The action-packed comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once, starring Michelle Yeoh as an unsuspecting owner of a launderette who uses her ability to connect with parallel universes to fight evil, has become the film to beat with an impressive 11 Oscar nominations this year.

A little more about the movie

The movie follows the life of Ling, played by the brilliant Michelle Yeoh, who suddenly discovers her exceptional power to access parallel universes. Ling teams up with her other selves to combat a formidable threat that is destroying the multiverse while navigating these new realities.

Visually stunning and ambitious, the film is an exploration of the concept of the multiverse with breathtaking action sequences and mind-bending visual effects. It is also a deeply emotional and personal story that sees Ling confront her past traumas and regrets in a bid to save the multiverse.

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The film’s incredible cast, led by Michelle Yeoh, delivers outstanding performances. Stephanie Hsu plays Ling’s daughter, and Jamie Lee Curtis portrays Ling’s mentor and guide in the multiverse.

What categories has the movie been nominated for?

The movie has been nominated for several categories, including Best Picture, Best Director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Best Costume Design, Best Editing, Best Original Song, Best Original Score, and Best Original Screenplay.

Michelle Yeoh’s nomination is a historic moment as she becomes the first Asian actress to receive a Best Actress nomination in the Academy Awards, with Hong Chau joining Stephanie Hsu on the supporting actress shortlist. “It represents so many who have hoped to be seen in this way, to have a seat at the table, to say, ‘I am of value too, I need to be seen too,'” said Michelle Yeoh in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Facing stiff competition from The Banshees of Inisherin, Martin McDonagh’s black comedy starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, and All Quiet on the Western Front, Edward Berger’s devastating Netflix drama about an idealistic German soldier sent to the trenches, Everything Everywhere All at Once remains a formidable contender in this year’s Oscars race.