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‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ will win the Oscar for Best Picture

by The Grio

(L-R) Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (Photos by A24)

Editor’s note: The following article is an op-ed, and the views expressed are the author’s own. Read more opinions on theGrio.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” will win the Oscar for Best Picture on Sunday night. You heard it here first. This isn’t actually a bold prediction — we can see quite clearly where Oscar voters are leaning. The Academy, by which I mean Oscar voters, is comprised of people who work in the movies. One of the biggest groups of Academy voters is actors. At the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” won for Outstanding Cast, Female Actor, Male Actor and Supporting Actor. So the actors loved this film. 

Another large group of Oscar voters is the producers. At the Producers Guild Awards, “Everything Everywhere” got the top award. The Directors Guild and the Writers Guild also gave their top awards to “Everything Everywhere.” That’s four major groups of Oscar voters signaling that they’re in love with the same film. There have only been four other times when a film won all four of those Oscar precursors — “American Beauty,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Argo” — and all four of them went on to win Best Picture.

It feels like we’re ramping up to a night of dominance where “Everything Everywhere” wins a lot, including Best Actress in a Leading Role for Michelle Yeoh, who would be the first Asian woman to win that honor. We’re in an age when breaking those sorts of barriers feels more like an embarrassment to the institution — like, you’ve never seen an Asian woman be great enough to win best actress ever? Then you’re not looking hard enough. But it will be exciting to watch this living legend breakthrough.

The widespread love for “Everything Everywhere” is great…

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