The 95th Academy Awards took place on March 13th, 2023, and honored some of the best films and performances of the year. The evening was full of excitement as nominees waited eagerly to hear whether they had won one of the coveted awards. The ceremony celebrated achievements across various categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song, and more.
One of the highlights of the night was the win for Everything Everywhere All at Once in the Best Picture category. The film, directed by Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, and Jonathan Wang, took audiences on a thrilling journey through multiple dimensions, featuring an outstanding performance by Michelle Yeoh, who won Best Actress for her role.
Another film that garnered attention was Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the classic 1986 action movie, starring Tom Cruise, which received nominations in several categories, including Best Sound, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing. However, the night belonged to The Whale’s Brendan Fraser, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of a man who has become trapped in his own body.
The evening also celebrated some incredible performances by women, with Frances McDormand, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner being recognized for their work on Women Talking. Additionally, Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
The Banshees of Inisherin and Tár were among the other films that received nominations in multiple categories, with Colin Farrell and Brian Tyree Henry both being recognized for their performances in The Banshees of Inisherin, and Cate Blanchett receiving a nomination for her role in Tár.
In the Best International Feature Film category, All Quiet on the Western Front, directed by Edward Berger, was named the winner. The film, set during World War I, tells the story of a young German soldier who becomes disillusioned with the war.
The Elephant Whisperers won Best Documentary (Short Subject), while Navalny was named Best Documentary Feature. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse won Best Animated Short Film, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio won Best Animated Feature.
The night also celebrated some incredible musical achievements, with Naatu Naatu winning Best Original Song, and Volker Bertelmann receiving the award for Best Original Score for All Quiet on the Western Front.
Overall, the 95th Academy Awards was a night of celebration and recognition for some of the most talented individuals in the film industry. From incredible performances to stunning visuals and compelling stories, the nominees and winners showcased the best of what cinema has to offer.
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