“Everything Everywhere All at Once” Takes the Oscars By Storm

Everything Everywhere All at Once Takes the Oscars By Storm

Ava Nguyen, Contributor

The 95th Academy Awards, which took place on March 12, 2023, was a night to remember for the film industry. “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” a relatively small film, swept the world off its feet, leaving with seven golden statues.

A24’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” focuses on a Chinese-American immigrant family who learns of a vast multiverse full of their parallel and that an unexpected hero arises as the only one who can stop an approaching interdimensional apocalypse. It’s a movie full of bizarre elements, generational trauma, complex relationships, and other things that require watching the film itself. In addition to all of the unique plot concepts, the movie gained universal acclaim for its diverse and predominantly Asian cast.

On Oscars night, the film and its actors were the shining stars. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” won Best Picture, beating big-hit nominees such as “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water,” and Michelle Yeoh took home Best Actress, becoming the second woman of color and first Asian to do so. A particularly touching moment was when Halle Berry, the first woman of color to win Best Actress, was on stage to give Yeoh the Oscar. Other members of the film who received recognition were Ke Huy Quan for Best Supporting Actor, the first Vietnam-born actor to win an Oscar, and Jamie Lee Curtis for Best Supporting Actress. The film’s directors, professionally known as “The Daniels” became the third duo ever to win best directing. Other awards included best editing and writing (original screenplay).

Prior to the Oscars, the movie had been named the most-awarded film of all time, with 158 accolades, surpassing “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” which had held its throne with a remarkable 101 awards.