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Reflecting on the 95th Academy Awards


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Audrey Hepburn with Rex Harrison holding an Academy Award. This photo was from the 37th Academy Awards in 1964.

Charlotte Morris, Reporter

The 95th Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The ceremony aired on ABC at 8pm ET/5pm PT, according to NPR, and preceded by a red carpet pre-show.

This allows fans to see their favorite actors and actresses in interviews and photoshoots before the ceremony begins, according to freshman Emila Lutz. 

“I like watching the pre-show before the actual awards start,” Lutz said. “It’s fun to see the outfits and interviews to prepare for the ceremony,” 

In this year’s Awards, Michelle Yeoh became the first asian actress ever to win the Best Actress award. She is also the second woman of color to win this award in the 95 years of the Academy Awards. 

“I think it’s amazing that Michelle Yeoh won this year — it’s such a big achievement for her,” said freshman Maya Gee. “I also think it’s crazy that only two women of color have won this award in the history of the Oscars,” 

Michelle Yeoh won best actress for ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’, which also took home the award for Best Picture and 6 other awards, according to Variety.

Actor Ke Huy Quan — who also was in ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ — won for best supporting actor and his speech began by saying ‘Mom I just won an Oscar!’  according to USA Today.

“It was such a sweet moment to see him so happy,” junior Scarlett Farr said. “I remember watching him in the Goonies when I was little,”

From the groundbreaking historical moments to Jimmy Kimmel hosting, The Oscars once again proved to be an outstanding celebration of art and cinema, according to Lutz.

 “The Oscars are always a highly anticipated event for me,” Lutz said. “I am already excited for next year.”