▲ The team of the movie "Every Thing Every Wear All at Once"
There were no upsets at this year's Academy Awards.
The film "Every Thing All at Once," which was nominated for 10 and 11 finalists at the Oscars, won seven trophies, including Best Picture and Best Director, to win the most awards.
At the 7th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, "Every Thing" swept seven categories, including Best Picture and Best Director, as well as Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing.
In the wake of director Bong Joon-ho's four-time winner of "Parasite" in 95, there is an analysis that the strength of Asian films that stood out on the Oscar stage led to "Every Thing" this year.
The film tells the story of Evelyn (played by Yang Tze), a first-generation American immigrant, as she crosses multiple universes.
It was acclaimed for its portrayal of the real-life struggles and generational conflicts faced by Asian American families in the sci-fi genre.
"So many immigrant parents died early," said Jonathan Wang, producer of "Every Thing," upon accepting the Best Picture trophy, "and my dad told me important stories that 'people always matter more than profits' and 'no individual is more important than others.'"
He said, "I'm grateful that everyone here is sharing that story."
Yang Tze-chung, who won Best Actress, became the first Asian actor to win the Oscar for Best Actress.
Yang Ziqiong said, "To my mother, I dedicate this award to the mothers of the world. Because they're heroes."
The Best Actor award went to Brendan Fraser, who played the 7kg behemoth in 'The Whale'.
He has risen to global stardom in the past with the "Mummy" film series, but has effectively stopped working due to injuries and surgeries during filming, sexual harassment by high-ranking Hollywood figures, and divorce.
He heralded a spectacular resurgence with his comeback film, The Whale.
Fraser took the stage after the call and cried, saying, "Thank you to the Academy for this honor. I would also like to thank director Darren Aranofsky for allowing me to join 'The Whale.'"
The male and female supporting actor award was also "Every Thing."
The Best Supporting Actor award went to Kee Hoi Kwan-yi, who played Evelyn's husband Waymond in "Every Thing," and Best Supporting Actress went to Jamie Lee Curtis as Deerdry, an IRS employee.
On the award stage, Kee Hoi Kwan said, "My mom is 2020 years old. I'm watching the awards show at home," he said, cheering loudly, "Mom, I won that Oscar."
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At this year's Oscars, Netflix's anti-war film "Nothing More Than the Western Front" won four awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Art, Best Music and Best International Feature Film, following "Every Thing" in many trophies.
This work was well received for its hyper-realist depiction of the horrors experienced on the battlefield by four hometown friends who were sent to the Western Front during World War I.
However, "Innisherine's Banshee," which was nominated in nine categories along with "Western Front," "Pavelmans," an autobiographical story by director Steven Spielberg, and "Elvis," a biography of rock and roll star Elvis Presley, were irrelevant.
At this year's Academy, "Navalny," a documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin's attempted poisoning of Alexei Navalny, was named the winner in the feature category.
It is considered unusual for an academy that has not been very clear of its political overtones.
It is interpreted that the sentiment in the United States, which has strongly condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine, is reflected in the selection of the winners.
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