The unorthodox but beloved movie -which features multiple universes, sex toys and hot dog fingers- also won best director, best actress, best original screenplay, best editing, and both the best supporting actor and actress prizes.
Michelle Yeoh, who is Malaysian, becomes the first ever Asian woman to win best actress, for her portrayal of an exhausted Chinese laundromat owner embroiled in battle with an inter-dimensional supervillain — who happens to be her daughter. “Thank you to the Academy, this is history in the making!” she said.
“Ladies, don’t let anybody tell you you are ever past your prime,” added the 60-year-old, whose career began decades ago with martial arts films in Hong Kong.
Brendan Fraser won best actor for playing a morbidly obese teacher in “The Whale,” capping 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 “throwing me a creative lifeline and hauling me aboard the good ship ‘The Whale.'”
“Everything Everywhere,” comfortably the night’s biggest winner, is a word-of-mouth smash hit that has grossed $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 who were previously best known for an oddball comedy about a talking corpse.
Kwan thanked his “immigrant parents,” while his counterpart thanked his mother for never “squashing my creativity,” including when he had dressed 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.
In the night’s other prizes, “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” won best animated film, and “Avatar: The Way of Water” won best visual effects.
“Navalny” – about the imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny – won for best documentary.
Dozens of dancers brought a colourful, energetic performance of “Naatu Naatu,” the showstopper tune from 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, finished the night in second place with four awards.
It won best international feature and best cinematography early in Sunday’s ceremony.
As the night progressed, it also gathered Oscars for best original score and best production design.
Here’s the full and final list of winner of the 95th Academy Awards
Best Picture: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Actor: Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”
Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Original Song: “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”
Film Editing: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All 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”
Cinematography: James Friend, “All Quiet on the Western Front”
Makeup and Hairstyling: “The Whale”
Costume Design: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Documentary Short: “The Elephant Whisperers”
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 All at Once”
Adapted Screenplay: “Women Talking”
Best Sound: “Top Gun: Maverick”