On video: Oscars 2023: Huge win for "everything everywhere at once" (courtesy of AMPAS© 2023, yes and STINGTV)
The 95th Academy Awards held tonight included, aside from historic achievements and extraordinary speeches, also a host of exciting or viral moments that stole the show and the conversation online.
For example, there was the moment when veteran Jamie Lee Curtis won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in the movie "Everything Everywhere at Once" - the big winner of the ceremony.
Curtis began her professional career in the late seventies when she starred in the hit "Halloween".
Since then she has been working non-stop, quite a few in horror films, but she was never nominated for an Oscar and of course she didn't win it either, until tonight.
Her moving speech was one of the highlights of the night.
"I know it looks like I'm standing here alone, but I'm not. I'm hundreds of people," she said, thanking everyone who supported her.
"To all the people who supported the genre films I made over the years - thousands and hundreds of thousands of people, we just won an Oscar together."
At the end of her words, the actress looked up at me and mentioned her two parents, both huge stars who never won a statuette: the actor Tony Curtis, who played in movies like "Hot and Tasty" and was nominated for his role in the movie "The Bold", and the actress Janet Leigh, who played in movies like "The Messenger from Manchuria" and "Touch of Evil" and was nominated for her role in the movie "Psycho".
"And my mother and my father, who were both nominated for Oscars in different categories - I just won an Oscar!" she said, choking back tears.
Jamie Lee Curtis tonight became the third Oscar winner with two parents who were nominated for Oscars.
She was preceded in death by Laura Dern, daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd;
And Liza Minnelli, daughter of Vincent Minnelli and Judy Garland.
Watch Jamie Lee Curtis' speech and Angela Bassett's response
The exciting victory also had another side: the look of disappointment on the face of Angela Bassett, who was considered the favorite for the same award for her role in the film "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever", was hard to miss.
Bassett, who might have been the first actress to win the award for an acting role thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, had a hard time sharing Tony Lee Curtis' joy or applauding her.
This was noticed online, and thus a stormy discussion started on social networks.
There were those who criticized Bassett for what they described as "lack of sportsmanship" after she did not cheer for her friend, called her a "bitter loser" and called her behavior "shameful".
Others, on the other hand, actually justified Bassett, claiming that she deserved the award more and that her reaction was "genuine".
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The interview of Ashley Graham and Hugh Grant
Another embarrassing moment involved veteran actor Hugh Grant, whose red carpet interview was described online as "the most embarrassing moment since the slap" and "the worst interview ever."
Grant didn't really cooperate in the conversation, seemed embarrassed by the questions and didn't really answer them.
When model Ashley Graham asked him about his role in "A Well-Written Murder: A Greek Mystery" and if he had fun filming it, he replied that he was actually only there for three seconds at most.
When asked if there were any wins he was hoping for during the evening, he replied that there really weren't.
When asked if he still enjoyed filming the successful film, he replied with the word "almost".
At the end of the short conversation, he seemed to roll his eyes.
The network protested Grant's behavior.
"Don't go on the red carpet if you don't want to talk about the event," wrote one surfer.
The surprising star of the ceremony was a completely unknown name - James Martin, a 30-year-old Northern Irish actor with Down syndrome.
He makes a living working at a Starbucks branch in his city of Belfast, and stars in "Irish Goodbye", which won the award for best short feature film.
Coincidentally, today was also his birthday.
The filmmakers sang "Happy Birthday" to him on stage and asked the audience to join in, and of course the attendees were happy to do so, in what may have been the first "Happy Birthday" song in Oscar history.
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