The internationally critically acclaimed movie
‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ took top awards at
the 95th Academy Awards Sunday night March 12th. Held
at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles,
Jimmy Kimmel was returning as host for the third time.

An American science fiction comedy ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’
was written and directed by  Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan. Together with
Anthony and Joe Russo and Jonathan Wang,
Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan produced it as well.
For Jonathan Wang it was surreal to realise that their little Indie movie was not only the most nominated with 11 Oscar nominations but a landslide winner with 7 Oscars. This included best picture, director, lead actress, supporting actress, supporting actor, original screenplay and editing.

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ , a multiverse epic, stars Michelle Yeoh as an innocent launderette owner who battles evil. This action comedy saga sees Yeoh
connecting with different versions of herself in parallel universes so as to overcome these evil forces.

This was a first Oscar for each of the winning actors Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan.

Through different timelines in the multiverse
Jamie Lee Curtis plays an IRS agent who has several disguises in the blockbuster indie film “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” 
After she won best supporting actress for her role as Deirdre Beaubeirdre,
Jamie Lee Curtis paid homage to her Oscar-nominated parents, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. A great advocate for others she voiced her passion and wish for fair representation and inclusivity in the film industry.

The Malaysian star Michelle
Yeoh’s nomination made the first Asian Academy Award best actress nominee and she went on to make history as the first Asian woman to win Best Actress.
Yeoh told the Hollywood Reporter,
“I think this is beyond just me. It represents so many who have hoped to be seen in this way, to have a seat at the table, to say, ‘I am of value too, I need to be seen too.’”

THE 95TH ACADEMY AWARDS 2023 ..list of Oscar winners:

Best Picture..

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, producers

“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

“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..

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Martin McDonagh

“The Fabelmans” – Steven Spielberg

“Tár” – Todd Field

“Triangle of Sadness” – Ruben Östlund

Best Lead Actress..

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Michelle Yeoh

“Tár” – Cate Blanchett

“Blonde” – Ana de Armas

“To Leslie” – Andrea Riseborough

“The Fabelmans” – Michelle Williams

Best Lead Actor..

“The Whale” –  Brendan Fraser

“Elvis” – Austin Butler

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Colin Farrell

“Aftersun” – Paul Mescal

“Living” – Bill Nighy

Best Supporting Actress..

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Jamie Lee Curtis

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” –  Angela Bassett

“The Whale” – Hong Chau

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Kerry Condon

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Stephanie Hsu

Best Supporting Actor..

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Ke Huy Quan

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Brendan Gleeson

“Causeway” – Brian Tyree Henry

“The Fabelmans” – Judd Hirsch

“The Banshees of Inisherin” –  Barry Keoghan

Best Original Song..

“Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” – music by M.M. Keeravaani, lyric by Chandrabose  

“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

“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 Sound..

“Top Gun: Maverick” – Mark Weingarten, Chris Burdon, James H. Mather, Al Nelson and Mark Taylor

“All Quiet on the Western Front” – Markus Stemler, Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte

“Avatar: The Way of Water” – Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, , Gary Summers, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes and Michael Hedges

“The Batman” – Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson

“Elvis” – Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson, David Lee and Michael Keller

Best Adapted Screenplay..

“Women Talking” – Sarah Polley

“All Quiet on the Western Front” – Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” – Rian Johnson

“Living” – Kazuo Ishiguro

“Top Gun: Maverick” – screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; story by Justin Marks and Peter Craig

Best Original Screenplay..

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Martin McDonagh

“The Fabelmans” – Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner

“Tár” – Todd Field

“Triangle of Sadness” – Ruben Östlund

Best Visual Effects..

“Avatar: The Way of Water” – Eric Saindon, Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham and Daniel Barrett

“All Quiet on the Western Front” – Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar

“The Batman” – Anders Langlands, Dominic Tuohy, Dan Lemmon and Russell Earl

“Top Gun: Maverick” – Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Dan Sudick, Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack and R. Christopher White

Best Original Score..

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Son Lux

“All Quiet on the Western Front” – Volker Bertelmann

“Babylon” – Justin Hurwitz

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Carter Burwell

“The Fabelmans” – John Williams

Best Production Design.. 

“All Quiet on the Western Front” – production design by Christian M. Goldbeck, set decoration by Ernestine Hipper

“Avatar: The Way of Water” – production design by Dylan Cole and Ben Procter, set decoration by Vanessa Cole

“Babylon” – production design by Florencia Martin, set decoration by Anthony Carlino

“Elvis” – production design by Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy, set decoration by Bev Dunn

“The Fabelmans” – production design by Rick Carter, set decoration by Karen O’Hara

Best Animated Short Film..

“An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It” – Lachlan Pendragon

“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

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” – Conall Jones and

Joshua Seftel

Best International Feature Film..

“All Quiet on the Western Front” – Germany 

“Argentina, 1985” – Argentina

“Close” – Belgium

“EO” – Poland 

“The Quiet Girl” – Ireland

Best Film Editing..

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Paul Rogers

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

“Elvis” –  Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond

“Tár” –  Monika Willi

“Top Gun: Maverick” – Eddie Hamilton

Best Costume Design..

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” –  Shirley Kurata

“Babylon” –  Mary Zophres

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” –  Ruth E. Carter

“Elvis” –  Catherine Martin

“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” – Jenny Beavan

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 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 Live Action Short..

“An Irish Goodbye” – Ross White and Tom Berkeley

“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 Documentary Feature..

“All That Breathes” – Aman Mann, Shaunak Sen 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

“Navalny” – Daniel Roher, Diane Becker, Odessa Rae, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris

“A House Made of Splinters” – Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström

Best Animated Feature Film..
“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” – Guillermo del Toro, Gary Ungar, Mark Gustafson and Alex Bulkley

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” – Joel Crawford and Mark Swift

“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” – Andrew Goldman, Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey

“The Sea Beast” – Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger

“Turning Red” – Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

by Kim Grahame

Photos courtesy of Associated Press

Main photo: Michelle Yeoh

Last photo: Jonathan Wang accepts Best Picture Award for ” Everything Everywhere All at Once “

Jamie Lee Curtis
Ke Huy Quan

Entertainment Editor

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