Jimmy Kimmel, Everything Everywhere and a donkey: Highlights of the Oscars 2023
Everything Everywhere All at Once dominated the 95th Academy Awards, which were held on Sunday night at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.
Michelle Yeoh took home the Best Actress prize, becoming the first Asian woman and only second woman of colour to win the trophy. The film also won Best Picture, and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for writer/directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
Brendan Fraser cemented his comeback with a Best Actor win for The Whale, while Everything Everywhere stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan picked up Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.
The night was not without controversy, with criticism aimed at Jimmy Kimmel’s interview with Malala and a painful encounter between model Ashley Graham and an “obnoxious” Hugh Grant.
Many also felt that Angela Bassett deserved the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. The award instead went to Jamie Lee Curtis, prompting what many viewers described as a “real” reaction from Bassett.
A full list of tonight’s winners can be found here.
Welcome to our live coverage of the Oscars 2023
Welcome to The Independent’s rolling coverage of the 95th Annual Academy Awards.
We’ll be taking you through the nominees in all the most-watched categories, priming you with the best in Oscars trivia, and keeping you up to date on the red carpet, controversies, celebrations, touching moments, and of course a full rundown of all the winners.
Oliver O’Connell9 March 2023 15:38
James Cameron recalls trousers falling down during Titanic Oscars speech
James Cameron has recalled an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction he suffered at the Academy Awards in 1998.
“The strap on [then-wife] Linda [Hamilton’s] dress broke, so I’m trying to hold up the back where the strap broke,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
“And my tux came together at the very last second. The tailor was supposed to meet us at the Four Seasons before we went over to the Oscars. The guy never showed up, and my pants are three inches too big. So with one hand, I’m holding up my pants, and with the other, I’m holding up Linda’s dress. That was our entire fricking evening.”
Peony Hirwani10 March 2023 09:45
How to watch the 2023 Academy Awards
The 95th Academy Awards are on Sunday 12 March at 5pm PT (8pm ET), with the red carpet arrivals expected to begin from around 2pm PT.
As well as following along with us live, here’s how you can watch the entire show in the US and UK.
Peony Hirwani10 March 2023 10:30
10 worst Oscar acceptance speeches of all time
Some are too saccharine, others too long – and the worst are when an actor only thinks of themselves.
My colleague Louis Chilton writes.
Peony Hirwani10 March 2023 11:15
Oscars 2023 predictions
Will it be an Everything Everywhere All at Once sweep? Or could Tár prove to be the one to beat? Adam White has looked over the major categories to try and figure them out.
Peony Hirwani10 March 2023 11:30
The 13 most confusing Oscar screw-ups of all time
From awarding Rami Malek’s all-teeth performance as Freddie Mercury to Julianne Moore winning Best Actress for the wrong movie, the Oscars have always inspired confusion and frustration.
Ahead of this year’s Academy Awards, my colleague Adam White explores the most egregious mistakes in recent Oscar history.
Peony Hirwani10 March 2023 12:00
The 10 worst Oscar Best Picture winners of all time
The Independent’s Geoffrey Macnab chooses the more ridiculous films to have ever won Hollywood’s most prestigious award.
Peony Hirwani10 March 2023 12:45
How is the academy going to handle the fallout from The Slap in 2022?
The unfortunate headline-dominating moment from last year’s ceremony is back on people’s minds as the Oscars draws nearer.
How are organisers handling The Slap?
Peony Hirwani10 March 2023 13:30
Slapgate wasn’t a one-off – the Oscars have always been mired in scandal
With the Academy Awards happening on Sunday, Geoffrey Macnab looks back at Oscar history and says the awards have always been turbulent and continue to reflect the biases of those who greenlight the movies.
Peony Hirwani10 March 2023 14:15
Oscars boss reacts to Chris Rock’s scathing Netflix special
The Academy’s chief executive has reacted to Chris Rock’s scathing comments in his recent Netflix special, in which he addressed the moment he was slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars.
Asked about the timing of the special’s release ahead of this Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, and whether it would put the incident back into public consciousness, Kramer told US outlet Deadline: “I think what’s important for us is that we’re moving forward.
“At the Nominees Luncheon… Janet Yang very clearly owned that we, as an Academy, have to be better prepared and have to be much more nimble and clear in our response to things.
“I really want to focus on that.”
He added: “I think it’s great that Chris spoke his truth. I can’t speak to the timing of that, but we are ready to move forward.”
Peony Hirwani10 March 2023 15:00