HIGHLIGHTS: The 95th Academy Awards

Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights from the 2023 Academy Awards.


Host Jimmy Kimmel ends the night by switching to “1” under a sign reading “Number of Oscars broadcasts without incident” in a final nod to the slap.

And that’s it for this year’s Oscars telecast. Thanks for following the updates!

You can see a full recap of the awards ceremony here and you can see a gallery of some of the stars here.

11:35 a.m.

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” has won the Oscar for Best Picture.

The film has won 7 of its 11 nominations tonight.

11:30 a.m.

Actress Michelle Yeoh wins the Best Actress Oscar for “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”

“To all the little boys and girls watching tonight that look like me, this is a beacon of hope and possibility. This is proof that dreams are dreamed big and dreams come true,” says Yeoh. “And ladies, don’t let anyone tell you that you’ve ever been past your prime.”

michelle yeoh

11:25 a.m.

Canadian actor Brendan Fraser wins the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in “The Whale.”

brendan fraser

11:15 a.m.

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert win the Oscar for Best Director for “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”


Paul Rogers wins Best Film Editing for “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”


John Travolta features Lenny Kravitz to perform a song for the “In Memoriam” segment, which begins with Olivia Newton John, who died last year.


“Naatu Naatu” from the movie “RRR” wins for Best Original Song.


“Top Gun: Maverick” wins the Oscar for best sound design.

10:45 a.m.

Toronto-born filmmaker Sarah Polley wins Best Adapted Screenplay for “Talking Women,” her adaptation of the Miriam Toews novel.

sarah poley

“Miriam Toews wrote an essential novel about a radical act of democracy in which people who disagree on every issue managed to sit in a room together and forge a path together, free from violence,” Polley said in her acceptance. “They do it not only by talking, but also by listening.”


Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert win Best Original Screenplay for “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”

10:30 a.m.

Rihanna performs the moving song “Lift Me up” composed as a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman in the film “Wakanda Forever.”

10:25 a.m.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” wins the Oscar for best visual effects.


Elizabeth Banks, left, and an actor dressed in a costume from her film “Cocaine Bear” present the award for Best Visual Effects at the Oscars on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ wins Oscar for Best original score.


“All Quiet on the Western Front” wins for Best Production Design.


Lady Gaga performs the “deeply personal” song she wrote for “Top Gun: Maverick,” saying beforehand “we all need a lot of love to walk through this life.”

Lady Gaga


“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” wins the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film


‘The Elephant Whisperers’ wins the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film.


“All Quiet on the Western Front” wins the Oscar for Best International Feature Film.


A performance of the song “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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9:30 a.m.

Ruth E. Carter wins Best Costume Design for Marvel’s “Wakanda Forever.” This is Carter’s second win, making her the first black woman to win multiple Oscars in any category.

He dedicates the award to his mother, who has just passed away at the age of 101.

ruth carter


Kimmel takes the stage with Jenny, the donkey from “The Banshees of Inisherin.” Colin Farrell blows her a kiss.

jimmy kimmel


Montrealer Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley win the Oscar for Best Hair and Makeup for “The Whale.”


James Friend wins the Best Cinematography Oscar for “All Quiet on the Western Front.”


‘An Irish Goodbye’ wins the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.


The film “Navalny,” about Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, wins the Best Documentary Feature award. “Navany” was directed by Toronto director Daniel Roher.

Roher dedicated the award to Navalny.

Yulia Navalnaya, Navalny’s wife, also speaks.

“My husband is in jail for telling the truth,” she says, imploring her to stay strong.

More on the win here.

navalny oscar


Jamie Lee Curtis wins Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

Jamie Lee Curtis


“My journey began on a ship. I spent a year in a refugee camp and somehow ended up on the biggest stage in Hollywood,” Quan says through tears as he accepts the Oscar.

He also says that “dreams are something you have to believe in. I almost gave up on mine. To all of you, please keep your dreams alive.”

Ke Huy Quan


Ke Huy Quan wins the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”


Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt present the first prize of the night, for best animated film.

It goes to Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, beating out Toronto’s “Turning Red” set and several others.

“Animation is cinema,” says del Toro as he accepts the award, imploring the industry to “keep animation in the conversation.”


Kimmel packs a punch in last year’s infamous Oscar ‘slap slap’.

“We want to have fun. We want you to feel safe. And most importantly, we want you to feel safe. So we have strict policies in place. If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any time during the show, they will be awarded the Best Actor Oscar and given 19 minutes to give a speech.”


the 95he The Academy Awards open with a montage of some of the nominated films. It ends with host Jimmy Kimmel appearing to be thrown out of a fighter jet with Tom Cruise in a nod to “Top Gun Maverick” and then parachute-landing onstage at the Dolby Theatre.

jimmy kimmel

Nodding to Brendan Fraser and Ke Huy Quan, Kimmel jokes about the years when two “Encino Man” actors get nominated.

7:45 p.m.

Here’s a link to a gallery of some of the stars walking the carpet in front of the Dolby Theatre.

7:30 pm

The… champagne carpet is on. If you’re confused about why it’s not red this year, here’s an explanation!

7:00 p.m.

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