The 95th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 12, 2023. The Oscars 2023 ceremony was put on by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The event was known as the 95th Academy Awards. The ceremony recognized movies that were released in 2022.
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss were the ones in charge of producing the program that was shown on ABC in the United States. Weiss was also in charge of running the show. Jimmy Kimmel, a comedian and host of a late-night talk show, presided over the event for the third time. He previously presided over the 89th and 90th iterations of the ceremony, which took place in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
In the end of the night, Everything, Everywhere, All at Once emerged victorious, taking home seven of the evening's awards, including the trophy for Best Picture. Other films that won many Oscars include "All Quiet on the Western Front," which took home four, and "The Whale," which won two.
The following movies each received one: Among the films that made the list were Top Gun: Maverick, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Avatar: The Way of Water, Women Talking, RRR, Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro, and Navalny. An Irish Goodbye, The Kid, the Mole, The Fox and the Horse, and The Elephant Whisperers were the short films that won.
The best actress Oscar was given to Michelle Yeoh on Sunday for her major role as a struggling laundromat owner in "Everything, Everywhere, All at Once." This marked the first time in the history of the Oscars that an Asian performer had ever taken home the statuette for best actress. The Academy Awards have been given for 95 years.
There were many firsts for Asian performers on Sunday, and her victory was one of them. It was the first time ever that a Malaysian performer had won. In the same year, Ke Huy Quan became the first Vietnamese-born performer to win an Oscar. It was the first time in history that more than one performer of Asian ethnicity won an Oscar in the same year.
Yeoh noted, "This is a beacon of hope and possibility for all the young boys and girls that resemble me who are watching tonight," adding, "This is evidence that if you dream big, they will come true."
It was fitting that Jamie Lee Curtis won the Oscar for best supporting actress mere minutes after her co-star Ke Huy Quan won for best supporting actor for their performance on "Everything, All at Once."
A rather spectacular career comeback was bookended by Quan's victory, and Curtis is a member of the Hollywood royal family. She is the daughter of two actresses and made her debut in "Halloween" in the 1970s. Prior to Sunday, neither one of the pair's comparably lengthy but very distinct journeys had included winning an Oscar Award. The ceremony was off to a rollicking start thanks to their consecutive victories, which instilled a sense of fondness, nostalgia, and overall positivity among the attendees.
Curtis, who is now 64 years old, made sure that all of that affection was distributed around and stated that she made sure to share her honor with the many people who had assisted her along the way. She quickly made it clear that this applied to everyone who enjoyed the "Halloween" series, "True Lies," and the countless other films she had produced over the years.
The following is an incomplete list of the nautical references made by Brendan Fraser in his acceptance speech after winning the Oscar for best actor for his part in "The Whale." "giving me a creative lifeline," "pulling me aboard," "the good ship 'The Whale'," "our lighthouse," "whale-sized hearts," and "only whales can swim to the depth of Hong Chau's creativity" and "like a bit of a diving expedition on the bottom of the ocean
Putting metaphors aside, it's clear that Fraser's acceptance was made from the heart. Since the film's world debut at the Venice Film Festival at the end of the summer, the first-time nominee had been considered a front-runner for the Oscar, and his win was the grace note on a magnificent comeback tale. But because of the intensity of the feelings I was experiencing at the time, everything I said came out a little muddled.
On Sunday night, two diva performers with soaring voices and exquisite stage presence chose to perform in two very different ways, and both of these approaches were extremely successful. Lady Gaga made the decision to dress casually for the after-party, donning a pair of black jeans and a black T-shirt instead of the gothic makeup and outfit she had worn on the red carpet.
The unanticipated strategy was successful, and it resulted in her song "Hold My Hand" from the critically acclaimed film "Top Gun: Maverick" having more weight than was initially understood.
Equally as successful was Rihanna's tribute to Chadwick Boseman in "Lift Me Up," which had her band and backup singers nestled in structures that resembled thatched roofs with the singer performing on a riser that could be moved. Rihanna's stunning vocals brought the house down during the soaring song, which also benefited from the skilled stage design.
Last year's Oscar ceremony began with the presentation of awards for short films, which caused quite a bit of controversy. Although there were some who, including myself, believed it was a wonderful idea, the majority of academy members were against it. I'm here to confess that I made a mistake.
The newly assembled executive team had previously stated their intention to bring back the shorts for this year's show, and they did not disappoint, delivering some very memorable moments on Sunday.
Who could possibly be unmoved by a speech that begins, "I know the protocol is to say thank you very much, but I'm British, therefore I'm more comfortable saying sorry"? This is what Matthew Freud, who directed "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse," one of the animated short films, stated as he apologized to all of those who assisted but couldn't be onstage with him.
"The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse" And if the live-action short "An Irish Farewell," which starred James Martin as a guy with Down syndrome and won the award for best live-action short, hadn't been shown, would we have had the entire Dolby Theater sing "Happy Birthday" to him as he was leaving the building?
"Naatu Naatu" from "RRR" has been named the winner of the Academy Award for best original song. The award was given out after five performances.
Earlier in the evening, playback singers Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj, along with a group of dancers, sang and danced to a song from a Telugu movie.
M.M. Keeravani won the prize with Chandrabose by singing to the tune of "Top of the World" by The Carpenters. He said, "RRR has to win because it's the pride of every Indian and because it's put me on top of the world." Chandrabose was also there to accept the award.
Daniel Scheinert said nice things about a long list of his teachers and professors from the past. Daniel Kwan said that he still has trouble with his self-confidence.
After "Everything, Everywhere, All at Once" won the Oscar for best original screenplay, they can now call themselves Oscar winners.
"I never thought I could be good enough. I have self-esteem problems, "Kwan added.
The award for best adapted screenplay went to Sarah Polley for her work on "Women Talking." And in the same way that Scheinert and Kwan were, she left an impression with her speech.
Polley added, "First and foremost, I want to thank the academy for not being profoundly offended by the proximity of the phrases 'Women' and 'Talking'." Polley was referring to the fact that the academy did not take offense at the near proximity of the terms. “Cheers.”