Oscars: Everything, Everywhere, Every Award, All at Once…

There's a universe where 'Everything, Everywhere...' *didn't* clean up at the Oscars. This isn't that universe...

There were a few surprises at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, but very few genuine shocks. A year ago and the biggest surprise would have been Everything, Everywhere, All at Once – a wacky tale about Michelle yeo’s character being pinballed through the multiverse – being in the mix… but there’s been a buzz about that film ever since nomination season and it didn’t disappoint. At the award ceremony it did better than just being in the mix, it cleared up on almost all the awards for which it could be nominated. As well as the Best Picture and Director statuettes, the film landed Michelle Yeoh the Best Actress making her the first eastern actress to receive the award. Ke Huy Quan got the biggest of all comebacks as the former Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom sidekick and Goonies got the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.  Jamie Lee Curtis, won for Actress in a Supporting Role in the film.

Best Actor went to Brendan Fraser for his performance as an obese man in The Whale and Guillermo del Toro won in the Best Animated Film category with Pinocchio.

Elsewhere, Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water both got the expected technical nods (perhaps suspecting as much, Tom Cruise and James Cameron were no-shows). Black Panther: Wakanda Forever won for Costume Design but couldn’t emulate the original’s all-around success. Angela Bassett, who had been nominated for Best Supporting Actress and who had won several key awards this past year making her a favourite, lost out to Jamie Lee Curtis. Bassett apparently didn’t join the latter’s standing ovation.



Best Picture: Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Directing Everything Everywhere All at Once — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
Best Actor in a Leading Role:  Brendan Fraser in The Whale
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All at Once 
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once
Stephanie Hsu in Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Costume Design: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — Ruth Carter

Best Sound:Top Gun: Maverick — Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor 

Best Original Score: All Quiet on the Western Front — Volker Bertelmann 

Best Adapted Screenplay: Women Talking — Screenplay by Sarah Polley 

Best Original Screenplay: Everything Everywhere All at Once — Written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
Best Live-Action Short Film: An Irish Goodbye — Tom Berkeley and Ross White
Best Animated Short Film: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse — Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud

Best Animated Film: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio — Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley 

Best Original Song: Naatu Naatu from RRR; Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose

Best International Feature Film: All Quiet on the Western Front — Germany
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Whale — Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley 

Best Production Design: All Quiet on the Western Front — Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper

Best Cinematography: All Quiet on the Western Front — James Friend
Best Visual Effects: Avatar: The Way of Water — Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett
Best Documentary Feature: Navalny — Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris

Best Documentary Short Film: The Elephant Whisperers — Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga

Best Film Editing: Everything Everywhere All at Once — Paul Rogers