The manic multiverse fantasy, about a fractured family swept up in an interdimensional adventure, also saw wins for best actress, best director, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best editing and best original screenplay at the 95th Academy Awards ceremony. It was the most nominated film of the night, the Guardian reported.
Michelle Yeoh has become only the second woman of colour to win the best actress Oscar following in the footsteps of Halle Berry back in 2002. “For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight this is a beacon of hope and possibility,” she said, before adding: “Ladies don’t ever let anyone tell you you are past your prime.”
Ke Huy Quan was named best supporting actor for his role in the film, beating out Barry Keoghan and Judd Hirsch. He has become the first Vietnam-born actor to win an Oscar.
It was the first time multiple Asian actors won Oscars in the same year.
Jamie Lee Curtis was also named best supporting actress for her performance in the ‘A24’ hit, triumphing over Angela Bassett and Kerry Condon. It was the veteran actor’s first ever nomination.
The Daniels, writer-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, are only the third duo ever to win the Oscar for best director.
Best actor went to Brendan Fraser for his lead role in ‘The Whale,’ beating out Austin Butler and Colin Farrell. The divisive drama also won for best makeup and hairstyling despite pushback against the suit created to make Fraser look like he weighed 600lbs.
Netflix’s German war epic ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ brought home four awards: international feature film, original score, production design and cinematography. It was the first time Germany won the best international feature film since ‘The Lives of Others’ in 2006.
Sarah Polley won the Oscar for adapted screenplay for the female-led drama ‘Women Talking.’ Polley is only the ninth woman to win this category.
Other major winners included Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio for animated feature film and Navalny for documentary.
The award for costume design was given to ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ by Ruth E. Carter, who became the first black woman to have won two Oscars. She previously won for her work on the first ‘Black Panther’ film.
James Cameron’s hit sequel ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ won for visual effects and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ won for best sound. ‘Naatu Naatu’ from RRR was named best original song after an electric performance earlier in the night.
Despite seven nominations, Spielberg’s personal drama ‘The Fabelmans’ failed to win in any of its categories. Todd Field’s drama ‘Tár,’ which received six nominations, and Baz Lurhmann’s Elvis, which received eight nominations, were also snubbed.