The Oscar winners 2023 announcement is here! The 95th Academy Awards are finally over, and the winners have truly made me smile from ear to ear. All through the ceremony I was whooping and cheering because, after a long time, I genuinely enjoyed the show.
I watched the Oscars live after 3 years, and the way everything unfolded and the people who won, had me beaming the whole time. With “Everything, Everywhere All At Once” sweeping the Oscars, needless to say, I was a happy girl watching my favorite movie of 2022 win big this year.
Now, without any delay, let’s get down to knowing who won what and who is riding into the sunset with the highest honors of the night!
So, who got the Oscar awards in 2023? Here is the full list of Oscar 2023 winners.
Oscar Winners 2023 Full List
1. Best Picture – “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, and Jonathan Wang (Producers)
I legit clapped and whooped when this happened! Now, I was kind of expecting this but what I was not expecting was how happy I would actually feel. An absurdist comedy-drama film winning the Oscar for Best Picture was not on anyone’s radar when this movie was released last year.
The film revolves around a woman named Mei (Michelle Yeoh), who discovers that she has the ability to travel through different dimensions and timelines. With this newfound power, she sets out on a mission to save the multiverse from a cosmic threat.
Throughout her journey, Mei encounters different versions of herself in parallel universes, including a scientist (Stephanie Hsu) who is working on a device that could destroy the multiverse, and a version of herself who is a ruthless killer (also played by Michelle Yeoh).
The movie beautifully combines elements of science fiction, action, and comedy, and explores themes such as the nature of identity, free will, and the consequences of our choices. And also, let us not forget it’s imaginative storytelling and stunning visual effects.
This movie more than deserved the award for Best Picture and nobody can tell me otherwise!
Other Nominated Movies:
- “All Quiet on the Western Front” – Malte Grunert, producer
- “Avatar: The Way of Water” – James Cameron and Jon Landau, producers
- “The Banshees of Inisherin” – Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, and Martin McDonagh, producers
- “Tár” – Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan, and Scott Lambert, producers
- “Elvis” – Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick, and, Schuyler Weiss, producers
- “Women Talking” – Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Frances McDormand, producers
- “Triangle of Sadness” – Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, producers
- “Top Gun: Maverick” – Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison, and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers
- “The Fabelmans” – Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg, and Tony Kushner, producers
2. Best Lead Actress – Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Just like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee were our favorite childhood action heroes, there was one woman who I loved equally but never saw anyone talk about as much. I am talking about Michelle Yeoh.
Michelle Yeoh has always been one of my favorite actresses and action stars, and to see her win the Best Actress Oscar (finally!) at the age of 60 felt like a personal win. When I say the rent was due, I mean it was way overdue! Also, she is the first Asian Lead Actress Winner, y’all!
Her wise words “Ladies, don’t let anyone tell you you are ever past your prime.” was one of the biggest highlights of the evening. She did not just win the Golden Statuette, she won everyone’s hearts and showed that it’s never too late to shine.
Other Best Actress Nominations:
- Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”)
- Andrea Riseborough (“To Leslie”)
- Cate Blanchett (“Tár”)
- Ana de Armas (“Blonde”)
3. Best Lead Actor – Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”)
Again, this one too felt like a massive personal win. Brendan Fraser defined my childhood with his movies. Knowing all that he went through in his life, making a comeback, and then winning the Oscar for Best Lead Actor is enough to make anyone feel inspired.
Dealing with his mother’s death, going through a rough divorce battle, suffering numerous injuries from performing stunts, and being blacklisted from Hollywood for exposing the man who sexually assaulted him took a toll on him.
But he is back and how! He plays Charlie, a 600-pound morbidly obese man and a reclusive teacher who is confined to his apartment because of his weight. He is trying to reconcile with his estranged teenage daughter and trying to reclaim his life back.
Just like Michelle Yeoh, he proved that it’s never too late to shine, as he won his first Academy Award at the age of 54. Brendan Fraser and his story have inspired an entire generation, and when he was up on that stage giving his speech, I had tears in my eyes. Hope to see more of his movies in the years to come!
Other Best Actor Nominations:
- Austin Butler (“Elvis”)
- Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”)
- Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
- Bill Nighy (“Living”)
4. Best Director – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
This one was expected to be honest, and not just by me, but by everyone I think. Everything Everywhere All at Once was probably the most talked-about movie of 2022, and social media showered love and positive reviews not just on the movie, but on the director duo as well.
Collectively known as “Daniels”, they beautifully fused surreal comedy, animation, fantasy, science fiction, and martial arts films in the movie and gave us an outstanding specimen of vision and direction.
They were appreciated for their originality and for amazingly portraying philosophical concepts like absurdism, nihilism, and existentialism as well as sensitively handling themes like Asian-American identity, depression, neurodivergence, and generational trauma.
To say that this win is well-deserved will be an understatement!
Other Best Director Nominations:
- Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
- Todd Field (“Tár”)
- Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”)
- Ruben Östlund (“Triangle of Sadness”)
5. Best Supporting Actress – Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
- Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
- Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
- Hong Chau (“The Whale”)
- Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
6. Best Supporting Actor – Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
- Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
- Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”)
- Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”)
- Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
7. Best Film Editing – Paul Rogers (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
- “Elvis” (Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond)
- “Tár” (Monika Willi)
- “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Mikkel E.G. Nielsen)
- “Top Gun: Maverick” (Eddie Hamilton)
8. Best Sound – Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor (“Top Gun: Maverick”)
- “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel, and Stefan Korte)
- “Elvis” (David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson, and Michael Keller)
- “The Batman” (Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray, and Andy Nelson)
- “Avatar: The Way of Water” (Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, and Michael Hedges)
9. Best Original Song – Music by M.M. Keeravaani, lyrics by Chandrabose (“Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”)
- “This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski; lyrics by Ryan Lott and David Byrne)
- “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Goransson; lyrics by Tems and Ryan Coogler)
- “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick” (music and lyrics by Lady Gaga and BloodPop)
- “Applause” from “Tell It Like a Woman” (music and lyrics by Diane Warren)
10. Best Original Screenplay – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
- “Triangle of Sadness” (Ruben Östlund)
- “Tár” (Todd Field)
- “The Fabelmans” (Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner)
- “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Martin McDonagh)
11. Best Adapted Screenplay – Sarah Polley (“Women Talking”)
- “Top Gun: Maverick” (Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie; story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks)
- “Living” (Kazuo Ishiguro)
- “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (Rian Johnson)
- “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, and Ian Stokell)
12. Best Visual Effects – Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, and Daniel Barrett (“Avatar: The Way of Water”)
- “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White, and Dan Sudick)
- “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank, and Kamil Jafar)
- “Top Gun: Maverick” (Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson, and Scott R. Fisher)
- “The Batman” (Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands, and Dominic Tuohy)
13. Best Production Design – Production design by Christian M. Goldbeck, set decoration by Ernestine Hipper (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
- “Avatar: The Way of Water” (Production design by Dylan Cole and Ben Procter, set decoration by Vanessa Cole)
- “The Fabelmans” (Production design by Rick Carter, set decoration by Karen O’Hara)
- “Elvis” (Production design by Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy, set decoration by Bev Dunn)
- “Babylon” (Production design by Florencia Martin, set decoration by Anthony Carlino)
14. Best Original Score – Volker Bertelmann (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
- “The Fabelmans” (John Williams)
- “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (Son Lux)
- “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Carter Burwell)
- “Babylon” (Justin Hurwitz)
15. Best Documentary Short Film – Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga (“The Elephant Whisperers”)
- “Stranger at the Gate” (Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones)
- “The Martha Mitchell Effect” (Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison)
- “How Do You Measure a Year?” (Jay Rosenblatt)
- “Haulout” (Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev)
16. Best Animated Short Film – Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud (“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse”)
- “An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It” (Lachlan Pendragon)
- “My Year of Dicks” (Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon)
- “Ice Merchants” (João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano)
- “The Flying Sailor” (Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby)
17. Best International Feature Film – Germany (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
- “The Quiet Girl” (Ireland)
- “EO” (Poland)
- “Close” (Belgium)
- “Argentina, 1985” (Argentina)
18. Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Adrien Morot, Judy Chin, and Anne Marie Bradley (“The Whale”)
- “Elvis” (Mark Coulier, Jason Baird, and Aldo Signoretti)
- “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Camille Friend and Joel Harlow)
- “The Batman” (Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, and Mike Fontaine)
- “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová)
19. Best Costume Design – Ruth E. Carter (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
- “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” (Jenny Beavan)
- “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (Shirley Kurata)
- “Elvis” (Catherine Martin)
- “Babylon” (Mary Zophres)
20. Best Live Action Short – Tom Berkeley and Ross White (“An Irish Goodbye”)
- “The Red Suitcase” (Cyrus Neshvad)
- “Night Ride” (Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen)
- “Le Pupille” (Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón)
- “Ivalu” (Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan)
21. Best Cinematography – James Friend (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
- “Tár” (Florian Hoffmeister)
- “Empire of Light” (Roger Deakins)
- “Elvis” (Mandy Walker)
- “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” (Darius Khondji)
22. Best Documentary Feature Film – Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, and Shane Boris (“Navalny”)
- “A House Made of Splinters” (Simon Lereng Wilmont, and Monica Hellström)
- “Fire of Love” (Sara Dosa, Shane Boris, and Ina Fichman)
- “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” (Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin, and Yoni Golijov)
- “All That Breathes” (Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann, and Teddy Leifer)
23. Best Animated Feature Film – Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar, and Alex Bulkley (“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”)
- “Turning Red” (Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins)
- “The Sea Beast” (Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger)
- “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” (Joel Crawford and Mark Swift)
- “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” (Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan, and Paul Mezey)
So, these are all the 2023 oscar winners! Was any of these Oscar winners 2023 your favorites? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who won Oscar 2023 in India?
Indian documentary film “Elephant Whisperers” won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film, and “Naatu Naatu” from the Telugu movie, “RRR” won the Best Original Song.
Which Indian actor has most Oscars?
AR Rahman has two Academy awards – Best Sound Mixing and Best Original Score for “Slumdog Millionaire”. He is the only Indian to win more than one Oscar.
Who was the youngest Oscar winner?
Tatum O’Neal is the youngest person ever to win an Oscar at the age of 10 years old. She won the Oscar for her role in “Paper Moon”.