Since the release of A24's absurdist dramedy Everything Everywhere All at Once last year, the film has been creating a stir and setting new records. Recently it shattered one of the most significant film records by becoming the most-awarded picture in history.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert wrote and directed Everything Everywhere All at Once, which broke the record set by Peter Jackson's iconic 2003 film, The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King. The latter won 101 awards, whereas the former has amassed 158 awards.
Even when we tally both awards and nominations, Everything Everywhere All at Once still holds the top spot with 336 awards and 691 nominations, compared to The Return of the King's 213 awards and 337 nominations.
Last night was the cherry on top for Everything Everywhere All at Once, as the A24 film won seven Academy Awards - the most since Danny Boyle's 2008 film, Slumdog Millionaire. The seven categories include Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Editing.
These elevate the film's total award count to an impressive 165. Moreover, Michelle Yeoh, who won Best Actress, made history as the first Asian person and second woman of color to receive the prestigious award.
After being re-released in US cinemas in January, Everything Everywhere All at Once shattered A24's previous record held by their 2018 film Hereditary as the studio's highest-grossing film. The movie grossed approximately $108 million worldwide, becoming the first A24 film to cross the $100 million mark.
It's highly unlikely that any upcoming film will surpass the current record of Everything Everywhere All at Once anytime soon, considering the amount of time it took for The Return of the King's record to be broken.