Oscars 2023: An American film wins the top prize with seven Oscars.
Oscars 2023: An American film wins the top prize with seven Oscars
The ninety-fifth edition of the Academy Awards ceremony proved to be an eventful one as the American film "Everything Everywhere All at Once" won a whopping seven Oscars out of eleven nominations, including Best Picture. Hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, this ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate some of the greatest cinematic works of the year.
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" follows a middle-aged Chinese immigrant as they are thrown into a wild adventure, struggling with the US Internal Revenue Service. This film also earned Oscars for Best Single Screenplay, Best Director for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor for Jonathan Kwan, and Best Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis.
Making history, Malaysian actress and celebrity Michelle Yeoh was awarded Best Actress, beating out contenders Cate Blanchett for the film Tár, Ana de Armas for Blonde, Andrea Riseborough for To Leslie, and Michelle Williams for The Fabelmans, directed by Steven Spielberg. Honoring her mother and mothers all over the world, she called them “wonderful heroines” when accepting her award.
Brandon Fraser's comeback was well-received, as he was given the Best Actor award for his role in The Whale, despite having been away from the film industry for some time due to his struggles with weight gain. Furthermore, The Whale won the Oscar for Best Makeup.
Naatu Naatu, the first Indian song to be awarded an Oscar, earned the prize for Best Original Score in a movie. All Quiet on the Western Front was also honored, winning four Oscars out of nine nominations for Best Foreign Narrative Film, Best Cinematography, Best Manufacturing Concept, and Best Original Score.
The women-focused story of Women Talking received the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, and the German animated movie Pinocchio earned the Golden Statue for Best Animated Feature. The documentary film Navalny was awarded the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and the movie Avatar: The Way of Water earned the award for Best Visual Effects. Top Gun: Maverick and Wakanda Forever were given Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Costume Design respectively.
The ninety-fifth edition of the Academy Awards ceremony was one for the record books. Not only was the American film "Everything Everywhere All at Once" honored with a total of seven Oscars out of its eleven nominations, including Best Picture, but it also became the most nominated movie at the prestigious awards ceremony held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" is a science fiction comedy whose protagonist is a middle-aged Chinese immigrant embroiled in a thrilling adventure as she navigates the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The film won Oscars for Best Single Screenplay, Best Director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor (Jonathan Kwan), and Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis).
Malaysian actress and celebrity Michelle Yeoh won the coveted Oscar for Best Actress for her work in the film Tár, beating out stars Cate Blanchett (for Blonde), Andrea Riseborough (for To Leslie), and Michelle Williams (for The Fabelmans). This marks the first time in history an Asian actress has been given the award for Best Actress. Dedicating her award to her mother and all the mothers of the world, Yeoh labeled them "wonderful heroines".
Canadian actor Brandon Fraser won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Whale, coming back to acting after many years. He had experienced considerable weight gain and had taken a break from the movie industry, but the director of The Whale managed to convince him to return and take the part, which ultimately lead to the biggest Oscar of his career. In addition to the Best Actor award, The Whale won the Oscar for Best Makeup.
Another exciting moment at the ceremony was the historic win of the song Naatu Naatu, which took home the Oscar for Best Original Score for a movie. This marked the first time an Indian song was given the Best Original Score award in the history of Bollywood cinema.
ll Quiet on the Western Front, a German film set during World War I and tells a heartbreaking story of the effects of war on people, won four Oscars out of nine nominations: Best Foreign Narrative Film, Best Cinematography, Best Manufacturing Concept, and Best Original Score. Women Talking, a story of abused women in an isolated religious colony, won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, and the animated film Pinocchio won the Golden Statuette for Best Animated Feature. Navalny, a documentary about the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, while Avatar: The Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick each won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score, respectively. Finally, Wakanda Forever was given the Golden Statue for Best Costume Design.
Before the ceremony, the stars appeared in outfits sexier than each other. Among them, Rihanna, pregnant with her second child highlights her beautiful baby bump in a creation by Alaïa, Lady Gaga, all elegant in a black Versace dress from the Italian label's latest collection, or even Cara Delevingue, divine in a red dress.
The stars competed in style and fantasy on the red carpet, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.