Oscars 2023 was filled with a wide variety of exceptional films, from spectacular blockbusters to poignant independent movies, but it comes as no surprise why Everything Everywhere All At Once won the Academy Award for Best Picture. After the nominations for the 2023 Oscars were announced, there was already fierce competition from All Quiet On The Western Front and The Banshees of Inisherin, each tied with 9 nominations. The road to Oscars 2023 was paved with Everything Everywhere All At Once collecting Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Critics Choice Awards, and it managed to carry the momentum of awards season through to the finish line at the 95th Academy Awards.
In a cinema landscape crowded with worthy contenders including The Fabelmans, All Quiet On The Western Front, Tár, Avatar: The Way Of Water, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness, Women Talking, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Whale, and Elvis, it prevailed against some fierce competition. Everything Everywhere All At Once was nominated for 11 Oscars across myriad categories and managed to win 7, including Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan, Best Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis, Best Director for the Daniels, and more. With so much love from the Academy, it was practically a shoo-in to win Oscar gold for Best Picture.
The 95th Academy Awards was peppered with clips of every film nominated for the iconic statuette, and ultimately it was Everything Everywhere All At Once that won Best Picture at the Oscars 2023, beating out all nine other outstanding nominees. Considering that it’s an unconventional, offbeat film that had to survive amidst giant tentpoles, epic war dramas, and films from titans like Steven Spielberg, its victory was a success for originality. Given all the accolades and critical acclaim it had been receiving, it’s not difficult to see why the Academy awarded it the top honor, especially buoyed by the fact that it won in several other categories as well.