'Everything Everywhere All at Once' Was Everything Everywhere at the Oscars

The A24 film took home seven of the 11 Academy Awards it was nominated for at last night's ceremony

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Mar 13, 2023

In a huge moment for Asian American and long finger representation, fan favourite (and Exclaim!'s top movie of 2022) Everything Everywhere All at Once swept last night's (March 12) 95th Academy Awards with the swiftness and force of the great slap. The A24 film won seven of the whopping 11 Oscars it was nominated for, making it the most-awarded movie since 2008's Slumdog Millionaire.

The Daniel Scheinert & Daniel Kwan-directed indie hit won the highly coveted Best Picture title, breaking an array of records for the notoriously old, stuffy and white awards body as the first Best Picture winner to primarily depict the lives of Asian Americans and include substantial subtitled dialogue in both Cantonese and Mandarin.

With Michelle Yeoh racking up Best Lead Actress and Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis being named Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively, EEAAO joins the ranks of 1951's A Streetcar Named Desire and 1976's Network — the only other two films in Oscar history to win three acting awards.

Of course, Malaysian-born Yeoh's win was particularly historic: through her comedic, dramatic and kung-fu chops, she becomes the first Asian actor to win an Oscar for a leading role. It's the first win for a non-white actress in the last 20 years since Halle Berry won in 2003 for Monster's Ball

"For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities," Yeoh said during her acceptance speech. "This is proof to dream big, and dreams do come true."

She added, "And ladies, don't let anyone tell you that you're past your prime."

EEAAO also won Best Director for the team of DANIELS as Scheinert's second-ever feature after 2019's The Death of Dick Long (which was about a guy getting fucked to death by a horse, so that definitely has to be a first). The film was likewise recognized for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing.

See the full list of Oscars winners for 2023 below.

Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front: Malte Grunert, Producer
Avatar: The Way of Water: James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
The Banshees of Inisherin: Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers
ELVIS: Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers
Everything Everywhere All at Once: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers
The Fabelmans: Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers
TÁR: Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers
Top Gun: Maverick: Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers
Triangle of Sadness: Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers
Women Talking: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers

Best Director 

Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once
Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans
Todd Field (TÁR
Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)

Best Lead Actor

Austin Butler (ELVIS
Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin
Brendan Fraser (The Whale
Paul Mescal (Aftersun
Bill Nighy (Living

Best Lead Actress

Cate Blanchett (TÁR
Ana de Armas (Blonde
Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie)
Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans
Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Best Supporting Actor

Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin
Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway
Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans)
Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Supporting Actress

Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau (The Whale
Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin
Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once
Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Best Adapted Screenplay

All Quiet on the Western Front: Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery: Written by Rian Johnson
Living: Written by Kazuo Ishiguro
Top Gun: Maverick: Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks
Women Talking: Screenplay by Sarah Polley

Best Original Screenplay

The Banshees of Inisherin: Written by Martin McDonagh
Everything Everywhere All at Once: Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
The Fabelmans: Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner
TÁR: Written by Todd Field
Triangle of Sadness: Written by Ruben Östlund

Best Cinematography 

All Quiet on the Western Front, James Friend
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths: Darius Khondji
ELVIS: Mandy Walker
Empire of Light: Roger Deakins
TÁR: Florian Hoffmeister

Best Documentary Feature Film 

All That Breathes: Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed: Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov
Fire of Love: Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman
A House Made of Splinters: Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström
Navalny: Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris

Best Documentary Short Film 

The Elephant Whisperers: Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga
Haulout: Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev
How Do You Measure a Year?: Jay Rosenblatt
The Martha Mitchell Effect: Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison
Stranger at the Gate: Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones

Best Film Editing

The Banshees of Inisherin: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
ELVIS: Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond
Everything Everywhere All at Once: Paul Rogers
TÁR: Monika Willi
Top Gun: Maverick: Eddie Hamilton

Best International Feature Film 

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany) 
Argentina, 1985 (Argentina) 
Close (Belgium)
EO (Poland) 
The Quiet Girl (Ireland) 

Best Original Song 

"Applause" from Tell It Like a Woman: Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
"Hold My Hand" from Top Gun: Maverick: Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
"Lift Me Up" from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler
"Naatu Naatu" from RRR: Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose  
"This Is a Life" from Everything Everywhere All at Once: Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne 

Best Production Design 

All Quiet on the Western Front: Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper
Avatar: The Way of Water: Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole
Babylon: Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino
ELVIS: Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn
The Fabelmans: Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara

Best Visual Effects

All Quiet on the Western Front: Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar
Avatar: The Way of Water: Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett
The Batman: Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands and Dominic Tuohy
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick
Top Gun: Maverick: Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher

Best Animated Feature Film 

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish: Joel Crawford and Mark Swift
The Sea Beast: Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger
Turning Red: Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

Best Animated Short Film

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse: Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud
The Flying Sailor: Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
Ice Merchants: João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano
My Year of Dicks: Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon
An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It: Lachlan Pendragon

Best Costume Design 

Babylon: Mary Zophres
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Ruth Carter
ELVIS: Catherine Martin
Everything Everywhere All at Once: Shirley Kurata
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris: Jenny Beavan

Best Live Action Short

An Irish Goodbye: Tom Berkeley and Ross White
Ivalu: Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan
Le Pupille: Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón
Night Ride: Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen
The Red Suitcase: Cyrus Neshvad

Best Makeup and Hairstyling 

All Quiet on the Western Front: Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová
The Batman: Naomi Donne, Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Camille Friend and Joel Harlow
ELVIS: Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti
The Whale: Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley

Best Original Score 

All Quiet on the Western Front: Volker Bertelmann
Babylon: Justin Hurwitz
The Banshees of Inisherin: Carter Burwell
Everything Everywhere All at Once: Son Lux
The Fabelmans: John Williams

Best Sound

All Quiet on the Western Front: Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte
Avatar: The Way of Water: Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges
The Batman: Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson
ELVIS: David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller
Top Gun: Maverick: Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor

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