Oscars 2023: “Everything Everywhere All at Once” dominates and wins seven, also best picture

Last Sunday, the critically acclaimed science-fiction action comedy “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, won seven Academy Awards, for picture, directing, original screenplay, actress in a leading role, actor, and actress in a supporting role, and editing. Feature image shows the winning team with, top row, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Hong, Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Wang, Stephanie Hsu, Daniel Scheinert; bottom row, Ke Huy Quan, Daniel Kwan.

The success of the film at the Academy Awards indicated the importance of recognizing and nurturing international and diverse talent, with 60-year-old Malaysian-born Michelle Yeoh becoming the first self-identified actress of Asian descent to win the best actress award, and Vietnamese-American actor Ke Huy Quan is the second Asian to win the award for actor in a supporting role, after Haing S. Ngor for “The Killing Fields” (1984).

Ruth E. Carter, in 2018 the first African American to win an Academy Award for costume design (“Black Panther”), now won a second Oscar for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (2022).

Brendan Fraser was rewarded for his astonishing performance in “The Whale”so was the film’s makeup teamand the German-made “All Quiet on the Western Front” won an Oscar as international feature film. The film also won the Oscars for production design, musical score and cinematography.

Some films won, but for others, it was more difficult than expected. Huge blockbusters such as “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Top Gun: Maverick” each received one Oscar on Sunday night, for visual effects and sound, respectively. Totally unexpected, “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Tár” and Steven Spielberg’s latest masterpiece “The Fabelmans” went home empty-handed.

This year’s host was Jimmy Kimmel, who set the tone with a superb monologue. Referring to the unfortunate incident last year, he said, ‘If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point during the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for Best Actor and permitted to give a 19-minute long speech.’

Ke Huy Quan gave a very poignant acceptance speech when he said, ‘My journey started on a boat. I spent a year in a refugee camp, and somehow, I ended up here on Hollywood’s biggest stage. This is the American dream!’ And actress Michelle Yeoh’s inspiring speech was also to the point when she concluded, ‘For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities. Dream big, and dreams do come true. And ladies, don’t let anybody tell you that you are past your prime. Never give up.’

It was a memorable and one of a kind Oscar night, a prefect way to celebrate the magic of filmmaking and all the talent it takes to achieve that magic.

Here is the full list of all the nominees of the 95th Academy Awards; the winners are indicated in bold. The videos include the acceptance speeches and/or the first reactions of the Oscar winners in the press room, right after they had received their Academy Award.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (2022, trailer)

Best picture

“All Quiet on the Western Front” directed by Edward Berger; produced by Malte Grunert
“Avatar: The Way of Water” directed by James Cameron; produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau
“The Banshees of Inisherin” directed by Martin McDonagh; produced by Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh
“Elvis” directed by Baz Luhrmann; produced by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick, Schuyler Weiss
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” directed by Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert; produced by Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang
“The Fabelmans” directed by Steven Spielberg; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Tony Kushner
“Tár” directed by Todd Field; produced by Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert
“Top Gun: Maverick” directed by Joseph Kosinski; produced by Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison, Jerry Bruckheimer
“Triangle of Sadness” directed by Ruben Östlund; produced by Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe Bober
“Women Talking” directed by Sarah Polley; produced by Frances McDormand, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

International feature film

“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany), directed by Edward Berger
“Argentina, 1985” (Argentina), directed by Santiago Mitre
“Close” (Belgium), directed by Lukas Dhont
“EO” (Poland ), directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
“The Quiet Girl” (Ireland), directed by Colm Bairéad

Animated feature film

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” directed by Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson
“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” directed by Dean Fleischer Camp
“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” directed by Joel Crawford, Januel Mercado
“The Sea Beast” directed by Chris Williams
“Turning Red” directed by Domee Shi



Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”)
Todd Field (“Tár”)
Ruben Östlund (“Triangle of Sadness”)

Actor in a leading role

Austin Butler (“Elvis”)
Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”)
Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”)
Bill Nighy (“Living”)


Actress in a leading role

Cate Blanchett (“Tár”)
Ana de Armas (“Blonde”)
Andrea Riseborough (“To Leslie”)
Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”)
Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)


Actor in a supporting role

Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”)
Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”)
Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)


Actress in a supporting role

Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
Hong Chau (“The Whale”)
Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)


Original screenplay

Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Steven Spielberg, Tony Kusher (“The Fabelmans”)
Todd Field (“Tár”)
Ruben Östlund (“Triangle of Sadness”)

Adapted screenplay

Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
Rian Johnson (“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”)
Kazuo Ishiguro (“Living”)
Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie; story: Peter Craig, Justin Marks (“Top Gun: Maverick”)
Sarah Polley (“Women Talking”)

Original score

Volker Bertelman (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
Justin Hurwitz (“Babylon”)
Carter Burwell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Son Lux (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
John Williams (“The Fabelmans”)

Original song

Music and lyrics by Diane Warren (“Applause” from “Tell It like a Woman”)
Music and lyrics by Lady Gaga, BloodPop (“Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick”)
Music by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler; lyrics by Tems, Ryan Coogler (“Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
Music by M.M. Keeravaani; lyrics by Chandrabose (“Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”)
Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne, Mitski; lyrics by Ryan Lott, David Byrne (“This Is A Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once”)



James Friend (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
Darius Khondji (“Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”)
Mandy Walker (“Elvis”)
Roger Deakins (“Empire of Light”)
Florian Hoffmeister (“Tár”)


Mikkel E.G. Nielsen (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Matt Villa, Jonathan Redmond (“Elvis”)
Paul Rogers (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Monika Willi (“Tár”)
Eddie Hamilton (“Top Gun: Maverick”)

Production design

Ernestine Hipper, Christian M. Goldbeck (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
Dylan Cole, Ben Procter, Vanessa Cole (“Avatar: The Way of Water”)
Florencia Martin, Anthony Carlino (“Babylon”)
Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Bev Dunn (“Elvis”)
Rick Carter, Karen O’Hara (“The Fabelmans”)

Costume design

Mary Zophres (“Babylon”)
Ruth E. Carter (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
Catherine Martin (“Elvis”)
Shirley Kurata (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Jenny Beavan (“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”)


Viktor Prásil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel, Stefan Korte (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Michael Hedges (“Avatar: The Way of Water”)
Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray, Andy Nelson (“The Batman”)
David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson, Michael Keller (“Elvis”)
Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor (“Top Gun: Maverick”)

Visual effects

Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank, Kamil Jafar (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, Daniel Barrett (“Avatar: The Way of Water”)
Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands, Dominic Tuohy (“The Batman”)
Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White, Dan Sudick (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson, Scott R. Fisher (“Top Gun: Maverick”)

Makeup and hairstyling

Heike Merker, Linda Eisenhamerová (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, Mike Fontaine (“The Batman”)
Camille Friend, Joel Harlow (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
Mark Coulier, Jason Baird, Aldo Signoretti (“Elvis”)
Adrien Morot, Judy Chin, Anne Marie Bradley (“The Whale”)

Documentary feature

Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann, Teddy Leifer (“All That Breathes”)
Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin, Yoni Golijov (“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”)
Sara Dosa, Shane Boris, Ina Fichman (“Fire of Love”)
Simon Lereng Wilmont, Monica Hellström (“A House Made of Splinters”)
Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Shane Boris (“Navalny”)

Documentary short

Kartiki Gonsalves, Guneet Monga (“The Elephant Whisperers”)
Evgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev (“Haulout”)
Jay Rosenblatt (“How Do You Measure a Year?”)
Anne Alvergue, Beth Levison (“The Martha Mitchell Effect”)
Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones (“Stranger at the Gate”)

Live action short

Tom Berkeley, Ross White (“An Irish Goodbye”)
Anders Walter, Rebecca Pruzan (“Ivalu”)
Alice Rohrwacher, Alfonso Cuarón (“Le Pupille”)
Eirik Tveiten, Gaute Lid Larssen (“Night Ride”)
Cyrus Neshvad (“The Red Suitcase”)

Animated short

Charlie Mackesy, Matthew Freud (“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”)
Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby (“The Flying Sailor”)
João Gonzalez, Bruno Caetano (“Ice Merchants”)
Sara Gunnarsdóttir, Pamela Ribon (“My Year of Dicks”)
Lachlan Pendragon (“An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It”)