The Oscars Awards 2023 hosted on Sunday saw big names winning accolades in the prestigious ceremony held at Dolby Theatres in Los Angeles. While the 95th edition of the Academy Awards witnessed several high-performing films competing to take home the ultimate winning titles for their respective categories, the sci-fi Everything Everywhere All at Once came victorious winning seven Oscars on Sunday night. Yes, you are reading this right. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s direction of Everything Everywhere All at Once capped off a jaw-dropping award season and turned the most Oscar winning movies on 12th March 2023.
The Michelle Yeoh starrer film sparked celebrations for triumphing seven golden statues, including Oscars Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Screenplay. Though, it’s been a while since Academy Awards saw a film scoring high at the Oscars.
The last time, the 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire had only made this possible, winning eight Oscar Awards at the show. Slumdog Millionaire won eight Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Sound Mixing.
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That was a historic moment for Everything Everywhere All at Once to steal the show with 11 nominations, and 7 Oscars wins at this year’s ceremony. Everything Everywhere All at Once is a comedy-drama film that centres around a Chinese Immigrant, Evelyn Wang, who must connect with her versions in the parallel universe to stop evil forces from destroying the multiverse.
After Everything Everywhere All at Once, it was the epic war film, All Quiet on The Water Front, which received nine nominations and took 4 Oscars, and The Whale, which also received nine nods. Unfortunately, it could only make a win-win for two Oscars.
Everything Everywhere All at Once Wins the Oscars Best Picture Awards and Six Others on Sunday Night
Everything Everywhere All at Once makes Oscars a groundbreaking award season, winning the Best Picture Awards over highest-grossing films like Avatar: The Way of Water, Top Gun: Maverick, The Banshees of Inisherin, All Quiet on the Western Front Elvis, The Fabelmans, Tar, Triangle of Sadness and Women Talking. Capping the Oscars Best Picture Awards against the heavy Hollywood hitters, Everything Everywhere All at Once triumphed in nearly every category it received nods for.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, popularly known as The Daniels, were honored with the Oscars Best Director Award for Everything Everywhere All at Once. Whereas, their opponents Todd Field for Tar, Steven Spielberg from The Fabelmans, Martin McDonagh from The Banshees of Inisherin, and Ruben Ostlund for Triangle of Sadness left clapping in the crowd.
Similarly, EEAAO actress Michelle Yeoh wins the Oscars Best Actress Award in the leading role award for playing Evelyn Wang in the film. Although it seems quite hard for audiences to expect Michelle Yeoh to win over Michelle Williams for The Fabelmans, Cate Blanchett for Tar, Ana De Armas for Blonde, and Andrea Riseborough To Leslie, she managed well to shine for the said category. Speaking about Michelle’s role, the actress plays a Chinese immigrant Evelyn Wang, who must connect with her versions in the parallel universe to save the universe from evil forces.
The fourth Oscar trophy presented to EEAAO was the Best Film Editing Award; the sci-fi film won over The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Tar, and Top Gun Maverick on Sunday.
The Best Original Screenplay Award honoured Everything Everywhere All at Once as the ultimate winner against formidable nominees like The Fabelsman, The Banshees of Inisherin, Tar, and Triangle of Sadness.
Two other acting categories where Everything Everywhere All at Once outperformed its competitors include the Oscars Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Supporting role.
Ke Huy Quan won the Oscars Best Actor Award in a Supporting Role for playing Waymond, the meta-verse traveling husband in The Daniels direction EEAAO. Ke Huy Quan was seen walking proudly, receiving the Golden Trophy at Dolby Theatre. Whereas his competitors, whose stomachs clenched with jealousy, included Judd Hirsch, Brian Tyree Henry, Brendan Gleeson, and Barry Keoghan.
Last but not least category where Everything Everywhere All at Once made a win-win at the Oscars 2023 is the Best Actress Award in a Supporting Role. Kerry Condon for The Banshees of Inisherin, Hong Chau for The Whale, Angela Bassett for her role in Black Panther Wakanda Forever, and Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All at Once were nominated for the award.
The Oscars Best Actress in a Supporting Role is the only category for which EEAAO received two nominations. And it was the actress Jamie Lee Curtis who took the honor. Jamie Lee Curtis portrays an IRS inspector, Deirdre Beaubeirdre, in EEAAO and plays different versions of her character in different timelines.
The other three categories for where Everything Everywhere All at Once nominated but lost to its opponents includes the Best Original Score Award, Best Original Song Award, and Best Costume Design Award.
Reckoning the historic win of Everything Everywhere All at Once at Oscars 2023, the sci-fi is back in theatres for the week. Besides, film fans can also watch EEAAO on various streaming platforms. Popgeek congratulates the Everything Everywhere All at Once team for scoring big at Oscars 2023.
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