A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once finished its awards campaign with the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 95th Oscars ceremony last weekend.

The beloved film and its creative collaborators had a remarkable season, cleaning out the guild awards and winning top prizes at the Golden Globes and Independent Spirit Awards. During the Academy Awards ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Schienert won the Oscar for Directing and Original Screenplay, making them the third duo in Academy Awards history to win the Directing category. Additionally, Everything Everywhere All at Once won seven out of their eleven nominations, including acting wins for three categories, an enormous feat for the film widely released theatrically by A24 on April 8th, 2022.

The 95th Academy Awards proved to be a historic evening, with Michelle Yeoh becoming the first Asian to win the Lead Actress trophy, beating out Tar’s Cate Blanchett for the top prize. In addition, awards season favorite Ke Huy Quan, Yeoh’s co-star, secured his Supporting Actor award, while Jamie Lee Curtis beat out co-star and rising star Stephanie Hsu for Actress in a Supporting role. The film capped off a stunning year for distributor A24, winning nine awards, including Lead Actor for Brendan Fraser’s gut-wrenching performance in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale.

Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front took home four trophies after gaining significant momentum following the 2023 BAFTA awards, where the film won seven awards. While punters believed the film could take out the top prize at the Oscars, the film was represented well with James Friend winning Cinematography, Christian M. Goldbeck and Ernestine Hipper for Production Design, Composer Volker Bertelmann for Original Score, and the International Feature Award.

Women Talking writer/director Sarah Polley won the Adapted Screenplay Award for her film, which followed her WGA Award win for the same category. Meanwhile, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On came up short in the Animated Film category, with Guillermo del toro’s Pinocchio taking home the award. In his acceptance speech, del Toro asserted the relevance of animation and to keep it in the conversation outside of being just a genre.

During the three-and-a-half-hour telecast, other winners included Ruth E. Carter, who became the first Black woman to win two Academy Awards, winning her second Oscar for Costume Design in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. A24’s The Whale won Makeup and Hairstyling, while the Visual Effects Oscar went to the team behind Avatar: The Way of Water. India’s RRR won Best Song for “Naatu Naatu,” and Warner Bros./CNN Films/HBO Max’s Nalavny was awarded the Documentary Feature Film prize.

Below are the winners at the 2023 Academy Awards:

Best Picture
Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24)
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, and Jonathan Wang, Producers

Actress in a Leading Role
Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24)

Actor in a Leading Role
Brendan Fraser in The Whale (A24)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24)

Animated Feature Film
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix)
Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley

James Friend for All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix)

Costume Design
Ruth E. Carter for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Walt Disney)

Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24)

Documentary Feature Film
Navalny (Warner Bros./CNN Films/HBO Max)
Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, and Shane Boris

Documentary Short Film
The Elephant Whisperers (Netflix)
Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga

Film Editing
Paul Rogers for Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24)

International Feature Film
All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)

Makeup and Hairstyling
The Whale (A24)
Adrien Morot, Judy Chin, and Annemarie Bradley

Music (Original Score)
Volker Bertelmann for All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix)

Music (Original Song)
Naatu Naatu from RRR
Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose

Production Design
All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix)
Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper

Animated Short Film
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (BBC and Apple Original Films)
Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud

Live Action Short Film
An Irish Goodbye (Network Ireland Television)
Tom Berkeley and Ross White

Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)
Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor

Visual effects
Avatar: The Way of Water (Walt Disney)
Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, and Daniel Barrett

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Women Talking (Orion Pictures/United Artists Releasing)
Screenplay by Sarah Polley

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24)
Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

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Partner, Deputy Awards Editor

Matthew Koss is the Deputy Awards Editor at Awards Focus and a Senior Film and TV coverage Partner.

He is the host and creator of the weekly YouTube series The Wandering Screen with Matt Koss, which features dynamic reviews of all the latest film and TV releases. His writing has also appeared in The Movie Buff, Voyage LA, and ScreenRant, and he is a moderator for post-screening Q&As.

Since joining Awards Focus in 2020, Matthew has interviewed A-list talent, including Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emmy winner Alex Borstein, and Lovecraft Country’s Jonathan Majors, across film and TV. He also appears on red carpets for major studios and film festivals, most recently with Netflix's The Crown and Hulu’s The Bear.

After moving from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles in 2014, Matthew has worked in various areas of the entertainment industry, including talent and literary representation, film/TV development as a Creative Executive, and at film festivals as a Regional Manager. Matthew is also a screenwriting consultant, most recently partnering with Roadmap Writers, where he conducted private, multi-week mentorship consultations, roundtables, and monthly coaching programs.

Matthew is also a producer, and he recently appeared at the Los Angeles Shorts International Film Festival with his film Chimera, directed by Justin Hughes.

He continues to work with entertainment companies such as Warner Bros. Discovery, Zero Gravity Management, Sundance Institute, and MGMT Entertainment.

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