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For Months the speculation about how Everything Everywhere All At Once (EEAAO) will perform at the Oscars was mostly focused on whether the indie film will win the Best Picture or Best Actress categories but it was indeed 10s across the board on the night.
The eccentric multiverse adventure which Michelle Yeoh plays a fed-up launderette owner who accesses different versions of herself to save the world (and defeat Jamie Lee Curtis’s villainously dowdy tax inspector) won most of the major categories including Best Picture, Best Actress (Yeoh), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan) and Best Director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert). Ke Huy Quan was even in floods of tears as he came up to give his speech.
Thank you, thank you,” he told the audience. “My mum is 84 years old and she’s at home watching. Mum, I just won an Oscar!
Quan continued: “My journey started on a boat, I spent a year in a refugee camp and somehow I ended up here on Hollywood’s biggest stage.”
It looks like not everyone was happy about EEAAO’s clean sweep, Angela Bassett got a shout-out from Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors after her loss. The “Creed III” co-stars gave a shoutout to Bassett while onstage presenting the award for Best Cinematography at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Bassett had lost the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award to Jamie Lee Curtis moments before.
“Hey, Auntie,” Jordan said to his “Black Panther” co-star seated in the audience.
“We love you,” Majors followed up.
The brief but touching moment resonated with many fans on social media who expressed their disappointment that Bassett didn’t win the award for her role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
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