Oscars 2023: the winners and losers

Everything Everywhere All at Once stole the show with seven awards

Hollywood’s biggest stars didn’t grace the red carpet at the Oscars 2023 ceremony but rather a champagne-coloured one.

The Oscars’ famed red carpet – a feature of the awards show since 1961 – was replaced this year “but the glamour on show was the same as ever”, said the BBC.

For the cast and crew of Everything Everywhere All at Once it was a huge night, with the “awards season Cinderella” proving to be the Oscars’ “big winner”, said Associated Press. The film went into the night with 11 nominations and left with seven awards: Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing – before winning Best Picture in the night’s closing award.

Yeoh made history as the first Asian American woman to win Best Actress in the award ceremony’s nine-decade run. “For all the little boys and girls who look like me, watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities,” said Yeoh. The 60-year-old added: “Ladies, don’t let anybody tell you are ever past your prime.”

Ke Huy Quan also made an emotional speech as he picked up the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Waymond in Everything Everywhere All at Once. “My journey started on a boat. I spent a year in a refugee camp. And somehow, I ended up here on Hollywood’s biggest stage,” he said told the star-studded audience at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “They say stories like this only happen in the movies. I cannot believe it’s happening to me. This is the American dream!”

The Best Supporting Actress category had been “a bit of a question mark” all season, said Variety. While Angela Bassett seemed to be the early frontrunner, in the end the Wakanda Forever star lost out to Jamie Lee Curtis in what was possibly the biggest upset of the night.

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