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Oscars 2023 Recap + Highlights – The Good, The Unhealthy + The WTF – FLIXCHATTER FILM BLOG


Blissful Publish-Oscars Day, everybody!! Did you watch the ceremony final night time? I want the Oscars telecast didn’t occur throughout daylight financial savings time after we really LOST one hour :

Anyhoo, I made my predictions on the final minute of who will win and who SHOULD win, listed below are my predictions publish. I didn’t predict ALL of the noms however out of those I did make predictions on, I received 14 out of 21. I received just about ALL of the appearing nominees’ predictions proper, with the wild card being Finest Supporting Actress which is neck-and-neck between Jamie Lee Curtis and Angela Bassett. I used to be rooting for the latter, however I predicted JLC would win and he or she did!


The appearing winners of 2023 Oscars are ALL from A24 films!

I solely tuned in for the purple carpet about an hour earlier than the ceremony began… listed below are a few of the highlights:

And the Most Cringe-Worthy Crimson Carpet Interview Award goes to…


I didn’t anticipate Finest Animated Function would go first, however hey, I’m completely happy to see Guillermo del Toro received for his astounding Pinocchio film!

“Animation is just not a style. Animation is cinema.” – GDT. Completely!!


Thank goodness I’ve received tissues useful, as Ke Huy Quan made me cry together with his emotional acceptance speech!! I like how genuinely grateful he sounds and the way inspiring his phrases are for individuals who are nonetheless WAITING for his or her goals to come back true. As somebody who nonetheless goals to get my ardour undertaking off the bottom, I’ll take his recommendation to ‘maintain the goals alive’ to coronary heart!


I’ve not seen NAVALNY, I’m hoping to catch that quickly although however man, this has received to be essentially the most heart-wrenching acceptance speech by Alexei Navalny’s personal spouse the place she mentioned “Alexei, I’m dreaming for the day when you may be free…” Oh my 🥲


Woo hoo!!! LOVE Ruth Carter successful one other Oscar for her astounding work in Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually. Her first was for the primary Black Panther film in 2019, and he or she made historical past for being the primary Black lady to win two Oscars in Costume Design.

LOVE her highly effective speech and giving a nod to a different feminine nominee from Wakanda Perpetually:

“Thanks to the Academy for recognizing the superhero that could be a Black lady. She endures, she loves, she overcomes. She is each lady on this movie.”


I really haven’t seen RRR as I canceled my Netflix subscription a couple of months in the past and that film is 3 hours lengthy!! However I LOVE this dance efficiency of Naatu, Naatu!!

Bravo Sarah Polley!!


Danai Gurira appeared positively beautiful and I like her transferring tribute to Chadwick Boseman earlier than she launched Rihanna…

… and as she mentioned, Rihanna seems to be completely regal performing the gorgeous track Carry Me Up, considered one of my favourite film songs ever!

It took 95 years for The Academy to lastly give an Oscar or Finest Actress in a LEADING ROLE to somebody of Asian descent. Southeast Asian to be actual, woo hoo!! Malaysian-born Michelle Yeoh sends like to her household in Kuala Lumpur!!

She additionally evokes girls of all ages and ethnicities all over the place!!

And kudos to her for taking a jab at CNN anchor Don Lemon who again in February mentioned that the 51-year-old Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina who’s operating for President, was previous her prime. “Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime, sorry. A lady is taken into account to be of their prime in 20s and 30s and perhaps 40s.”

Properly, miss Yeoh is 60 years previous younger and he or she’s simply getting began, so take THAT, Don!


I’m nonetheless dissatisfied with the dearth of feminine director nominees in a 12 months when there are SO MANY worthy nominees.

Along with The Girl King and Girls Speaking, let’s not overlook the superb work of Alice Diop in Saint Omer:


I completely LOVE the Prime Gun: Maverick theme track Maintain My Hand, however what’s with this rendition??! Sorry Woman Gaga however I’m not loving this efficiency in any respect.

What’s with the QR Code factor??! Whoever thought that it could NOT be creepy to scan a QR code to see extra deceased individuals as a substitute of together with them within the In Memoriam telecast? [face palm]. In addition they missed Charlbi Dean who simply handed away final 12 months and he or she’s really a significant a part of an Oscar-nominated movie, Triangle of Disappointment.



Properly, fortunately the night time went with out anybody getting slapped, phew! However we do have a Cocaine Bear presenting the Oscars with out anybody being mauled to loss of life, ahah. Elizabeth Banks is so charming that she made the entire weird stint really humorous!


Now, it is a WTF in a great way and in addition entails animals, this time an actual one. How cute is JENNY the Goat from The Banshees of Inisherin! I LOVE Colin Farrell‘s elated response seeing her animal BFF on stage 😀


Now, usually I like Hugh Grant‘s dry, self-deprecating humor, however I assumed his joke referring to himself as a part of his um, non-public elements is distasteful. He’s clearly not within the temper to be a part of the occasion final night time… maybe he ought to’ve simply skipped it?


I used to be scratching my head once I heard the Pirates of the Caribbean theme when Donnie Yen was launched. It’s the one which sounds a bit just like the battle themes in Gladiator – each composed by Hans Zimmer. Then they performed it once more when Sarah Polley accepted her Finest Tailored Screenplay Oscar. It was simply bizarre!


The ninety fifth Oscars went with no hitch… it’s a slightly protected and standard ceremony with few surprises, not like the 12 months prior. After all, the notorious ‘slap’ incident was referenced all through the night time by host Jimmy Kimmel.

General he was fairly low-key and caught to the script. A few of the jokes landed and a few have been meh. I didn’t look after all his interactions with the viewers which aren’t humorous and simply made the already-way-too-long present even longer!


However I’m glad he acknowledged the 2 movies that received neglected by voters:

“There are a variety of fantastic movies and performances that weren’t nominated tonight, together with Until and The Girl King that are each based mostly on true tales with nice performances from Danielle Deadwyler and Viola Davis which might be very worthy of your time.”

Now, I’m hoping they rent a feminine host subsequent time, maybe somebody with spunk like Aubrey Plaza? I imply, everybody cherished her humorous banter with Jenna Ortega on the SAG awards.

I’m thrilled for Every thing All over the place All at As soon as being the large winner final night time!! It wasn’t my private choose to be trustworthy, my #1 film of the 12 months (which additionally had an ensemble forged of actors of shade) didn’t even make the Finest Image record :

However really, who might probably be bitter about an indie movie that might?! It was made for a mere $14 million and launched in the course of the pandemic that ended up being A24’s highest-grossing movie. It’s really a sport changer not simply when it comes to the mostly-Asian forged (plus one of many administrators being Asian), but in addition the truth that it’s half sci-fi, a style usually neglected by the Academy voters.

Seeing Ke Huy Quan‘s overflowing pleasure when he greeted his good friend Harrison Ford on stage presenting the Finest Image Oscar to EEAAO is certainly the spotlight of the night time! His pleasure is contagious and it’s really some of the real shows of uncooked emotion not often seen at earlier Oscars ceremonies.

Properly, that’s the recap, people. What did you consider this 12 months’s Oscars?


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