Must see moments! The stars shine bright in Hollywood as celebrity A-listers descend on the 2023 Oscars on Sunday, March 12 — and the fun continued all night long.
Host Jimmy Kimmel set the tone to the historic 95th annual Academy Awards with his opening monologue filled with his trademark sense of humor. The comedian, 55, did not shy away from jokes about Will Smithwho incredibly rocked the 2022 Oscars when he slapped the presenter Chris Rock for his wife digging Jada Pinkett Smith.
“We have nominees from every corner of Dublin,” Kimmel announced. “Five Irish artists are nominated tonight. That means the possibility of another fight on the stage has only increased.”
Elsewhere in his speech, the talk show host pointed out that the Academy is taking last year’s surprise attack very seriously.
“If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point during the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for best actor and allowed to give a 19-minute long speech. But seriously, the Academy there’s a crisis team in place,” Kimmel said, referring to how Smith, 54, took home the 2022 Best Actor Oscar for King Richard after the stage attack. “If anything unpredictable or violent happens during the show, sit there and do nothing. Maybe even give the culprit a hug.” (The Wild Wild West The actor has apologized for what he did. Smith was also banned from all Academy events for 10 years and is no longer a member of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.)
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host quipped: “And whoever of you gets mad at a joke and decides you want to jiggy with it — it’s not going to be easy.” He then taught the artists Michael B. Jordanwho is known for his role as a boxer in Creed, Andrew Garfieldwho played Spider-Man, and Michelle Yeohwho famously starred in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, as audience members turned away. (Later in the evening, Yeoh, 60, won the Best Actress Academy Award for her role in Everything Everywhere Everything at once.)
Kimmel playfully added, “No nonsense tonight. We don’t have time for nonsense.”
As the awards show begins, the cast of Everything Everywhere Everything at once fast won two major categories back to back Ke Huy Quan cried while accepting the trophy for Best Supporting Actor.
“Mom, I just won an Oscar!” the 51-year-old actor began his speech. “Such stories only happen in movies. I can’t believe this is happening to me. This — this — the American dream!”
Jamie Lee Curtis She was also surprised when she won Best Supporting Actress for the drama 60 years after her late mother, Janet Leigh, was nominated for an Oscar in the same category. His late father, Tony Curtis, was also an Academy Award nominee during his career, but neither of his parents won.
“I know it looks like I’m standing here alone, but I’m not,” the 64-year-old actress told the audience. “I am hundreds of people … The group of actors who made this movie, we just won an Oscar!” (The film also won Best Picture.)
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