‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Dominates at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards
MIchelle Yeoh in 'Everything Everywhere, At Once', which dominated the 2023 Critics Choice Awards Photo: Courtesy of A24
Everything Everywhere All At Once won four prizes, including Best Picture, at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards.
The blockbuster absurdist comedy-drama film written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert led with 14 nominations and came away with four trophies at the star-studded bash at Los Angeles’ Fairmont Century Plaza on Sunday, January 15.
The flick’s haul also included Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the power duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
The pair beat off stiff competition from filmmaking legends such as James Cameron, Baz Luhrmann and Steven Spielberg for the former prize, and in disbelief, Scheinert showed the crowd the envelope with their names on and quipped: “It’s not a mistake!”
He went on to pay tribute to their fellow nominees and joked that it’s “disgusting” the duo — who are known as the Daniels and started off making music videos — are even in the same category as their idols.
He said: “Thank you to all the storytellers and filmmakers that inspired me to become a filmmaker — you’re in the same category as me. That’s disgusting! Hello?! But you inspired me, and that means a lot. And your movies have changed my life.”
Kwan went on to thank his mother for inspiring Michelle Yeoh’s character of Evelyn Wang.
He said: “She was the first person to plant the seed in my head that I could be a director.
“She [is] maybe the first Asian-American immigrant mother to ever tell their son to go to film school.”
Ke Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor and the film also won Best Editing.
Angela Bassett was named Best Supporting Actress for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The Whale star Brendan Fraser and Tár star Cate Blanchett were named Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery was named Best Comedy and also landed Best Acting Ensemble.
Daniel Radcliffe was named Best Actor In A Limited Series or Movie Made For Television for his titular role in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, which also scooped Best Movie Made For Television.
Jeff Bridges was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while the SeeHer Award went to Janelle Monáe.
The ceremony was hosted by comedienne Chelsea Handler.
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Everything Everywhere All at Once
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Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once
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