Read Live Updates On The 2023 Oscars
The 95th annual Academy Awards are underway, and “Everything, Everywhere All at Once” ― the film with the most Oscar nominations this year ― swept the supporting acting awards, with Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis winning.
“All Quiet on the Western Front” won the Oscar for cinematography, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” won for costume design, and “Navalny” was awarded best documentary feature.
The full winners list is here.
Read live updates from the 2023 Oscars:
'The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse' Wins
The Oscar for Best Animated Short Film went to "The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse."
The Best Documentary Short Film Is...
The Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film went to "The Elephant Whisperers."
For the first time since I’ve attended the Oscars, there’s a box of snacks under every seat with a bottle of water, Hot Tamales, a pretzel and a note from Jimmy Kimmel. “Eat this. You’re hungry.” #Oscars2023pic.twitter.com/NyrN3n04cc
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) March 13, 2023
'All Quiet' Wins Another
The Oscar for Best International Feature Film went to Germany's "All Quiet On The Western Front."
Ruth E. Carter's Win Marks A Great And Embarrassing First
With her second win for Best Costume Design, Ruth E. Carter is now the first Black woman to have won two Oscars. Like all of these firsts, on the one hand, it's a moment worth celebrating — but it's also an incredibly demoralizing and embarrassing reflection of where the industry is.
">Ruth Carter Wins Again!
Ruth Carter won the Oscar for Best Costume Design for her work on "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." This follows up Carter's history-making win in 2019, when she became the first Black American to win the award.
HuffPost's Ruth Etiesit Samuel spoke to Carter about how the costumes in the film paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman.
Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Annemarie Bradley accepted their award for Best Makeup And Hairstyling on "The Whale," but not everyone got to speak. After Morot gave a short speech, Chin was played off, barely getting a word out before music started blaring to signal the next part of the show.
See the moment here.
"The Whale" Wins For Best Makeup And Hairstyling
The Oscar for Best Makeup And Hairstyling went to the team from "The Whale."
Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors give a shoutout to Angela Bassett: "Hey Auntie, we love you." #Oscarspic.twitter.com/xIQlVq8AOZ
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 13, 2023
Somehow, Zero Women Have Ever Won The Best Cinematography Oscar
...and that embarrassing stat still remains, with "All Quiet On the Western Front" winning. Many were rooting for “Elvis” cinematographer Mandy Walker, who would have become the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Cinematography, a very male-dominated field. She’s only the third female cinematographer ever to be nominated.
Best Cinematography Goes To...
The Oscar for Best Cinematography was awarded to "All Quiet On The Western Front."
An Oscar And A Birthday Celebration
Actor James Martin celebrated his birthday when the short film "An Irish Goodbye," won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film. The movie is a touching comedy about two brothers who see their bond strengthen in the wake of their mother's death.
"Navalny" won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
Ke Huy Quan's Triumphant Oscar Win Caps Off His Incredible Comeback Story
...but, as I've noted before, I wish the comeback didn't need to happen.
Quan, who was a child star in the 1980s, has talked about how he gave up acting in the 1990s when he found that the roles for Asian actors were deeply limited.
“I was in my early 20s, and all I was doing was waiting for the phone to ring. It rarely did — and when it did, it was to audition for a role where there were only two lines," he told me last year. "It was at a time where it was very disheartening to be an Asian actor."
His performance in "Everything Everywhere All At Once" demonstrates how he should have been a star all along, and has deserved better from Hollywood.
">In Case You Missed It...
If you missed Kimmel's first reference to The Slap, we have you covered.
The Award For Best Supporting Actress Goes To...
Jamie Lee Curtis won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. This is her first Academy Award.
Kimmel Notes The Fact That Zero Women Are Nominated For Best Director
Jimmy Kimmel just joked in his monologue: "How do they not nominate the guy who directed 'Avatar'? What do think he is, a woman?" — an acknowledgment of the fact that zero women were nominated for the Best Director Oscar this year.
While Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio" just won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, I would be remiss not to note that Pixar's "Turning Red" was absolutely wonderful. I got to interview its director Domee Shi (who won an Oscar for her Pixar short "Bao") about how she managed to make a fabulous movie about periods and the messiness of being a teenage girl.
The First Award Goes To...
Guillermo del Toro’s "Pinocchio" won for Best Animated Feature, the first award of the night.
Ke Huy Quan Wins!
Ke Huy Quan won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Everything, Everywhere All at Once."
The award caps off a major comeback for Quan, who starred in 1980s hits like "The Goonies" and the "Indiana Jones" films before taking a hiatus from acting due to the lack of roles for Asian actors.
...And There's Our First Slap Joke Of The Broadcast
Host Jimmy Kimmel quickly addressed the elephant in the room, bringing up last year's infamous slap around 11 minutes into his opening monologue. Without explicitly naming Will Smith, Kimmel joked that he wanted everyone — himself included — to feel safe.
"We have strict policies in place. If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point in the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for Best Actor and permitted to give a 19-minute-long speech," he said.
"If anything unpredictable or violent happens during this ceremony, just do what you did last year: nothing," he added. "Sit there and do absolutely nothing. Maybe even give the assailant a hug."
Whew, Shoutout To Jimmy Kimmel For Mentioning 'The Woman King' And 'Till' In His Opener
Jimmy Kimmel is getting a few big laughs in his opening monologue, but I'm overjoyed that he just gave a big mention to "The Woman King" and "Till."
“There are a number of excellent films and performances that were not nominated tonight, including 'Till' and 'The Woman King,'” Kimmel said.
Danielle Deadwyler gave a convincing performance as Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till who was killed by a lynch mob in Mississippi in 1955, in Chinonye Chukwu's "Till."
"The Woman King" was one of my favorite movie experiences of 2022 — with the ensemble cast (Viola Davis! Lashana Lynch! Thuso Mbedu! Sheila Atim!) giving stellar performances and Gina Prince-Bythewood steering the epic to the highest of heights. "The Woman King" in particular seemed like perfect fodder for the Academy, but was unexplainably snubbed in all categories.
">We'll Have All The Winners Right Here
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” is expected to sweep the award show, as the movie currently leads nominations with 11 nods. “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “All Quiet on the Western Front” are right behind “EEAAO” and tied at 9 nods each.
Lots Of First-Timers
In his opening monologue, host Jimmy Kimmel pointed out that there are many first-time Oscar nominees tonight, including 16 in the acting categories alone.
">Williams' Bold Red Carpet Look
The “M3GAN” actor arrived at the big event on Sunday evening wearing a bold, pink-and-silver long-sleeve Giambattista Valli haute couture gown. The extravagant ensemble featured a pink tulle cape train. The gown had floral embellishments and a white feather hem.
Some Awards To Watch For
Here are a couple of things to keep an eye on once the awards start getting handed out (and if you’re wondering if you’ll win your Oscar pool).
Competitive categories: In an unusual feat, three out of the four acting categories seem genuinely hard to predict this year, based on the results of the previous awards during award season, known as the precursors (these include the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, BAFTAs, Independent Spirit Awards, and awards from various critics groups). Buckle up, folks!
Best Actor seems like it could go to either “Elvis” star Austin Butler or “The Whale” star Brendan Fraser. Both actors had the kind of roles the academy generally loves: characters that require the actor to undergo a physical transformation (and, in Butler’s case, a real person in a biopic).
Best Actress has come down to a close race between Cate Blanchett (“Tár”) or Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”). Both are industry veterans and turned in career-defining performances in their respective films. But Blanchett already has two Oscars, and Yeoh, long an icon, has just been nominated for the first time this year. And she could make history (see below).
In Best Supporting Actress, Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”), Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) and Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) have all won major awards recently. I also wouldn’t count out Stephanie Hsu, who had arguably the most challenging performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” playing both daughter Joy and her alter ego, Jobu Tupaki.
Potential bellwether categories earlier in the night:
Keep an eye on those earlier technical and craft categories, which could indicate which movies academy members liked more than we might think.
Similarly, if you’re wondering if “Everything Everywhere All at Once” might sweep, keep an eye on Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing.
History-making wins, if they happen:
Yeoh would become the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress Oscar (and only second woman of color ever, after Halle Berry 21 years ago).
“Elvis” cinematographer Mandy Walker would become the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Cinematography, a very male-dominated field. She’s only the third female cinematographer ever to be nominated.
Jonathan Majors Arrives With His Cup
Jonathan Majors, seen here taking a selfie with some Academy Award pre-show onlookers, walked the champagne carpet Sunday with his usual cup in tow.
HuffPost's Lee Moran recently wrote about Majors' explanation for the cup: His mom was “so terrified” of him entering show business, she’d tell him to “watch your cup, watch your glass.”
A Few Thoughts From Our Senior Culture Editor
I'm HuffPost's senior culture editor and we have finally reached the Oscars. A few thoughts before the night gets started:
I'm still salty about "The Woman King" being snubbed. So that will be on my mind all night, especially after this Entertainment Weekly post with some thoughts from anonymous academy voters.
I also suddenly have this overwhelming feeling that tonight will be boring and unsatisfying. I hope I'm wrong!
Cate Blanchett was incredible in "Tár." I will not be shocked if she wins Best Actress.
However, I'm hoping for an "Everything Everywhere All at Once" sweep with a surprise win for Stephanie Hsu for Best Supporting Actress; the film simply doesn't work without her. Michelle Yeoh should win for Best Actress, and Ke Huy Quan should nab the Best Supporting Actor award. And it better win Best Picture.
So this will counter my previous note, but if Angela Bassett wins Best Supporting Actress, I will be ecstatic. I will also consider it a retroactive win for her unforgettable performance as Tina Turner in "What's Love Got To Do With It?" She lost out to Holly Hunter in "The Piano" in 1994.
I'm really dreading any and all slap jokes. But this is the deadline for any references to it, so Jimmy Kimmel better get them in during his opening monologue. But speaking of hosts, I would have loved for Abbott Elementary's Quinta Brunson and Janelle James to have hosted the ceremony.
Very excited for Lady Gaga's and Rihanna's performances.
Even more excited to see Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan on stage together to present an award. What a stunning press run they've had for "Creed III" in the past several weeks.
"Top Gun: Maverick" was one of my favorite films of last year so I hope it nabs a couple of awards.
All right, that's all for now, but I'm sure I'll have more thoughts later.
">The 'Champagne Carpet' Is Getting Roasted
The carpet pivot is among an array of big changes for this year’s ceremony, including an updated dress code and the addition of an Academy Award “crisis team.”
">Long-Overdue Accessibility Measures Are In Place
If you've been watching the ABC red carpet show, you might have noticed the American Sign Language interpreters on screen. Their inclusion is one of several long-overdue accessibility measures the academy has incorporated into the show and red carpet for the first time, as HuffPost's Shruti Rajkumar reported on Friday. Some other measures include audio transcriptions, live captions and guidance for reporters covering the red carpet. Read Shruti's piece to learn more!
Sarah Polley Gives A Very Relatable Reason For Her Fashion Choice
Oscar-nominated "Women Talking" director and writer Sarah Polley is wearing this badass suit tonight. When asked on the ABC red carpet show why she chose it, she said: "I don't ever like to be cold, and I always want my feet to feel comfortable." Relatable. I respect that.
Angela Bassett Did The Thing!
You knew this joke was coming. But seriously, an A+ dress.
One Year Since That Moment...
Tonight's ceremony marks the first since actor Will Smith walked on stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock. The Associated Press reports on how the Academy Awards is hoping to snap back one year after what's now referred to as "the slap."
Read more here.
">Old Hollywood Glamour Rules The Red Carpet
Celebrities and stylists alike kept things classic, sophisticated and elevated at the Oscars pre-show, which this year featured a champagne carpet, instead of the usual red. It’s the first change to the coloring of the carpet since 1961.
Pugh Shows Up In Shorts
Florence Pugh made it to the champagne carpet on Sunday wearing Valentino couture.