Everything Everywhere Star Stephanie Hsu Details the “High Highs” and “Low Lows” of Award Season

Everything Everywhere star and Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu exclusively told E! News why navigating her awards season journey has felt like a "rollercoaster."

By Angie Orellana Hernandez Feb 17, 2023 2:54 AMTags
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Stephanie Hsu is an award-winning actress in every universe, even if it still feels a bit unreal to her.

The actress recently shared how it feels to navigate stardom and awards season following her acclaimed performance in Everything, Everywhere All At Once, which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. (See other Oscar nominees here.)

Describing the journey as "a rollercoaster," Stephanie said there's been moments of "high highs, low lows."

"It's a little dip, now it's suddenly a freefall. Suddenly Splash Mountain, and you're wet and you don't know why," she exclusively told E! News on Feb. 15 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuosos Award event, "It's been a complete rollercoaster and, but also so beautiful. I really could not have wished to have my first award season with another movie, because I love our movie so much."

Prior to Everything, Everywhere—which also stars Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan—Stephanie had television roles on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Path. The film marked a milestone for her, as it was her "first studio feature."

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"It has my whole heart in it," she added, "And I got to give it so much of myself before anyone had really had their eyes on me in a real way. And so it feels like a very honest offering that I could give. And I feel really lucky that it's been received in the same way."

Stephanie continued, "That's every artists kind of dream, right? You put yourself out there and you hope people see it and understand."

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And with the amount of love the film has received, including 11 Oscar nominations, it's safe to say the dream has come true.

See more stars react to the 2023 Oscar nominations here.

—Reporting by Amanda Champagne-Meadows

Head to E! Online's Oscars page for a full recap of the 2024 Academy Awards.