2023 Oscars 95th Academy Awards

2023 Oscars 95th Academy Awards 

Winners Announced: March 12, 2023
Held at: Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California
Host: Jimmy Kimmel
Eligibility Year: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Oscars Trivia: The Lesser-Known Facts

  • Jimmy Kimmel’s third time hosting, making him one of the few multi-time hosts. His comedic style offered levity and engaged the audience.
  • The Dolby Theatre has been the Oscars’ home since 2002. It’s designed specifically for hosting events like the Oscars, boasting top-of-the-line acoustics and seating for over 3,400 guests.
  • The Oscars’ eligibility year ending on December 31 allowed many late releases and festival darlings to compete, changing the awards dynamics considerably.
  • Two films stole the spotlight with numerous nominations: The Power of the Dog and West Side Story.
  • A new twist this year: the red carpet was made from recycled materials, spotlighting Hollywood’s push for sustainability.
  • The night saw a more diverse set of nominees and winners, reflecting recent efforts to broaden representation in the film industry.
  • As part of the ceremony, a special segment showcased archived footage from past Oscars, taking viewers on a trip down memory lane.
  • The orchestra played versions of iconic movie themes during commercial breaks, a nod to the enduring power of film music.
  • Vegan options dominated the Governors Ball menu, another nod to sustainability.
  • Some awards were presented by previous Oscar winners, offering a blend of old and new that enriched the ceremony.

2023 Oscar Nominees

Best Picture
Everything Everywhere All at Once (WINNER)
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
Best Director
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once (WINNER)
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
Todd Field, TÁR
Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness
Best Actor
Brendan Fraser, The Whale (WINNER)
Austin Butler, Elvis
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Paul Mescal, Aftersun
Bill Nighy, Living
Best Actress
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once (WINNER)
Cate Blanchett, TÁR
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie
Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans
Best Supporting Actor
Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once (WINNER)
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
Brian Tyree Henry, Causeway
Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans
Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
Best Supporting Actress
Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once (WINNER)
Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau, The Whale
Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Women Talking (WINNER)
All Quiet on the Western Front
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Top Gun: Maverick
Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Everything Everywhere All at Once (WINNER)
The Banshees of Inisherin
The Fabelmans
Triangle of Sadness
Best Animated Feature Film
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (WINNER)
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Puss In Boots: The Last Wish
The Sea Beast
Turning Red
Best International Feature Film
All Quiet on the Western Front (WINNER)
Argentina, 1985
The Quiet Girl
Best Documentary Feature
Navalny (WINNER)
All That Breathes
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Fire of Love
A House Made of Splinters
Best Film Editing
Paul Rogers, Everything Everywhere All at Once (WINNER)
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, The Banshees of Inisherin
Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond, Elvis
Monika Willi, TÁR
Eddie Hamilton, Top Gun: Maverick
Best Cinematography
James Friend, All Quiet on the Western Front (WINNER)
Darius Khondji, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
Mandy Walker, Elvis
Roger Deakins, Empire of Light
Florian Hoffmeister, TÁR
Best Costume Design
Ruth E. Carter, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (WINNER)
Mary Zophres, Babylon
Catherine Martin, Elvis
Shirley Kurata, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Jenny Beavan, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Adrien Morot, Judy Chin, and Anne Marie Bradley, The Whale (WINNER)
Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová, All Quiet on the Western Front
Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, and Mike Fontaine, The Batman
Camille Friend and Joel Harlow, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Mark Coulier, Jason Baird, and Aldo Signoretti, Elvis
Best Production Design
Christian M. Goldbeck and Ernestine Hipper, All Quiet on the Western Front (WINNER)
Dylan Cole, Ben Procter, and Vanessa Cole, Avatar: The Way of Water
Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino, Babylon
Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, and Bev Dunn, Elvis
Rick Carter and Karen O’Hara, The Fabelmans
Best Music (Original Song)
Naatu Naatu from RRR, music by M.M. Keeravaani, lyrics by Chandrabose (WINNER)
Applause from Tell It Like a Woman, music and lyrics by Dianne Warren
Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, music and lyrics by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, music and lyrics by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Goransson
This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once, music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski, lyrics by Ryan Lott
Best Music (Original Score)
Volker Bertelmann, All Quiet on the Western Front (WINNER)
Justin Hurwitz, Babylon
Carter Burwell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Son Lux, Everything Everywhere All at Once
John Williams, The Fabelmans
Best Sound
Top Gun: Maverick (WINNER)
All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman
Best Visual Effects
Avatar: The Way of Water (WINNER)
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Top Gun: Maverick
Best Animated Short Film
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse (WINNER)
The Flying Sailor
Ice Merchants
My Year of Dicks
An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake, and I Think I Believe It
Best Live Action Short Film
An Irish Goodbye (WINNER)
Le Pupille
Night Ride
The Red Suitcase
Best Documentary Short
The Elephant Whisperers (WINNER)
How Do You Measure a Year?
The Martha Mitchell Effect
Stranger at the Gate