​‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Becomes Most Awarded Film in History


​The cast and crew of “Everything Everywhere All at Once” gather on the stage as they accept their best picture win at this year’s Oscars.​

Leon dos Remedios

A24’s Multiverse smash hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once” made history as the most-awarded film of all time, taking the throne away from the previous record holder, Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”  

It has earned itself 264 wins out of 404 nominations, seven of which were earned at this year’s Oscars: Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress and Best Picture. A24 is also the first studio ever to win all four Oscars for acting, with Ke Huy Quan as best supporting actor, Jamie Lee Curtis as best supporting actress and Michelle Yeoh as Best Actress. Brendan Fraser won best actor for his performance in “The Whale.” 

While many are astounded by this feat, this wasn’t the only big achievement that the film has earned for itself. Ke Huy Quan not only won his first ever Oscar but made his return to acting after 20 years with this film. Michelle Yeoh is finally being recognized in the Americas for her action and dramatic talent despite having been a household name overseas for decades and is the first Asian American and second woman of color to win an Oscar for Best Actress in the entire Academy’s history since her presenter, Halle Berry, won in 2002.  

The film, for many, is also a landmark in Asian American representation in Hollywood, signifying the growing acceptance of Asian Americans in more leading roles and not just being delegated to roles presenting harmful stereotypes of the community.  

The film excellently explores many common struggles that many Asian Americans face such as cultural divides between parents and children, generational trauma, acceptance of who you are and unconditional love, all without playing into any stereotypes and telling a heartfelt story between a mother and her daughter along with fun, inventive and well-choreographed action sequences with creativity that hasn’t been seen in any film before.  “Everything

Everywhere All at Once” is a film that takes on so much responsibility in its themes and representation, but it is able to expertly pull it off into a beautiful love letter to the Asian American Experience.