Stars shine at the 2023 Oscars


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From left, Ke Huy Quan, Michelle Yeoh, Brenden Fraser and Jamie Lee Curtis with their Oscar awards.

Hailey Steidle, staff writer

The 95th annual Oscars occurred this past week honoring the best performances in film from the past year.Thousands of people tune in yearly to watch the stars
and directors take center stage and walk to the red carpet in custom-made outfits.Founded in 1927 by Louis B Mayer, head of MGM Studios, it was initially intended as a nonprofit event to advance the film industry. It has worked toward that goal every year since.This year’s nomination categories were met with a few
dominating films that appear repeatedly.One of these films was highly talked about, “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which was
nominated for eleven categories, ultimately taking home nine awards.Included in these wins were Best Picture and Best Director, as well as Leading Actress, awarded to Michelle Yeoh. The film “All Quiet in the Western Front” also took over many categories with nine nominations and
four wins. Other films with wins include “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Avatar:The Way of Water,” and “Navalny,” which all finished the night with one win each. This year especially gained great attention because the iconic red carpet was colored champagne instead, making many outfits stand
out more than ever before. Across all best-dressed lists, a few names reappear multiple times. Rihanna, who was in attendance for her nomination into the original song in a film category, was seen wearing an all-black leather and mesh Alaia dress, showing off her pregnancy before performing in another iconic outfit.Another iconic look from the 2023 Oscars was Hong Chau, who left many individuals amazed at her outfit and its meaning. She was nominated for best supporting actress in the movie “The Whale.” The dress was a custom pink Prada dress with a black sequin-feather train attached to the back.While this was a fantastic look, she later announced that she requested a Mandarin collar for the dress as a “shout-out to her roots.” Cate Blanchett arrived on the red carpet wearing a teal-blue metallic top with shoulder pads and a floorlength black skirt. However,what she had attached to her shirt got many people’s attention.
She had pinned a blue ribbon to her top that symbolized compassion and solidarity with refugees and displaced people worldwide, cementing her spot
in many of the best-dressed lists. Another fan favorite was Danai Gurira, who gave a breath of fresh air among some of the more complex outfit and dress
designs by wearing a timeless and elegant floor-length and strapless black gown made by New Yorkbased designer Jason Wu. Overall the 2023 Oscars were
show-stopping and kept in line with the rest of the award shows that have happened so fat this year The next major award show will be the Tony Awards on June 11.