The #Oscar95 took place yesterday in Los Angeles, United States and just watching the recap was nostalgic and tear jerking.
Firstly, congratulations to all the winners, the level of dedication and effort put into horning your craft and getting awarded for it, is no easy feat. I am extremely happy for Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, most times people get caught up in their disappointments, they forget that other people made history and it might take another life time for it to happen again.
Before i start crying again, let me talk about the moments that made me ecstatic it moved me to tears:
- RRR’s Naatu Naatu Winning Best Song:
Truth be told, when this movie was recommended by a friend (he knows himself), we laughed at the special effects and CUG, it was too much and fake for me. But once it ended, i couldnt help but marvel at the story behind the whole production and that big part of Indian history, that i havent been exposed to. It made the appreciate of the song ‘Naatu Naatu’ aceptable and understand. During this years #Oscar95 the song made history by becoming the first Indian film song to win an Oscar.
- Tems Nomination:
While the artist is currently getting flack for her red carpet look, can we give it up for the fact that her writing prowess and collaboration on the song ‘Lift Me Up’ for the movie ‘Wakanda forever’ earned her a Grammy and Oscar nomination! While she won the latter and lost the Oscar, Tems, deserves all her flowers and she can be counted as one of the artists that helped put Nigerian entertainment on the map.
- The Come back Kids:
Hollywood and indeed America can’t resist comeback stories, in fact the country thrives on ‘the Phoenix rising from the ashes’ (pun intended), but i couldnt resist as well. As a full-blown millenial ( i claim it with my chest) I grew up watching Ke Huy Quan (Goonies and Indiana Jones), and Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, George of the Jungle) both acts had sworn off the industry as it had been unkind to them and after decades of been off, they were nominated for ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Supporting Actor’ respectively and won the converted award. Both acceptance speeches got me weeping and believing this lovely comeback story.
- The reunion of Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan:
The dynamic duo from the 1984 movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan reunited at the end of an emotional night at the Oscars. Harrison Ford presented the final award of the 2023 ceremony, which went to “Everything Everywhere All at Once” for best picture. As Quan and Ford came face to face as the “Everything Everywhere” cast took the stage to accept the prize, the two actors and former co-stars shared an emotional hug. Which again made me eyes moist and teary.
- Michelle Yeoh becoming the first Asian woman to win ‘Best Actress’:
My first viewing of Michelle Yeoh was in a Jackie Chan movie ‘Police Story’ and from there my love for the actress started. I enjoyed watching her in Crouching Tiger and was elated on her casting as a Bond Girl with Pierce Brosnan. Her nomination and eventual win cemented Oscar history as she becomes the first Asian person to win in a lead actress for her role in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’.
Do you have a favourite moment from the Oscars?
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