The most prestigious award ceremony of the year just took place and here’s a list of every pivotal moment from the Oscars 2023!

Oscars 2023 has been a big night for the South Asian and Asian community in general when it comes to global representation. The Oscars are when the world gathers under one roof to celebrate the best of cinema and the powerhouses of talent who made them or starred in them get their due credit. With India winning two Oscars for RRR‘s Naatu Naatu and The Elephant Whispers, our chests are beaming with pride and there’s never been a more historic moment for us. We feel seen, we feel included, our stories feel appreciated, heard and loved. We’re more than ecstatic to have witnessed this historic moment on live television. And honestly, who better than the gorgeous Deepika Padukone to present the RRR’s performance at the Oscars? The way she described the song and the movie in her speech was so well put; it was the perfect mixture of sentiment and humor. Guneet Monga‘s documentary, The Elephant Whisperers also won an Oscar and its so encouraging to see Indian women up on stag. It gives the dreamers hope to keep believing in their dream. With the Oscars this year, we’ve truly proven ourselves as prolific filmmakers and put India on the map.

There were so many other highlights that grabbed some attention at the ceremony. Everything Everywhere All At Once took home 7 awards including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress & Actor and the biggest award of the night i.e. Best Picture. After the super bowl, Rihanna gave an unforgettable performance at the Oscars too. Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for The Whale. But the heartwarming acceptance speeches, the feeling of winning for the first time and expressing how you feel are the biggest take away from the night.

Also Read: #KetchupNow: Naatu Naatu and The Elephant Whisperers make India proud at the Oscars 2023

Here are all the best highlights from the ceremony!

Michelle Yeoh telling the ladies to never give up on their dream and never letting anyone tell us we’re past our prime.

Brendan Fraser wins Best Actor for The Whale

We can all agree we shed a tear listening Ke Huy Quan‘s acceptance speech about his journey as an actor!

Jaime Lee Curtis much deserved win for Best Supporting Actress for Everything Everywhere All At Once.

This nostalgic moment between Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan when the two Indiana Jones actors reunited on stage 40 after years and shared an emotional hug!

The Oscar for Best Director went Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All At Once which is also took home Best Picture!

Coming to the performances, Naatu Naatu gave the west a taste of what it feels like to dance to a catchy Indian music and how beautifully Deepika Padukone presented the song!

The whole auditorium gave the performance a standing ovation!

Lady Gaga gives an iconic performance of Hold My Hand

Queen Rihanna performs Lift Me Up and filled the room with her soulful voice

RRR’s Naatu Naatu made history by becoming the first song from an Indian film to win an Oscar

Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga‘s The Elephant Whisperers wins Best Documentary Short Film

Avatar: Way of Water won for Best Visual Effects

All Quiet on the Western Front won Best International Feature and Original Score

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio won Best Animated Feature

Last but not the least, the host Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious monologue!

Hope you enjoyed all the highlights from the Oscars 2023!

For more entertainment content follow us @socialketchupbinge