With Ke Huy Quan, 51-year-old American actor of Vietnamese origin, Richard ‘Data’ Wang in The Goonies, also Jamie Lee Curtis
‘Everything Everywhere’ part two: Jamie Lee Curtis is the best supporting actress. She thanks the ‘Dream team’ and uses the plural all the time: “We won the Oscar, all together”. A bow, initials.
He was Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Richard ‘Data’ Wang in The Goonies. Ke Huy Quan and the best supporting actor, and first Oscar of the night for ‘Everywhere Everything All at Once’. The 51-year-old American actor of Vietnamese origin, tears in his eyes, thanks his 84-year-old mother and recalls: “I spent a year in a refugee camp and one way or another I ended up here, on the Hollywood stage. The stories are real, they happen. This is the true American dream.”
The other candidates were:
Brendan Gleeson – The spirits of the island (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway
Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans
Barry Keoghan – The spirits of the island (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson Present Award for Best Animated Feature, ‘The Very Definition of Cinema’: Wins’Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio)directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson. “It’s nice to know that this art form we love so much is still alive,” Gustafson says. “Animation is not a genre, it is avant-garde. Keep it alive in your discussions,” says del Toro instead, who thanks Netflix and remembers his mother, who died during the filming of the film.
Guillermo Del Toro with his wife Kim Morgan
The other candidates were:
- Marcel the Shell (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On), directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp
- Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, directed by Joel Crawford
- The Sea Beast, directed by Chris Williams
- Red (Turning Red), directed by Domee Shi
Jimmy Kimmel, host of the evening, lands at the Dolby Theater on Tom ‘Maverick’ Cruise’s jet. “Hollywood has so few new ideas that Steven Spielberg had to make a movie about Steven Spielberg.” The comedian and TV host pays homage to new Oscar nominees as well as veterans. Like John Williams, the decade of Hollywood composers, 53 nominations in almost 91 years of life and 5 Oscars won. Hit and run for Slapgate, the scandal of Will Smith’s live slap to Chris Rock that disturbed the last edition of the Oscars, Kimmel spoke briefly about it without ever naming the Oscar award for ‘King Richard: A Winning Family’: ” If something unpredictable or violent happens, do what you did last year: absolutely nothing.”
Even Lady Gaga, given for absent at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. She should sing ‘Hold My Hand’ candidate song from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. With the addition of Gaga, all the artists nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song will be on stage: they are Rihanna (‘Lift Me Up’), Sofia Carson and Diane Warren (‘Applause’), Stephanie Hsu, David Byrne and Son Lux (‘This Is a Life’) and Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava (‘Naatu Naatu’).
Malala Yousafzai also made an appearance on the red carpet (actually champagne colored this year) at the Oscars. The 2014 Nobel laureate made her entrance in a hooded silver sequin gown straight out of the Ralph Lauren ateliers. Malala is at the Academy Awards as executive producer of Joshua Seftel’s Stranger at The Gate, nominated in the short documentary category. (HANDLE).
Ten minutes to the start of Oscar Night 2023, under the banner of ‘Everything, Everywhere, All At Once’, 11 nominations