Everything Everywhere all at once also triumphed at the Independent Spirit Awards, with seven wins out of eight nominations. The film won in the categories of Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Breakthrough Performance (Stephanie Hsu), Best Director, Best Actress, and of course also Best Film, in which category it surpassed Luca Guadagnino's Bones and All , Todd Field's Tár, Sarah Polley's Women Talking and Ellie Foumbi's Our Father, The Devil.
After winning major awards at the PGA, DGA and SAG Awards, as well as two at the Golden Globes, A24's film, which over the months has become the most successful film of all time for the independent production house, won practically all the categories for which it was nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards 2023.
Everything Everywhere all at once makes a clean sweep
It is the awards for independent cinema: however it could not have won eight awards, given that two nominations had arrived in the same category, that for best supporting actress, with Key Huy Quan beating fellow Jamie Lee Curtis.
The film was received very positively by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes aggregator the film receives 95% of positive professional reviews with an average score of 8.6 out of 10 based on 368 reviews, while on Metacritic it gets a score of 81 out of 100 based on 54 reviews.
On March 25, 2022, it was released by A24 in the United States in select theaters and later on April 8 with a nationwide release. On March 30, 2022, the film was released in select IMAX theaters in the United States for one night only.
The film was not released in most of the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, due to LGBT-related censorship in the countries. The plot said: "Evelyn Quan Wang is a Chinese immigrant transplanted to the United States of America who runs a laundromat together with her husband Waymond.
Family tension is high: the laundromat is monitored by the IRS, Waymond is trying to file divorce papers with Evelyn, Evelyn's demanding father Gong Gong has just arrived from Hong Kong and Evelyn's lesbian daughter Joy is trying to get her mother to accept her girlfriend Becky."