‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ dominates Oscars


From left, Ke Huy Quan, Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Fraser and Jamie Lee Curtis backstage during at the 95th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 12, 2023, in Hollywood. (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

People around the world turned to the ABC channel, waiting in anticipation. They watched as the attendees on screen roared with 

applause as the host Jimmy Kimmel dramatically parachuted onto stage, commencing the 95th Academy Awards show.

The Academy Awards, or sometimes attributed as the “Oscars,” recognizes specific films, actors that left audiences around 

the world in awe and the minds behind the screen.

For the event, guests were invited to the city where the movie-making magic is commonly associated with: Hollywood, 

California. The ceremony itself was held at the reputable Dolby Theatre.

According to Broadway in Hollywood, an entertainment information site, the Dolby Theatre officially became the home of the 

annual Academy Awards ceremonies in 2002. It also hosts America’s Got Talent, the Excellence in Sports Performance 

Yearly (ESPY) Awards and the Daytime Emmy Awards.

This year, there were many nominations that were popular with fans. A few included “Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Whale”

and “Elvis.” However, only one emerged with the title of truly dominating the 95th Academy Awards.

According to The Economist, a global news collector, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” won the Oscar for Best Picture, 

as well as six other awards: Best Directing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), Best 

Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan) and Best Editing.

With “Everything Everywhere All at Once” sweeping this year’s event, it left some unhappy with the little to no variation in the 

winners. For instance, when Jamie Lee Curtis received the honor of Best Supporting Actress, people felt another nominee deserved

it more.

According to Pinkvilla, an amusement and lifestyle platform, many people were shocked when Curtis accepted the honor instead of 

Angela Bassett, who was considered the frontrunner due to her role of Queen Ramonda in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

The Academy Awards has been a marvel to the public eye since its establishment over 96 years ago. Those that treasure

various movies in their heart still see the Oscars as a way for those in the filmmaking industry to be formally commemorated 

for their work and dedication. 

According to the Washington Post, the Academy Awards were never just about the art. Being honored by peers — as actors

 vote in the categories — and so on, is undoubtedly a career highlight. An Oscar nomination is a remarkable achievement given 

the hundreds of qualified films in debate each year.