Paul Rogers, the editor of Everything Everywhere All At Once, which won Best Picture on the prestigious awards night, became something of a social media sensation.
On Sunday, March 12, at the 95th annual Academy Awards, Everything Everywhere All At Once cleaned scored a whopping seven Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. Although Jamie Lee Curtis started trending after she won the first Oscar of her career and Michelle Yeoh became the first Asian to bag an Oscar for Best Actress, they were not the ones from the Everything Everywhere All At Once cast and crew to make headlines.
Paul Rogers won the 2023 Oscar for Best Film Editing for his work on the movie, beating Eddie Hamilton for Top Gun: Maverick, Jonathan Redmond and Matt Villa for Elvis, Monika Willi for Tár, and Mikkel E.G. Nielsen for The Banshees of Inisherin.
#EverythingEverywhere editor Paul Rogers on how he made sense of all the film’s timelines and universes: “I used the crutch that is Michelle, and her ability to translate this insane script into an emotional journey.” https://t.co/vBDJNHijqQ pic.twitter.com/FHQvb7RJxp
— Variety (@Variety) March 13, 2023
After he received the prestigious award, people on Twitter started swooning over his looks.
One user said: “The Oscar for editing goes to… Paul Rogers for EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE! “He’s very good-looking,” the man behind me murmurs.” Another wrote: “Paul Rogers I didn’t know who you were before 10 seconds ago but I kinda need you.”
Who is Paul Rogers?
Paul Rogers was born in Alabama and studied film at the now-defunct College of Santa Fe. He discovered his love for editing and decided to pursue it as a career.
At the beginning of his career, he was editing documentaries for public television before moving to Los Angeles. There he met the creators of Everything Everywhere, Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. They collaborated on the music video for DJ Snake’s hit song Turn Down For What back in 2014.
Before Everything, Everywhere, Rogers edited one other feature film, The Death of Dick Long, which was also directed by Daniel Scheinert.