If there were an award for perfection, Taylor Swift probably would have won it by now, and in all likelihood she would keep it where she keeps all her other accolades, including her 11 Grammys and a record-breaking 25 Billboard Music Awards. Despite all the accolades Swift has been awarded, the singer hasn’t counted an Oscar among them yet — but it looks like that could be about to change. The ‘Bad Blood’ singer has previously directed six music videos of her own, including those for ‘All Too Well’, ‘The Man’ and ‘Cardigan’, all of which were not eligible for an Oscar, a prestigious award for cinematic achievement. because the academy lacks a corresponding category.
We think Swift, after an EGOT — a term given to those who’ve won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award — and with the kind of Oscar buzz she’s getting over one of her latest projects, Broadway might be the one only stage is she still has to tackle.
Taylor Swift’s short film has sparked Oscar excitement
Taylor Swift’s All Too Well: The Short Film, based on her best songwriting of the same name, has reportedly “received an Oscar qualifying run,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. That means the singer-turned-director is eligible to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Live-Action Short at next year’s Academy Awards. It’s a subcategory, but not too shabby for a video based on a song about how Jake Gyllenhaal stole her red scarf.
Described by Swift as “a film about a bubbly, inquisitive young woman who ends up being completely overwhelmed” All Too Well: The Short Film, which stars Dylan O’Brien and Sadie Sink, is Swift’s first the singer forays into filmmaking outside of her music videos. She posted the 14-minute project online and at AMC Lincoln Square in New York City in late 2021, where it received positive reviews upon release. CBR called the film “a powerful character portrait,” while famed film critic Steve Pulaski praised the short as “brilliant.”