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 long way to go in terms of representation.
17.Ryan Coogler is the first person of color to be nominated in the Best Original Song category for cowriting a song that appears in a movie they've directed.
18.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.
19.Cate Blanchett has become the first woman with the most roles in Best Picture nominees, after appearing in 10 such films.
20.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.
21.This year, Ireland had its biggest year of representation at the ceremony, with 12 nominations in various categories.