The 95th Academy Awards were nothing short of spectacular, with the iconic red carpet being given a revamp to a “champagne” colour, adding a touch of elegance to the proceedings. But the night was filled with much more than just a new carpet colour. Here are the Oscar 2023 highlights.
Fashion was on full display at the Oscars, with Stephanie Hsu and Florence Pugh showcasing Valentino designs, while Rihanna stunned in a sheer black dress by Tunisian couturier Alaia. Cara Delevingne turned heads in a stunning burgundy dress by Lebanese designer Elie Saab, and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing wore a breathtaking gown by Italian-Lebanese designer Tony Ward.
The night belonged to Everything Everywhere All At Once, which swept the acting awards, with Ke Huy Quan winning Best Supporting Actor, Jamie Lee Curtis winning Best Supporting Actress, and Michelle Yeoh making history as the first Asian woman to win Best Actress. Brendan Fraser also won Best Actor for his role in The Whale, making him the only “big six” category winner who did not win for Everything Everywhere. All Quiet on the Western Front also had an impressive night, ending with four overall victories.
LADY GAGA’S STRIPPED BACK PERFORMANCE
Lady Gaga delivered a powerful, stripped-back performance of her Oscar-nominated song Hold My Hand from the Top Gun: Maverick album, showcasing her vocal prowess in a much more relaxed outfit than what we’re used to seeing her in. The singer gave a brief introduction to the song, stating that it was “extremely personal” to her, and that “we all need a lot of love to walk through this life.”
All in all, the 95th Academy Awards were a night to remember, filled with glamour, history-making wins,
and unforgettable performances.
See full list of winners here.