#ProudlyTBA: “Everything Everywhere All At Once”, “Triangle of Sadness”, and “The Whale” bag historic Oscars nominations
TBA Studios, one of the Philippines’ leading film production and distribution companies, makes history yet again for having three of its acquired and distributed films receive numerous nominations for the 95th Academy Awards.
Leading the pack is Everything Everywhere All At Once with 11 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Costume, and acting nods for the stellar performances of Michelle Yeoh (Best Actress), Ke Huy Quan (Best Supporting Actor), and a double Best Supporting Actress nomination for Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu.
The A24-produced multiverse adventure has already swept the awards season with critical wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) for Yeoh, Curtis, Quan, and the ensemble cast as well as Golden Globe trophies for Yeoh and Quan.
Also produced by A24, The Whale earned three nominations from the Academy: Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Supporting Actress (Hong Chau), and Best Actor (Brendan Fraser). Fraser, who also just recently won the SAG Awards for his career-defining role as a morbidly obese reclusive English teacher in this Darren Aronofsky masterpiece, is the current favorite to win in this category.
Finally, the 75th Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner Triangle of Sadness makes it to the Academy Awards with three major nominations, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director for Ruben Östlund.
The satirical black comedy made a huge splash since its premiere in Cannes not only for its wickedly funny depiction of class struggle but also for the scene-stealing performance of Filipina character actress Dolly de Leon.
De Leon may have not been nominated for the Oscars, but she has received historic nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globe Awards and BAFTA Awards, making her the first Filipina actress to achieve such a feat.
TBA Studios President & COO Daphne O. Chiu couldn’t have been more honored to be able to bring these award-winning movies to the Philippines.
“In the past year, TBA Studios have distributed international films that showcase Asian excellence, especially with Filipinos working in front or behind the camera like the rock documentary Fanny: The Right To Rock, the Japanese-Filipino produced drama Plan 75, the Irish-Filipino collaboration Nocebo, and Triangle of Sadness had Dolly and for The Whale, there’s Matthew Libatique. And as a Filipino-Chinese myself, Everything Everywhere All At Once was a story that’s very close to my heart,” she shared.
With the success of these films, Chiu stated that Filipino moviegoers could expect to see more exciting offerings coming to the big screen soon.
She added: “We’re delighted with the achievements that our acquired and distributed titles have reached and look forward to continuing to produce films such as Heneral Luna, Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral, Sunday Beauty Queen, and Birdshot that Filipino theater audiences can be proud of.”