Everything Everywhere All At Once made history at the Oscars with seven awards in total. The multiverse sci-fi comedy stars, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis and directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert aka “the Daniels”, all won statuettes of their own.
Michelle Yeoh won the Best Actress category, making her the first Asian woman to win the award. While accepting her gong she said “ladies, never let anyone tell you, you are past your prime…dream big, and dreams do come true… this is history in the making.”
Yeoh won the award against two-time Oscar winner, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, Ana De Armas and Andrea Riseborough. Everything Everywhere All At Once also won the Best Picture award.
Ke Huy Quan who won the Best Supporting Actor said during his acceptance speech, “Mom, I just won an Oscar”, addressing his 84-year-old mother who was watching from home. In the same fashion, Jamie Lee Curtis, who won the Best Supporting actress for Everything Everywhere All at Once, dedicated the win to her parents.
“My mother and my father were both nominated for Oscars in different categories. I just won an Oscar”, an emotional Curtis said. ‘The Daniels’ won the Best Director and Best Original Screenplay awards for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Meanwhile, costume designer Ruth E Carter won an award for Best Costume Design for her work on Black Panther two. This makes her the first African-American woman to win two Oscars and the first designer to win for both an original film and its sequel.
Carter said in her speech “thank you to the Academy for recognizing the superhero that is a Black woman…I share this with many dedicated artists whose hands and hearts helped manifest the costumes of Wakanda and Talokan.”
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