Mr. Daniel Kwan
Oscar for best director for Everything Everywhere All at Once
Daniel Kwan has been writing and directing for over a decade as a part of the duo DANIELS with Daniel Scheinert. They got their start with a slew of viral music videos, commercials, and short films, before breaking into the feature film and TV space.
DANIELS have developed a reputation for combining absurdity with heartfelt personal stories. Oftentimes they incorporate a unique brand of visual effects and visceral practical effects into their genre-blending projects. They wrote and directed the feature film Swiss Army Man starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe, which went on to win the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, received multiple nominations, and gained a large cult following. Their new movie Everything Everywhere All at Once, a kung fu sci-fi dramedy starring Michelle Yeoh, became A24’s best performing film of all time and won 7 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. It also garnered many other awards including the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, WGA award for Best Original Screenplay and was anointed ‘the most awarded film ever’.