2023 Oscars Open Post & Live-Blog: Hosted by Brian Tyree Henry

Here is our official 2023 Oscars Open Post, hosted by Brian Tyree Henry. Brian is nominated tonight in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in Causeway. He hasn’t gotten much attention because Supporting Actor is basically the only category with a sure-thing winner: Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Still, Brian has been enjoying his awards season and his first Oscar nomination. He recently spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about dressing for the awards season and how much he loves wearing “vibrant” colors. He also tries to support Black designers and Black-owned businesses, plus he doesn’t like wearing baggy clothes – he wants to emphasize his “curves” too. He seems like such a special guy.

The Oscars start at 8 pm EST on ABC. Here in America, we’re in the first day of Daylight Savings “spring forward,” so bear with us if we’re a bit out of sorts. This isn’t just the Open Post, it’s our live blog and we’ll update this post with winners and highlights. We’ll also be tweeting about the Oscars – you can follow me at @KaiseratCB, you can follow CB at @Celebitchy.

Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All At Once. This was not a surprise, but it was lovely and deserved – Quan literally picked up every major award ahead of the Oscars and he was grateful and inspirational at every awards show. What an incredible story! He started out by saying: “Ma, I just won an Oscar!” He spoke about his past: “My journey started on a boat. I spent a year in a refugee camp…This, this is the American dream! Thank you so much to the Academy…” He thanked his mother, his brother, everyone who worked on the film, his wife of twenty years. “Dreams are something you have to believe in. I almost gave up on mine!”

Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All At Once. We should have known that this is how it would turn out when she won the SAG! Still, I’m really bummed for Angela Bassett, who really deserved it too. JLC thanked her team and the EEAAO team. It was wonderful to see her husband Christopher Guest, and to see her so emotional thanking her family and everyone she’s worked with over the course of her career. She saved the best for last: her father and mother were both Oscar-nominated and she’s the one who won the Oscar.

Best Director: Everything Everywhere All At Once From CB: The Daniels, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, have won Best Directors for their film Everything Everywhere All at Once. Scheinert thanked his family, particularly his parents who didn’t tell him not to dress in drag as a child and Kwan thanked his family who let him pursue his dreams. It was so cute when Kwan told his son he didn’t have to live up “to this standard (points to Oscar) this is crazy I will love you no matter what.” This is the second win of the night for EEAO. They previously won Best Screenplay.

Best Actor: Brendan Fraser for The Whale From CB: Brendan Fraser has won Best Actor for his transformative performance as Charlie in The Whale. He thanked the Academy, A24 films and director Darren Aronofsky for throwing his career a lifeboat. He also said he didn’t appreciate his career until it stopped being easy, essentially. Brendan thanked his sons and family. It was sweet and well deserved, I’m looking forward to seeing him in more films and TV shows!

Best Actress. Michelle Yeoh won! I had a sinking feeling that it would end up being Cate Blanchett, but I’m so glad that in the end, Yeoh won! She deserves it! “For all of the little girls and boys who look like me, this is a beacon of hope…” She also said that women should never accept the idea that they’re “past their prime.” She dedicated the award to her mom and all the moms. She thanked her family and her extended fam. She was so moved! The first Asian actress to win Best Actress! So friggin proud of her!

Everything Everywhere All At Once has won Best Picture at the 95th Oscars! From CB: This was the seventh Oscar of the night for EEAAO. My favorite moment was when Ke Huy Quan ran up on stage and hugged Harrison Ford. He was the best person to present! We’ll have full fashion coverage tomorrow.

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  1. Orangeowl says:

    I did a double take when I saw you featuring BTH because yesterday I binged a bunch of Atlanta! He is so good and so funny. And I love how he looks in purple formalwear. 🙂

  2. LightPurple says:

    He appears to be wearing the light purple suit I donated to a veterans organization 2 weeks ago.

    His performance in Causeway is very deserving of the nomination.

  3. HeyKay says:

    Oh, yes, Oscar fashions. 👍
    I am ready.
    Dear Universe, please have Keanu Reeves make an appearance, even if he is just taking a nap in the audience. Keanu in a tux, please.

    I like both the light and darker shades of purple this gent is wearing.
    Spotted LaVerne Cox? The tall lady from Orange is the new black, and she is wearing a sort of disappointing to me, black and green dress. It’s bland. She usually wears a show stopping gown, she’s so tall and has excellent posture. She always is seen smiling, no duck lips Kardashian pout. I like that. 👍

  4. Becks1i says:

    I’m here and ready!! One of my favorite nights of the year!

    • Becks1 says:

      I do not like Florence Pugh’s dress. At all. I just think I don’t get her fashion sense, because I rarely like what she’s wearing.

      • Nic919 says:

        Pugh isn’t tall enough for the volume that dress is giving. It’s like Diana’s wedding dress thrown over biking shorts.

  5. JustMe says:

    What is Florence Pugh wearing…yikes

  6. Mrs. Smith says:

    Caught a glimpse of Cara Delevinge in that red dress — wow!

    Halle Bailey’s dress is a beautiful color and it looks great on her.

    You know, Florence Pugh’s dress isn’t for me, but maybe she’s pulling it off?

  7. Becks1 says:

    Halle Bailey looks gorgeous. Love that its clearly a nod to Little Mermaid but its not cutesy, she just looks gorgeous. I don’t always love the sheer panels like that but they work here bc the dress is voluminous.

  8. Nanea says:

    No idea how this ended up here as it was meant as a reply to @HeyKay #2

    I have no idea if Keanu’s is on his way back yet, but he’s been in Europe promoting/premiering John Wick IV, to very positive audience reactions. No reviews yet, until shortly before the official release.

    I think Keanu’s next appearance stateside will be at SXSW on Tuesday.

    That said, BTH’s fashion is glorious, especially those shades of purple and lilac, apricot is beautiful too.

  9. HeyKay says:

    Jamie Lee Curtis is looking lovely.
    And she has brought her hubby, Christopher Guest dressed in a classic tux.
    I don’t think he attends a lot of red carpet events.

    Mr. B Frasier is looking very good in his classic tux!
    I’m rooting for him.

  10. Jais says:

    So far:
    -Malala is fave.
    -Harry Shum Jr and John Cho can get it.
    -Way back Sarah Polley fan from the avonlea days and she is great in the tux.
    -Florence Pugh’s style baffles me. Completely baffles me. And yet her confidence always has me not that mad at it.

    • Jais says:

      Adding on:
      -Pedro Pascal, jonathan majors and MBJ can also get it.
      -Tems looks like she’s walking in a cloud.
      -Janells Monae’s face is flawless.
      – I think I like Michelle Williams’ dress.

    • J.Mo says:

      @Jais have you read Sarah Polley’s memoir yet? It’s excellent and offers a fascinating look back at her career as well.

      • Jais says:

        I did read it! And yes its really good. What child actors go through is something else.

  11. TeamMeg says:

    Austin Butler in a black tux on the red carpet now. He looks great. Is Kaia Gerber on his arm? Not seeing her yet…

  12. LightPurple says:

    The color of Angela Bassett’s dress is glorious.

    • Becks1 says:

      YES. The dress itself, objectively, isn’t my favorite, but the color is fabulous and I think she looks great overall.

    • Jais says:

      Love the color of Angela’s dress. Also Stephanie Hsu’s pink dress. And Kerry Condon’s yellow.

      • Becks1 says:

        I’m loving all the colors this year, and then I also love Michelle Yeoh’s white dress. I love her dress. I have seen some mixed reactions on twitter but i think she looks amazing.

      • Jais says:

        I do like Michelle’s dress but not the sheer part at the top. I think I would’ve liked it better if it had just been strapless.

      • Carmen says:

        Don’t like Michelle Yeoh’s dress. Not a fan of feathers.

        Jessica Chastain looks drop-dead gorgeous.

    • Carmen says:

      The color is gorgeous. The style is horrendous.

  13. Becks1 says:

    Kerry Condon from Banshees looks gorgeous. I love that color of yellow and the dress itself is gorgeous. She seems so nervous, she keeps picking at her fingers like I do when I’m nervous LOL. I wish her hair was a little different but overall I think she looks great.

  14. Harper says:

    So far the only standout to me is Jamie Lee Curtis. I think she looks great for her big night. I’m sad about Florence Pugh.

  15. LightPurple says:

    Michael B. Jordan looks delicious.

  16. HeyKay says:

    John Cho! Nice. He looks great. 👍

    I hope Colin Farrell is dressed to the nines tonight.
    Keeping my eye out, I will check back.

  17. Jais says:

    Am sad about the sheer top part of Michelle’s Yeo’s dress. Would have worked better as just a strapless dress but it still looks good. She’s so beautiful.

  18. Justwastingtime says:

    Not loving the many white washed out dresses on the dirty beige carpet.

    Angela Basset on the other hand is a queen in regal purple.

  19. Southern Fried says:

    Laverne kills it as an interviewer. I can’t even remember any others I’ve liked near as much.

  20. Jessica says:

    I love the excitement of ke huy quan!!

    Hugh grant is such a jerk. His interview was painful. Don’t do the carpet if you are going to act like that.

    Disappointed that E cropped out the sign language interpreters.

    Love the color of Angela’s dress. Don’t love Michelle. She usually knocks it out..but it would have looked better without the sheer neckline.

    Harry Shum is my fave so far.

    So many of the women are just misses for me.

    I love questlove and his bedazzled crocs made my night!!!

  21. Becks1 says:

    Not loving Jennifer Connelly’s look. So far she’s my biggest miss of the night.

    • FHMom says:

      That dress is truly awful. Her make up is no good, either.

    • JessicA says:

      Agree. The beige is a no and it looks dirty already. It also may or may not look like my basement.

      If they wanted to do a pale
      Neutral, they could have done marble or something but that carpet is just awful.

    • Jais says:

      I haven’t seen Connely? Just saw Cate Blanchett and I don’t love. Salma looked v cool though with the color.

    • Harper says:

      I don’t know exactly what look Jennifer Connelly was going for. Trying too hard to hide her natural beauty?

  22. SAS says:

    I am REALLY not liking the beige carpet!

    Everyone looks lovely so far. I normally enjoy Florence’s giant gowns but this one isn’t her best- loveeee her hair and makeup though!

  23. Carmen says:

    My faves so far:
    1) Malala Yousafzai (don’t know why she’s there but she looks marvelous)
    2) Sigourney Weaver
    3) Jamie Lee Curtis
    4] Lady Gaga (she’s gone from looking like a space alien to a stunningly beautiful woman)
    5) Michelle Williams

    Biggest miss of the night: Angela Bassett. The color is beautiful, but my God, the styling with that one monstrously big padded shoulder — what on earth was she thinking?

  24. Lizzie says:

    Everyone looks beautiful my best is a tie Michelle Williams and Cara Delevigne.

  25. Becks1 says:

    This monologue is a little painful.

  26. FHMom says:

    Finally the supporting actors category

    • Becks1 says:


      (are we posting spoilers? I can’t remember how we usually do this lol.)

      ETA yes we are its in the main post! I’m so happy for Ke Huy Quan. We just watched EEAAO the other night and I thought he was so great in it (we also watched Banshees last night, so I would have been happy to see either of those actors win as well.) WELL lol I actually just said to my husband that I would have liked to have seen any of the win, but his speech made me a little teary eyed.

  27. Mei says:

    Angela Bassett’s dress is a standout so far, what a gorgeous colour and style on her.

    Wish Michelle and Cate had gone bigger, the dresses are so simple looking! Jessica Chastains dress makes my girls hurt.

    Fan Bingbing looks incredible, Cara Delvingne also has a wow dress but they’re both a bit much for not leading acting categories..

  28. Becks1 says:

    Jamie Lee Curtis WOOHOO!!!!!

    I was torn between her and Bassett, I would have loved to have seen AB win as well. And Hsu. And Kerry Condon.

    But as it is, I’m very happy for JLC.

    • TeamMeg says:

      Big congrats to Jamie Lee! I thought Angela Basset was a shoe in. 🤷🏻‍♀️

      • BQM says:

        I would’ve loved an Angela/JLC tie.
        Angela was NOT happy. She didn’t clap when JL was leaving the stage either.
        I’m hoping this means momentum for a Michelle yeoh win.

      • Becks1 says:

        That’s what I’m hoping – this is momentum for Michelle Yeoh winning, which is who I want to see win that category, lol.

        I did think AB gave a really really strong performance and deserved it as well. It was a tough category this year.

      • Carmen says:

        Don’t everyone pile on me at once, but I thought Angela Bassett’s performance in Black Panther 2 was overrated. In fact, I thought the whole film was overlong and overrated. Personally, I’m just not into superhero movies.

        I’m delighted for Curtis and Quan, though. Their Oscars are very well deserved.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Carmen LOL my #1 complaint about most movies is that they are too long. Superhero movies are SO long. I almost always walk away from one saying “they could have cut 20-30 minutes” and Wakanda Forever was no exception. SO LONG. But I still thought Angela Bassett was very good in it.

        But lordy those movies are long.

    • Jais says:

      Like Jamie but I was rooting for Angela.

    • MsIam says:

      Not surprised that JLC won. This is just like Chadwick Boseman, winning all the run up awards but not the main one. Plus people feel somehow JLC was owed this as a Hollywood legacy kid. Also given how some of of the voters think based on the EW article? Not surprised at all.

      • BQM says:

        The run up was all over the place though. Golden globe, bafta and SAG each went to a different person.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Eh, my feeling is the Academy was never going to let a Marvel film take one of the major categories, so I didn’t get my hopes up for her. Stephanie Hsu was given the slightly more unfair hand being put up against another actress from her own movie, IMO.

  29. TeamMeg says:

    The preponderance of pale fashions this year lends new meaning to the phrase #OscarSoWhite 🤣 How ironic! One of the most diverse red carpets in memory.

  30. HeyKay says:

    Angela B in the deep purple gown. A+! and jewelry. 👍👍
    Just saw Dwayne Johnson in a pale, shiny, peach ice cream color tux jacket. I hate it!
    Why all the pale colors and still the sheer gowns?

    Whoever chose Halle Berrys gown has done the impossible. Made the lovely Halle Berry look terrible. That gown is awful! Looks like an off the rack JCPenney gown. Awful!

    Austin Butler, why does this poor kid always look greasy to me? His hair, his face = greasy.

  31. Sushiroll says:

    What is the actual purpose of Eva Longoria? No seriously, why does she show up to everything.

    • Jais says:

      This is a great question. Behind the scenes stuff? Also kinda feel that way bout cara delevigne. The color of her dress was beautiful though and my mom loved it.

    • Ms single malt says:

      I love Eva Longoria. She produces, supports women and has sets/crews that treat women fairly. I have watched her career grow since her Y & R days. Good for her.

  32. BQM says:

    Could anyone tell who Michael b Jordan and Jonathan majors shouted out to? It sounded like ‘LT’. It was obviously someone in the front.

  33. TeamMeg says:

    ♥️♥️♥️ Naatu-Naatu!!!!! ♥️♥️♥️ Deepika Padukone!!! ♥️♥️♥️

  34. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Congratulations to Michelle Yeoh. I hope no one ever forgets that she was doing her own stunts (like jumping a motorcycle onto the roof of a moving train) before Tom Cruise ever did!

  35. Mads says:

    I gasped when I saw Angela Bassett I thought her dress was absolutely amazing! Jessica as well! I also rly liked Michelle Yeohs’ dress and was in love with her jewels/headpiece. I just shook my head at Florence LOL she’s so cute but her style is so off the wall. I couldn’t stand whatever Olivia was wearing either.