‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ is big winner at the Oscars

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Judy Chin, Adrien Morot, and Annemarie Bradley with their Oscars for best makeup and hairstyling for “The Whale” at the 95th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 12, 2023. (Photos: Noel West/NYTimes)
In the late 1960s, young cineastes shook up a moribund film industry by delivering idiosyncratic, startlingly original work. The moment became known as New Hollywood.اضافة اعلان

When film historians look back at the 95th Academy Awards, they may mark it as the start of a new New Hollywood. Voters honored A24’s head-twisting, TikTok-era “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with the Oscar for best picture — along with six other awards — while naming Netflix’s German-language war epic “All Quiet on the Western Front” the winner in four categories, including best international film.

Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga with their Oscars for best documentary short film for “The Elephant Whisperers” at the 95th Academy Awards.

The Daniels, the young filmmaking duo behind the racially diverse “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, won Oscars for their original screenplay and directing. The film also won Oscars for film editing, best actress, and best supporting actor and actress, with Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Jamie Lee Curtis honored for their performances.

“Ladies, don’t let anybody ever tell you that you are ever past your prime,” Yeoh, 60, said when accepting the best actress Oscar. “Never give up.” She was the first Asian woman to receive the award.

“Ladies, don’t let anybody ever tell you that you are ever past your prime,” Yeoh, 60, said when accepting the best actress Oscar. “Never give up.”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spread nominations remarkably far and wide this year. Two blockbuster sequels, “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Top Gun: Maverick”, made the best picture cut. So did the little-seen art films “Triangle of Sadness”, “Women Talking”, and “Tár”. Voters also made room for a musical (“Elvis”) and a memory piece (“The Fabelmans”).

New names and familiar facesIn some ways, spreading nominations widely reflected the jumbled state of Hollywood. No one in the movie capital seems to know which end is up, with streaming services like Netflix hot then not, and studios unsure about how many films to release in theaters.

First-time nominees filled 16 of the 20 acting slots, with new stars like Austin Butler (“Elvis”), Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”), Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”) and Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) honored for breakthrough roles.

Ruth Carter with her Oscar for best costume design for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at the 95th Academy Awards. 

But first-time acting nominations also went to Hollywood stalwarts like Curtis, Yeoh, and Brendan Fraser.

An overcome Fraser, who won the Oscar for best actor for his performance as an obese professor in “The Whale”, thanked Darren Aronofsky, the film’s director, “for throwing me a creative lifeline”.

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