2023 Oscars recap: Biggest wins, star-studded performances and more

“Everywhere at Once” won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

“This award is ours,” said producer Jonathan Wang on behalf of the film’s directors. “A24 – thank you very much. You saw our strangeness and supported us for a year. It’s incredible.”

Daniel Kwan then took the microphone and thanked everyone in the room.

“We’ve said enough tonight,” Kwan added. “Thank you very much to everyone here. You all have inspired me. One of the things I’ve learned growing up is that one of the best things we can do for each other is to shelter each other from the chaos of this crazy world. I thank the storytellers here who did it for me.”

Other nominees in the category include “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Avatar: Waterway,” “Inisher’s Banshees,” “Elvis,” “The Fabelmen,” “Tar,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Triangle of Sorrows,” and “The Talker.” women”.

Brendan Fraser won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Whale.

After accepting her trophy, a visibly shocked and emotional Fraser began by thanking the film’s director, Darren Aronofsky, for giving her a “creative life and for putting me on a good ship called The Whale.”

Reflecting on his journey in the entertainment industry, which began 30 years ago, he added: “Things — they didn’t come easy to me, but there was an object that I didn’t appreciate at the time until I stopped.”

Other actors nominated in the category include Austin Butler for his performance in Elvis, Colin Farrell for his performance in Inisher’s Banshees, Paul Mescal for his performance in Aftersun and Bill Nighy for his performance in The Living.

All were first-time Oscar nominees.

Michelle Yeoh won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

“This is proof that dreams do come true,” he said.

“And ladies, don’t let anyone tell you that you’re past your prime,” she said.

Other actresses nominated in the category included Cate Blanchett for “Tar,” Ana de Armas for “Blonde,” Andrea Riseborough for “Leslie” and Michelle Williams for “The Fables.”

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won the Oscar for best director for “All at once.”

The directors, known collectively as Daniels, each dedicated their win to their parents.

“Thank you for not crushing my creativity when I’m making really disturbing horror movies or really depraved comedies or dressing up as a kid in a non-threatening way,” Scheinert said.

Kwan thanked his father for passing on his love of cinema and his mother for giving him a “creative heart”.

Other directors nominated for the award include Martin McDonagh for Inisher’s Banshees, Steven Spielberg for The Fablemen, Todd Field for Tar and Ruben Östlund for Triangle of Sorrows.

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