Best Of The Oscars 2023
The 95th annual Oscars has finally come around and with that a handful of winners. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel (he/him) who did a decent job, besides the overflow of ‘the slap’ jokes, the show had plenty of great moments. Along with that, this year surely had an excellent selection of films and I’m quite satisfied with most of the awards.
Getting into the awards we’ve all been casting our ballots for and waiting on, I was proud to see the absolute sweep that Everything Everywhere All At Once had for this award ceremony. Boasting a stunning 7 Oscar wins, the film received all the praise it deserved from most of the expected categories.
From these wins, we received an amazing heartfelt speech from Ke Huy Quan (he/him) when he received the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role, later got to see Quan reunite giddily with Harrison Ford (he/him) on stage when they had won Best Picture, and Michelle Yeoh’s (she/her) tearful inspiring speech when she accepted her Oscar for Best Actress.
Of these awards, the only one I felt wasn’t entirely deserved was the Oscar for Best Actress In A Supporting Role, which was given to Jamie Lee Curtis (she/her) when I personally believe that Stephanie Hsu (she/her) had given a far more spectacular performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Besides this totally expected sweep, we had a great speech by Brendan Fraser’s (he/him), full of aquatic wordplay and appreciation. While not what I exactly predicted, it was an outcome I absolutely expected.
Then we had what started off the collection of awards, which was Guillermo Del Toro (he/him) giving us a speech where he emphasizes the importance of an animation, that it isn’t a genre and is filmmaking at its heart.
Finishing things off, I wanted to list out a few of the fun moments the ceremony boasted. This included the great performance of “Naatu Naatu” (which also won the Oscar for Original Song), our buddy Cocaine Bear showing up alongside Elizabeth Banks (she/her) to announce the Oscar for Visual Effects (which Avatar: The Way Of Water unsurprisingly won), and a miniature donkey (who was falsely called Jenny The Donkey and was a totally different one according to Vulture) was brought onstage.
One of my earlies memories was watching stories unfold on a small TV in my room. Ever since then, I've always wanted to become a filmmaker to put stories of my own onto all manner of screens. Being a fan of writing alongside this has also led to my love of writing analysis/reviews on the things I view. It's a joy to share to others my thoughts and insights on media.