Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh | Photo: AP
Los Angeles: Here's the list of winners who bagged historic triumphs at the 95th Academy Awards in Hollywood on Sunday.
'EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE' WINS BEST PICTURE
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" -- a wacky sci-fi featuring hot dog fingers, sex toys, bagels and talking rocks -- on Sunday became surely the wackiest film ever to win the Oscar for best picture.
BRENDAN FRASER WINS BEST ACTOR
US actor Brendan Fraser wins Best Actor in a Leading Role for 'The Whale', directed by Darren Aronofsky, in which he played a transformative role reviving his career that was once so bright.
MICHELLE YEOH BAGS BEST ACTRESS
Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Everything Everywhere All at Once'.
INDIA BAGS ONE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
The Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film goes to "The Elephant Whisperers", film directed by documentary filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves in her directorial debut.
'EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE': BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won the honour for Best Original Screenplay for their film ?Everything Everywhere All at Once at the 95th Academy Awards. The honour was presented by Florence Pugh and Andrew Garfeild. They were up against 'The Banshees of Inisherin', 'The Fabelmans', 'T?r' and 'Triangle of Sadness'. Scheinert credited his win to his public school teachers.
'NAATU NAATU' BAGS OSCAR FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG
‘Naatu Naatu’, the foot-tapping hit from SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’, bagged the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the Oscars on Sunday. The lyrical composition of 'Naatu Naatu' is by MM Keeravani and rendition by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava.
'RRR' tells a fictional story based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem. Ram Charan and Jr NTR played lead roles, respectively.
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: ORIGINAL SCORE
“All Quiet on the Western Front” bagged the Oscar for Music (original score).
AVATAR 2 WINS BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ bagged the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the film stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet.
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
A wrenching German adaptation of the classic war novel "All Quiet on the Western Front" clinched the Academy Award for best international feature Sunday with its timely anti-militarist message.
Nearly a century after the book by Erich Maria Remarque was published, the Netflix production capped a triumphant march through awards season with the Oscar win.
DEEPIKA PADUKONE INTRODUCES ‘NAATU NAATU’
Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone — who got her start in South Indian cinema with a Kannada-language film — introduced the performance of best original song nominee “Naatu Naatu,” from the Telegu-language “RRR.”
The high-energy performance, featuring playback singers Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj and a squadron of dancers, was still relatively tame — there was no dancing in the aisles like there's been at screenings in Hollywood.
NAVALNY WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE CATEGORY
Indian climate change documentary "All That Breathes" could not register a win in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 95th edition of the Academy Awards, losing out to Daniel Roher's "Navalny".
The Shaunak Sen-directorial was nominated in the segment alongside “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”, “Fire of Love”, and “A House Made of Splinters”.
KE HUY QUAN, JAMIE LEE CURTIS WIN BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, ACTRESS
From the second Ke Huy Quan's win for best supporting actor was announced, there were tears.
Presenter Ariana DeBose choked up while reading the name of the “Everything Everywhere All at Once” actor, and Quan was emotional throughout while delivering a rousing acceptance speech.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: PINOCCHIO
“Please help us keep animation in the conversation.”
— Guillermo del Toro, accepting the Oscar for animated feature for “Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.”
Jimmy Kimmel was guaranteed to reference The Slap in his monologue — he needed a little over seven minutes (about 10 1/2 minutes into the telecast) before he made his first veiled reference to Will Smith's infamous slapping of Chris Rock last year.
“We have nominees from every corner of Dublin,” Kimmel said. “Five Irish actors are nominated tonight, which means the odds of another fight on stage just went way up.”
OSCARS NO SHOWS
“Top Gun” star Tom Cruise and “Avatar: The Way of Water” director James Cameron are not in attendance tonight.
“The two guys who insisted we go to the theater, did not show up at the theater,” host Jimmy Kimmel quipped during the monologue.
LOTS OF NEWCOMER NOMINEES
Of the 20 actors up for the biggest individual prizes in their fields Sunday night — best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress — 16 are first-time nominees, which host Jimmy Kimmel called out in his monologue after parachuting in.
Cate Blanchett (“Tár”) is the only acting nominee to have won (twice). One of her fellow best actress nominees, Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans,”) is now a five-time Oscar nominee but is still seeking her first win.
The other two non-first-time nominees on the list have waited a long time for today.
Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) is now a two-time nominee, after being up for best actress following her portrayal of Tina Turner in “What’s Love Got to do With It” at the awards in 1994. And Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”) got his only previous nomination in 1980, for his work in “Ordinary People” — when he lost to one of his co-stars in that film, Timothy Hutton.