Hollywood (United States) (AFP) – Surreal sci-fi movie “All the things In all places All at As soon as” dominated the Oscars on Sunday, profitable seven golden statuettes together with finest image, Hollywood’s most coveted prize.
The unorthodox however beloved film — which options a number of universes, intercourse toys and sizzling canine fingers — additionally received finest director, finest actress, finest authentic screenplay, finest enhancing, and each one of the best supporting actor and actress prizes.
Michelle Yeoh, who’s Malaysian, turns into the primary ever Asian lady to win finest actress, for her portrayal of an exhausted Chinese language laundromat proprietor embroiled in battle with an inter-dimensional supervillain — who occurs to be her daughter.
“Thanks to the Academy, that is historical past within the making!” she mentioned.
“Girls, don’t let anyone let you know you’re ever previous your prime,” added the 60-year-old, whose profession started a long time in the past with martial arts movies in Hong Kong.
Brendan Fraser received finest actor for taking part in a morbidly overweight instructor in “The Whale,” capping a outstanding profession comeback.
Fraser was a serious motion star within the late Nineties with movies like “The Mummy,” earlier than largely disappearing from the general public view.
“I began on this enterprise 30 years in the past, and issues — they didn’t come simply to me,” he mentioned.
He thanked director Darren Aronofsky for “throwing me a inventive lifeline and hauling me aboard the nice ship ‘The Whale.’”
“All the things In all places,” comfortably the evening’s largest winner, is a word-of-mouth smash hit that has grossed $100 million on the international field workplace.
In a plot that’s not simply described, Yeoh’s heroine Evelyn should harness the ability of her alter egos dwelling in parallel universes, which function sizzling canines as human fingers, speaking rocks and big dildos used as weapons.
The movie, which incorporates a predominantly Asian solid, was directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — two younger filmmakers who had been beforehand finest recognized for an oddball comedy a few speaking corpse.
Kwan thanked his “immigrant mother and father,” whereas his counterpart thanked his mom for by no means “squashing my creativity,” together with when he had wearing drag as a toddler.
“Which is a menace to no one,” he added, to monumental cheers.
Vietnam-born Ke Huy Quan, 51, who was a serious baby star within the Eighties with “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and “The Goonies,” accomplished a surprising comeback from a long time within the Hollywood wilderness by profitable finest supporting actor.
“My journey began on a ship. I spent a yr in a refugee camp. And someway, I ended up right here on Hollywood’s largest stage… that is the American Dream,” mentioned Quan.
After the present, he got here bounding into the backstage press room, shouting “Wow, wow, wow… Are you able to consider I’m holding one in all these?”
He shared that “Indiana Jones” director Steven Spielberg had grabbed him and mentioned: “You at the moment are an Oscar winner!”
Finest supporting actress Jamie Lee Curtis paid tribute to her mother and father Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, each Oscar-nominated actors who by no means received.
– ‘All Quiet’ makes noise –
“All Quiet on the Western Entrance,” Netflix’s German-language World Warfare I, completed the evening in second place with 4 awards.
It received finest worldwide function and finest cinematography early in Sunday’s ceremony.
Because the evening progressed, it additionally gathered Oscars for finest authentic rating and finest manufacturing design.
Nevertheless it finally couldn’t cease the “All the things In all places” juggernaut, and misplaced tailored screenplay to “Ladies Speaking,” and finest sound to “Prime Gun: Maverick.”
Tom Cruise’s “Prime Gun” sequel had been seen as one other potential finest image contender, having helped convey audiences again to film theaters after the pandemic.
Whereas Cruise didn’t attend Sunday’s ceremony, the evening started with a thunderous flyover by two US Navy jets, hovering at 345 mph over the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Host Jimmy Kimmel was then lowered onto the stage, and he shortly launched right into a monologue which laid into Will Smith’s notorious assault on Chris Rock finally yr’s Oscars.
The specter of “The Slap” has hung over the Oscars since Smith assaulted Rock on stage for cracking a joke about his spouse.
Smith was allowed to remain on the gala, and settle for Hollywood’s high male appearing prize quickly after, however has since been banned from Academy occasions for a decade.
“If anybody on this theater commits an act of violence at any level in the course of the present — you may be awarded the Oscar for finest actor, and permitted to offer a 19-minute-long speech,” joked Kimmel.
– ‘Naatu Naatu’ –
Within the evening’s different prizes, “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” received finest animated movie, and “Avatar: The Method of Water” received finest visible results.
“Navalny” — in regards to the imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny — received for finest documentary.
Dozens of dancers introduced a colourful, energetic efficiency of “Naatu Naatu,” the showstopper tune from Indian crowd-pleaser “RRR,” which received the Oscar for finest authentic music.
Academy bosses hope that Oscars tv scores will choose up from current years, calling in heavy hitters from the world of music to carry out the opposite nominated songs.
A dressed-down Woman Gaga sang an emotional, heartfelt rendition of her music “Maintain My Hand” from “Prime Gun: Maverick.”
And Rihanna — draped in diamonds, together with over her child bump — sang “Carry Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Ceaselessly,” which received for finest costume design.
Lenny Kravitz carried out the annual “In Memoriam” phase.