The Oscars 2023 Recap


The late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel hosted this year’s Oscars on March 12. Photo courtesy of the Oscars

Gabriella Ruiz, Sports Editor

The 2023 95th Academy Awards not only had the biggest wins but also great performances and Hollywood stars walking the red carpet. 

The Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who opened the show with his monologue stating there were 16 first-time nominees in the acting categories and won the audience over with his slap jokes. 

“This is a celebration for everyone here,” Kimmel said. “If any of you get mad at a joke and decide to come up here and get jiggy with it, it’s not going to be easy.” Referencing Will Smith slapping Chris Rock last year on stage at the Oscars. 

Performers that night included Sofia Carson, Diane Warren, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Lenny Kravitz, and more. Before the Oscars began, many stars caught people’s attention with their outfit choices. 

Rolling Stone captured the best looks from the red carpet of celebrities who knew how to make a statement with their unforgettable looks. Austin Butler’s look had shoulder pads in black with heeled boots, Rihanna came on television revealing her baby bump once again, and Angela Bassett in a purple dress by Jeremey Scott who made the dress. Lady Gaga with an FW23 Versace black dress, Michael B. Jordan in a dapper double-breasted suit, Halle Bailey in a blue fantasy gown, and Jamie Lee Curtis in a Dolce and Gabbana gown. Others included Florence Pugh, Michelle Yeoh, Andrew Garfield, Shawn Mendes, Halle Berry, and more.

Here are the list of awards from the night:

Best Picture: “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, producers)

Best Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Actor: Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”

Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Original Screenplay: “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert)

Adapted Screenplay: “Women Talking” (Sarah Polley)

Editing: “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (Paul Rogers)

Original Song: “Naatu Naatu,” by M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose (“RRR”)

Original Score: “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Volker Bertelmann)

Animated Short: “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” (Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud)

Costume Design: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Ruth E. Carter)

Makeup and Hairstyling: “The Whale” (Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Annemarie Bradley)

Cinematography: “All Quiet on the Western Front” (James Friend)

Live-Action Short: “An Irish Goodbye” (Tom Berkeley and Ross White)

Visual Effects: “Avatar: The Way of Water” (Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett)

International Feature: “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Germany (Edward Berger)