The Oscars 2023, the 95th Academy Awards ceremony, is considered one of the most prestigious events in the film industry. On March 12th, 2023, the ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. With many talented nominees, the competition was intense, but ultimately, the winners were announced. Here is the full list of winners and a brief recap of the event.
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Oscars 2023 Best Picture: “The Last Of Us”
The winner of the Best Picture award was “The Last Of Us,” directed by Neil Druckmann. The film tells the story of a smuggler who is hired to escort a young girl across a post-apocalyptic United States. The film was praised for its stunning visuals, emotional depth, and captivating performances.
Best Director: Denis Villeneuve – “Dune”
Denis Villeneuve won the Best Director award for his work on “Dune,” a science-fiction epic. The film is based on the classic novel by Frank Herbert and tells the story of a young prince who must fight to reclaim his rightful place as the leader of his people. Villeneuve was praised for his masterful direction and ability to bring the complex story to life.
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper – “Nightmare Alley”
Bradley Cooper won the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Stanton Carlisle in “Nightmare Alley.” The film tells the story of a manipulative carnival worker who uses his wits to climb the ranks of a traveling carnival. Cooper’s performance was praised for its intensity and depth, and his ability to bring the complex character to life.
Best Actress: Florence Pugh – “The Wonder”
Florence Pugh won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Lib Wright in “The Wonder.” The film tells the story of a nurse who travels to a small Irish village to observe a young girl who is rumored to have stopped eating. Pugh’s performance was praised for its emotional depth and ability to convey the character’s complex emotions.
Best Supporting Actor: Adam Driver – “The White House Plumbers”
Adam Driver won the Best Supporting Actor award for his portrayal of G. Gordon Liddy in “The White House Plumbers.” The film tells the story of the Watergate scandal and the two men who were tasked with stopping it. Driver’s performance was praised for its intensity and ability to capture the character’s ruthlessness.
Best Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst – “The Power Of The Dog”
Kirsten Dunst won the Best Supporting Actress award for her portrayal of Rose Gordon in “The Power Of The Dog.” The film tells the story of two brothers who are at odds with each other, and the woman who comes between them. Dunst’s performance was praised for its emotional depth and ability to convey the character’s inner turmoil.
Best Original Screenplay: “The Northman”
“The Northman,” written by Robert Eggers and Sjón, won the Best Original Screenplay award. The film tells the story of a Viking prince who seeks revenge on the men who killed his father. The screenplay was praised for its complex characters and stunning visuals.
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Dune”
“Dune,” written by Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts, and Denis Villeneuve, won the Best Adapted Screenplay award. The film is based on the classic novel by Frank Herbert and tells the story of a young prince who must fight to reclaim his rightful place as the leader of his people. The screenplay was praised for its ability to capture the essence of the book while still being able to stand on its own.