The 95th Academy Awards (Oscars) took place on March 12th, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and started streaming live to thousands of viewers who were eagerly anticipating seeing their favorite actors/actresses’, films, and other figures behind the movies receive the awards they believed they deserved. For some of those viewers, their dreams came true. Here’s how our Miami Springs Senior High (MSSH) Hawks feel about the results of the Oscars.
When asked her opinion on any events regarding the Oscars, Nicole Perez, MSSH Junior, talked about the heartwarming feeling that overwhelmed her after Ke Huy Quan won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the film Everything Everywhere All at Once. “Though the Oscars are most likely a staged and rigged event, winning the award can mean a lot to an actor like him who thought his career ended after catching a role in Indiana Jones in his childhood”. Ke Huy Quan added to the films’ seven wins at the Oscars this year.
Like the Chris Rock and Will Smith slap scandal from the previous year, there will always be something that the internet goes crazy over, and this year it bleeds into the previous topic of the many awards won by the Everything Everywhere All at Once cast and crew. Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress, and like her co-star, she was also a first-time Oscar winner. Her fellow nominees, Kerry Kondon and Angela Basset, have sparked controversy about her victory in the media. The two remained silent or appeared dissatisfied after Curtis’ victory rather than reacting with cheer. “Angela Bassett is a good actor, but I don’t agree with how she handled her loss. In their movies, they both acted well and either could have won the category”, said an anonymous MSSH Senior.
Though some actors and actresses were not nominated and did not obtain the infamous Oscar award, fans were still excited to watch favorite celebrities present the awards to the winners. “I was most surprised to see Elizabeth Olsen and Pedro Pascal present,” said Brianna Hollie, MSSH Senior, as she had no idea they would be attending. Still, she was excited when the two appeared in front of her screen.
The Annual Academy Award is an event millions watch for multiple reasons. Whether you are a casual celebrity fan, movie enthusiast, critic, or even an Oscar hate-watcher, if you’ve seen the event, you’re going to have an opinion about it, and every year will be exciting and new. Can’t wait to see what next year brings. Until then, “see you at the movies.”