2023 Oscars: 95th Academy Awards provides fans with highs, lows



The big Oscard winners of the night pose with their trophies. Pictured left to right: Ke Huy Quan (Best Supporting Actor), Michelle Yeoh (Best Actress in a leading role), Brendan Fraser (Best Actor in a leading role), and Jamie Lee Curtis (Best Supporting Actress

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief

The 95th Academy Awards was held on March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. It honored films released in 2022. Televised by ABC, Jimmy Kimmel once again served as the host. Listed below are some of the “highs” and “lows” of the evening.

High Number One:

Both Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan made Oscar history by becoming the first Asian Americans to win the categories of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

“They say stories like these only happen in the movies,” Quan said in his heart-warming acceptance speech. “I cannot believe it’s happening to me.”

High Number Two:

The A24 film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” did a clean sweep of their nominated titles, winning the biggest award of the night: Best Picture, and becoming th most awarded movie in history.

“I have great faith in our stories,” director Daniel Kwan said in his part of the acceptance speech. “These stories have changed my life, and they’ve done that for generations.”

High Number Three:

Michelle Yeoh made an impactful acceptance speech when she won the Oscar for Best Actress.

“Ladies, don’t let anybody ever tell you that you are past your prime,” Yeoh said proudly.

Low Number One:

This year, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Oscars and, of course, made some inappropriate jokes, one of which he directed to Malala Yousazfia.

“As the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history,” Kimmel asked, “I was wondering, do you think Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine?”

Malala answered this out-of-pocket question with grace, and responded, “I only talk about peace.”

Low Number Two:

It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since the great slap of the 2022 Oscars. Naturally, this incident was acknowledged and joked about by Kimmel.

“If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point during the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for best actor and permitted to give a 19-minute-long speech,” Kimmel said.

Low Number Three:

For the first time in 62 years, the red carpet at the Oscars was not in fact red, but champagne.

“The color of red carpets has changed because of fashion,” she said. “It has to match the dresses, and the red clashed,” event planner Mindi Weiss said in an interview with the New York Times.