Everything Everywhere Wins Best Picture, Biggest Picture Since ‘Slumdog’ – Variety

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” won best picture at the Academy Awards, capping a groundbreaking awards season and becoming the most-acclaimed best picture winner since 2008’s “Slumdog Millionaire.”

“Everything Everywhere” took home seven Oscars Sunday night, including best picture, director, original screenplay, lead actor, supporting actor, supporting actor and editing.

At the 2009 Academy Awards, Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” won eight awards, including Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Score, Original Song and Sound Mixing. Since then, the closest a best picture winner has come to topping that number was the 2012 ceremony, when director Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” won awards in five categories.

It’s been a while since the Oscars have seen a film steal the show like William Wyler’s “Ben-Hur,” which made history in 1960 as the first best picture winner to receive 11 Oscars. Only two other films have reached the same milestone: “Titanic” in 1988 and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” in 2004.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” led in nominations at this year’s ceremony with 11 nods in 10 categories. Director duo Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan won Best Director, Michelle Yeoh won Lead Actress, Ke Huy Quan won Supporting Actress and Jamie Lee Curtis won Supporting Actress.

Close behind in total nominations were historical epic “All Quiet on the Western Front” and Martin McDonagh’s Ireland-set black comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin,” which each earned nine nods, including best picture.

Just a few weeks before the Oscars, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” won four awards at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, breaking the SAG record for most wins by a single film. The A24 film also swept the Film Independent Spirit Awards this month with eight nominations and seven wins, including Best Picture.

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