Oscars Analysis: How ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Became the Poster Child for the New Academy

Mar 27, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: The Wrap (by Steve Pond).

Slowly but surely, over the course of three and a half hours, the 95th Academy Awards ceremony turned from a runaway into a nail-biter.

And then it became a runaway again, with the pre-show favorite “Everything Everywhere All at Once” winning four of the last five categories, including Best Director, Best Actress and Best Picture. This came after the German-language drama “All Quiet on the Western Front” had put up a fight through the middle of the show, winning four awards and beating “Everything Everywhere” head-to-head in musical score to keep alive visions of a dramatic upset.

But if “Everything Everywhere” didn’t exactly win everything, everywhere, it won a lot and it won in the right places. Just after the three-hour mark, it tied “All Quiet” with its fourth win in the crucial film editing category, and then pulled ahead for good when Best Director went to directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.

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