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 ways 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.
And she’s the first Asian woman to ever be nominated for the award and win.
Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh are now the first actors to win acting awards for portraying Mandarin-Chinese and Cantonese-speaking characters.
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 341 days.
Ryan Coogler is the first person of color to be nominated in the Best Original Song category for co-writing a song that appears in a movie they’ve directed.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are the first non-related directing duo to win Best Director in the last 45 years, and overall the third duo to win ever.
Cate Blanchett has become the first woman with the most roles in Best Picture nominees, after appearing in 10 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.