Indie Film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” Takes Home Top Honors at 95th Academy Awards

Oscar awards 2023

The 95th Academy Awards ended on a high note with the crowning of “Everything Everywhere All at Once” as the Best Picture on Sunday. The film, which follows a Chinese-American laundromat owner facing an IRS audit and inter-dimensional attackers, earned seven awards, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Director for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. The triumph is a major victory for indie studio A24, which helped the zany film gross an impressive $100 million at the box office, a rare feat in the current market for art-house movies. In addition, the studio managed to secure all four acting honors, with “Everything Everywhere All at Once” winning three and “The Whale” taking one.

Oscar awards 2023

The Oscars also featured several notable comebacks, including Michelle Yeoh’s recognition as Best Actress for her role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” making her the first Asian woman to win the award. Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for his performance in “The Whale,” marking a remarkable resurgence for the once-prominent actor who had been away from the spotlight for over a decade due to personal struggles. Ke Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” dedicating his award to those told to give up on their dreams.

Jamie Lee Curtis, a veteran horror movie actress, won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The film’s off-beat touches and multiverse storyline depart from the traditional prestige fare that dominates the Oscars. Still, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has been making strides toward diversifying its pool of voters and membership, leading to more diverse and unconventional winners.

The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who kept the show light and humorous. While the entertainment industry faces significant challenges due to the shift towards streaming services and studio consolidation, the Oscars managed to maintain a celebratory atmosphere. The winners included smaller films like “Triangle of Sadness” and “Tár,” as well as popular favorites like “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water.” The ceremony also featured several cosmetic changes, including a champagne-colored carpet, and averted disasters such as power outages and carpet damage caused by bad weather.

Despite these changes, the Oscars’ ratings have steadily declined, with last year’s telecast drawing only 16.6 million viewers. Nevertheless, the ceremony remains important for recognizing the best in the movie industry and celebrating the diversity and creativity of its nominees and winners.

List of all Oscar Winners for 2023

Best Picture

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • “Elvis”
  • “The Fabelmans”
  • “Tár”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “Triangle of Sadness”
  • “Women Talking”
  • WINNER: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”


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

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Cate Blanchett, “Tár”
  • Ana de Armas, “Blonde”
  • Andrea Riseborough, “To Leslie”
  • Michelle Williams, “The Fabelmans”
  • WINNER: Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Austin Butler, “Elvis”
  • Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Paul Mescal, “Aftersun”
  • Bill Nighy, “Living”
  • WINNER: Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Angela Bassett, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • Hong Chau, “The Whale”
  • Kerry Condon, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Stephanie Hsu, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • WINNER: Jamie Lee Curtis, “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”
  • WINNER: Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Animated Feature Film

  • “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”
  • “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”
  • “The Sea Beast”
  • “Turning Red”
  • WINNER: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”


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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Martin McDonagh
  • “The Fabelmans,” Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg
  • “Tár,” Todd Field
  • “Triangle of Sadness,” Ruben Östlund
  • WINNER: “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

International Feature Film

  • “Argentina, 1985” (Argentina)
  • “Close” (Belgium)
  • “EO” (Poland)
  • “The Quiet Girl” (Ireland)
  • WINNER: “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany)

Animated Short Film

  • “The Flying Sailor”
  • “Ice Merchants”
  • “My Year of D**ks”
  • “An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It”
  • WINNER: “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”

Live Action Short Film

  • “Ivalu”
  • “Le Pupille”
  • “Night Ride”
  • “The Red Suitcase”
  • WINNER: “An Irish Goodbye”

Documentary Feature Film

  • “All That Breathes”
  • “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”
  • “Fire of Love”
  • “A House Made of Splinters”
  • WINNER: “Navalny”

Documentary Short Film

  • “Haulout”
  • “How Do You Measure a Year?”
  • “The Martha Mitchell Effect”
  • “Stranger at the Gate”
  • WINNER: “The Elephant Whisperers”

Music (Original Song)

  • “Applause” from “Tell It like a Woman”
  • “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “This Is A Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • WINNER: “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”

Music (Original Score)

  • “Babylon”
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • “The Fabelmans”
  • WINNER: “All Quiet on the Western Front”


  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “The Batman”
  • “Elvis”
  • WINNER: “Top Gun: Maverick”

Film Editing

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • “Elvis”
  • “Tár”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • WINNER: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Costume Design

  • “Babylon”
  • “Elvis”
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”
  • WINNER: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”
  • “The Batman”
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “Elvis”
  • WINNER: “The Whale”

Production Design

  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “Babylon”
  • “Elvis”
  • “The Fabelmans”
  • WINNER: “All Quiet on the Western Front”

Visual Effects

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”
  • “The Batman”
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • WINNER: “Avatar: The Way of Water”