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Daniels’ Film ‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once’ Tops Oscar Nods

film poster for Everything Everywhere All at Once, showing collage of people and brightly colored images with Asian motifs
Anna Feder, head of film exhibition and festival programs, brought the film and its alum directors to Emerson twice last year.

Emerson directing duo Daniels (Daniel Kwan ’10 and Daniel Scheinert ’09) continue their red-hot award season streak as their wild multiverse juggernaut, Everything, Everywhere, All at Once led the pack in Oscar nominations.

The film landed 11 nods, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay for Kwan and Scheinert, when the nominations were announced on Tuesday, January 24.

Other nominations included Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu), Best Film Editing (Paul Rogers), Best Original Song (“This Is a Life,” by Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski), Best Costume Design (Shirley Kurata), and Best Original Score (Son Lux).

The Daniels also were nominated for a Writers Guild Award for their original script on January 25. Awards will be presented March 5.

Also nominated is Alexandra Milchan ’94, producer of Best Picture nominee Tár, which picked up six nominations, including Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (Todd Field), as well as Best Cinematography (Florian Hoffmeister) and Best Editing (Monika Willi).

Earlier this month, Everything, Everywhere, All at Once led the Critics Choice Awards with five awards: Best Picture, Best Director for Kwan and Scheinert, Best Supporting Actor for Quan, Best Original Screenplay for Kwan and Scheinert, and Best Editing for Rogers.

The film also picked up a slew of Golden Globe nominations, with awards going to Yeoh and Quan.

Though they weren’t nominated, Larkin Seiple ’07 had a huge hand in Everything, Everywhere‘s success as cinematographer, and Terry Leonard ’99 was a producer on Best Animated Feature nominee Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.

The 95th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 12.

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