Last Sunday, the A24 film Everything Everywhere All At Once (EEAAO) swept up a total of 7 Oscar awards. Some of the winners even made history, as EEAAO’s predominantly Asian cast was celebrated by winning the most prestigious categories. Tears were shed for every speech, as people around the world seemed to grasp how important and these awards were for 1. the actors who’d worked relentlessly and suffered from systematic racism throughout their careers, 2. the Academy, whose winners do not include people of colour nearly as often as they should, and 3. for Asian people around the world who are being shown that achieving your dreams and being proud of your culture are not mutually exclusive.
I remember watching EEAAO in the theatres and crying the hardest I ever have for a movie, because the themes depicted in the film carry so much meaning to Asian cultures that goes majorly unspoken about in mainstream media. Asian representation, from both the cast and the messages being portrayed, in highly acclaimed films such as EEAAO is indescribably crucial for people of all cultures to see in mainstream media, and is slowly and remarkably becoming more frequent today.
Here are all the best speeches for EEAAO’s wins at the Oscars.
Ke Huy Quan Wins Best Supporting Actor
Michelle Yeoh Wins Best Actress
EEAAO Wins Best Picture
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Win Best Director
Jamie Lee Curtis Wins Best Supporting Actress
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (n.d.). Inside ‘everything everywhere all at once’s epic oscars night. A.frame. Retrieved March 16, 2023, from https://aframe.oscars.org/news/post/inside-everything-everywhere-all-at-onces-epic-oscars-night#:~:text=Everything%20Everywhere%20All%20at%20Once,course%2C%20won%20Best%20Supporting%20Actor.