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Oscars 2023: Everything Everywhere All At Once cleans up with seven awards

  •  All four acting winners—Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan—earned their first Oscars during the ceremony; 16 nominees were first-timers.
    Oscars 2023 All four acting winners—Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan—earned their first Oscars during the ceremony; 16 nominees were first-timers.
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All four acting winners—Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan—earned their first Oscars during the ceremony; 16 nominees were first-timers.

The metaphysical multiverse comedy “Everything Everywhere All at Once” wrapped its hot dog fingers around Hollywood’s top prize Sunday, winning best picture at the 95th Academy Awards, along with awards for Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis. 
 and Brendan Fraser 

Michelle Yeoh became the first Asian woman to win best actress, as Everything Everywhere All at Once dominated at the Oscars.

The dazzling multiverse adventure won seven awards including best picture, director and original screenplay.

Accepting her statuette, Yeoh said: "For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities.

"And ladies, don't let anybody tell you that you are ever past your prime."

Yeoh's co-stars Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis triumphed in the supporting actor and actress categories. In the history of the Oscars, no other film has ever won best picture, best director and three acting prizes.

In Everything Everywhere All at Once, Yeoh plays a Chinese-American laundrette owner who is mired in a tax audit, stuck in a crumbling marriage and struggling to connect with her daughter Joy.

But when she discovers different versions of herself in the multiverse, she must tap into their skills in order to save the world.

"This is proof that dreams do come true," Yeoh said in her speech. "I have to dedicate this to all the moms in the world because they are the superheroes, and without them, none of us would be here tonight."

Brendan Fraser caps comeback

Elsewhere, Brendan Fraser capped his extraordinary comeback after years away from the Hollywood spotlight by winning best actor for his performance in The Whale.

Thanking the film's director, the 54-year-old said: "I'm grateful to Darren Aronofsky for throwing me a creative lifeline."

"I just wanted to say thank you for this acknowledgement," he said.

Addressing his fellow nominees, he said: "You laid your whale-sized hearts so we could see into your souls, like no-one else could do, and it is my honour to be named alongside you in this category."

Ke Huy Quan's emotional speech

In an emotional speech, the Vietnamese-American actor said: "They say stories like this only happen in the movies - I cannot believe it is happening to me. This is the American dream.

"My journey started on a boat, I spent a year in a refugee camp, and somehow I ended up here, on Hollywood's biggest stage... Thank you so much for welcoming me back."

Jamie Lee Curtis' victory in best supporting actor marks her first Oscar in a 45-year acting career

Curtis won the first Oscar of her 45-year acting career by scoring best supporting actress - one of the tightest categories of the night.

"I know it looks like I'm standing up here by myself but I am not, I am hundreds of people," Curtis said in her acceptance speech. "The entire group of artists who made this movie - we just won an Oscar."