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Gold List and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment released its third annual list of top films this morning ahead of the Academy Awards nominations.

Critics’ favorite Everything Everywhere All At Once topped their list in five Oscar categories. The movie has not only been gold for A24 studio, but it has also been a coming-out party for Asian actors and actresses who haven’t gotten their deserving props until perhaps now.

Best Picture

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Honorable Mentions: Decision to Leave and RRR

Best Director

Daniels (Everything Everywhere All At Once)

Honorable Mentions: Park Chan-wook (Decision to Leave) and S.S. Rajamouli (RRR)

Best Performance in a Leading Role

Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once)

Honorable Mentions: N.T. Rama Rao Jr. (RRR), Park Hae-il (Decision to Leave), Song Kang-ho (Broker), Tang Wei (Decision to Leave)

Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All at Once. A24 photo

Best Performance in a Supporting Role

Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All At Once)

Honorable Mentions: Dolly De Leon (Triangle of Sadness), Gemma Chan (Don’t Worry Darling), Hong Chau (The Whale), Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All At Once), Steven Yeun (Nope)

Best Original Screenplay

Daniels (Everything Everywhere All At Once)

Honorable Mentions: Domee Shi and Julia Cho (Turning Red) and Park Chan-wook and Jeong Seo-kyeong (Decision to Leave)

The two organizations dedicated to uplifting Asian visibility in entertainment and other areas of society also chose several films that perhaps have not gotten as much attention in the Oscar race.


Those films include Living from screenwriter Kazuo Ishiguro. The poignant film focuses on a veteran civil servant determined to squeeze in as much fun as possible in his final days after receiving a disturbing medical diagnosis.

Bad Axe is being pushed for consideration for Best Documentary. It’s the story of an Asian-Mexican family confronting racism head-on in a small town.

The rest of the Gold List is below.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Kazuo Ishiguro (Living)

Honorable Mention: Kogonada (After Yang)

Best Animated Feature

Turning Red

Honorable Mention: Inu-Oh and Run, Tiger, Run!

Best Documentary Feature

Bad Axe

Honorable Mentions: All That Breathes and Hidden Letters

Best Original Song

“Naatu Naatu” by M.M. Keeravani, Kaala Bhairava, and Rahul Sipligunj (RRR)

Honorable Mentions: “New Body Rhumba” by Nancy Whang, Pat Mahoney, and James Murphy (White Noise) and “This Is A Life” by Son Lux, Mitski, and David Byrne (Everything Everywhere All At Once)

Best Live Action Short


Honorable Mentions: Lori and The Gift

Best Animated Short

Love, Dad

Honorable Mentions: 7 Lbs 8 Oz and Bird in the Peninsula

Best Documentary Short

38 At The Garden

Honorable Mentions: As Far As They Can Run and The Elephant Whisperers

Breakout Performance

Dolly De Leon (Triangle of Sadness) and Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All At Once)

Breakout Independent Film


(Correction: An earlier version of this story listed an incorrect name in the Best Supporting Role category. We apologize)

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