Everything Everywhere All at Once shines at the Oscars 2023.
March 13, 2023
Everything Everywhere All at Once was nominated for 11 awards, but it only took home seven of them. But it consistently took home major awards, including best actress, best-supporting actor, best director, best original screenplay, best picture, and best editing.
Midway into the ceremony, it appeared as though All Quiet On The Western Front could be picking up steam, but the pendulum quickly turned around. What’s most astonishing is how many movies that originally appeared to have a good chance of winning big prizes ended up being totally ignored: Tár, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, and Elvis all left empty-handed.
It was Everything Everywhere All at Once night at the Oscars 2023.
Key Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis, who both won supporting acting awards for “Everything Everywhere,” set a very high standard for those who came after them with their emotional acceptance speeches. Quan referred to his triumph as “the American dream,” and Curtis repeatedly said, “I just won an Oscar” to everyone she wished to thank, including her late parents Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, who were both nominated for an Oscar.
Seven awards were eventually given out for the peculiar science-fiction concept, including one for writing and directing for the “Daniels” team of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. That number of awards hasn’t been exceeded by the best picture winner since “Slumdog Millionaire” won the award 14 years ago; “Gravity” tied it in 2009.