The hyperkinetic multiverse actioner Everything Everywhere All at Once completed a surprising awards-season campaign with a Best Picture trophy at the 95th Academy Awards Sunday, March 12.
The unconventional film from indie distributor A24 ended up winning seven trophies from its 11 nominations. A good night was portended early for the film when it won both the supporting performance awards, with Ke Huy Quan winning Best Supporting Actor and Jamie Lee Curtis taking Best Supporting Actress. The film also won Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, for Best Film Editing, and both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the filmmaking team of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. The film has been available through retail channels since July from Lionsgate, and can be streamed on Paramount+.
The German film All Quiet on the Western Front, a new adaptation of the World War I novel of the same name, won four Oscars, for Best International Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design and Best Original Score for Volker Bertelmann. It is available for streaming on Netflix, and arrives on Blu-ray and 4K March 28 from MPI.
A24’s The Whale won two trophies, Best Actor for Brendan Fraser, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. The film is available now through digital retailers, and arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD March 14 from Lionsgate.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, which is streaming on Netflix, won Best Animated Feature.
Best Documentary Feature went to Navalny, about imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The film is streaming on HBO Max.
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Best Adapted Screenplay went to Sarah Polley for Orion Pictures’ Women Talking, based on the novel of the same name by Miriam Toews. The film is available digitally from MGM, and on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures.
Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick, which has been credited of late with helping restore the theatrical exhibition of films with its huge box office take, took home just one trophy from its six nominations, for Best Sound. It is available on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD Disc, digital sellthrough, VOD and for streaming on Paramount+.
Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever won Best Costume Design for costume designer Ruth E. Carter, which she also won for the first Black Panther from 2018. The film is available on disc and digital, and for streaming on Disney+.
Director James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water, from Disney-owned 20th Century Studios, won for Best Visual Effects, a category also won by the 2009 original Avatar. The sequel will be available for digital purchase March 28.
Best Song went to “Naatu Naatu” from the Indian film RRR, which is streaming on Netflix.
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In the short-form categories, Best Live-Action Short went to An Irish Goodbye, Best Documentary Short Film went to The Elephant Whisperers, and Best Animated Short Film went to The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, which can be viewed on Apple TV+.
The ceremony also included 100th anniversary tributes to the Warner Bros. and Disney studios, the latter including a preview for the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid remake due in theaters May 26.