Winning Big at the Oscars


Sophia Thiel, Staff Writer

On Sunday, March 12, the 95th Academy Awards, or Oscars, were held in the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. This year, the Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and were in attendance by big names like Andrew Garfield, Michael B. Jordan, Pedro Pascal, Steven Spielberg, and many more. 

Among the nominated movies, the movie Everything Everywhere All At Once took home the most awards, winning Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. 

A lot of viewers believed that these awards were well-deserved for this unique film, which follows a middle-aged woman who gets tangled up in the multiverse and all the other lives she could’ve led. So far, this movie has grossed $107.6 million in the box office. 

Everything Everywhere All At Once deserved all the awards it got at the Oscars,” sophomore Tommy Gozdowiak, an avid watcher of the Oscars, said. If anyone can give an opinion on this movie, it’s Gozdowiak, who has seen the movie 27 times since it was released. “Since the day the trailer came out, it was #1 on my must watch list. When I saw it in theaters I was blown away. It is my favorite movie ever,” he said. “I can go on and on about this movie forever. It tells a deep story in a very fascinating way that is so original.” 

“Ke Huy Quan’s best supporting actor was the most well-deserved,” senior Max Strait said. “He did amazing in Everything Everywhere All at Once, it’s so hard to believe it was his first role in around 20 years.” 

Michelle Yeoh, the lead actress in Everything Everywhere All At Once, won the Oscar for best actress, an award that many hoped would go to her. “I was excited for Michelle Yeoh, and the fact that Halle Berry, the first black woman Best Actress Winner, was the one to announce the award,” film teacher Kate Wagner said. 

It seems that a lot of people were excited to watch the Oscars to watch previous winners present awards. “Honestly I only watched it to see Troy Kostur present. I loved how they had voicing off stage for him so that the focus was on him and his ASL,” ASL teacher Jennifer McCauley said. 

Troy Kostur was the first deaf person to win an Oscar, winning best supporting actor for his role in the film CODA. “They also had ASL interpreters on the red carpet this year and it was great to see the academy making the night accessible to the deaf community,” McCauley said. 

Some of the other notable awards included Best International Feature, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Production design to All Quiet on the Western Front, Best Costume design to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Best Sound to Top Gun: Maverick

While Strait believes that the awards that Everything Everywhere All At Once won were well-deserved, he doesn’t agree with all of the other awards that were handed out that night. “I think Babylon and Fabelmans got so snubbed. Babylon should have won best score and best production design. Fabelmans should have won best directing; Spielberg is one of the greatest of all time,” he said. “All Quiet on the Western Front stole so many Oscars from Babylon, it’s just another war movie.” 

Overall, whether you were disappointed or excited about the results of the awards show, most would agree that the Oscars this year were pretty entertaining.