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“Everything Everywhere All at Once” won best picture at the 2023 Oscars on Sunday, March 12, taking home the biggest award of the night. It wasn’t exactly a surprise, though, since the movie also won best actress for Michelle Yeoh, best supporting actor for Ke Huy Quan, best supporting actress for Jamie Lee Curtis, best director and best original screenplay for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, and best film editing for Paul Rogers earlier in the night. The film had 11 nominations total, including another best supporting actress nod for Stephanie Hsu. Best actor went to Brendan Fraser for his performance in “The Whale.”
Harrison Ford presented the group with the best picture award, which was appropriate since he worked with Quan on “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” in 1984. During his speech, producer Jonathan Wang thanked the movie’s “brilliant and big-hearted” cast and crew — both the ones in attendance and those watching at home.
He also thanked his late father, who he said taught him “no person is more important than profits, and no one is more important than anyone else” — lessons he applied to the making of the film.
The Daniels — who also served as producers for the film — took the mic one more time to thank everyone at the end of their speech. Kwan said, “One of the best things we can do is shelter each other from the chaos of this world.” He added that it’s sometimes “a little scary” to think about how movies take years to make, but the internet moves a lot faster, and he’s grateful to keep making films. Watch the crew’s full acceptance below.
The other best picture nominees were “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Elvis,” “The Fabelmans,” “Tár,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Triangle of Sadness,” and “Women Talking.” The group of 10 nominees represented both big box-office smashes and smaller, more arthouse films. The German-language “All Quiet on the Western Front” was the second-biggest winner of the night, winning four awards during the ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who had the honor for the third time — and made quite a few jokes about 2022’s Oscars slap incident.