Everything Everywhere All at Once – How Did It Become Oscars Favorite?
According to TIME, Everything Everywhere All at Once became the Oscars favorite accumulating 11 nominations. Some of the nominations included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Supporting Actor.
As El Pais mentions here, Everything Everywhere All at Once is considered an unusual favorite, as it portrays a different universe from what Hollywood is used to. The premiere of the movie took place at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, which is also considered unusual for an Oscars favorite. In comparison, The Fabelmans and All Quiet on the Western Front had their premieres at the Toronto film festival and The Banshees of Inisherin debuted at Venice, according to TIME.
“There were so many good stories about the film, but they’re all the kind of stories that point to indie success and critical darling,” Jeff Yang, co-author of Rise: A Pop History of Asian America From the Nineties to Now told TIME. “They don’t point to awards blockbuster. They definitely don’t point to a clean sweep—every major mark of inevitability that is possible coming up Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Yang continued.
This year, the 95th Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the event in 2017 and 2018 as well.
As The New York Times writes here, the event’s organizers chose to break the tradition and replace the red carpet that has been rolled out at the event for the past 62 years with a champagne one. “I think the decision to go with a champagne carpet rather than a red carpet shows just how confident we are that no blood will be shed,” Jimmy Kimmel said. The event planner Mindi Weiss explained the change was made ”because of fashion”. “The color of red carpets has changed because of fashion,” she said. “It has to match the dresses, and the red clashed.” Weiss continued.
Published by HOLR Magazine.