Oscars 2023: Winners, Losers and Awkward Moments
The 2023 Oscars ceremony was a drama-free event, with none of the head-shaking heaviness that hung over last year's post-slap edition. The event saw historic wins, including Michelle Yeoh's first Oscar, the triumph of the unique multiverse action film Everything Everywhere All at Once and comeback success stories for Brendan Fraser and Ke Huy Quan. However, there were some awkward moments, including Andrew Garfield's shoutout during Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue being met with delayed applause, and Angela Bassett being seen comforting Austin Butler just minutes after being snubbed in her own category. The ceremony's producer revealed that the writing team made a choice to restrict the number of jokes made about last year's slap incident, and Chris Rock revealed one of the jokes that didn't make the final cut into his recent Netflix special.