95th Academy Awards – Oscars Winners 2023

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s multiverse-spanning film Everything Everywhere All at Once has become the first movie in history to win three acting awards as well as Best Picture at the Oscars. Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan were each honoured at the 95th Academy Awards.

Hosted by popular television host Jimmy Kimmel, live from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday 12th March 2023, the 95th Oscars honoured what the ten thousand-plus members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences collectively selected as the greatest achievements in filmmaking from 2022.

The outstanding achievement of the night came from A24’s surprise critical and commercial hit Everything Everywhere All at Once, which took home 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture. The film’s popular directorial duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known collectively as Daniels, won the Oscars for Original Screenplay and Directing.

The Oscars telecast was much-changed from the productions of the past few years, producers Ricky Kershner and Glenn Weiss abandoning the self-aware comedy bits of 2022 and the pot-holes of the dialled back 2021 broadcast in favour of a more earnest, celebratory Oscars. Host Jimmy Kimmel’s opening speech was one littered with celebratory facts on the most-nominated, the eldest-nominated and so on, with the additional voiceover host announcing each winner’s personal journey to the podium ahead of each acceptance speech. Barring a few comedy segments that didn’t quite land, and a few filmmakers being played off before getting their chance to speak, the broadcast was akin to the classic Oscars ceremonies: filled with memorable moments and reminders as to the importance of cinema.

Live performances on the night included a sombre rendition of “Calling All Angels” by Lenny Kravitz for the In Memoriam segment of the show, a piece that was introduced by a tearful John Travolta who had been chosen to honour his Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John (1948-2022). All five Original Song nominees also performed, including Lady Gaga who had originally withdrawn from the opportunity. Gaga’s performance was dialled back, especially in comparison to other recent appearances at the Oscars, but moving nonetheless.

Audience favourite Brendan Fraser was also announced as an Oscar-winner for Actor In a Leading Role. The actor, whose personal story of abuse is well publicised, was teary-eyed and thankful during his acceptance speech, honouring those he believed made it possible for him to win.

The winners of the 95th Oscars 2023:

Best Picture – Everything Everywhere All at Once
All Quiet On the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Banshees of Inisherin
The Fabelmans
Top Gun: Maverick
Triangle of Sadness
Women Talking

Animated Feature Film – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Puss In Boots: The Last Wish
The Sea Beast
Turning Red

Documentary (Feature) – Navalny
All That Breathes
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Fire of Love
A House Made of Splinters

International Feature Film – All Quiet On the Western Front (Germany)
Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
Close (Belgium)
EO (Poland)
The Quiet Girl (Ireland)

Directing – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)
Todd Field (Tár)
Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)

Cinematography – James Friend (All Quiet On the Western Front)
Darius Khondji (Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths)
Mandy Walker (Elvis)
Roger Deakins (Empire of Light)
Florian Hoffmeister (Tár)

Film Editing – Paul Rogers (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Matt Villa, Jonathan Redmond (Elvis)
Monika Willi (Tár)
Eddie Hamilton (Top Gun: Maverick)

Actress in a Leading Role – Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Cate Blanchett (Tár)
Ana De Armas (Blonde)
Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie)
Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans)

Actor in a Leading Role – Brendan Fraser (The Whale)
Austin Butler (Elvis)
Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Paul Mescal (Aftersun)
Bill Nighy (Living)

Actress in a Supporting Role – Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Hong Chau (The Whale)
Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Actor in a Supporting Role – Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway)
Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans)
Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Production Design – All Quiet On the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Fabelmans

Costume Design – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Makeup and Hairstyling – The Whale
All Quiet On the Western Front
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Visual Effects – Avatar: The Way of Water
All Quiet On the Western Front
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Top Gun: Maverick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – Sarah Polley (Women Talking)
Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell (All Quiet On the Western Front)
Rian Johnson (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery)
Kazuo Ishiguro (Living)
Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie (Top Gun: Maverick)

Writing (Original Screenplay) – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner (The Fabelmans)
Todd Field (Tár)
Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)

Music (Original Score) – Volker Bertelmann (All Quiet On the Western Front)
Justin Hurwitz (Babylon)
Carter Burwell (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Son Lux (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
John Williams (The Fabelmans)

Music (Original Song) – “Naatu Naatu” (RRR)
“Applause” (Tell It Like a Woman)
“Hold My Hand” (Top Gun: Maverick)
“Lift Me Up” (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
“This Is a Life” (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Sound Mixing – Top Gun: Maverick
All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman

Short Film (Animated) – The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
The Flying Sailor
Ice Merchants
My Year of Dicks
An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I think I Believe It

Documentary Short Film – The Elephant Whisperers
How Do You Measure a Year?
The Martha Mitchell Effect
Stranger At the Gate

Short Film (Live Action) – An Irish Goodbye
Le Pupille
Night Ride
The Red Suitcase


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