2023 Oscars: Winners and What to Watch

Sunday night, the 95th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. This year’s ceremony marked the first time that four Asian actors competed across multiple acting categories. This year’s best film was awarded to “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” and this production truly shined at the Oscars on Sunday night, winning seven awards, including best picture, best actress, best director, best editing, best-supporting actor, best-supporting actress, and best original screenplay. In case you haven’t seen it, “Everything, Everywhere” follows a Chinese-American woman through the multi-verse as she navigates the struggles in her life. This film was a quieter nomination, but it is no surprise the action-packed film won. 

The voters and awards show has been criticized in recent years for its lack of diversity among voters and recognition of films made by and about people of color. This nomination and win show progress towards diversifying the film industry. Jamie Lee Curtis, who played the supporting actress role in this film, won her nomination and was shocked beyond belief, as this was the veteran actress’s first Oscar win. 

Another film that received attention, winning four awards, was Netflix’s German war epic “All Quiet on the Western Front.” Other winners included: Best Animated Film to “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” and Best Costume Design to “The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Brendan Fraser was the winner of the best actor in a lead role for the film “The Whale.” This year’s Oscars seemed to run smoothly, with “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once” cleaning house.


Join Our Mailing List

    Recent Articles

    Brandy Returns 26 Years Later as Cinderella in New Disney Film

    While Disney+ has yet to disclose the release date for the film, fans are already excited about the nostalgia the film will bring to older and younger audiences. In the live-action musical, Brandy also starred alongside Whitney Houston as Fairy Godmother while featuring other renowned names like Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, Natalie Desselle Reid, Bernadette Peters, and Jason Alexander. The 1997 film earned seven Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special.

    Ben Affleck Confirms Jennifer Lopez will Star in his Next Film

    Ben Affleck has started planning his next film, and his new wife, Jennifer Lopez, will be a part of the project. Not too many details have been released on this new film, but we do know that aside from J-LO being involved in it, Matt Damon will also be working with Ben Affleck on this project. 

    Demi Lovato Makes Directorial Debut with Child Stardom Documentary on Hulu

    The names of the other participants in the film have not been revealed. The format will involve an intimate conversation with Lovato, archival material, and verité footage, in addition to Lovato reflecting on her participation in shows like Barney & Friends, As the Bell Rings, Sonny with a Chance, and more.

    Animated Movies Now Have Nothing on the Old Ones

    While it seems like the animation of it all has upgraded, current animated movies do not instill the same effect in the public as they once did. While animated movies are intended for a younger audience, old animated movies found a way to stay in the minds of the older generation. Movies like Spirit, Coraline, Bambi, Shrek, The Road to El Dorado, and more. Movies that adults, along with children, will re-watch over and over again when streaming services add them and remove them from their collection.

    Ke Huy Quan, and Harrison Ford Share Emotional Moment on Oscars Stage

    Notably, the seven-time winning oddball tour de force, “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” marked a change in sensibilities within Hollywood. Although the usual high drama cinematic fare enjoyed plenty of nominations and accolades, the bulk of the wins went to a movie about family, compassion, trauma, sexuality, and an authentic take on Asian immigration and assimilation to American culture as the backdrop to the visually stunning film.

    Hey! Are you enjoying NYCTastemakers? Make sure to join our mailing list for NYCTM and never miss the chance to read all of our articles!