Who are the Daniels? Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert win massive on the Oscars for

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Two males with one title had been known as as much as the stage a number of occasions at the Oscars — the Daniels. They are Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the directing duo whose film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” was most honored movie on the Academy Awards.

The pair met as college students at Emerson College and related as assistants on the New York Film Academy summer time camp in 2009, they told Boston.com.

“That’s kind of why Daniels exists now. We were summer camp counselors and we were both so hyper and so enthusiastic about making really weird movies with the kids that we kind of realized we were kindred spirits, so we decided to keep making our own summer movies after hours,” Scheinert advised the publication.

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Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan settle for the award for Directing on the ninety fifth Academy Awards within the Dolby Theatre on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California. 

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They turned generally known as the creative minds behind a number of music movies, together with Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What,” and plenty of brief movies. They’ve additionally directed commercials for Apple, Nike, Converse and several other different bands.


“Music videos and commercials are an incredible place for filmmakers to find their voice,” Kwan advised CBS News’ Jamie Wax in an interview forward of the Academy Awards.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” was simply their second full-length movie, following “Swiss Army Man” — a 2016 movie starring one other Daniel: Radcliffe. 

The pair waited years to have the ability to make “Everything Everywhere All at Once” the best way the needed to. The movie, produced by A24, has a primarily Asian solid, which the duo mentioned they fought for. 

Their imaginative and prescient paid off — the movie went into the Oscars with 11 nominations, probably the most of any film this 12 months. And on Sunday, carrying complimentary fits with a maroon theme, the Daniels took the stage a number of occasions, profitable the Oscars for finest director, finest unique screenplay and finest image. 

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Co-directors Daniel Scheinert (left) and Daniel Kwan (proper), and producer Jonathan Wang (middle), gained the Oscar for Best Picture for “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” at  the ninety fifth Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023.

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The stars of the film additionally made historical past. Michelle Yeoh turned the primary actress of Southeast Asian descent to win the Oscar for finest actress. Ke Huy Quan, who bought his begin as a baby actor in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and “The Goonies,” took dwelling finest supporting actor.

Their co-star Jamie Lee Curtis gained finest supporting actress, and the movie gained for finest enhancing. 

During their speech for finest screenplay, Kwan admitted he has low self-worth and his impostor syndrome was “at an all time high,” after profitable the award. He thanked his mother, spouse and Scheinert for believing in him.

Scheinert thanked “all the mommies” when the pair accepted the award for finest directing, and in addition thanked his dad and mom for not squashing his creativity. 


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