“Everything Everywhere All at Once” Cast Reflects on “Unbelievable” 11 Oscar Nominations
After taking home numerous Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe Awards, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” continues to earn well-deserved accolades. On Jan. 24, the comedy-drama scored 11 Oscar nominations, including one for best picture. Each of the core cast members, who are all first-time Oscar nominees, earned individual recognitions for their performances: Michelle Yeoh made history as the first Asian best actress nominee, Ke Huy Quan is up for best supporting actor, and both Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis were honored in the best supporting actress category.
In addition, writing-directing duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheiner, also known as the Daniels, were nominated for best director and original screenplay. Centering an Asian American immigrant family, the film also received nods for its original score, costume design, and film editing.
“EEAAO” is having much success this award season. It’s been nominated for 10 BAFTAs and five SAG awards, in addition to winning the aforementioned five Critics’ Choice awards and two Golden Globes. In her best actress acceptance speech at the latter ceremony, Yeoh reflected on her 40-year professional journey, as well as her portrayal of the great Evelyn Wang. “I was given this gift of playing this woman who resonated so deeply with me and with so many people, because at the end of the day, in whatever universe she was at, she was just fighting – fighting for love, for her family.” Quan also gave an emotional speech as he accepted his best supporting actor award, expressing gratitude for his return to Hollywood.
Fans and critics alike expect the film to win big at the Oscars as well, which air on March 12. Read ahead to see how the rest of the “EEAAO” cast and crew reacted to the movie’s 11 nominations.