By: Michelle Liew
Asia fantasy comedy-drama film Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards, or Oscars, with 11 nominations, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The funny sci-fi action-adventure film about a tired Chinese American woman who can't solve her tax issues, was nominated in several major categories, including best film, best director Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, best actress Michelle Yeoh, best supporting actress Ke Huy Quan, and best supporting actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu.
Yeoh made Academy Award history when she became the first Asian actress to be nominated for the best actress category.
The Malaysian-born Chinese actress won her first Golden Globe award for best actor in a motion picture musical or comedy earlier this month.
Everything Everywhere All at Once was also nominated for best costume design, best original screenplay, best original score, best film editing and best original song.
Searchlight Pictures' dark tragicomedy The Banshees of Inisherin and the German anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front trailed behind with 9 nominations, followed by the Warner Bros. biographical drama Elvis in eight categories.
Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Banshees of Inisherin, All Quiet on the Western Front and Elvis will compete with Avatar: The Way of Water and five other films for the best film award.
Yeoh will compete with Cate Blanchett (Tar), Ana de Armas (Blonde), Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie) and Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans) in the best actress category.
The 95th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.