The Return of the King is no longer the most-awarded movie of all time
Even before this year's Oscars, it had lost the title of most-awarded movie ever.
It was only a matter of time, really. Back in 2003 and 2004, when The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was released in cinemas and then started hitting the awards circuit, it was properly inundated with wins, with many critics rewarded the trilogy-closer for sticking the landing so perfectly.
By the end of its awards run, it had become the most-awarded movie of all time, taking home an epic 101 trophies from various ceremonies and awards' bodies. These figures are according to IGN, who stuck only to the major awards ceremonies and wins, as getting counting up every top ten list would be an undertaking of equal proportions to the making of the LOTR trilogy.
Anyways, almost two full decades on, and The Return of the King has been toppled from the spot of most-awarded movie of all time by Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Adding the seven wins it has taken home from Sunday night's/Monday morning's Academy Awards, the hit multiversal action comedy drama has now won 165 from major critics organisations and awards bodies since it first debuted in March 2022. These statistics, also built upon by research by IGN, balance out the wins across organisations that awarded both The Return of the King and Everything Everywhere All At Once, as there have been several new major organisations that have been created in the almost-20 years since the LOTR closing chapter arrived in cinemas.
If you want to see what all of the fuss is about, Everything Everywhere is available to watch at home on Prime Video right now, while the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy is available to watch on Sky Cinema or with a NOW Cinema Membership.
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