Oscar 2023: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once' Wins Best Picture, Six Other Awards

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And no one was slapped.

"Everything Everywhere All at Once" dominated the Oscars on Sunday night, winning seven awards, including best picture, best actress, best director, best editing, best supporting actor, best supporting actress and best original screenplay.

"Everything Everywhere" had 11 nominations, heading into the night a big favorite.

Throughout awards season, the movie, a major touchstone for Asian representation in U.S. cinema, snared wins for acting, directing and best picture from various groups.

Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert took home the directing prize. Michelle Yeoh won best actress, making her the first Asian star to take the award. Kwan and Scheinert won best original screenplay.

"Everything Everywhere All at Once" was not nominated for best actor, a category that for the first time since 1935 features five actors who have never been nominated before. Brendan Fraser won for "The Whale."

Ke Huy Quan won best supporting actor for his role in "Everything Everywhere," and Jamie Lee Curtis, who's been a film icon since the 1978 horror classic "Halloween," scored an upset win.

This year's ceremony marked the first time that four Asian actors competed across multiple acting categories.

Yeoh, 60, is the first Asian-identifying woman nominated for best actress. This distinction has been made because, technically, Merle Oberon, who was of mixed British and South Asian descent, was the first in 1935, earning a nomination for her work on the film "The Dark Angel," but she concealed her heritage out of fear of discrimination in Hollywood at the time.

Ana De Armas was the first Cuban actress to be nominated for best actress, for her role as Marilyn Monroe in Netflix movie "Blonde."

Angela Bassett also earned another first for the ceremony, becoming the first actor to receive a nomination for a role in a Marvel film. She was nominated for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Queen Ramonda in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." The movie won for costume design.

"All Quiet on the Western Front" won four early on, mainly in the technical categories.

This year's ceremony drew extra attention after Will Smith smacked Chris Rock during last year's show. Host Jimmy Kimmel brought it up every chance he could Sunday night.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Picture: "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best Actor: Brendan Fraser, "The Whale"

Best Director: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best Original Song: "Naatu Naatu," "RRR"

Best Documentary Feature: "Navalny"

Best Adapted Screenplay: "Women Talking"

Best Original Screenplay: "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best Costume Design: "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"

Best International Feature: "All Quiet on the Western Front"

Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best Animated Feature: "Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio"

Best Visual Effects: "Avatar: The Way of Water"

Best Cinematography: "All Quiet on the Western Front"

Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best Film Editing: "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best Score: "All Quiet on the Western Front"

Best Sound: "Top Gun: Maverick"

Best Production Design: "All Quiet on the Western Front"

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: "The Whale"

Best: Documentary (Short Subject): "The Elephant Whisperers"

Best Short (Animated): "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse"

Best Short Film (Live Action): "An Irish Goodbye"

A24 leads the way with 9 wins

Production company A24 won the most Oscars on Sunday night, taking home seven prizes for "Everything Everywhere All at Once" and two for "The Whale."

"Everything Everywhere All at Once" snared acting awards for actress, supporting actress and supporting actor as well as wins for editing, directing, adapted screenplay. It also took home the biggest prize of the night, best picture.

Netflix earned the second-most wins by a film distributor, earning six awards. Its big winner was "All Quiet on the Western Front," which won trophies for international feature, production design, cinematography and score.

Netflix also won for best animated feature and documentary short.

—Sarah Whitten

Best Picture

And the winner is... "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Also nominated:
"All Quiet on the Western Front"
"Avatar: The Way of Water"
"The Banshees of Inisherin"
"Elvis"
"The Fabelmans"
"Tar"
"Top Gun: Maverick"
"Triangle of Sadness"
"Women Talking"

Best Actress

And the winner is... Michelle Yeoh, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Also nominated:

Cate Blanchett, "Tar"

Ana De Armas, "Blonde"

Andrea Riseborough, "To Leslie"

Michelle Williams, "The Fabelmans"

Best Actor

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US actor Brendan Fraser accepts the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "The Whale" onstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023.

And the winner is ... Brendan Fraser, "The Whale"

Also nominated

Austin Butler, "Elvis"

Colin Farrell, "The Banshees of Inisherin"

Paul Mescal, "Aftersun"

Bill Nighy, "Living"

Best Director

And the winner is... Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka Daniels), "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Also nominated:

Martin McDonagh, "The Banshees of Inisherin"

Steven Spielberg, "The Fabelmans"

Todd Field, "Tar"

Ruben Ostlund, "Triangle of Sadness"

Best Film Editing

And the winner is... "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Also nominated:

"The Banshees of Inisherin"
"Elvis"
"Tar"
"Top Gun: Maverick"

Best Song

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Dancers perform 'Naatu Naatu' from "RRR" onstage at the 95th Annual Academy Awards held at Dolby Theatre on March 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

And the winner is... "Naatu Naatu," "RRR"

Also nominated:

"Applause," "Tell it Like a Woman"
"Hold My Hand," "Top Gun: Maverick"
"Lift Me Up," "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
"This is a Life," "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best Sound

And the winner is... "Top Gun: Maverick"

Also nominated:

"All Quiet on the Western Front"
"Avatar: The Way of Water"
"The Batman"
"Elvis"

Best Adapted Screenplay

And the winner is... "Women Talking"

Also nominated:
"All Quiet on the Western Front"
"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery"
"Living"
"Top Gun: Maverick"

Best Original Screenplay

And the winner is... "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Also nominated:
"The Banshees of Inisherin"
"The Fabelmans"
"Tar"
"Triangle of Sadness"

Best Visual Effects

And the winner is... "Avatar: The Way of Water"

Best Visual Effects

"All Quiet on the Western Front"
"The Batman"
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
"Top Gun: Maverick"

Best Score

And the winner is... "All Quiet on the Western Front"

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German composer Volker Bertelmann accepts the Oscar for Best Music (Original Score) for "All Quiet on the Western Front" onstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023.

Also nominated:

"Babylon"
"The Banshees of Inisherin"
"Everything Everywhere All at Once"
"The Fabelmans"

Best Production Design

And the winner is... "All Quiet on the Western Front"

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Production designer Christian M. Goldbeck (R) and Set decorator Ernestine Hipper accept the Oscar for Best Production Design for "All Quiet on the Western Front" onstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023.

Also nominated:
"Avatar: The Way of Water"
"Babylon"
"Elvis"
"The Fabelmans"

Short Film (Animated)

And the winner is... "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse"

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British artist Charlie Mackesy (L) and producer Matthew Freud (R) pose with the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse" in the press room during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023.

Also nominated:
"The Flying Sailor"
"Ice Merchants"
"My Year of Dicks"
"An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It"

Best Documentary Short

And the winner is... "The Elephant Whisperers"

Also nominated:
"Haulout"
"How Do You Measure a Year?"
"The Martha Mitchell Effect"
"Stranger at the Gate"

Best International Feature

And the winner is... "All Quiet on the Western Front"

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Swedish director Edward Berger (C) accepts the Oscar for Best International Feature Film for "All Quiet on the Western Front" onstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023.

Also nominated:
"Argentina, 1985"
"Close"
"EO"
"The Quiet Girl"

Best Costume Design

And the winner is... "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"

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US costume designer Ruth E. Carter accepts the Oscar for Best Costume Design for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" onstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023.

Also nominated:

"Babylon"
"Elvis"
"Everything Everywhere All at Once"
"Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris"

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

And the winner is... "The Whale"

Also nominated:

"All Quiet on the Western Front"
"The Batman"
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
"Elvis"

Best Cinematography

And the winner is... "All Quiet on the Western Front"

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Cinematographer James Friend accepts the Oscar for Best Cinematography for "All Quiet on the Western Front" onstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023.

Also nominated:

"Bardo"
"Elvis"
"Empire of Light"
"Tar"

Short Film (Live Action)

And the winner is... "An Irish Goodbye"

Also nominated:
"Ivalu"
"Le Pupille"
"Night Ride"
"The Red Suitcase"

Best Documentary Feature

And the winner is... "Navalny"

Navalny wins the award for Documentary Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards in the Dolby Theatre on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
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Navalny wins the award for Documentary Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards in the Dolby Theatre on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.

Also nominated

"All That Breathes"
"All the Beauty and the Bloodshed"
"Fire of Love"
"A House Made of Splinters"

Best Supporting Actress

And the winner is... Jamie Lee Curtis, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

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Jamie Lee Curtis celebrates after winning the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Everything Everywhere All at Once" during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023.

Also nominated

Angela Bassett, "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"

Hong Chau, "The Whale"

Kerry Condon, "The Banshees of Inisherin"

Stephanie Hsu, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best Supporting Actor

And the winner is... Ke Huy Quan, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Ke Huy Quan at the 95th Annual Academy Awards held at Dolby Theatre on March 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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Ke Huy Quan at the 95th Annual Academy Awards held at Dolby Theatre on March 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Also nominated:

Brendan Gleeson, "The Banshees of Inisherin"

Brian Tyree Henry, "Causeway"

Judd Hirsch, "The Fabelmans"

Barry Keoghan, "The Banshees of Inisherin"

Academy hires crisis team for 2023 telecast

Jimmy Kimmel parachuted onto the stage Sunday night to present his opening monologue for the 95th annual Academy Awards.

After slew of jokes about this year's nominees, Kimmel addressed the elephant in the room from last year — the infamous slap of Chris Rock by Will Smith.

"We want to have fun. We want you to feel safe," he said. "And most importantly, we want me to feel safe. So we have strict policies in place. If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point during the show. You will be awarded the Oscar for best actor and you're permitted to give a 19 minute long speech."

After pausing for laughs, Kimmel added that the Academy does have a crisis team in place for the ceremony. The team is prepared for a number of scenarios that could arise during the telecast.

Kimmel closed out the announcement, telling attendees that "if anything unpredictable or violent happens during the ceremony, just do what you did last year. Nothing. Just sit there and do absolutely nothing. Maybe even give the assailant a hug."

—Sarah Whitten

Best Animated Feature

And the winner is... "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio"

Gregory Mann holding a Pinocchio puppet at the 95th Annual Academy Awards held at Ovation Hollywood on March 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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Gregory Mann holding a Pinocchio puppet at the 95th Annual Academy Awards held at Ovation Hollywood on March 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Also nominated:

"Marcel the Shell with Shoes On"
"Puss in Boots: The Last Wish"
"The Sea Beast"
"Turning Red"

Kimmel roasts Warner Bros. Discovery

Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
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Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel made an insider-y joke about the financial mess at Warner Bros. Discovery inherited by CEO David Zaslav. Kimmel referred to Batgirl as "the only superhero to be defeated by an accounting department," a dig at how WBD decided to kill the DC flick to save on taxes.

-Mike Calia

The greatest maestro of all time

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Composer John Williams speaks onstage during the World Premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", the highly anticipated conclusion of the Skywalker saga on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

Legendary composer John Williams has broken his own record for most Oscar nominations earned by a living person.

The maestro earned his 53rd nomination this year, this time for his work on "The Fablemans." Williams is just behind the late Walt Disney, who had 59 Oscar nominations, for the most Academy Award nominations of all time.

Williams received his first Oscar nomination for 1967′s "Valley of the Dolls" and his first win for 1971′s "Fiddler On the Roof."

Throughout his career, Williams has created some of the most iconic scores in cinematic history. He is responsible for the panic-inducing "Jaws" theme, the haunting soundtrack to "Schindler's List" and the heroic "Superman" theme.

He's also the mastermind behind the music of such blockbusters as "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Harry Potter" and "ET: The Extra-Terrestrial."

In addition to "Fiddler," for which Williams won for adapted score, he has received the golden trophy for "Jaws," "Star Wars," "ET: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Schindler's List."

If he wins, he will become the oldest Oscar winner in history at age 91.

—Sarah Whitten

Best director nominees also up for best screenplay

Golden Globe Award winners Steven Spielberg and Martin McDonagh pose with their prizes at the 80th edition of the annual show on Jan. 10, 2023, in Beverly Hills.
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Golden Globe Award winners Steven Spielberg and Martin McDonagh pose with their prizes at the 80th edition of the annual show on Jan. 10, 2023, in Beverly Hills.

This year marks the first time that all five nominees for best director were also nominated for writing or co-writing for their film's screenplay.

  • Martin McDonagh, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka Daniels), "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
  • Steven Spielberg, "The Fabelmans"
  • Todd Field, "Tar"
  • Ruben Ostlund, "Triangle of Sadness"

— Sarah Whitten

Cate Blanchett has appeared in 10 best picture nominees

Cate Blanchett attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
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Cate Blanchett attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.

Cate Blanchett has earned eight Academy Award nominations in her career and won two — one for her role in "The Aviator" and one for "Blue Jasmine." She is nominated again this year for "Tar."

"Tar," which was nominated for best picture, is the 10th best picture nominee that Blanchett has appeared in, the most of any actress.

Those films include: "The Aviator," "Elizabeth," "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Babel," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Don't Look Up" and "Nightmare Alley."

Leonardo DiCaprio has appeared in 10 best picture nominees as well, while Robert DeNiro holds the record for actors with 11 films.

—Sarah Whitten

What streaming trends tell us about best picture nominations

Source: Paramount
Tom Cruise in "Top Gun: Maverick"

"Top Gun: Maverick" and "Elvis" were the films with some of the largest streaming audiences after their Oscar nominations were announced, according to data from Samba TV.

The sequel to the 1980s film started airing on Paramount Global's streaming service Paramount+ in late December, and drove the largest percentage of viewership of a film post-nomination, with "Elvis" trailing behind on Warner Bros. Discovery's HBO Max. These were also the most viewed films in the last week. Samba TV analyzes data from a national panel of more than 25 million connected TVs and devices in the U.S., which measures both traditional and streaming TV consumption.

However, "The Fabelmans" nabbed a larger audience in Los Angeles and its surrounding area, while the "Top Gun" sequel under-indexed in the same area, Samba TV found.

"The preferred choice of audiences in Los Angeles, a top DMA where many Academy voters reside, however, was 'The Fabelmans' perhaps illustrating an intriguing disconnect between those who comprise the Academy and the majority of the country," said Cole Strain, vice president of measurement products at Samba TV, in a statement. "If Academy voters have their way, we might see another Steven Spielberg win, as Los Angeles seems to have embraced 'The Fabelmans' by the widest margin of all the contenders."

–Lillian Rizzo

All best actors are first time nominees

This year's Oscars marks the first time in 88 years that all of the best actor nominees are first time nominees.

  • Austin Butler, "Elvis"
  • Colin Farrell, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Brendan Fraser, "The Whale"
  • Paul Mescal, "Aftersun"
  • Bill Nighy, "Living"

— Sarah Whitten

Which Oscar nominees would work as K-dramas?

Avatar: The Way of Water
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Avatar: The Way of Water

If you could see one of the Oscar-nominated films turned into a K-drama, which would it be?

Rakuten Viki, the streaming service with the largest collection of Asian content, recently asked its social media followers to weigh in on this, and other questions. As there's been a rise in popularity of Korean film and TV shows – especially since especially since the success of Netflix's "Squid Games" – more and more U.S.-based content is being reimagined for Korean dramas and actors.

The survey showed about 50% of respondents wanted to see Steven Spielberg direct a K-drama, and actors like Colin Farrell and Cate Blanchett star in such films. More than 50% of the respondents also said if they had it their way, they'd see the latest "Avatar" installment remade into a Korean film. Here's the breakdown of the responses for the social media poll:

  • Which Oscar-nominated actor/actress would you like to see star in a K-drama? Colin Farrell - 23% Cate Blanchett - 25% Austin Butler - 31% Ana de Armas - 21%
  • Which Oscar-nominated film would you want to see remade into a K-drama? The Banshees of Inisherin - 19% Elvis - 19% Tár - 7% Avatar: The Way of Water - 55%
  • If you had to choose an Oscar-nominated director to direct a K-drama, who would you choose? Steven Spielberg - 50% Todd Field - 8% Martin McDonagh - 18% Daniel Kwan - 24%
  • If you could give an Oscar to any of the below K-dramas on Rakuten Viki, which would it be?  Reborn Rich - 31% Love in Contract - 11% True Beauty - 41% Sh**ting Stars - 16%

–Lillian Rizzo

Six decades of Speilberg at the Oscars

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Director Steven Spielberg has received numerous "Everybody Wins" gift bags for past Academy Award nominations.

Heading into Sunday's ceremony, Steven Spielberg had already become the first director to be nominated across six decades, earning nods for "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" in the '70s, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" in the '80s, "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan" in the '90s, "Munich" in the '00s, "Lincoln" in the '10s and "West Side Story" in 2021

He is nominated this year for "The Fablemans," a film based on his own childhood and introduction to filmmaking in post-war America.

—Sarah Whitten

Oscar ratings are a shadow of what they once were

Ratings for the annual Academy Awards has been on a precipitous decline since 2000, when the audience averaged more than 46 million people. Last year, an average of nearly 17 million tuned in, and those ratings got a bump after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.

This year's show will be hosted by TV late night personality Jimmy Kimmel, and could see a boost from curious viewers with last year's surprise on their minds.. Still, it will be hard to see ratings return to what they once were.

Ratings have dropped about 60% since 2000 as consumers continuously opt to cut the cord in favor of streaming services. While live sports – namely the Super Bowl, which averaged 113 million viewers in past February – still draw large audiences, viewership for live awards shows like the Academy Awards continues to drop.

–Lillian Rizzo

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