Everywhere Everywhere All At Once can add another historic win to its list.
According to IGN’s count, the multiversal hit is the most awarded film of all time with 158 accolades from major critics organizations and award bodies. This spot was previously held by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which earned 101 major awards by IGN’s Mathematica.
IGN has painstakingly rounded up every single accolade everyone everywhere at once has received this awards season, including major critics’ organizations and pre-Oscar awards like the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Indie Spirits.
Now, a few caveats, and why our math may look different from your math: Not every critics’ organization made the cut, and neither do things like IGN’s year-end best-of lists. If every single nomination and award were counted, Everywhere Everywhere All at Once would still beat Return of the King in both awards and nominations (336 awards, 691 nominations to 213 awards, 337 nominations).
Additionally, in the 20 years since the release of Return of the King, a whole new range of organizations, critic circles, and websites began giving films their own awards. For EEAAO, the amount of awards won was heavily influenced by the number of organizations that nominated it (110 compared to ROTK’s 90).
In an effort to level the playing field, IGN limited the list to only award-giving bodies that recognized both films. Out of a total of 152 organizations that nominated EEAAO and ROTK, only 45 recognized both films. Reducing its totals to just these 45 organizations, EEAAO still outpaced ROTK in awards (138 to 127), nominations (295 to 189), and awarding organizations (39 to 37). Is. See below for a quick look at IGN’s math.
There’s no doubt that Everywhere Everything at Once has been a success in Hollywood this past year. Michelle Yeoh and Ke Hui Kwan made history at the SAG Awards last month for their portrayals of Evelyn Wang and Waymond Wang, respectively. Yeoh became the first Asian Best Actress film winner in SAG history, while Kwan became the first Asian male to win the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Film.
With 11 Oscar nominations, Everywhere Everywhere All at Once could score big at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday.
Michaela Zee is a freelance news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter at @michaelakzee.