The Oscars cover a few hours and dozens of individual categories, speeches, and performances. When the credits finally roll and the dust settles, though, there are always a few moments that stay with us and keep getting talked about long after the red carpet has been rolled back up.
The 2023 Oscars were certainly no exception, with plenty of memorable moments that made us laugh, cry, cheer, and everything in between. After the chaos of the previous year’s Oscars, it’s safe to say everyone involved was hoping for a much more mellow ceremony this year — or at least one with fewer shocks. On the whole, it certainly seems like the 95th Oscars delivered on that count, with a fairly typical broadcast filled with a few surprises, a few cringy jokes here and there, charming costar reunions, and some truly touching moments.
We giggled at some of the jokes and surprise appearances that actually landed, and we felt the tug on our heartstrings when winners gave speeches paying tribute to their loved ones, Hollywood history, and the magic and inspiration of the movies. Here are a few of the most memorable moments that we’ll definitely remember long past this year’s Oscars broadcast.