“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (“EEAAO”) is now the most-awarded movie ever, having taken the crown from Peter Jackson’s 2003 film “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (“ROTK”).
Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as the Daniels, “EEAAO” has, to date, received 158 accolades, according to IGN’s calculations. Meanwhile, the third installment of the original “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy has received 101 major accolades since its release around two decades ago. As explained by the media outlet, all the awards and nominations “EEAAO” has received this awards season from major award bodies and critics organizations were tallied.
Among the bodies included were the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is behind the Golden Globes
, and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), which is behind the SAG Awards.
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In its report, IGN noted “some caveats,” stating:
Not every single critics’ organization made the cut, and neither did things like IGN’s own year-end best-of list. If every single nomination and award was counted, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” would still beat out “Return of the King” in both awards and nominations (336 awards, 691 nominations to 213 awards, 337 nominations).
IGN also noted that “a whole new slew of organizations, critics circles, and websites began giving out their own awards to movies” since the release of “ROTK” in 2003, which is why it “narrowed the list down to only award-giving bodies that recognized both films” to produce a fairer comparison.
The film is notably competing for Best Picture against the two highest-grossing films of 2022: “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Top Gun: Maverick