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WHEN: Sunday, March 12, 2023 beginning at 7PM ET
WHERE: Televised on ABC live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles

And the OSCAR goes to ....

Movie fans were glued to the small screen when the milestone 95th edition of the Academy Awards was televised from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 12, 2023 live on ABC beginning at 7PM ET.

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel was back in 2023 to lead the ceremony after hosting in 2017 and 2018. And, for the first time ever, a crisis team was on hand to ward off any fallout from slapstick altercations on stage (hey, you never know what's going to happen at the Oscars!)

UPDATE: The year's worst movies? The least anticipated awards show of the season, the 2023 Razzie Awards had already released their slew of current stinkers the day before, so if you had Tom Hanks as Worst Actor for both "Elvis" and "Pinocchio" on your list this year, you're a winner. (Better luck next year, Tom.)

And now on to the good stuff:


Major Oscar nominees

Long-awaited 2023 Oscar nominees this year (also see WINNERS, below) included “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Elvis,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Fabelmans,” “Tár,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Triangle of Sadness” and “Women Talking¯ vying for Best Picture.

"Everything Everywhere All At Once" got the most nominations with 11, including Best Supporting Actress nominations for both Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu/

Rounding out major 2023 Oscar contenders were the devastating World War I drama, "All Quiet on the Western Front" along with "The Banshees of Inisherin" starring Colin Farrell with a Best Actor nod and Brendan Gleeson (for Best Supporting Actor)

 


“Everything Everywhere All at Once” and “The Banshees of Inisherin” are this year's top contenders.


2023 Oscar performers & presenters

Fresh off her Super Bowl halftime show performance, superstar Rihanna took the stage at the 2023 Oscars for a performance of "Lift Me Up" from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever". And Lady Gaga -- surprise! -- made a last-minute appearance with a performance of “Hold My Hand,” the Oscar-nominated song from “Top Gun: Maverick,”

Singer David Byrne, Son Lux, and supporting actress nominee Stephanie Hsu also performed “This Is a Life”, the best original song nominee from “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The Oscar-nominated “Applause” from “Tell It Like a Woman" was performed by Sofia Carson and Diane Warren.


Rihanna will be performing her Oscar-nominated
"Lift Me Up" from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever".

Another competitor in the best original song category, the viral sensation “Naatu Naatu” from the epic action drama "RRR" (WINNER for Best Original Song) was performed by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava.

Presenters scheduled to announce Oscar winners throughout the big night included Halle Bailey, Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh, Sigourney Weaver, John Cho, Hugh Grant and Danai Gurira.

Also giving out the gold statuettes were Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Jennifer Connelly, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael B. Jordan, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Troy Kotsur, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monae, Deepika Padukone, Questlove, Zoe Saldana and Donnie Yen, Halle Berry, Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MaDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, Pedro Pascal and John Travolta

The traditional " In Memoriam" performance was delivered by singer Lenny Kravitz.

Just up ahead, check out the complete list of 2023 Oscar nominees and WINNERS along with Oscar-nominated movie clips, related Oscar fun facts, and related resources around the web about Hollywood's biggest night.


2023 Top Oscar contenders






 

Top Oscar contenders - documentary

"Nalvany" (this year's winner for Best Documentary Feature Film) was a real-life thriller, gripping audiences as it chronicled the life of Putin opposition leader, Alexei Nalvany, and his unrelenting critique of Putin and soul-crushing 21st century Russia.


"All That Breathes" was another standout documentary that made the cut this year on a lot of critics' lists. The film followed two brothers in polluted New Delhi who help safeguard an endangered population of birds. It also happened to serve as an ecological warning with a compelling message about mankind's relationship with the natural world.



Top Oscar contenders - animated film

"The Sea Beast", "My Father's Dragon", and "Turning Red" were the big hits this year, BUT it was Oscar time for an old Walt Disney tale that has made it to No. 1 on every Top Ten list this year. We bet the rent (correctly!) on "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio".




Just up ahead, get your fill of Oscar trivia and fun facts, the complete list of 2023 nominees, plus related resources as the red carpet rolls out on another star-studded Oscar season.


also see -> 2023 Razzie Awards   |   2023 BAFTA movie awards

2023 Critics Choice Awards   |   2023 Golden Globes   |   2023 SAG Awards



DID YOU KNOW? Oscar trivia & fun facts

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• There's good reason that stars holding the Oscar are surprised by its sheer weight. Each 24-karat gold-plated Oscar award stands 13.5 inches tall and weighs around 8 1/2 lbs. or about the equivalent of a gallon of milk.

The worst Oscars performance of all time goes to unlucky aspiring actress Eileen Bowman who appeared as Snow White during the 1989 show. She was there to entertain stars such as Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, and Sigourney Weaver who sat in the audience, dumbstruck. (An awkward duet with actor Rob Lowe didn't help.) The following day, The New York Times declared that the performance earned "a permanent place in the annals of Oscar embarrassments."

• In 1974, actor David Niven appeared to introduce the Best Picture nominees when a streaker stormed the stage and ran behind him. The witty British actor quickly remarked, "The only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping ... and showing his shortcomings.”

• Midnight Cowboy (1969) is the only X-rated film to ever win the Best Picture award.

• In 1940, The Los Angeles Times leaked the complete winners list the night before the ceremony. So Hollywood star Vivien Leigh, for example, arrived at the Oscars already aware that she had won Best Actress for "Gone with Wind" that year. Academy voting results have been a closely guarded secret ever since.

2023 Oscar Nominees & WINNERS

 

Best picture

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front"
  • "Avatar: The Way of Water"
  • "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • "Elvis"
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once" --- WINNER
  • "The Fabelmans"
  • "Tár"
  • "Top Gun: Maverick"
  • "Triangle of Sadness"
  • "Women Talking"

Best actor

  • Austin Butler, "Elvis"
  • Colin Farrell, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Brendan Fraser, "The Whale" --- WINNER
  • Paul Mescal, "Aftersun"
  • Bill Nighy, "Living"

Best actress

  • Cate Blanchett, "Tár"
  • Ana de Armas, "Blonde"
  • Andrea Riseborough, "To Leslie"
  • Michelle Williams, "The Fabelmans"
  • Michelle Yeoh, "Everything Everywhere All at Once" --- WINNER

Best director

  • Martin McDonagh, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, "Everything Everywhere All at Once" --- WINNER
  • Steven Spielberg, "The Fabelmans"
  • Todd Field, "Tár"
  • Ruben Östlund, "Triangle of Sadness"

Best supporting actor

  • Brendan Gleeson, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Brian Tyree Henry, "Causeway"
  • Judd Hirsch, "The Fabelmans"
  • Barry Keoghan, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Ke Huy Quan, "Everything Everywhere All at Once" --- WINNER

Best supporting actress

  • Angela Bassett, "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
  • Hong Chau, "The Whale"
  • Kerry Condon, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, "Everything Everywhere All at Once" --- WINNER
  • Stephanie Hsu, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best documentary feature film

  • "All That Breathes"
  • "All the Beauty and the Bloodshed"
  • "Fire of Love"
  • "A House Made of Splinters"
  • "Navalny" --- WINNER

Best live action short film

  • "An Irish Goodbye" --- WINNER
  • "Ivalu"
  • "Le Pupille"
  • "Night Ride"
  • "The Red Suitcase"

Best cinematography

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" --- WINNER
  • "Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths"
  • "Elvis"
  • "Empire of Light"
  • "Tár"

Best makeup and hairstyling

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front"
  • "The Batman"
  • "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
  • "Elvis"
  • "The Whale" --- WINNER

Best costume design

  • "Babylon"
  • "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" --- WINNER
  • "Elvis"
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
  • "Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris"

Best international feature film

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" (Germany) --- WINNER
  • "Argentina, 1985" (Argentina)
  • "Close" (Belgium)
  • "EO" (Poland)
  • "The Quiet Girl" (Ireland)

Best documentary short film

  • "The Elephant Whisperers" --- WINNER
  • "Haulout"
  • "How Do You Measure a Year?"
  • "The Martha Mitchell Effect"
  • "Stranger at the Gate"

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 animated short film

  • "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse" --- WINNER
  • "The Flying Sailor"
  • "Ice Merchants"
  • "My Year of D*cks"
  • "An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It"

Best production design

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" --- WINNER
  • "Avatar: The Way of Water"
  • "Babylon"
  • "Elvis"
  • "The Fabelmans"

Best original score

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" --- WINNER
  • "Babylon"
  • "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
  • "The Fabelmans"

Best visual effects

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front"
  • "Avatar: The Way of Water" --- WINNER
  • "The Batman"
  • "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
  • "Top Gun: Maverick"

Best original screenplay

  • "The Banshees of Inisherin," Martin McDonagh
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once," Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert --- WINNER
  • "The Fabelmans," Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg
  • "Tár," Todd Field
  • "Triangle of Sadness," Ruben Östlund

Best adapted screenplay

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front," Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell
  • "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery," Rian Johnson "Living," Kazuo Ishiguro
  • "Top Gun: Maverick," Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks
  • "Women Talking," Sarah Polley --- WINNER

Best sound

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front"
  • "Avatar: The Way of Water"
  • "The Batman"
  • "Elvis"
  • "Top Gun: Maverick" --- WINNER

Best original song

  • "Applause" from "Tell It like a Woman"
  • "Hold My Hand" from "Top Gun: Maverick"
  • "Lift Me Up" from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
  • "Naatu Naatu" from "RRR" --- WINNER
  • "This Is A Life" from "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best film editing

  • "The Banshees of Inisherin"\
  • "Elvis"
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once" --- WINNER
  • "Tár"
  • "Top Gun: Maverick"

 


More about the Oscars around the Web:


2023 Oscars
- The official site features the glitz, the glamour, and the movies, actors and actresses of the past, as well as Academy Award history and video clips, this year's Oscar fashion trends, with more news & features as Oscar night draws near.

Academy Awards - Wikipedia - Check out the whole story from its earliest days until the present including voting rules, what's in those gift bags, and more with photos and related resources.

The Academy Awards through the years - Check out his special feature from the Los Angeles Times with a year-by-year at the Oscars.


 
 

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