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Everything Everywhere All at Once wins Best Picture at the Oscars

Everything Everywhere All at Once wins Best Picture at the Oscars

The hit sci-fi film earned 11 nominations at this year's Academy Awards

Everything Everywhere All at Once has won the Best Picture award at the 2023 Oscars.

The 95th Academy Awards kicked off today (Sunday 13) at Tinseltown’s Dolby Theatre, where the movie starring Michelle Yeoh bagged Hollywood’s biggest prize.

Many were left wondering whether one of the most lucrative box office hits would bag the prize after it was revealed that James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water and the Tom Cruise-starring Top Gun: Maverick made the list.

Both movies were among the top-grossing films of the year, with the latter earning high praise from none other than Steven Spielberg.

Earlier this year, the famed director told Cruise he 'saved Hollywood's a**' and 'the entire theatrical industry' after his anticipated sequel earned the actor the best opening weekend of his career with an incredible $100 million.

But, ultimately, they were toppled by Daniel Kwan Daniel Scheinert's multiverse sci-fi flick, which earned an overwhelming number of nominations.

Alongside the two blockbuster hits, the Best Picture nominations included All Quiet on the Western Front, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, The Fabelmans, Tár, Triangle of Sadness and Women Talking.

One thing's for certain about tonight's events – there's a lot less drama than last year.

The infamous #slapgate is on everyone's minds as tonight marks the first Oscars since Will Smith attacked Chris Rock on stage.

Earlier on in the night, Jimmy Kimmel made the first reference to the incident with a controversial joke.

Addressing the star-studded audience, he said: "Five Irish actors are nominated tonight, which mean the odds of another fight onstage just went way up."

Kimmel then took a jibe at the Academy's reaction to the slap, as Smith was not only allowed to remain at the 2022 Oscars, but he also earned the Best Actor award for his role in King Richard.

The host continued: "If any person in this theatre commits an act of violence, you will be awarded Best Actor and be allowed to give a 19-minute speech."

Following the scandal, Smith was slapped (excuse the pun) with a 10-year ban from the Oscars shortly after he announced his decision to resign from the Academy.

Though it was hard to overcome the tumult, there were a number of memorable moments from the 2022 event, including Sian Heder's family drama CODA earning the Best Picture accolade.

As said, there were no issues this year – probably because of the Academy's 'crisis team', which was created to respond to any unexpected slaps.

Featured Image Credit: A24

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