After a year in which Apple took home the big award with its Best Picture winner, CODA, the Oscars are back — and there’s quite a bit of excitement. Part of that has to do with the list of nominees. This year, Best Picture could go to fan-favorite Everything Everywhere All At Once, more subtle fare like Tár or Banshees of Inisherin, or maybe even a blockbuster like Avatar: The Way of Water or Top Gun: Maverick. The field feels pretty wide open.
When it comes to the big streaming services, Netflix once again racked up a bunch of nominations (16 in total) for the likes of All Quiet on the Western Front, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. Apple managed a pair of nominations (for Causeway and the short film The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse), while the massive conglomerate known as Disney had a whopping 22, led by Avatar and Banshees.
There’s a lot of intrigue over who will win what — and you can follow along with all of the latest right here.
- VTurns out you can win an Oscar even if you’re a messy editor
As a video person myself, I absolutely love seeing screenshots of Adobe Premiere timelines from major movies. For one, it’s weirdly mesmerizing, and two... sometimes it makes me feel better about my own organized mess.
Here’s a short snippet where Paul Rogers, the editor of Everything Everywhere All At Once, talks about his workflow. (Also, be sure to check the replies to that tweet to see some other examples.)
Oscars 2023: Everything Everywhere All at Once did the thing many times over
Everything Everywhere All At Once and All Quiet on the Western Front cleaned up very nicely at an Oscars that felt like a return to simpler times.
- ALucky number seven.
And there it is: Everything Everywhere All At Once won best picture, for a total of seven Oscars. This movie rules, and if you still haven’t seen it for yourself, let our original review convince you.
- A“Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you are past your prime.”
The real-life superhero Michelle Yeoh now has an Oscars statue for best actress in a leading role (it’s another win for Everything Everywhere All At Once). She did not wear hot dog fingers to accept the award.
- A“So this is what the multiverse looks like.”
Brendan Fraser was named best actor in a leading role for his performance in The Whale, and he seemed as surprised as he was grateful.
- APunks rock.
And another one: the Daniels also won best director at the Oscars. The title Everything Everywhere All At Once really turned out to be prophetic.
- ARated RRR.
As if the amazing live performance of “Naatu Naatu” wasn’t enough, the RRR song also earned the Oscar for best original song. Good luck getting it out of your head.
- AThe Daniels did good.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — better known as the Daniels — just scooped up the award for best original screenplay for Everything Everywhere All At Once. For more on the unique duo, check out this interview from last year that digs deep into the film.
- ERihanna’s performance was the best part of the Oscars and they aren’t even over yet.
The singer performed Wakanda Forever’s “Lift Me Up” which is nominated for Best Original Song tonight.
- ADonkey wrong.
I present: the biggest scandal of the 2023 edition of the Academy Awards.
- AWhatever you think of Avatar: The Way of Water...
it at least looked good. So it’s no surprise that it came away with the best visual effects Oscar. I hope that talking space whale parties hard tonight.
- AAll Quiet is making some noise.
Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front just picked up Oscars for best original score and production design, bringing its total to four awards so far. (It also won best international film and best cinematography.) It’s now leading the way mid-way through the show.
- ESome things are better on TV than on TikTok.
- CJazz hands are out; hot dog hands are in.
Best Supporting Actress nominee Stephanie Hsu might not have won at this year’s Oscars for her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once. But she, and David Byrne, and David Byrne’s pair of hot dog fingers absolutely brought the house down with their performance of ‘This Is a Life.’
- AWe interrupt this awards ceremony for a movie trailer.
The Oscars are primarily about awards, of course, but this year we also got a fresh glimpse at Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid — which includes a good look at Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.
- ACrocs alert.
While presenting the award for best documentary (Navalny was the winner), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson had what I believe is an Oscars first by wearing a pair of Crocs on stage. Who says fashion can’t be comfortable?
- AEverything everywhere all the awards.
Everything Everywhere All At Once just keeps racking up awards: Jamie Lee Curtis took home best supporting actress, giving hope to IRS agents everywhere.
- A“Mom, I just won an Oscar.”
The feel-good moment of the night might’ve happened near the beginning, when Ke Huy Quan nabbed the best supporting actor award for his performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once. After nearly giving up on the world of acting, seeing him on stage with that trophy was a real tear-jerker.
- A“Animation is cinema.”
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio took home the Oscar for best animated picture, and — as you can probably guess — the director had some strong words about the power of animated films, saying, simply that “animation is cinema, animation is not a genre, and animation is ready to be taken to the next step.”
For more on what makes the stop-motion movie so special, check out our review.
- AWho are you wearing, Marcel?
That shell cleans up nice.
- AOne hour until Tár, Avatár, and the rest of the 2023 Oscárs.
This year’s edition of the Academy Awards kicks off at 8PM ET, which isn’t really enough time to catch up on any of the best picture contenders — you could make a small dent in Elvis if you start right now — but in the meantime, you can check out the full list of nominees and figure out how you’re going to watch.
How to watch the 2023 Academy Awards
If you want to catch this year’s award ceremony live, here’s how and when you can watch the 95th annual Oscars.
Oscars 2023 nominations: everything, everywhere, all the noms
Everything Everywhere All At Once got plenty of love, and the nominations featured a lot of expected names like The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, and Tár.