The film Everything Everywhere All at Once has successfully made the jump from unexpected box office success to potential Academy Award winner status.
At the 2023 Academy Awards, the film was the clear victor, taking home seven of the eleven prizes for which it was nominated. The outcome meant that films like “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Elvis,” and “The Fabelmans” did not win any awards.
Produced by the Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Everything Everywhere All at Once shook up Hollywood with its groundbreaking use of a predominantly Asian cast that included Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, and Ke Huy Quan.
It garnered 11 nominations, more than any other 2023 film, tying the total for The Godfather Part II, Saving Private Ryan, Gandhi, Terms of Endearment, and The Joker. Comparable to the box office success of Star Wars, Schindler’s List, Lawrence of Arabia, and Gravity, it won seven Oscars. This is a rundown of all the records that Everything Everywhere All at Once managed to shatter during the Academy Awards.
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Oscar’s First Sci-Fi Best Picture Winner
Winning Best Picture at the 2023 Academy Awards is a huge deal for science fiction movies. Everything Everywhere All at Once is the first science fiction film to win Best Picture, following in the footsteps of the first horror film, The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and the first fantasy film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).
The First Asian Person to Win the Award for Best Actress
Although several Asian actors and actresses have won Oscars for supporting roles, Yeoh is the first to win in the Best Actress category. She’s only the second woman of color to win Best Actress, following Halle Berry.
First Non-Siblings to Jointly Win Best Director
Together known as the Daniels, Daniel Kwan, and Daniel Scheinert won the Best Director Oscar at the 95th ceremony, besting heavy hitters including Steven Spielberg, Martin McDonagh, and Todd Field.
In 2007, Joel and Ethan Coen won the Oscar for their film No Country for Old Men, therefore they aren’t the first writing team to do it. Yet, the Daniels is the first non-related duo to take home the award.
Daniels, aged 35, is one of the younger directors to win Best Director; the youngest, Damien Chazelle, won for La La Land when he was just 32.
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Most Acting Wins for a Single Movie
In the 2023 Academy Awards, four of the film’s actors were nominated in three different categories. In the acting categories, Michelle Yeoh took home the award for Best Actress, Ke Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor, Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress, and Stephanie Hsu was nominated for the same award.
The Academy confirms Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress with a tweet:
The one and only… Academy Award winner Jamie Lee Curtis. #Oscars
Photo Credit: Michelle Watt pic.twitter.com/wTyzeNZnnc
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 13, 2023
This is the third time a film has accomplished this, following A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and Network (2002). (1976).
The comedy film Everything Everywhere All at Once, starring Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, and Ke Huy Quan, is now available to watch on Netflix. You can watch it on Paramount Plus, The Roku Channel, SHOWTIME, Spectrum TV, Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, or Redbox.