“Everything Everywhere All at Once” Sweeps 2023 Oscars

Mackenzie Longfellow, Chief Editor

The 2023 Oscars were held on March 12 with Jimmy Kimmel hosting for the third time. The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, are one of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry to recognize excellence in films. This year, the Oscars awarded numerous movies and people, making history with some of its awards. 

One of the more notable and awarded films of the night was the A24 film “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The movie went into the award show with the most nominations, and had already won other awards such as Critics Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globes, and a lot more. At the Oscars, the movie was nominated for 11 awards and by the end of the night left with seven of them including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. The leading actress, Michelle Yeoh, made history and became the first Asian American to win Best Actress, and the second woman of color to win. Another notable win for the movie was Ke Huy Quan who had starred as a child in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and “The Goonies”. After years of not acting, he returned with his role as Waymond Wang in the movie and won a Golden Globe for the role alongside the Oscar. The film won an overall of 264 awards and has been nominated about 404 times. 

Another big win for the night was Brendan Fraser who won Best Actor for the movie “The Whale”. Fraser has been in films such as “The Mummy” franchise, “George of the Jungle”, and many more. He rose to popularity primarily during the late 90s to early 2000s, and he took a short break from the Hollywood scene before returning for some minor roles leading up to his award winning film: “The Whale”. After winning the award, Fraser commented on his long career and gave his gratitude. “I started in this business 30 years ago, and things, they didn’t come easily to me, but there was a facility that I didn’t appreciate at the time, until it stopped. And I just want to say thank you for this acknowledgement. Because it couldn’t be done without my cast.”

With the award season now wrapping up, and with the Oscars being one of the final big shows, Oscar-watchers were left with some ideas on what movies needed to be added to their must-watch list.