The 2023 Oscars happened last night, and with it came a storm of monumental wins and nominations. And while these awards are a huge step in the right direction, it just proves that the Academy still has a long way to go in terms of representation.
Here are all the records broken this year:
And with seven wins at the ceremony, EEAAO is now the second most-awarded Best Picture since Slumdog Millionaire.
Ke Huy Quan is the first Vietnamese-born actor to win an Oscar for an acting performance with his Best Supporting Actor win.
Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh are now the first actors to win acting awards for portraying Mandarin-Chinese and Cantonese-speaking characters.
The 2023 Oscars ceremony is also the first in which multiple Asian actors have won in a single year.
Jamie Lee Curtis is now the third person whose parents were both past nominees to win an acting award.
Angela Bassett is the first MCU star to be nominated for an acting award for her work in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Elvis cinematographer Mandy Walker is only the third woman to be nominated for Best Cinematography.
The Fabelmans‘ star Judd Hirsch holds the record for the longest gap between acting nominations at the Academy Awards, which is 41 years and 341 days.
The Fabelmans‘ composer John Williams is the oldest Oscar nominee ever, at the age of 90 years and 350 days.
Ryan Coogler is the first person of color to be nominated in the Best Original Song category for cowriting a song that appears in a movie they’ve directed.
Cate Blanchett has become the first woman with the most roles in Best Picture nominees, after appearing in 10 such films.
Alfonso Cuarón is now tied for nominations across seven different and individual Oscars categories — Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Director, Cinematography, and Live Action Short Film.
This year, Ireland had its biggest year of representation at the ceremony, with 12 nominations in various categories.
And finally, All Quiet on the Western Front had the second most nominations for a non-English-language film.