By Randall Yip, AsAmNews Executive Editor
It’s a huge dayfor Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and the Daniels- directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheiner.
Their film, Everything Everywhere All at Once received 6 Golden Globe nominations this morning. That’s the second most right behind the eight garnered by The Banshees of Inisherin.
In all 9 Asians received nominations this year, setting a record for the Golden Globes (this counts nominations for best Film and animated film). Everything Everywhere All at Once also received more nominations than any other film with a predominantly Asian cast.
Yeoh secured a selection for Best Actress in a musical or comedy. Other nominees in the category are Margot Robbie in Babylon, Anya Taylor-Joy in The Menu and Emma Thompson in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.
For Yeoh, this is the industry recognition that has long escaped her. While a fan favorite and a veteran of 58 films in a long career that has spanned 38 years, her work has not garnered widespread critical acclaim until now.
For Quan, this is an affirmation of his comeback. Everything Everywhere All at Once is his first major role since The Goonies in 1985. He has largely worked behind the scenes in Hollywood as the former child actor has found roles for an Asian American actor few and far between.
Quan will be facing off in the category with Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan of The Banshees of Inisherin, Brad Pitt of Babylon and Eddie Redmayne of The Good Nurse.
The Globes also honored veteran actress Jamie Lee Curtis with a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Everything Everywhere as an IRS tax agent. She will be competing against Kerry Condon for The Banshees of Insisherin, Dolly De Leon for Triangle of Sadness and Carey Mulligan for She Said.
Everything Everywhere All at Once also received a nomination for Best Musical or Comedy and directors Kwan and Scheiner were honored with nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Other films nominated in the category for Best Musical or Comedy are The Banshees of Inisherin, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and Triangle of Sadness.
Other nominees for Best Director are James Cameron for Avatar: The Way of the Water, Steven Spielberg for The Fabelmans, Baz Luhrmann for Elvis and Martin Mcdonagh for The Banshees of Inisherin.
Nominees for Best Screenwriter include Martin McDonagh for The Banshees of Insiherin, Sarah Polly for Women Talking and Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner for The Fabelmans.
Other notable nominations include Pixar’s Turning Red from Domee Shi and Ini-Oh in the same category. Two Asian films received nominations in the category of Best Motion Picture Non-English. They are Decision to Leave (South Korea) and RRR (India).
Last year NBC dropped its broadcast of the Golden Globes after the group received strong criticism for its lack of diversity. in its voting members.
This year the Globe’s voting members are comprised of 96 members and for the first time 103 international voters. They include 52% female, with 19.6% Latinx, 12.1% Asian, 10.1% Black, and 10.1% Middle Eastern.
The Golden Globes will air Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on NBC and Peacock.
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