Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once, produced by A24, for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress.

A24 is keeping weird and wonderful indie movies alive. The production company has become Hollywood’s tastemaker, making the films of up-and-coming auteurs culturally relevant: A24 movies dominated the Oscars this year, accounting for eight of the 20 acting nominees, with Everything Everywhere All at Once taking home the biggest prize (and a box-­office haul of $140 ­million, the company’s largest yet). “We’re here because of the artists we work with—their willingness to take risks and tell incredible stories continue to drive us at A24,” co-founders Daniel Katz and David Fenkel wrote to TIME in an email. It has already debuted some of the buzziest—and most controversial—movies and shows of 2023: Beef, Beau Is Afraid, and The Idol. And with its Sundance hit Past Lives and Cannes Grand Prix winner Zone of Interest, it looks to be a favorite for Oscar gold again.

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