The sci-fi action adventure film Everything Everywhere All at Once, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, has made history by becoming the most awarded film of all time. The film, which stars Michelle Yeoh as a Chinese-American woman who discovers she can access parallel universes, has won a total of 137 awards out of its 189 nominations across various ceremonies and festivals.
The film’s most notable achievement was winning seven Oscars out of its 11 nominations at the 95th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Lead Actress for Yeoh, Best Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis, Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects12. The film also swept the Spirit Awards with seven wins out of its eight nominations, including Best Feature, Best Director and Best Lead Performance for Yeoh3.
Other major awards that the film has won include four Golden Globes, four BAFTAs, four Critics Choice Awards, three SAG Awards, three AFI Awards, three Gotham Awards and two National Board of Review Awards. The film has also received critical acclaim from various critics groups and associations, such as the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics.
The film has also been praised for its diversity and representation of Asian-American stories and characters. Yeoh became the first Asian woman to win the Oscar for Best Lead Actress1, while Kwan and Scheinert became the first Asian-American duo to win the Oscar for Best Director1. The film also featured a predominantly Asian cast, including Awkwafina, Benedict Wong, Ken Jeong and Simu Liu.
The film has also been a commercial success, grossing over $800 million worldwide against a budget of $150 million4. The film has been hailed as a groundbreaking and innovative work of cinema that explores themes such as identity, choice, fate and multiverse theory.
Here is a list of all the awards won by Everything Everywhere All at Once