The delirious film by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won the Oscar for best film of the year and earned Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan the recognition in the interpretation categories. The Whale allowed Brendan Fraser to obtain the Oscar for best actor and Quebecer Adrien Morot to receive the Oscar for best make-up.

When Everything Everywhere All at Once hit theaters nearly a year ago (the feature hit Quebec screens on April 8, 2022), no one could have to predict that such a crazy, delirious film would triumph months later at the Oscars. By awarding it seven golden statuettes, including that of the best film of the year, the 9,579 members of the Academy suddenly announced a change in culture by completely modifying the general idea that we have of an “Oscarizable” film. for almost a century. And that’s so much the better.

Michelle Yeoh, crowned best actress, made history by becoming the first actress of Asian origin to receive the highest honor in Hollywood.

“For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope. This is proof that dreams do come true. And ladies, don’t let anyone tell you your time is up! The actress has also proven it well by slipping into the skin of Evelyn Wang, a Chinese immigrant who has been living in the United States for a long time, whose ordinary life changes the day she is dragged into the multiverse in order to fulfill a mission. important for the fate of the world…

In addition to being acclaimed in the Editing and Original Screenplay categories, Everything Everywhere All at Once stood out in the Supporting Roles categories. The two winners, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis, very moved, launched vibrant appeals.

“My mother is 84 years old and she is watching at home. Mom, I won an Oscar! launched the actor of Vietnamese origin. My journey started on a boat and I spent a year in a refugee camp. And here I am today on the biggest stage in Hollywood. They say that this kind of story only happens in the cinema and I find it hard to believe what is happening to me. But this is the American dream and you have to believe it! »

For his part, Jamie Lee Curtis said that this Oscar belonged to hundreds of people.

The actress then paid tribute to her late parents, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, who she recalled were both past finalists.

Going to get their Oscar for best director, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, nicknamed the Daniels, first dedicated their statuette to all the mothers in the world before Daniel Kwan affirms that there is greatness in every human being. . “Just surround yourself with people who can find it in you and I thank those who did it for me!” »

The Whale, directed by Darren Aronofsky, won two Oscars, namely that of best actor, awarded to Brendan Fraser, as well as that awarded to the best makeup and hairstyles, designed in particular by Quebecer Adrien Morot. The latter thus gets his hands on the statuette 12 years after being quoted for the first time thanks to Barney’s Version (Richard J. Lewis).

“I thank my team, as well as Darren Aronofsky, who pushed us to always go higher, without forgetting Brendan Fraser, an incredible actor,” he said on the Dolby Theater stage. The latter, visibly upset, notably mentioned his crossing of the desert.

Canadian Sarah Polley also won the coveted Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay thanks to Women Talking. This very beautiful film, adapted from a novel by Miriam Toews, is set in 2010, in a religious community where women have been victims of abuse of all kinds.

“I want to thank the Academy for not being mortified by the association of the words Women and Talking,” said Sarah Polley, who also produced the film. “Miriam Toews wrote a novel about a radical democracy where everyone doesn’t necessarily agree on everything but manages to discuss and find a way out of the violence,” he said. she adds.

The German film All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Westen nichts Neues) did very well by obtaining four Oscars. In addition to the award for best international film, Edward Berger’s war drama was honored thanks to its cinematography (James Friend), its musical score (Volker Bertelmann) as well as its artistic direction (Christian M. Goldbeck).

“Animation is not a genre and it is ready to take it to the next level. Please keep it in your conversations. I also thank Netflix for having faith in this film,” said the filmmaker.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was celebrated for its costumes, Avatar: The Way of Water was awarded – as it should be – for its visual effects, and the Best Sound Oscar went to Top Gun: Maverick.

Naatu Naatu, the flagship song of the Bollywood phenomenon film RRR, left with the Oscar for best original song, a first for an Indian film.

Navalny, a film that Toronto documentary maker Daniel Roher dedicated to Alexei Navalny, a famous opponent of Vladimir Putin, won the Oscar for best documentary feature.

The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh), The Fabelmans (Steven Spielberg), TÁR (Todd Field), Triangle of Sadness (Rüben Ostlund) and Elvis (Baz Luhrmann) have been completely whitewashed.

Finally, let’s mention the victory of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse, crowned best animated short film in a category which included The Flying Sailor, a production of the National Film Board of Canada.