Oscars 2023 recap: Biggest wins, all-star performances and more

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” won the Best Picture Oscar.

“This award is ours,” producer Jonathan Wang said on behalf of the film’s filmmakers. “A24 – thank you very much. You saw our quirkiness and supported us for a year. It’s incredible.”

Daniel Kwan then took the microphone and thanked everyone in the room.

“We’ve said enough tonight,” added Kwan. “Thank you so much to everyone here. You have all inspired me. One of the things I realized growing up is that one of the best things we can do for each other is to protect us from the chaos of this crazy world. Thanks to the storytellers here who did this for me.

Other nominees in the category included “All Quiet on the Western Front”, “Avatar: The Way of Water”, “The Banshees of Inisherin”, “Elvis”, “The Fabelmans”, “Tár”, “Top Gun: Maverick , “Triangle of sadness” and “Women who speak”.

Brendan Fraser won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in ‘The Whale’.

Fraser, appearing visibly shocked and moved as he accepted his trophy, began by thanking the film’s director, Darren Aronofsky, for launching him “a creative life and carrying me aboard the good ship ‘The Whale'”.

Reflecting on his journey in the entertainment industry, which began 30 years ago, he added: “Things – they didn’t come easily to me, but there was an ease that I didn’t appreciate about it. epoch until it stops.”

Other actors nominated in the category include Austin Butler for his performance in “Elvis”, Colin Farrell for his performance in “The Banshees of Inisherin”, Paul Mescal for his performance in “Aftersun”, and Bill Nighy for his performance in ” Living”.

All were nominated for the Oscars for the first time.

Michelle Yeoh won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’.

“This is proof that dreams… come true,” she said during her acceptance speech.

“And ladies, don’t let anyone tell you that you’re past your prime,” she added.

Other actresses nominated in the category include Cate Blanchett for “Tár”, Ana de Armas for “Blonde”, Andrea Riseborough for “To Leslie” and Michelle Williams for “The Fabelmans”.

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won the Best Director Oscar for their film ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’.

The directors, known collectively as the Daniels, each dedicated their win to their parents.

“Thank you for not crushing my creativity when I was doing really disturbing horror movies or really evil comedies or dressing up as a drag queen as a kid, which poses no threat to anyone,” Scheinert said.

Kwan credited his father for instilling in him the love of cinema and his mother for giving him a “creative heart”.

Other directors nominated for the award include Martin McDonagh for ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’, Steven Spielberg for ‘The Fabelmans’, Todd Field for ‘Tár’ and Ruben Östlund for ‘Triangle of Sadness’.

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