The biggest night in Hollywood was also a big night for Boston as well! From the 23 Oscar categories, 2 of the Oscar winners have roots here in Massachusetts and represented Boston with a whopping 8 Oscar wins!
If you watched the nearly 4-hour-long awards ceremony last night, you’ll know that the comedy-drama, Everything Everywhere All at Once took home nearly 30% of the awards winning in 7 different categories, including Best Picture. What you might not know is that the director duo, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, met while studying at Emerson College in Boston’s Theatre District. Kwan, also a native of Westborough, Mass., actually transferred to Emerson and fate brought the two together, and the rest is history.
Literally! The duo’s Best Picture film also won Best Director, Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), and Film Editing (Paul Rogers).
While the two might seem like overnight successes, it wasn’t a quick rise to fame for the directing pair. Their first collaboration, “Swingers,” was a one-minute short that premiered 14 years ago in 2009.
Another historic win came for Springfield, Mass. native, Ruth E. Carter, who took home her second Oscar for costume design for her work on “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Ruth made history as the first Black woman to win more than one Oscar. Part of this film was made in Cambridge, MA on MIT’s campus!
Exciting to see so much Boston representation in Hollywood, and it looks like some of Hollywood will be coming to us next week.