In the sci-fi film “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” Mei, a modestly retired janitor, is the main character. One day, she finds herself unexpectedly forced to travel through several realms and parallel universes in order to save her daughter’s life. Mei encounters a variety of interesting and unusual people along the road, some of them are alternate realities versions of her. As the plot develops, Mei learns that she is uniquely connected to a potent force that controls the multiverse as a whole and that she might be the only one capable of averting a threat that could wipe out everything.
The film is directed by two upcoming directors and combines passion, humor, and action. It has received a lot of positive reviews from critics and most recently took home the top prize at the DGA Awards.
The DGAs have been around for 75 years and are considered very prestigious within the film industry, as they are awarded by top directors, even though the ceremony is not televised.
Two relatively unknown young filmmakers’ quirky indie sci-fi movie, “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” took the top honors from Hollywood’s directors on Saturday, overshadowing more famous competitors and positioning itself as a potential contender for next month’s Oscars.
Kwan and Scheinert won the award for the first time and were nominated for the first time, in a category dominated by male directors. The other nominees for best director included three individuals who were also nominated for the Academy Awards: Todd Field for “Tar,” Martin McDonagh for “The Banshees Of Inisherin,” and Steven Spielberg, a 13-time nominee and three-time winner of the DGA award, for “The Fablemans.”
In the last 74 years, the majority of DGA feature directing award winners have also won the best director Oscar, with only eight exceptions. Last year, Jane Campion won both the DGA award for “The Power Of The Dog” and the best director Oscar, and in 2021, Chloe Zhao won both awards for “Nomadland.”
At the DGA Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells received the Guild’s award for a first-time feature for “Aftersun,” which was financed by BBC Film, BFI, and Screen Scotland in association with Tango. Among the five nominees for first-time directing, four were women.
Sara Dosa won the DGA Award for documentary directing for her film “Fire of Love.” Four of the five films nominated in the documentary category, which included “Fire of Love,” “All That Breathes,” “All The Beauty And The Bloodshed,” and “Navalny,” have also received nominations for the documentary feature Oscar.
During the DGA Awards ceremony, Sam Levinson received the award for directing a drama series for his work on the “Stand Still Like The Hummingbird” episode of “Euphoria.” At the same time, Helen Shaver won the award for television movie or limited series direction for her work on the “Who’s There” episode of “Station Eleven.” The ceremony also included the presentation of three special awards: Robert Fishman received the DGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in television, Mark Hansson was awarded the Frank Capra Achievement Award for assistant directing or unit production manager, and Valdez Flagg received the Franklin J Schaffner Achievement Award for associate directing or stage management.
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