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The 95th Oscars were held on Sunday night, honoring the best films of 2022. The ceremony was hosted by comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who brought his trademark humor and wit to the show. Read on below to find out all about the biggest winners of the night’s most prestigious awards.
Best Picture: Everything Everywhere All at Once
The sci-fi comedy-drama Everything Everywhere All at Once stormed through awards season, taking the top prize for each of Hollywood’s major award shows. The film follows a Chinese woman (Michelle Yeoh) who discovers she can access parallel universes where she lives different versions of her life. The film was praised for its originality, creativity, and heartwarming message.
Best Actor: Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser won his first Oscar for his role as a 600-pound recluse in The Whale. He beat out Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, Paul Mescal, and Bill Nighy for the coveted prize. In his emotional speech, he thanked his director Darren Aronofsky, his co-star Amy Adams, and his fans for their support. He also dedicated his award to his late son Griffin, who died of cancer in 2021. Fraser’s win marked a remarkable comeback for the actor after years of personal and professional struggles.
Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh
With this year’s Oscars ceremony, actress Michelle Yeoh officially became the first Asian woman to win Best Actress due to her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once. She thanked her co-stars and the film’s directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, as well as her immigrant parents for their love and sacrifice. She also paid tribute to her late friend Chadwick Boseman, who passed away from colorectal cancer in 2020.
Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan
Ke Huy Quan won an award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jimmy Wong, Michelle Yeoh’s nephew and sidekick in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Quan was previously best known for his roles as Data in The Goonies and Short Round in Indiana Jones. He thanked his mentors Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner, as well as his immigrant parents for giving him a chance to pursue his dreams.
Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis won an award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as IRS inspector Deirdre Beaubeirdre in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Winning Best Supporting Actress is special for Curtis, as her mother Janet Leigh was nominated for the same award for her role in the 1961 film Psycho.
Best Director: Daniels
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (also known as the Daniels) won Best Director for their work on Everything Everywhere All at Once. They became the first duo to win this award since directors Joel and Ethan Coen won the award for their film No Country For Old Men in 2007. They thanked their cast, crew, producers A24 Films, and their families for believing in their vision. Everything Everywhere All at Once was definitively the biggest winner of the event, and the Daniels deserve the recognition.