Academy Picks Right Best Movie; Fails on Best Supporting Actress

This year’s Oscars awards ceremony was free from any major controversy. But, that doesn’t mean that host Jimmy Kimmel refrained from reminding the audience of last year’s slap debacle with quips and jokes. 

Jamie Lee Curtis is a horror movie icon who starred in the Halloween movie franchise, arguably the most recognizable character from it, second only to antagonist Michael Myers. I don’t think the scream queen deserved the win for Best Supporting Actress. Her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once wasn’t prominent enough for me to see where the Academy is coming from. Not to understate her as an actress, but her role as the IRS inspector could’ve been played by anyone. It seems as though the Academy gave Curtis the award for her extensive history in the industry, rather than this specific role. If they were going to give her an Oscar, they should’ve given it for her best role, the mom in Freaky Friday. Stephanie Hsu, another Best Supporting Actress nominee from Everything Everywhere All At Once, was the sheer driving force of conflict for the movie and relays most of the movie’s themes, one of them being generational trauma. Without Hsu, there is no movie. In my opinion, she should’ve been the clear winner of this award.

rsonator outside of a Vegas drive-thru wedding rather than the King of Rock and Roll.

Everything Everywhere All At Once deserved all the acclaim it got and more. A beautiful movie about how generational trauma can weave through all versions of someone through all universes. It also took home Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. In the world of reboots and remakes, Everything Everywhere All At Once is a once-in-a-lifetime movie. It’s one of those movies where everyone does their role perfectly. 

This Oscar’s season was the first time in a while that I agreed with most of their picks.