The film, directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, tells the story of a retired woman who discovers she has the ability to travel between parallel universes. As she navigates her newfound powers, she must confront her past and future selves to save her family and the multiverse from destruction.
The film was praised by critics for its bold storytelling and innovative visuals. It features a talented cast, including Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, and Jamie Lee Curtis in a standout performance.
Kwan and Scheinert, who are known for their work on the indie hit “Swiss Army Man,” were overwhelmed by their wins. In their acceptance speech for Best Director, they thanked their cast and crew for their hard work and dedication to the project.
“We never thought we would be here tonight,” Kwan said. “This film was a labor of love, and we are so grateful to everyone who helped bring it to life.”
The film’s success was also a triumph for Asian representation in Hollywood. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” features a predominantly Asian cast and crew, and its win for Best Picture marks a historic moment for the industry.
“We hope that this film inspires other filmmakers to tell diverse stories and push the boundaries of what is possible in cinema,” Scheinert said.
Other winners of the night included Will Smith, who won Best Actor for his role in “King Richard,” and Kristen Stewart, who won Best Actress for her portrayal of Princess Diana in “Spencer.” The award for Best Supporting Actor went to Troy Kotsur for his performance in “CODA,” while Ariana DeBose won Best Supporting Actress for “West Side Story.”
Overall, the 95th Academy Awards was a night of celebration for the film industry, with a diverse range of winners and nominees. But it was “Everything Everywhere All at Once” that stole the show, reminding audiences of the power of storytelling and the importance of representation on and off screen.