It is unknown how well “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is received in other realities of the universe; nevertheless, in this one, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is a huge hit.
The nominees for the 95th Academy Awards were released on Tuesday morning, and the genre-bending science fiction hit dominated the field. The movie received 11 accolades, including nominations for best picture and screenplay, best actress nomination for star Michelle Yeoh, first Oscar nominations for Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu, and a mention for best supporting actor for Cinderella story star Ke Huy Quan.
“Everything,” a semi-autobiographical film directed by Steven Spielberg titled “The Fabelmans,” a dark comedy titled “The Banshees of Inisherin,” a blockbuster sequel titled “Top Gun: Maverick,” a musical biopic titled “Elvis,” and a German remake of the best picture winner from 1930 are all competing for the evening’s top prize. “All Quiet on the Western Front,” the satire “Triangle of Sadness,” the drama “Tár” about classical music, the drama “Women Talking” about the #MeToo movement, and the fantastical spectacle “Avatar: The Way of Water.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chose a wide range of films and actors to be honoured at the event that took place on March 12 (which was broadcast live on ABC) and was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the third time:
Cate Blanchett and Michelle Yeoh, who was nominated for the first time, both earned spots in the race for best actress.
First-time nominees for the role of best actor include Brendan Fraser, Colin Farrell, and Austin Butler.
Favorites in this year’s award season Both Angela Bassett and Ke Huy Quan are nominated for an Academy Award.
Blanchett (“Tár”) and Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere”), who both won awards at the most recent Golden Globes, are currently in the lead for the best actress category. They will be competing against Ana de Armas (“Blonde”), Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”), and a surprise entry named Andrea Riseborough (“To Leslie”).
“The Whale’s” Brendan Fraser, “Elvis'” Gerard Butler, “Banshee’s” Colin Farrell, “Living’s” Bill Nighy, and “Banshee’s” Paul Mescal are the first-time nominees in the category of best actor at the Academy Awards. The field also includes Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”).
Quan, whose comeback story in “Everything Everywhere” has been a highlight of awards season, was nominated for the prize for best supporting actor, as were his “Banshees” co-stars Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan, as well as Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”) and Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”).
Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) received her first Oscar nomination since 1994 for her role in the supporting actress category. She was nominated alongside her “Everything Everywhere” co-stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu, as well as Kerry Condon (“Banshees”) and Hong Chau (“The Whale”).