Another year, another Oscars- and this year, one film was definitely the biggest winner: Everything Everywhere All At Once as predicted won Best Picture and six other awards, including Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh and wins in the Best Supporting categories for Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Outside of the multiverse extravaganza, anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front took home several technical awards and Best Score, Pinocchio won Best Animated Feature and RRR won Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu. The whole show was presented by Jimmy Kimmel for the third time.
Read on for the top Oscar films 2023
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Everything Everywhere All At Once, which tells the story of a Chinese American immigrant (Yeoh) who discovers that she must connect with parallel universe incarnations of herself to save the multiverse, was widely tipped to come out on top after it won a mountain of awards in the Oscars run up.
In addition to Best Picture, Michelle Yeoh became the first Asian winner of the Best Actress Oscar and Ke Huy Quan came back after a long career drought to scoop one of the most prestigious gongs in showbiz for his role as Waymond Wang.
Screen legend Jamie Lee Curtis meanwhile won her first Oscar for her role as IRS inspector Deirdre Beaubeidre. The Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) grabbed Best Director, and the film also won Best Film Editing and Best Original Screenplay.
Watch it on Apple TV or Amazon Prime
All Quiet on the Western Front
Netflix’s adaptation of classic German novel All Quiet on the Western Front also came away with some wins, bagging Best International Feature Film, Best Original Score, Best Production Design and Best Cinematography.
Following an idealistic soldier in the Germany army, Paul Bäumer, the film like the book is staunchly anti-war and shows how many initially excited young soldiers felt when faced with the horrors of warfare. The film ties with Fanny and Alexander, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Parasite as the most nominated foreign language film in the Awards’ history.
You can watch it on Netflix
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Guillermo del Toro, whose film The Shape of Water won Best Picture a few years back, snagged a win for Best Animated Feature for his version of Pinocchio. Retelling the story of the puppet who comes to life and reimagined in Fascist Italy, it stars an impressive cast including Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett and Finn Wolfhard. The film was a passion production for the director, and premiered back at the BFI London Film Festival.
you can watch it on netflix
Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale won two awards, one for Best Makeup and Hair and one for Best Actor, cementing The Mummy star Brendan Fraser’s career comeback for his role as Charlie, a reclusive English teacher struggling with obesity. The actor gave an emotional speech after lifting the statuette and thanked Aronofsky for casting him in a leading role.
The whale is currently playing in cinema or watch on apple tv
Women Talking, a drama about the women in an isolated Mennonite community dealing with sexual assault, won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, being based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Miriam Toews. Sarah Polley thanked the Academy “for not being mortally offended by the words ‘women’ and ‘talking’ being so close together” in her acceptance speech for her first Oscar.
Women Talking is currently playing in UK cinemas
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever won Best Costume Design, much as the first Black Panther did at the 2018 awards, with costume designer Ruth E. Carter becoming the first Black woman to win two Oscars. Elsewhere, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water won in the Best Visual Effects Category, and Top Gun: Maverick won Best Sound.
you can watch on Disney+
Indian epic action film RRR wasn’t expected to pick up many awards at this year’s ceremony, but one Oscar it was hoping for was Best Original Song. Naatu Natuu, the seriously uplifting musical number that became a worldwide hit, was performed by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava during the show before it was announced that it had triumphed, becoming the first Indian song to win the award.
you can watch RRR on netflix
The Best Documentary winner this year was Navalny, which follows the life of Alexei Navalny, one of the most prominent opposition leaders in Putin’s Russia and the events that led to his poisoning and imprisonment.
Director Daniel Roher accepted the award and was accompanied by Navalny’s wife Yulia Navalnaya, who also made a short speech saying “My husband is in prison just for telling the truth. My husband is in prison just for defending democracy.”
You can watch Navalny on Amazon Prime Video
The biggest snubs…
The biggest snubs that received no awards this year meanwhile were Irish comedy-drama The Banshees of Inisherin, the Cate Blanchett-led drama Tár, Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans and Baz Luhrmann’s musical biopic Elvis.
The Banshees of Inisherin is available on Disney+
Elvia is available on Apple TV
TAR is available on Apple TV
The Fabelmans is currently playing in cinema
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