Another Night At The Oscars

Luke Chipley, Copy Editor

On Sunday of March 12, 2023, the television channel ABC hosted the 95th Oscars ceremony live. There were lots of accomplishments, performances, and pieces of news that sparked from the event as always, making an interesting night for movie media and movie media fans.

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” dominated the night by winning seven awards; best director, actress, supporting actress, supporting actor, original screenplay, and movie.

Ke Huy Quan melted the crowd’s hearts with his emotional acceptance speech for the best supporting actor, which was very nice to see. It was especially sweet considering the amount of time he put off of acting until he started working “Everything Everywhere,” which was 20 years.

Michelle Yeoh is the first Asian woman in Oscars history to have ever been recognized and awarded as the best actress of the year.

Her speech was also very inspiring: “Ladies, don’t ever let anyone tell you that you are past your prime,” Yeoh said. “For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities.”

Jamie Lee Curtis also received an award for best supporting actress.

Ben Fraser was given the award for the best actor of the year for the movie “The Whale.”

“Thank you to the academy for this,” Fraser said. “And to A24 for making such a bold film.”

“All Quiet On The Western Front” was also another film that won lots of awards. It picked up trophies for the best international feature, cinematography, original score, and production design.

“Women Talking” was given an award for the best-adapted screenplay of the year, “Avatar: The Way Of Water” was given the award for the best visual effects, and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” was given the award for the best costume designing of the year.

The performances were also exciting to see. Sofia Carson and Diane Warren sang “Applause” from the movie “Tell It Like A Woman,” Rihanna gave an emotional tribute to Chadwick Boseman with her song “Lift Me Up” for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” David Byrne and Stephanie Hsu had an odd but touching showing of the song “This Is A Life,” Lady Gaga let out a raw and bare performance of the song “Hold My Hand” for “Top Gun Maverick,” and there was, of course, the joyous dance and song showing of “Naatu Naatu” by Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj, after it won an award for the best original song of the year.

While there were many other awards, these are just the highlights. Overall, it was a good and successful night at the Oscars, let us hope that the next year will be even better.