This year at the Oscars, Everything Everywhere All At Once has taken home maximum awards, including winning in major categories such as Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, among others.
While fans of Tom Cruise may not be happy that the film did not win the Best Picture at the recently concluded 95th Oscar awards, they will find some solace in learning that the film has won Best Sound.
The sounf team of Top Gun: Maverick, comprising Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor, have won the Oscar for Best Sound.
The action drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski has Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer reprising their roles from the 1986 movie, Top Gun, as Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell and Admiral Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky respectively. Written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie from a story conceived by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, the plot revolves around the test pilot, Maverick, who purposely dodges an advancement in rank after thirty years of service as it would ground him. Eventually, he is put in charge of training a group of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission under the orders of Iceman, the commander of the US Pacific fleet, who is his naval aviator friend and former rival. Among them is Lieutenant Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw, who is the son of Maverick’s late best friend, Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw, who feels a lot of animosity towards him. The film navigates how Maverick deals with his pupils and the animosity he has to face from certain people, along with his love for aviation. The cast includes Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman and Ed Harris, among others.
For those of you who have not been able to watch the coveted event live, Oscars 2023 kickstarted with Jimmy Kimmel included the infamous Chris Rock-slapping controversy in his opening monologue. Kimmel joked, “We want you to have fun, feel safe and, most importantly, we want me feel safe... So, we have strict policies in pace. If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point during the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for best actor and permitted to give a 19-minute long speech. But seriously, the academy has a crisis team in place. If anything unpredictable or violent happens during the show, sit there and do absolutely nothing. Maybe even give the assailant a hug... And if any of you get mad at a joke and decide you want to get jiggy with it — it’s not going to be easy.”
Needless to say, the audience cracked up at these subtle jibes that the celebrated host took at Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during Oscars 2022.
Interestingly, this year, India has a lot to look forward to in terms of representation at the coveted award show. For one, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR’s popular song Naatu Naatu has also won under the Best Original Song category, and our girl Deepika Padukone is one of the presenters at this year’s award ceremony alongside Dwayne Johnson.
The 95th Academy Awards is taking place at the legendary Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.