Los Angeles, 15 March 2023 (TDI): The 95th annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, took place on Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

The Oscars, which is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the world, celebrates excellence in the film industry, showcasing an impressive array of movies and performances.

This year’s event was no exception, with a diverse range of films nominated for awards. Some of the most anticipated categories included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

The star-studded event was attended by the who’s who of the entertainment industry, including A-list celebrities, filmmakers, and musicians.

This year’s Oscars ceremony made history with several groundbreaking and notable wins, making it a memorable night for cinema lovers worldwide.

Highlights of the event

Two films that stood out in the race for the most Oscar trophies were the German-language war epic All Quiet on the Western Front and the topsy-turvy multiverse action-comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Everything Everywhere All at Once, a science-fiction film directed by the Daniels, took home the top prize for Best Picture. The movie, which had also won at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, dominated yet another awards ceremony.

In addition to the Best Picture win, the film also won awards for Best Director and three major acting categories.

The cast of Everything Everywhere All at Once — from the top left, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jonathan Wang, Michelle Yeoh, and Stephanie Hsu — celebrate with directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, seated below

The Whale, a movie directed by Darren Aronofsky, brought home the Best Actor Oscar for Brendan Fraser. The film also scored in the Makeup and Hairstyling category, showcasing the brilliance of the movie’s production team.

Brendan Fraser poses with the award for the best actor

All Quiet on the Western Front, a German-language film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, picked up four trophies, including Best International Film, Best Original Score, Production Design, and Cinematography.

The film, an adaptation of the 1929 anti-war novel by Erich Maria Remarque, highlighted the horrors of war and its devastating impact on humanity.

Three Oscar winners from All Quiet on the Western Front — (from left) Christian Goldbeck, Edward Berger and James Friend

Apart from this, the 95th Academy Awards set a new record with the highest number of Asian artists nominated for the acting categories.

The night saw the crowning of screen icon Michelle Yeoh as the first Asian Best Actress for her stunning performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Yeoh has been a mainstay in the industry for decades & was a deserving winner of this prestigious award.

Michelle Yeoh accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for Everything Everywhere All at Once

Ke Huy Quan, Yeoh’s co-star in Everything Everywhere All at Once, also made history by winning the award for Best Supporting Actor. Likewise, the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role was presented to Jamie Lee Curtis.

Quan, a former child star and refugee born in Vietnam, delivered a standout performance in the film that left a lasting impression on the audience.

Jamie Lee Curtis celebrates her best supporting actress win
Ke Huy Quan accepts the award for best-supporting actor for Everything Everywhere All at Once

India also made history at this year’s Oscars, earning its first nomination and winning in the Best Song category for the foot-tapping track “Naatu Naatu” from the film RRR. The song’s catchy beats and electrifying energy made it an instant hit with audiences worldwide.

The Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film was gone to ‘The Elephant Whisperers’. Furthermore, ‘Women Talking’ claimed the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ won the Oscar for Best Sound.

In the same vein, The Oscar for Best Visual Effects was bestowed to ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’. Also, History-maker Ruth E. Carter accepted her second Best Costume Design, Oscar.

Kartiki Gonsalves left, and Guneet Monga pose with the award for the best documentary short film “The Elephant Whisperers”

Malala Yousafzai, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and education activist, attended the film industry’s biggest awards ceremony as the Executive Producer of the Oscar-nominated short documentary, Stranger at the Gate.

In addition to her advocacy work, Malala has also been involved in producing films that promote education and social justice. The documentary short she produced is an example of the impactful storytelling that she has brought to the screen.

The youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai stepped onto the golden carpet at this year’s Academy Awards with her husband, Asser Malik by her side

In a nutshell, this award ceremony showcased the diversity, talent, and richness of the international film industry, demonstrating the Oscars’ commitment to recognizing the best movies and performers from all corners of the world.

To conclude, the 95th Academy Awards was a night of glitz and glamour with several historic moments and surprises. It was a reminder of the power of storytelling and the magic of movies. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!