Oscars 2023 Recap



Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang pose with the Oscar for Best Picture for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Denisse Lopez, Staff Writer

On March 12, 2023, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or better known as the Oscars celebrated the 95th annual academy award ceremony. This year’s ceremony was hosted by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel opened the show with a monologue teasing Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on stage last year alongside talking about the lack of women directors in the Best Directors category. 

A historic moment occurred when Michelle Yeoh won the lead actress award and became the second woman of color to win the award and the first Asian woman to have won. Yeoh’s win was one of the seven awards that the movie Everything Everywhere All At Once won with other awards including best picture and best director. All Quiet on the Western Front also had four wins throughout the night including best cinematography and best visual effects. The Oscars also showcased the full trailer for the live-action remake of the Disney movie The Little Mermaid which was presented by Halle Bailey who plays Ariel in the movie and Melissa McCarthy who plays Ursula in the movie. There was also a donkey brought out on stage by Jimmy Kimmel as a surprise for The Banshees of Inisherin and joked that the donkey was an emotional support animal but also confirmed that the donkey was not the actual donkey from the movie. James Martin, who starred in An Irish Goodbye(which won Best Live Action Short Film) was also sung happy birthday by the audience on stage when accepting the award. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Ruth E. Carter also made history at the Oscars and became the first Black woman to win two Oscars. Rihanna also made a rare performance at the Oscars when singing “Lift Me Up” from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtracks and dedicating the performance to the late Chadwick Boseman written by Grammy Award-winning Nigerian singer Tems, director Ryan Coogler, and composer Ludwig Göransson.