has received several nominations for best movie in multiple film awards. Perhaps most notable of them all is the award the film received last December when it was named Best Film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
At the same time, the movie also managed to snag the top awards at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, the Seattle Film Critics Society, the Online Film Critics Society, and the Saturn Awards, just to name a few.
Unfortunately, the film lost against “The Banshees of Inisherin” at the Golden Globes, which could set a dangerous precedent for its Academy Awards future.
A Brilliant Cast
On the other hand, the cast of “Everything Everywhere All At Once” has been as celebrated as the film itself. Michelle Yeoh in particular seems to be the clear leader when it comes to the race for Best Actress as she has already received the award at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Additionally, the entire cast of “Everything Everywhere All At Once” was awarded the coveted award for Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the SAG Awards. Jamie Lee Curtis is another strong contender for Best Supporting Actress, an award she also received at the SAG gala and a nomination she shares with co-star Stephanie Hsu at the Academy Awards.
Any way we look at it, this won’t be an easy year for “Everything Everywhere All At Once”. There are some solid contenders in the race for the Oscars, including the celebrated “Tár” and the highly-praised “The Fabelmans”, both films that will be competing in the Best Picture category.
Another film that we also should keep an eye on is the aforementioned “Banshees of Inisherin”. The film has proved to be the dark horse of the awards season, and its win at the Golden Globes could very well be a prelude to what will happen at the Oscars.
Still, the upcoming Satellite Awards on March 3rd will be the last major ceremony before the Academy Awards, and it usually serves as an accurate thermometer for the Oscars. As it is, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” has proved its proficiency during the awards season, and it is still in the running for several major awards. We will have to wait and see if it can make the most of the remaining weeks and secure the coveted Best Picture title.
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