Jimmy Kimmel returned as the host of the 95th Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ emerged as the big winner, taking home seven Oscars, including Best Film, Direction, Screenplay, and Best Actress. Netflix’s ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ also performed well, winning four awards, including Best International Feature Film.
Indian Filmmakers Triumph at the Oscars
Indian filmmakers left their mark on the Oscars 2023, with Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga winning Best Documentary Short Film for ‘The Elephant Whisperers’. The biggest win of the night for India came when ‘Naatu Naatu’, a song from S.S. Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’, won the Oscar for Best Original Song.
The live performance by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava wowed the audience and earned them a standing ovation at the Dolby Theatre. M.M. Keeravani, the music director for ‘Naatu Naatu’, also received recognition for his outstanding contribution to the song.
Historic Wins at Oscars 2023
The Oscars 2023 also saw historic wins for several individuals. Michelle Yeoh became the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress Oscar Award, while Ruth E. Carter became the first Black woman to win multiple Oscars in any category.
Carter won the Best Costume Design award for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, her second Oscar after winning in the same category in 2019 for ‘Black Panther’. These wins marked a significant moment for diversity and representation in the film industry.
Here’s the complete list of Oscar winners at the 95th Academy Awards –
|Best Picture||‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’||Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang|
|Best Directing||Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert||‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’|
|Best Actor in a Leading Role||Brendan Fraser||‘The Whale’|
|Best Actress in a Leading Role||Michelle Yeoh||‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’|
|Best Actor In A Supporting Role||Ke Huy Quan||‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’|
|Best Actress In A Supporting Role||Jamie Lee Curtis||‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’|
|Best Writing (Original Screenplay)||Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert||‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’|
|Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)||Sarah Polley||‘Women Talking’|
|Best Animated Feature Film||‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’||Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley|
|Best International Feature Film||‘All Quiet on the Western Front’||Germany|
|Best Documentary Feature Film||‘Navalny’||Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris|
|Best Documentary Short Film||‘The Elephant Whisperers’||Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga|
|Best Live Action Short||‘An Irish Goodbye’||Tom Berkeley and Ross White|
|Best Animated Short Film||‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’||Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud|
|Best Cinematography||‘All Quiet on the Western Front’||James Friend|
|Best Original Score||‘All Quiet on the Western Front’||Volker Bertelmann|
|Best Original Song||“Naatu Naatu” from RRR||Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyrics by Chandrabose|
|Best Film Editing||‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’||Paul Rogers|
|Best Sound||‘Top Gun: Maverick’||Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor|
|Best Makeup and Hairstyling||‘The Whale’||Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley|
|Best Costume Design||‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’||Ruth E. Carter|
|Best Production Design||‘All Quiet on the Western Front’||Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper|
|Best Visual Effects||‘Avatar: The Way of Water’||Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett|