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Oscars 2023

‘The Teachers’ Lounge’ Review: Mistrust on Campus Spirals Out of Control in a Taut, Unconventional German Thriller

In Germany’s official Oscar entry, a young middle school teacher finds herself at the center of an expanding web of anger and suspicion.

Oscars: Canada Picks Zayne Akyol’s Islamic State Doc ‘Rojek’ as International Feature Submission

Canadian filmmaker Zayne Akyol’s Rojek, a film about ISIS terrorists and their dream of a Caliphate, has been selected as Canada’s submission for the 2023 Oscars’ best international feature film category. The feature documentary portrays imprisoned members of the Islamic State and their wives in makeshift camps where they share an ambition to establish Islamic […]

How the Oscars Celebrated Cinema and Its Crafts

A year after an Oscars that was marred by outrage over the decision to present eight categories in advance of the live telecast, the 95th Academy Awards received high marks from members. Co-production designers Alana Billingsley and Misty Buckley said that both their work and the presentation itself were about “celebrat[ing] film,” including “bringing life […]

Michelle Yeoh Brings Oscar Home to Mother: Without My Parents, “I Wouldn’t Be Here”

Nearly a month after the Academy Awards ceremony, Michelle Yeoh brought her Oscar home to the woman she dedicated the award to. The Malaysia-born actress shared a sweet photo of her mother holding the trophy on her Instagram Tuesday, with the caption, “Brought Mr.O home…. Without my parents love and trust and support… I wouldn’t […]

Angela Bassett Recalls Holding Hands With Austin Butler During His Oscars Category

Angela Bassett is looking back at a supportive moment between her and Austin Butler at the 2023 Oscars. When the best actor category was being presented at the ceremony, Butler could be seen holding hands with fellow nominee Bassett, who was seated right next to him. The moment was one in which, Bassett says, she […]

Sarah Polley Asked to Return Her Oscar to Academy in Prank by Her 11-Year-Old Child

Sarah Polley’s Oscar for her Women Talking script has not actually been rescinded by the Film Academy, despite her 11-year-old child’s valiant April Fools’ Day effort to suggest otherwise. The filmmaker, who picked up the vaunted prize for best adapted screenplay last month, shared a letter to Twitter on Saturday that she attributed to her […]

Doing the Math: International Talent Dominated the 2023 Oscars

Critics can debate just how diverse the 2023 Oscars really were. Alongside a record number of winners of ethnically Chinese and Indian descent — including Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, director-screenwriter Daniel Kwan and producer Jonathan Wang for Everything Everywhere All at Once, and a best song trophy for “Naatu Naatu” composer M.M. Keeravaani and lyricist […]

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Producer on What Rapper Lil Jon Had to Do With Decision to Take Party Bus to Oscars

The makers of Everything Everywhere All at Once had a celebratory solution for the task of transporting everyone everywhere all at once on Oscar night: a fleet of party buses. The best picture-winning team hit the town in supersized rides, traversing from the 95th Oscars to afterparties including Vanity Fair’s event at the Wallis Annenberg […]

Culture Shift: Putting the Asian Achievements at the 2023 Oscars in Perspective

It was indeed a historic, massive night for acknowledging Asian artistic accomplishments at the Academy Awards, but relative progress is not the same as absolute progress, writes senior editor Rebecca Sun in the latest column from THR's inclusion-focused newsletter, Culture Shift.

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Identity of Oscars Donkey, Confirms “It Wasn’t Jenny” From ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

Eagle-eyed Banshees of Inisherin fans might have wondered if the donkey Jimmy Kimmel brought onstage during the 2023 Oscars was indeed Jenny, the miniature donkey, from the Academy Award-nominated Searchlight film. While a Searchlight source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter Sunday night that the animal was not the fan-favorite creature from the Banshees of Inisherin, […]

‘Everything Everywhere’ Team Brought Dozens of Crew Members as Oscar Guests, Recalls Editor Paul Rogers

For Paul Rogers, whose work on Everything Everywhere All at Once won him the Oscar in film editing on Sunday, the night was particularly special because he spent it with dozens of people who helped make the A24 hit. “Everyone who was nominated [from Everything Everywhere] used their additional tickets to bring crew members. So […]

How A24 Made Oscars History: “Lovable” Actors, Social Media Savvy and a “Wild West” Season

“This time last year, all I was hoping for was just a job.” That’s how Ke Huy Quan opened a tearful acceptance speech at the Gotham Awards in November, when the possibility that the Vietnam-born, Chinese-American actor might be nominated for — and even win — an Oscar for his performance in Everything Everywhere All […]