It turned out that “Everything Everywhere All at Once” was pretty much everything to every Oscar voter. Of its 11 nominations, it won seven, including the big one: Best Picture. The last Best Picture winner to win that many statuettes was “Gravity” in 2014.
“EEAAO” started off strong when Ke Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor. Then Jamie Lee Curtis nabbed Best Supporting Actress and, later in the evening, the Daniels took home Best Original Screenplay. By the time it won Film Editing, the seemingly unstoppable breakout hit‘s momentum was undeniable. It then went on to triumph in Best Director (or directors, plural, since the Daniels became the first duo to win that category since the Coen Brothers in 2008), Best Actress (for Michelle Yeoh, who made history as the first Asian woman to do so) and finally, Best Picture.
Much of the evening went according to Steve Pond‘s predictions in his final analysis of the race. “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” won Best Animated Feature, the first award of the night, and “Navalny” won Best Documentary. During his acceptance speech, “Navalny” director Daniel Roher quoted imprisoned Russian politician Alexei Navalny and then ceded the floor to Navalny’s wife, Julia, who was there with her two children.
(Excerpt) Read more & a list of Winners in: The Wrap