WESTBOROUGH – In 2006, Daniel Kwan graduated from Westborough High School.
In 2023, he’s sitting on top of the film world, with his film about a Chinese immigrant embarking on an adventure to save existence collecting 11 Oscar nominations on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” earned Kwan Academy Award nominations for Best Picture (along with Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, producers); Directing (along with Scheinert); Writing (Original Screenplay, along with Scheinert).
The picture has also earned nominations for Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh); Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu); Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan); Costume Design (Shirley Kurata); Film Editing (Paul Rogers); Music (Original Score – Son Lux); Music (Original Song – “This Is a Life,” music by Ryan Lott and David Byrne and Mitski, lyric by Lott and Byrne).
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” has also won two Golden Globes (for Quan and Yeoh); they are among the more than 250 wins (and 387 nominations) garnered from critics and film associations around the world.
Emerson College had this to say: “We are incredibly proud of Emerson alums Daniel Kwan ’10 and Daniel Scheinert ’09 who both received Oscar nominations this morning for their creativity, imagination and filmmaking and directorial excellence on “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Their success we hope is a reflection of the space we give our creative students to find their passion and their voice as filmmakers. We look forward to celebrating with them on Oscar night and know they will continue to have a very bright future.”