“Everything Everywhere All at Once” dominated the 95th annual Academy Awards, winning three acting awards ― Michelle Yeoh won Best Actress, Ke Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor and Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress ― while filmmaking duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. The film also won the editing Oscar.
“All Quiet on the Western Front” won four Oscars: for international feature, cinematography, production design and score. Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for “The Whale.” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” won for costume design, “Avatar: The Way of Water” won for best visual effects and “Navalny” was awarded best documentary feature.
The full list of winners is here.
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Some Of The Night's Big Winners
- "Everything Everywhere All at Once" won Best Picture, and The Daniels — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — took home Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
- Michelle Yeoh made history with her Best Actress Win for "Everything Everywhere All at Once."
- Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for his role in "The Whale," his first leading role in more than a decade.
- Jamie Lee Curtis received the Best Supporting Actress Oscar and Ke Huy Quan won the Best Supporting Actor statue. Both starred in "Everything Everywhere All at Once."
That's A Wrap
'Everything Everywhere' Takes Top Honor
Read an interview with the cast from HuffPost's Marina Fang here.
The Best Actress Winner Is...
She's making history as the first Asian woman to win Best Actress.
"Ladies, don't let anybody tell you you're ever past your prime," Yeoh said during her acceptance speech, during which she dedicated her award to moms everywhere.
"I have to dedicate this to my mom, all the moms in the world, because they are really the superheroes. and without them, none of us would be here tonight," she said.
The Best Actor Winner Is...
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The Daniels Win Best Director
'Everything Everywhere' Wins Another
"This is my second film, y'all. This is crazy," Paul Rogers said as he accepted the award.
Travolta Tears Up
A Great Set Of Screenplay Winners
Sarah Polley won Best Adapted Screenplay for “Women Talking” over “All Quiet on the Western Front,” which would have signaled a potentially surprising night of dominance for that movie. While I’m here, “Women Talking” deserved so much more from the academy (apparently they think the movie directed itself).
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'Women Talking' Wins
"First of all, I wanted to thank the Academy for not being offended by the words 'women' and 'talking,'" she quipped at the start of her acceptance speech.
'Everything Everywhere' Wins
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'All Quiet' Wins Two More
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The Best Documentary Short Film Is...
Don't Worry — People Have Snacks
Variety's Ramin Setoodeh gave us a glimpse at the goodies that are under attendees' seats:
'All Quiet' Wins Another
Ruth E. Carter's Win Marks A Great And Embarrassing First
See the moment here.
'The Whale' Wins For Best Makeup And Hairstyling
That 'Hey, Auntie' Greeting From Michael B. Jordan Was Perfect
The delivery at this ceremony was right on time as well.
This year, Bassett lost out to Jamie Lee Curtis in the Best Actress in a Lead Role category for her role as Queen Ramonda in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." The Oscar nomination is the first acting nod for Marvel.
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Best Cinematography Goes To...
An Oscar And A Birthday Celebration
Ke Huy Quan's Triumphant Oscar Win Caps Off His Incredible Comeback Story
Quan, who was a child star in the 1980s, has talked about how he gave up acting in the 1990s when he found that the roles for Asian actors were deeply limited.
“I was in my early 20s, and all I was doing was waiting for the phone to ring. It rarely did — and when it did, it was to audition for a role where there were only two lines," he told me last year. "It was at a time where it was very disheartening to be an Asian actor."
His performance in "Everything Everywhere All At Once" demonstrates how he should have been a star all along, and has deserved better from Hollywood.
The Award For Best Supporting Actress Goes To...
Kimmel Notes The Fact That Zero Women Are Nominated For Best Director
The First Award Goes To...
Ke Huy Quan Wins!
The award caps off a major comeback for Quan, who starred in 1980s hits like "The Goonies" and the "Indiana Jones" films before taking a hiatus from acting due to the lack of roles for Asian actors.
Whew, Shoutout To Jimmy Kimmel For Mentioning 'The Woman King' And 'Till' In His Opener
“There are a number of excellent films and performances that were not nominated tonight, including 'Till' and 'The Woman King,'” Kimmel said.
Danielle Deadwyler gave a convincing performance as Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till who was killed by a lynch mob in Mississippi in 1955, in Chinonye Chukwu's "Till."
"The Woman King" was one of my favorite movie experiences of 2022 — with the ensemble cast (Viola Davis! Lashana Lynch! Thuso Mbedu! Sheila Atim!) giving stellar performances and Gina Prince-Bythewood steering the epic to the highest of heights. "The Woman King" in particular seemed like perfect fodder for the Academy, but was unexplainably snubbed in all categories.
...And There's Our First Slap Joke Of The Broadcast
"We have strict policies in place. If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point in the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for Best Actor and permitted to give a 19-minute-long speech," he said.
"If anything unpredictable or violent happens during this ceremony, just do what you did last year: nothing," he added. "Sit there and do absolutely nothing. Maybe even give the assailant a hug."
Lots Of First-Timers
Some Awards To Watch For
Competitive categories: In an unusual feat, three out of the four acting categories seem genuinely hard to predict this year, based on the results of the previous awards during award season, known as the precursors (these include the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, BAFTAs, Independent Spirit Awards, and awards from various critics groups). Buckle up, folks!
- Best Actor seems like it could go to either “Elvis” star Austin Butler or “The Whale” star Brendan Fraser. Both actors had the kind of roles the academy generally loves: characters that require the actor to undergo a physical transformation (and, in Butler’s case, a real person in a biopic).
- Best Actress has come down to a close race between Cate Blanchett (“Tár”) or Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”). Both are industry veterans and turned in career-defining performances in their respective films. But Blanchett already has two Oscars, and Yeoh, long an icon, has just been nominated for the first time this year. And she could make history (see below).
- In Best Supporting Actress, Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”), Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) and Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) have all won major awards recently. I also wouldn’t count out Stephanie Hsu, who had arguably the most challenging performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” playing both daughter Joy and her alter ego, Jobu Tupaki.
Potential bellwether categories earlier in the night:
- Keep an eye on those earlier technical and craft categories, which could indicate which movies academy members liked more than we might think.
- Similarly, if you’re wondering if “Everything Everywhere All at Once” might sweep, keep an eye on Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing.
History-making wins, if they happen:
- Yeoh would become the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress Oscar (and only second woman of color ever, after Halle Berry 21 years ago).
- “Elvis” cinematographer Mandy Walker would become the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Cinematography, a very male-dominated field. She’s only the third female cinematographer ever to be nominated.
Jonathan Majors Arrives With His Cup
HuffPost's Lee Moran recently wrote about Majors' explanation for the cup: His mom was “so terrified” of him entering show business, she’d tell him to “watch your cup, watch your glass.”
A Few Thoughts From Our Senior Culture Editor
- I'm still salty about "The Woman King" being snubbed. So that will be on my mind all night, especially after this Entertainment Weekly post with some thoughts from anonymous academy voters.
- I also suddenly have this overwhelming feeling that tonight will be boring and unsatisfying. I hope I'm wrong!
- Cate Blanchett was incredible in "Tár." I will not be shocked if she wins Best Actress.
- However, I'm hoping for an "Everything Everywhere All at Once" sweep with a surprise win for Stephanie Hsu for Best Supporting Actress; the film simply doesn't work without her. Michelle Yeoh should win for Best Actress, and Ke Huy Quan should nab the Best Supporting Actor award. And it better win Best Picture.
- So this will counter my previous note, but if Angela Bassett wins Best Supporting Actress, I will be ecstatic. I will also consider it a retroactive win for her unforgettable performance as Tina Turner in "What's Love Got To Do With It?" She lost out to Holly Hunter in "The Piano" in 1994.
- I'm really dreading any and all slap jokes. But this is the deadline for any references to it, so Jimmy Kimmel better get them in during his opening monologue. But speaking of hosts, I would have loved for Abbott Elementary's Quinta Brunson and Janelle James to have hosted the ceremony.
- Very excited for Lady Gaga's and Rihanna's performances.
- Even more excited to see Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan on stage together to present an award. What a stunning press run they've had for "Creed III" in the past several weeks.
- "Top Gun: Maverick" was one of my favorite films of last year so I hope it nabs a couple of awards.
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