“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” a multiverse-spanning adventure, won the best feature at the 32nd annual Gotham Awards. This early entry in the awards season calendar celebrates films with a budget of less than $35 million.
Tributes were paid to Adam Sandler, Michelle Williams, and others at this New York-based ceremony. The film, which was nominated for three Oscars before the event, was voted best feature at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on Monday. Ke Huy Quan, who starred in Everything Everywhere, was also nominated for best supporting actor.
The 2022 Gotham Awards, held on November 28 at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street, were won by “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The film, written and directed by 25 New Face alums Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, won Best Feature and Outstanding Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan’s performance as struggling laundry owner Waymond Wang.
The Gotham Awards are also distinct from many other awards shows in that they have eliminated gendered performance categories, instead choosing a single list of ten performers of all genders rather than the previous two gendered categories with five candidates each.
The event marked the official start of awards season, with many of the actors and directors who are expected to compete for major accolades over the fall and winter making their first appearance on the trail. As attendees table-hopped, their pleasantries and talk threatened to drown out the acceptance speeches, which were taking place a few feet away on stage.
The event also served as a timely reminder that the pandemic that has upended the indie film landscape is still with us. Steven Spielberg, who had planned to honour Williams for her work in his new film “The Fabelmans,” had to back out at the last minute, and was replaced by her co-star Paul Dano. The director had apparently hired COVID.
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Outstanding Lead Performance
Danielle Deadwyler in Till
Outstanding Supporting Performance
Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All at Once
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Charlotte Wells for Aftersun
Outstanding Performance in a New Series
Ben Whishaw in This is Going to Hurt
Best Documentary Feature
All That Breathes
Best International Feature
Tár, Todd Field (Focus Features)
Gracija Filipovic in Murina (Kino Lorber)