A recap of the 2023 Oscars


Cebelli Pfeifer

Everything Everywhere all at Once had a big night, taking home 7 awards.

Logan Marrow, Staff Writer

The 2023 Academy Awards, otherwise known as “The Oscars” concluded on Sunday, March 12. At the Oscars, awards are given out in various categories for everything film-related such as “Best Animated Film,” “Best Actress,” and more.

Everything Everywhere all at Once won seven awards total at this year’s Oscars including best picture, original screenplay, and editing. Michelle Yeoh won best actress Jamie Lee Curtis won best supporting actress, Ke Huy Quan won best-supporting actor, and Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won best director.

As for the other awards, Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio won best-animated film, All Quiet on the Western Front won best cinematography, best international film, and best original score, Avatar: The Way of Water won best visual effects and Women Talking won best-adapted screenplay. Other than that, RRR won best original song, Brendan Fraser won best actor for The Whale, and Top Gun: Maverick won best sound. 

Overall, the Oscars have been a controversial topic with some people feeling it can be biased and too political while some people still enjoy it for what it is.  

Here are some of Woodside students’ opinions, and favorite movies from 2022.

Morbius isn’t telling the most original story,” Senior Griff Leinen stated. “But there were cool visuals and fast action that kept things entertaining.” 

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish,” Senior Ruben Velasquez stated. “I did not expect the sequel to be a decent spin-off of Dreamworks film from over a decade ago [that] would be one of the most poignant, introspective, genuinely hilarious, and heartwarming films of the year. But here we are.”

Everything Everywhere all at Once,” Senior Alex Vaughan said. “The movie is exciting and kept me hooked. One of my favorite movies I watched in 2022.”

“One of my favorite movies I watched in 2022 was probably Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery because it was fun to watch and had popular actors playing different roles,” Senior Daniel Triveno stated. “It’s not the best movie but it did well enough to keep me entertained throughout the whole viewing.”