Academy Awards 2023 live updates and winners list!

By Alexandra Heilbron on March 12, 2023 | 3 Comments

The 95th Oscars hosted by Jimmy Kimmel
The 95th Academy Awards began with host Jimmy Kimmel parachuting down onto the stage. He pointed out that last year was the first year audiences were able to go to cinemas and see movies as they’re meant to be seen — on the big screen. He referenced the Will Smith incident from last year’s Oscars ceremony several times, quipping, “If anyone commits any act of violence, you will be awarded Best Actor.” While introducing the presenters for Best Documentary, he reminded the audience that it was during the presentation of this award that the skirmish last year occured, but he was certain that this year it would go off without a hitch. Or at least, “without Hitch,” in a reference to Smith’s 2005 movie, in which he played the title role.

Kimmel joked that because we lost an hour to Daylight Savings Time today, they added that hour to the show. Also, all categories would be announced this year, so he predicted the ceremony would be long.

The first Oscar went to Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio for Best Animated Feature.

The Best Supporting Actor award went to Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All at Once, who, having started out as a child actor, believed his acting career was over when he grew up, so he urged people to never give up on their dreams. The Best Supporting Actress winner was Ke’s co-star Jamie Lee Curtis, also a first-time nominee. The two hugged backstage, both of them crying tears of joy. Later in the evening, their co-star Michelle Yeoh, a first-time nominee as well, won for Best Actress.

Elizabeth Banks tripped walking across the stage to present the award for Visual Effects (which went to Avatar: The Way of Water) and joked that the “bear” who joined her tripped her (he was nowhere near her at the time). She was one of the funniest presenters, riffing about the comedy film Cocaine Bear, which she directed.

Canadian Sarah Polley won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for her incredible film Women Talking — which was also nominated for Best Picture. Fellow Canadian Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for his performance in The Whale.

The German film All Quiet on the Western Front won four Oscars in total, in the Cinematography, Production Design, Original Score and Best International Film categories.

John Travolta gave a touching intro for the In Memoriam video, which included his former co-stars, Olivia Newton-John and Kirstie Alley. Prior to the intro, Kimmel joked about whether or not people would want Robert Blake to be included, and in a controversial move on the part of the Academy, he wasn’t. Blake was charged with the murder of his wife in 2002 — but was later acquitted. Also missing from the In Memoriam video were Anne Heche, Paul Sorvino and Leslie Jordan.

The final award of the night — Best Picture — was presented by Harrison Ford. It went to Everything Everywhere All at Once, bringing its total up to seven awards out of 11 nominations, making it the winner of the most Oscars of the night. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Best Picture
WINNER: Everything Everywhere All at Once
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 Actor
WINNER: Brendan Fraser (The Whale)
Austin Butler (Elvis)
Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Paul Mescal (Aftersun)
Bill Nighy (Living)

Best Actress
WINNER: Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Cate Blanchett (Tár)
Ana de Armas (Blonde)
Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie)
Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans)

Best Supporting Actor
WINNER: Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway)
Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans)
Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Best Supporting Actress
WINNER: Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Hong Chau (The Whale)
Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Best Animated Film
WINNER: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
The Sea Beast
Turning Red

Best Director
WINNER: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)
Todd Field (Tár)
Ruben Ostlund (Triangle of Sadness)

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

Best Original Screenplay
WINNER: Everything Everywhere All at Once – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
The Banshees of Inisherin – Martin McDonagh
The Fabelmans – Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner
Tár – Todd Field
Triangle of Sadness – Ruben Ostlund

Best Cinematography
WINNER: All Quiet on the Western Front
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
Empire of Light

Best Film Editing
WINNER: Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Banshees of Inisherin
Top Gun: Maverick

Best Original Score
WINNER: All Quiet on the Western Front
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans

Best Original Song
WINNER: “Naatu Naatu” from RRR
“Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman
“Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick
“Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
“This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Visual Effects
WINNER: Avatar: The Way of Water
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Top Gun: Maverick

Best Sound
WINNER: Top Gun: Maverick
All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman

Best Costume Design
WINNER: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
WINNER: The Whale
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Best Production Design
WINNER: All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Fabelmans

Best Documentary Feature
WINNER: Navalny
All That Breathes
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Fire of Love
A House Made of Splinters

Best Documentary Short Subject
WINNER: The Elephant Whisperers
How Do You Measure a Year?
The Martha Mitchell Effect
Stranger at the Gate

Best Animated Short
WINNER: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse
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
WINNER: An Irish Goodbye
Le Pupille
Night Ride
The Red Suitcase

Best International Film
WINNER: All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)
Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
Close (Belgium)
EO (Poland)
The Quiet Girl (Ireland)

Comments & Discussion

  1. Sharon • March 15, 2023 @ 9:34 AM

    Happy to see both Brendan Fraser & Sarah Polley win! (Was also routing for Austin Butler, but this is a good win). Canada was well represented this year.

    And although I am not a big fan of Jimmy Kimmel, I think he did a good job.

  2. Dani • March 15, 2023 @ 10:38 AM

    The show was kind of boring, except for Lady Gaga’s song. Austin Butler was robbed of an Oscar, and Jimmy Kimmel’s tasteless joke about Robert Blake was appalling. I loved Robert in Baretta and the In memoriam video should be based on a person’s career, not their personal life. He was found not guilty of the murder, he was in the restaurant when it happened and the gun he was carrying was tested, it was not the murder weapon. I’m hoping that he’s included next year, Robert acted from the time he was a very small kid in the Little Rascals videos and a movie with Humphrey Bogart and was still entertaining people as an adult. I think part of the Baretta theme song was don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. I don’t think he did the crime and since he was found not guilty, he should not continue to be punished.

  3. Jackie • March 15, 2023 @ 8:51 PM

    Blake’s wife did some scams then she heard a ka-blam

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