The metaphysical multiverse comedy “Everything Everywhere All at Once” won the best film Oscars at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday. Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Jamie Lee Curtis also received honors.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s anarchic ballet of everything bagels, googly-eyed rocks, and one messy tax audit surfaced as an unlikely Academy Awards heavyweight despite being far from Oscar bait. The independent smash, which came in second for best picture behind “Moonlight,” earned seven Oscars in total. Only two other movies, “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Network,” have garnered three performance Oscars.
The Oscars best film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” triumphed with a very different portrayal of immigration fifty years after “The Godfather” earned the award. Its eccentric narrative about a Chinese immigrant family, the Daniels’ second feature film, combined science fiction and alternate realities with the tale of an everyday woman and laundromat proprietor.
The world is changing quickly, and Kwan, who shared best director and best original screenplay with Scheinert, expressed concern that his tales were not keeping up. Knowing that the world on the internet moves at a nanosecond rate. While movies move at a rate of years can be a little frightening at times. But I firmly believe our tales.
Michelle Yeoh First Asian lady to win Best Actress at Oscars
Yeoh won the award for best actress and made history as the first Asian lady to do so for her work in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Yeoh, 60, a Malaysian native, received her first Oscar for a performance. That incorporated both her comedic and dramatic talents as well as her kung fu prowess. It’s the first time in 20 years that a non-white performer has won best actress.
Yeoh, who got a boisterous standing ovation, said, “Ladies, don’t let anyone ever tell you you’re past your prime.
After two years of pandemic, the release of “Everything Everywhere” in March 2022 assisted in reviving arthouse cinemas. Generating over $100 million in ticket sales despite low early expectations of Oscar success.