How the 95th Oscars Went Down

How the 95th Oscars Went Down

By McCreadie Andias,


The 95th Oscars award went down last night in a fashionable but necessarily less surprising as compared to last year’s event which had an extra ‘slap’ on it.


As expected ‘Everything Everywhere All at once’ reaped big in the day, taking home the awards for the best actress, supporting actor and actress, best original screenplay, best picture, and best directing categories.


Brendan Fraser beat Austin Butler for best actor with the two featuring as leading contenders. Fraser starred in ‘The Whale,’  in which he portrayed a morbidly obese man who tries to reconnect with his daughter.


I started in this business 30 years ago and things didn’t come easily to me,” said Fraser. “I just want to say thank you for this acknowledgment,” he added.


Michelle Yeoh made headlines as the first Asian Woman to win Best Actress at the Oscars, She starred in Oscar-Favourite ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’.


For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities,” Yeoh said in an emotional acceptance speech.

This is proof that dreams do come true” She added.


Yeoh was widely regarded as a front-runner for what was her first Oscar nomination.


Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert popularly known as the Daniels for their work together on ”Everything Everywhere All At Once,” won the Academy Award for best direction.


There is greatness in every single person,” Said Kwan in his acceptance speech. “It doesn’t matter who we are, there is genius in every single person, you just have to find it, Thank you to the people who unlocked my genius.


The Hit song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from the Telugu-language epic ‘RRR’ won the Oscar for best original song.


The show was also dominated by star-stunned performances featuring Rihanna and Lady Gaga with several of the other artists who were nominated for the best original song also giving live performances at the Academy awards.


Rihanna rocked the stage with ‘Lift me up’ From the film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’ while Lady Gaga performed ‘Hold My Hand’ from ‘Top Gun : Maverick’.


‘Everything Everywhere All at once’ supporting actress Stephanie Hsu also performed  ‘This is A Life’ Alongside David Bryne and the Experimental band son Lux.


A documentary about jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny won the Oscar for best documentary feature. The documentary explores the poisoning that nearly killed the Kremlin critic in 2020 and his subsequent detention upon his return to Moscow in 2021.


Midway through the evening, German world war I epic ‘All Quiet on Western Front’ won the Academy Award for best international film.


Follow us @NairobiReviewKE for more stories.

If you have a story you’d like us to share kindly DM us directly @NairobiReviewKE on twitter or send us an email on


No Comment.