everything everywhere

The winners of the 95th Academy Awards, held on March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, have been announced. The golden statues have been presented to the deserving recipients, the “red” carpet, champagne in color this year, has been rolled away for another year. Awards season buzz and discussions have shifted to the deserving winners and unlucky losers.

Regardless of who won the prestigious Oscars, the fact remains that excellence in film is the overall winner, both at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre and on the big screen. Many of the Oscar winners and nominees are currently playing in theatres, so you can go see them, make your own decision, and join the conversation.

Everything Everywhere All At Once was the big winner of the night. This multiverse fantasy film won seven Oscars out of 11 nominations at the 95th Academy Awards ceremony. The film received Oscar nominations in five of the top six categories, including Best Picture, Best Director (writer-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are only the third duo to win this award), Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan, and Best Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis, as well as Best Editing and Best Original Screenplay.

This eccentric film is about a fractured family who becomes entangled in an interdimensional adventure. It centers on an elderly Chinese immigrant who is swept up in an insane adventure in which she is the only one who can save the world by exploring alternate universes and connecting with the lives she could have led.

“Following its multiple Oscar nominations and now being a multi award-winning film, Everything Everywhere All At Once has been brought back to the big screen and is showing at select Ster-Kinekor complexes around South Africa”.

Brendan Fraser, another Oscar winner, delivers another outstanding performance. In The Whale, his transformation into the lead role earned him the Best Actor award. The film was also nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the Academy Awards.

Ruth E Carter, who previously won an Oscar for her work on the first Black Panther film, was named Best Costume Designer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The Academy Award for Best Visual Effects went to James Cameron’s hit sequel Avatar: The Way of Water.

Host for the 95th Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel, welcomed the nominees in the audience and their films being seen “the way you intended them to be seen, in a theatre”.

With Oscar fever still in the air, Ster-Kinekor invites you to see these award-winning films in select cinemas across the country and join the #OscarBuzz conversation.