Two films won big at the 2023 Oscars, while many others came away empty-handed: "Everything Everywhere All at Once" won seven categories, including Best Picture, while the German production "Im Westen nichts Neues" (directed by Edward Berger) received four of the coveted statuettes (more than any other German film before it): It won Best International Film, while James Friend ASC BSC won the Oscar for Cinematography. The Netflix-produced anti-war film also won in both the Best Production Design and Best Score categories.
"Nothing New in the West" was shot mainly with ARRI Alexa 65 and Mini LF, for some shots Red Weapon Monstro and Sony Venice were used. You can learn a lot of interesting information about the shooting in this interview with British DoP James Friend.
We already reported about "Everything Everywhere All at Once" in summer, when the quite remarkable film was released - with a relatively low budget of 25 million dollars it was shot in about 38 days. The duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert now received the award for Best Director and Best Screenplay, the leading actress Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis (terrific!) as Best Supporting Actress and Ke Huy Quan as Best Supporting Actor were also honored.
Last but not least, the Oscar for Best Editing also went to this film, or rather to editor Paul Rogers. Adobe, among others, is happy about this, because editing was done with Premiere Pro. In the following clip, the Daniels and Rogers comment on the editing of a key scene, namely the visit to the IRS.
Not entirely unexpectedly, "Avatar: The Way of Water" took the award for Best Effects, while "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" took that for Best Costume Design. Best Sound went to "Top Gun: Maverick." The complete list of winners can be found here.