The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, is an annual event that brings together the brightest stars and most talented filmmakers worldwide. This year, nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were announced on the 24th of January, 2023, and as expected, it generated a lot of buzz, excitement, and speculation.
Last year’s Oscars award was controversial, and movie fans were hoping to focus purely on the films this year. On the 13th of March, 2023, the 95th Academy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre, and here’s a look at what people are talking about after this year’s event.
Everything Everywhere All at Once Wins Big
One of the highlights of this year’s event was the domination of the movie – Everything Everywhere All At Once at the Oscars. Everything Everywhere All At Once ties in themes around complicated family relationships with a wild multiverse escapade in a genre-bending plot. Based on the key themes present, it shares some similarities with The Whale out of all the Oscar-nominated films. However, it’s likely to be radically different from what most viewers have seen before, with fellow A24 film Swiss Army Man being the closest comparison.
Everything Everywhere All At Once won seven Oscar awards, including best picture awards, best actress awards, best-supporting actress, best supporting actor, best director, best original screenplay, and best film editing.
Once In a Lifetime Oscar Opening
This year’s Oscars event witnessed an opening that has never happened in the 96 years history of the ceremony. The opening ceremony of the Oscars was nothing short of memorable, with a tribute to the nominated film Top Gun: Maverick featuring two US Navy fighter jets roaring over Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.
This display caught the attention of residents, who took to social media to speculate on the planes’ purpose in the Los Angeles skies. Later, the Academy revealed in a statement that the aircraft was from the Flying Eagles squadron at a nearby California military air base. The show’s producers expressed their gratitude to the US Navy for assisting in executing a once-in-a-lifetime Oscars opening.
Controversial Fashion Statement from Tems
The streets of social media were also part of the talk as different people shared their opinions about the controversial fashion outfit of Tems. Tems is the Nigerian songwriter nominated for best original song for her work in the soundtrack of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Lift Me. She wore a puffy white tulle gown with an enormous headgear, some considered obstructive and others gorgeously.
The dress was designed by Lever Couture and had her going viral and making headlines during and after the event. Individuals like Jarrett Bellini went on Twitter to throw jabs at her and even referred to the headpiece as a stratus cloud. Other netizens confessed liking the dress and praised Tems for stealing the show.
Regarding award ceremonies, it’s not just the event or accolades that brings all the fun; it’s everything from the backstory to the nominations, the rumors, the fashion, and the controversies. This year’s Oscars award had it all and is a testament to the entertainment value of the event.