The 95th Academy Awards, OSCARS was a ceremony held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) on Sunday, 12th March 2023 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, honouring films released in 2022.
The event was televised in the U.S. by ABC at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m and produced by Ricky Krishner and Glenn Weiss, who is also the director. Comedian and late-night show host, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event for the 3rd time, after the 89th and 90th editions of the ceremony in 2017 and 2018.
‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ won seven awards, including Best Picture, and had eleven nominations, the most of the ceremony. Other winners included ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ with four awards and ‘The Whale’ with two. Top Gun: Maverick, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Avatar: The Way of Water, Women Talking, RRR, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio and Navalny each won one. Short film winners included An Irish Goodbye, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, and The Elephant Whisperers.
Hollywood’s biggest stars rocked their fashion styles to the red carpet debut at the 2023 Oscars. This year’s fashion ranged from subtle champagne ensembles — which complemented the carpet colour — to extremely bright and bold looks.
Here is how some of our favourite black stars stormed the event.
#1 Halle Bailey
Famous American Actress and Singer, Halle Bailey dressed in Dolce & Gabbana and De Beers outfits. She rocked a green colour long strapless dress complemented by her packed locs and graced her outfit with a silver neckpiece.
She posted a picture of her look on her Instagram page with the caption; “oscar’s 2023✨“
Fans reacted to her beautiful outfit. @tripowt_john; “I wanna say that the dress 👗is dressing so bad that they gone call me sassy😂”
@juliolglati; “Bringing the princess vibes already”
Famous American Singer, Rihanna rocks an Aläia dress. She wore a long black leather dress which has an opening at the stomach and chest area alongside a black turtle neck long sleeve. At the side hips, the dress has a see-through opening.
Rihanna posted the picture on her media Instagram page. She writes; “baby Fenty’s first #oscars🖤”
Fans had a lot to say about her outfit as they reacted in the comment section. @igj1active18; “Can’t believe she’s had another baby so soon😂”
@kwnn0ula_; “🔥🔥🙌🏽 FIRE GIRLLLLL FIRE🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙌🏽🙌🏽🔥🔥👏🏽👏🏽😍😍😍😮😮”
#3 Angela Bassett
Famous American Actress, Angela Bassett rocks a Moschino dress and Bulgari jewelry. She was dressed in a long gorgeous purple dress alongside a black purse and silver neckpiece. See her serving royal look;
#4 Michael B Jordan
Popular American Actor, Michael B Jordan dressed in Louis Vuitton. He rocked a clean and expensive-look black Louis Vuitton suit, black pants alongside a white shirt, black bowtie, and fitted shoes. He graces his outfit with brochures on his suit. Michael Jordan was styled by @jasonbolden and got his jewelry from @tiffanyandco
He made a post of his look on his official Instagram page and captions;
“#Oscars Excited to be presenting the award for best cinematography with my co-star Jonathan Majors”
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Fans reacted in the comment section. @manlikeisaac; “Praying my girl doesn’t see this🙏🏽”
#5 Winnie Harlow
Popular Fashion Model, Winnie Harlow dressed in vintage Armani Privé and custom CH Carolina Herrera. She rocked a long yellow dress alongside a black flower at the shoulder area of the dress. The zip of the dress is fixed on the front side of the dress. She graced her outfit with silver accessories. She posted pictures on her Instagram page and captions;
“Wow.. first Oscars 💛 honored to be invited to celebrate the amazing work put out this year”
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Her fans and other celebrities reacted to her look. @thickcaram3l; “Our Jamaican queen !!!”
@zadriansmith; “You look stunning! Thank you for bringing us on the journey.❤️“
Famous Award Winning Nigerian Afrobeats Singer, Tems dressed in Lever Couture. She rocked a white long glamorous dress, which had a high slit by the side of the dress. Her dress has a covering at the back of her head. As for the hairstyle, she rocked a ponytail and graced her outfit with silver accessories.
She posted pictures of her look on her media Instagram page. She captions;
“Queen Tems | Shutdown #oscars Red Carpet, she’s a nominee tonight❤️”
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She also posted a video of her at the event and captions;
“The most talked about at the #oscar she didn’t come to play🔥🔥🔥”
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Fans reacted as her outfit was the most talked about at the event and among netizens, as her dress restricted people standing from seeing the stage clearly, as a result of the dress design, like a covering over her head. @__.cheeee; “Best dressed!!!!!!!”
@peggy8thofamile; “HOW INCREDIBLY RUDE TO THE PEOPLE SITTING BEHIND YOU AT #OSCARS2023 #academyawards !!!”
#7 Idris Elba
Famous American Actor, Idris Elba dressed in Gucci. Idris Elba rocked black pants, a blue suit, a white shirt, and a black bowtie alongside a shiny pair of shoes. He graces his outfit with a silver bracelet and brown leather watch.
He posted pictures of him with his beautiful wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, who rocked a green colour long dress alongside a black shiny bow belt and silver accessories and calls it “Date night💚”
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Fans reacted to his look for the Oscars event. @salone_queen95; “The couple that be dressing dressing😍“
@biancaelouise; “Date night hits different with the Elba’s
#8 Janelle Monáe
Famous Musician, Janelle Monáe dressed in custom Vera Wang and Reza. She rocked a long orange skirt alongside a black armless crop top and a black neckpiece. She rocked a simple beautiful hairstyle complemented with gold accessories.
#9 Halle Berry
Famous Halle Berry dressed in Tamara Ralph and Jimmy Choo. She rocked a long white dress, which had a high-wide open slit by the side of the dress. The dress is graced with a gold rose at the neck area of the dress and the starting point of the slit. She also graced her outfit with gold heels.
She posted pictures of her look on her Instagram page. She captions;
“Living for this @charlottetilbury glam for #Oscars95✨🤍”
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Fans reacted to her outfit. @trudelldeborah; “So beautiful.. not loving the hair though. but that’s just me”
@keckab; “🔥🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️Our Halle is stunning in everything she wears!“
#10 Ariana DeBose
Award Winning Actress, Ariana DeBose dressed in Atelier Versace and DeBeers. She rocked a gorgeous long white glittering dress, which had a high slit by the side of the dress alongside a flowing part at the back of the dress. While the dress has a V-neck which revealed her cleavages. She posted pictures of her look on her Instagram page and captions;
“I consider it a great privilege to collaborate with other artists and creatives to develop a narrative & tell a story. This moment created by the @versace team will forever live in my heart. I am beyond grateful to this team for working around the clock for a full month on this piece, working up to the very last minute. Through this look I feel entirely myself – empowered, feminine & fabulous. My heart is full🤍”
My most significant amount of gratitude & love to @donatella_versace and her impeccable team.”
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Her fans reacted to her beautiful look. @lauraaaapuebla; “ARIANA DEBOSS DID THE THING”
@tash278; “YOU in THAT dress!!❤️🔥🤩😍”