It’s an “Everything Everywhere All at Once” award season
Everything Everywhere All at Once has so far dominated award season from the Golden Globes earlier in the year to last weekend’s SAG Awards and most people are beginning to feel that the Oscars are the film’s to lose.
According to The Wrap, the unexpected win for Jamie Lee Curtis was the first clue while the expected one for Ke Huy Quan kept the momentum going and the victory for Michelle Yeoh sealed the deal.
Hence, before the Screen Actors Guild Awards even came to an end with the inevitable film ensemble win for Everything Everywhere All at Once, the lesson of this crowded awards weekend was clear, the outlet stated.
Voters, it added, are treating Everything Everywhere All at Once not just as a film title, but as a voting instruction.
It took the top award at Saturday night’s Producers Guild Awards and then won in every category it could at Sunday’s SAG Awards, setting a new record for the most SAG wins in a single night by one film.
And an Oscar race that looked up in the air two days ago now has a seriously strong frontrunner. The indie movie that was supposed to be too divisive to win is now on such a roll that it’s hard to imagine it not winning at the Dolby Theater in two weeks.
The film’s accolades include being named a top-10 film of 2022 by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute; winning The Daryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, two Golden Globes for Yeoh and Quan at the 80th Golden Globe Awards from six nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Director; five awards from a leading 14 nominations at the 28th Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Picture; a SAG-record four awards from five nominations at the 29th Screen Actors Guild Awards, including wins for the overall ensemble and Yeoh, Quan, and Curtis, and a nomination for Hsu; 10 nominations at the 76th British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film, winning Best Editing; and 11 nominations at the 95th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, becoming the most nominated film of the ceremony.
This is also Michelle Yeoh’s first Hollywood leading film in her career.