This year, the most glamorous ceremony in Hollywood can reconcile cinephiles and the general public. With 11 nominations, the SF and kung-fu film Everything, Everywhere All At Once is well on its way to dominating the charts.
Who to succeed the outsider CODA and win the most coveted Oscar statuette for best film? One year after theinfamous slap that Will Smith unleashed Chris Rock on stage, the Academy of Oscars hopes to make the headlines for his prize list and not for his hiccups. This year, the most glamorous ceremony in Hollywood can reconcile film lovers and the general public.
The night started strong for the favorite of the evening Everything Everywhere All At Once. The former child child starIndianaJones Ke Huy Quanwhich had turned its back on Hollywood for lack of roles for Asian actors, won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. “This statuette is for my 84-year-old mother who is watching the ceremony at home and has sacrificed so much for my brother and me. My journey began in a migrant camp and I do not know by what chance I am on the biggest stage in Hollywood. This is the American dream personified. Always believe in your dreams”.
The sci-fi and kung fu movie hit double female side. Jamie Lee Curtis left with the other Best Supporting Actor Statuette. This is the first Oscar for the actress in her sixties. “Thank you to all the viewers who have supported the thousands of genre films I have made. It’s your victory too! I think of my parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, also named in their time. I don’t realize, I won an Oscar” .
The technical categories allowed the other unexpected favorite of the evening AT west nothing new to shine. I’adaptation of the anti-war clic by Erich Maria Remarque left with the trophy for the best photography.
THE award for best hairstyle and make-up crown the awesome The Whale by Darren Aronofsky who put Brendan Fraser back into orbit. The star of The Mummy portrays a morbidly obese professor, living as a recluse.
The Oscar for Best Animated Film went to favorite, Pinocchio in stop motion by Guillermo del Toro for Netflix. This is the Mexican director’s third Oscar.
The Oscar for Best Documentary went to Navalny , portrait of the imprisoned opponent of Vladimir Putin. His wife accompanied the directors on stage, urging him to hold his ground and recalling that he was in custody for saying “the truthon the Ukrainian conflict. “My husband is in prison just for standing up for democracy. Alexei, I dream of the day when you will be free and our country will be free. stay strong my love“.
The Oscar for Best Documentary Short crown An Irish Goodbye. The opportunity for the room to sing a “happy birthday” to the mother of one of the directors.
Arrival by parachute of Jimmy Kimmel
Arrived on stage by parachute in a nod to Top Gun Maverick, the master of ceremonies Jimmy Kimmel showed himself in tune with a 95e edition which is intended as a love letter to the 7th art and to all those who make it. Jimmy Kimmel greeted and teased all the nominees. And hastened to reference and defuse the controversies that have marked this awards season by pointing out that the 2023 vintage did not include any female director and had snubbed The Woman King And tilltwo films inspired by true stories featuring black women.
James Cameron and Tom Cruise, who could not make the trip, were heckled. “The two guys who insisted we go to the movies didn’t go to the movies. James Cameron is not here. You know a show is too long when even James Cameron can’t sit in it… How does the Academy not name a guy who did Avatar. Does she think he is a woman?”.
Will Smith’s slap was also mentioned: “If someone in the theater commits an act of violence, you will receive an Oscar for best actor and you will be entitled to a 19-minute speech”. “Five Irish actors are in contention tonight which means the chances of another fight on stage have just increased”, did he declare. Jimmy Kimmel listed a slew of superhero characters played by actors sitting near the front of the stage who would protect him which made Andrew Garfield smile (Spiderman). And to emphasize:The 10 highest-grossing films at the box office were sequels or franchises. They say Hollywood is running out of new ideas. Even Steven Spielberg had to make a movie about Steven Spielberg”.
The box office champions have had their fill of nominations: 4 for Avatar : The Way of the Water ; 5 for Black Panther 2 ; 6 for Top Gun Maverick ; 8 for Elvis and especially 11 for the perched Everything Everywhere All at Once which is well placed to hold up the queen categories. At the applause meter, its actors Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan received the most ovation.
These feature films are on a par with works by authors, such as The Banshees of Inisherin, by Martin McDonagh The Fabelmans , by Steven Spielberg or Tar , by Todd Field. In the west, nothing is new plunged into the hell of 14-18, on Netflix, which finds an echo in the Ukrainian conflict, has slipped into 9 categories and could have the honors of the academy.