The Oscars cover a few hours and dozens of individual categories, speeches and performances. When the credits finally roll and the dust settles, however, there are always a few moments that stick with us and continue to be talked about long after the red carpet has been rolled out.
The 2023 Oscars were certainly no exception, with plenty of memorable moments that left us laughing, crying, cheering and everything in between. After the chaos of the previous year’s Oscars, it’s safe to say that everyone involved was hoping for a much smoother ceremony this year — or at least one with fewer shocks. All in all, it certainly feels like the 95th Academy Awards delivered to this point, with a fairly typical show filled with a few surprises, a few squeaky jokes here and there, some charming costar reunions, and some genuinely touching moments.
We laughed at some of the jokes and surprise appearances that actually landed, and felt a twinge of heartstrings when the winners gave speeches honoring their loved ones, Hollywood history, as well as the magic and inspiration from movies. Here are some of the most memorable moments that we’re sure to remember long after this year’s Oscars air.