The unconventional but beloved film – which features multiple universes, sex toys and hot dog fingers – also won Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Supporting Actor and Actress for both.
Michelle Yeoh, who is Malaysian, became the first Asian woman to win Best Actress for her portrayal of a jaded Chinese laundromat owner embroiled in a fight with an interdimensional supervillain – who happens to be her daughter. “Thanks to the Academy, it’s making history!” He said.
“Ladies, don’t tell anyone you’ve ever been past your prime,” said the 60-year-old, whose career began decades ago in Hong Kong with martial arts films.
Brendan Fraser won best actor for playing a morbidly obese teacher in “The Whale,” which marked a remarkable career comeback. “I started in this business 30 years ago, and things — they didn’t come easily to me,” he said.
He thanked director Darren Aronofsky for “giving me a creative lifeline and getting me aboard the good ship ‘The Whale'”.
“Everything Everywhere,” easily the biggest winner of the night, is a verbal smash hit that has grossed over $100 million at the global box office. The film, which features a predominantly Asian cast, was directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – two young filmmakers previously best known for an oddball comedy about a talking corpse.
Kwan thanked his “immigrant parents”, while his counterpart thanked his mother for never “crushing my creativity”, which included dressing him in drag as a child.
Best supporting actress Jamie Lee Curtis paid tribute to her parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, both Oscar-nominated actors who never won.
Among other awards of the night, “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” won best animated film, and “Avatar: The Way of Water” won best visual effects.
“Navalny” — about jailed Russian dissident Alexei Navalny — won for best documentary.
Dozens of dancers put on a colourful, energetic performance of “Naatu Naatu”, the showstopper tune from the Indian crowd-pleaser “RRR”, which won the Oscar for Best Original Song.
“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Netflix’s German-language World War I drama, finished second on the night with four awards.
It won Best International Feature and Best Cinematography at Sunday’s ceremony.
As the night progressed, it also picked up Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Production Design.
Here is the complete and final list of winners of the 95th Academy Awards
Best Picture: “Everything Everywhere at Once”
best Actress: Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Together Everywhere”
best Actor: Brendan Fraser, “Whale”
Best Supporting Actor: Ke Hui Quan, “everything together everywhere”
best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere at Once”
original song: “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”
film Editing: “Everything Everywhere at Once”
Best Director: Daniel Cowan & Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere at Once”
Best Animated Feature: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”
International Feature Film: “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany)
Documentary Feature: “Navalny”
Live Action Short: “An Irish Goodbye”
Shading: James Friend, “All Quiet on the Western Front”
Makeup and Hair Styling: “whale”
costume design: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Documentary Short: “Elephant Whispers”
Animated Short: “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”
production design: “All Quiet on the Western Front”
Music (Original Score): Volker Bertelmann, “All Quiet on the Western Front”
Visual Effects: “Avatar: The Way of Water”
Original Screenplay: “Everything Everywhere at Once”
Adapted Screenplay: “Talking Women”
Best Sound: “Top Gun: Maverick”