Surprises and a lot of emotion: These were the best moments of the Oscars 2023

After a long wait, This March 12, the most anticipated event in Hollywood, the Oscars 2023, finally took place. Like every edition, the most important ceremony in the film industry left us with a lot of moments that we will surely remember for a long time.

And it is that a lot of things happened at the award ceremony that are worth mentioning, from quite random moments to others that flatly moved us to the bone. That is why Here we leave you the best moments of the Oscars 2023

The best musical moments of the Oscars 2023
Illustrative image of the Oscar 2023 awards ceremony / Photos: Getty Images

These were the best moments of the Oscars 2023

Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue at the Oscars 2023

Of course, since it is already a tradition, The Oscars 2023 awards started with a monologue from the presenter of the ceremony, on this occasion, Jimmy Kimmel. In other editions of the Academy Awards, the American host made more acid comments that shocked us, but this time he lowered it a bit to make good but fairly controlled jokes.

During his speech at the Oscars 2023, Jimmy Kimmel mocked the nominees of the night and also took the opportunity to laugh at the slap that Will Smith gave Chris Rock last year. It was a very prudent monologue, but it was fun to start with the most important ceremony in Hollywood.

Guillermo del Toro won the Oscar for ‘Pinocchio’

Since the start of the 2023 Oscars we have been very happy, since the first category of the night was Best Animated Film and after a long wait, Guillermo del Toro took the award thanks to pinocchiobecoming the first person in history to win the Oscars for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Animated Feature.

During his speech at the Oscars 2023, the Guadalajara filmmaker once again said that animation is cinema and not a genre. Additionally, he asked the industry to keep animation in the conversation. In the end, Guillermo del Toro dedicated the award to his wife, Kim Morgan, and to their parents, who are in heaven.

These were the best moments of the Oscars 2023
Guillermo del Toro with Alexander Bulkley, Gary Ungar and Mark Gustafson, after winning the 2023 Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film for ‘Pinocchio’/Photo: Getty Images

The emotional speech that Ke Huy Quan gave at the Oscars 2023

One of the best moments of the Oscars 2023, without a doubt, was the emotional speech that Ke Huy Quan gave. After several years having a hard time, the actor of Vietnamese origin returned to Hollywood with the role of Waymond Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Onceand closed the season lwinning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

And wow what Ke Huy Quan moved us with the words he threw at the Oscars, because he dedicated the award to his mother and his wife (who always supported him). Later, he briefly recounted the difficult path he had to travel to get to where he is and in the end, the actor motivated those who listened to him to never give up their dreams… tearful everything he said.

The reunion of Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell at the Oscars 2023

At the Oscars we always have nostalgic moments where we see legendary actors who were part of iconic movies together. But the real hit of nostalgia was given to us by Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowellwho met again after 30 years of the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral at the ceremony to present an award.

Both actors appeared and gave us a great moment, because Hugh joked a bit that if you want to look like Andie at your age, you have to wear sunscreen or else you’ll look w*t* like him, jiar jiar jiar. And the truth is that we loved seeing them together after so long.

These were the best moments of the Oscars 2023
Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant met again at the 2023 Oscars/Photo: Special

Jimmy Kimmel asking (very uncomfortable) questions to the guests of the Oscars 2023

In addition to the opening monologue, Jimmy Kimmel had a rather wacky moment at the 2023 Oscars. It turns out that after announcing the winner of the Best Visual Effects category, the presenter appeared to ask some of the guests of the ceremony sooo uncomfortable questions.

So you will have an idea, Kimmel asked activist Malala Yousafzai for her opinion on the conflict between Harry Styles and Chris Pine (you know, the famous “spit”), to which she did not know what to respond. Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain were also part of this moment of the Oscars 2023 that the truth, gave a bit of a cringe.

Rihanna’s presentation at the 2023 Oscars singing “Lift Me Up”

Throughout the 2023 Oscars ceremony we had the chance to listen to everyone the artists who interpreted the songs nominated in the category of Best Original Song. And wow, including those musical performances was a great decision, because it gave us several moments of entertainment between categories.

Lady Gaga, David Byrne and Mitski were some of the artists who appeared at the Oscars ceremony to play the songs of Top Gun: Maverick and Everything Everywhere All at Once respectively. But the one who got everyone’s attention was Rihanna, who sang “Lift Me Up,” the song by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with a very wakandian vibe.

The 2023 Oscars In Memoriam with Lenny Kravitz

Of course, at the 2023 Oscars there was a moment to remember those figures from the film industry who unfortunately beat us to it last year. John Travolta took the stage at the Dolby Theater to present the In Memoriam and remember his friend, Olivia Newton-John. But after, Lenny Kravitz appeared to throw a super melancholic song.

As Lenny played, images of Newton-John, Robbie Coltrane, Ray Liotta, Jean-Luc Gordard, Burt Bacharach, Vangelis, Raquel Welch and more figures who died in recent months. Although yes, In the In Memoriam of the Oscars 2023, a very important name was missing, Ignacio López Tarsowho passed away on March 11 and is undoubtedly a legend of Mexican cinema.

Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh taking the acting categories at the Oscars 2023

Of course, the best came at the end of the 2023 Oscars ceremony, and boy were we excited and surprised at the same time, because Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh clinched acting categories at the Academy Awards for his papers in The Whale and Everything Everywhere All at Once respectively.

As it was expected, Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh made some speeches that moved everyoneas both were shocked by the news of knowing that they took two of the most important awards of the Oscars 2023. Without a doubt, these are two great moments of the ceremony that we will remember forever.

The speeches of Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh after winning the Oscar 2023
Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh at the 2023 Oscars/Photos: Getty Images

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ was the big winner at the 2023 Oscars

During the 2023 Oscars ceremony, Everything Everywhere All at Once took several categories, including Best Supporting Actor and Actress, as well as Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Director. But they crowned this very important night by winning neither more nor less than the Best Film award.

Of course, many were betting on other films that were also incredible, but in the end, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert along with the cast, producers and more, took the stage to receive the Oscar for Best Picture. Although the most impressive thing is that with the statuette, Everything Everywhere All at Once became the most awarded film in history… just as they read it.

These were the best moments of the Oscars 2023
Jamie Lee Curtis, James Hong, Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Wang, Stephanie Hsu, Daniel Scheinert, Ke Huy Quan and Dan Kwan from ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ at the 2023 Oscars/Photo: Getty Images

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