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The 2023 Oscars Were Full Of Wholesome Moments, And Here Are Some That I Just Can't Stop Thinking About

"Hey, Auntie, we love you." —Michael B. Jordan

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This year the Oscars gave us all the feels with some of the sweetest moments, whether stars made history with their first Oscar win or gave really cute shoutouts to family and friends. Here are some of the best wholesome moments:

1. Angela Bassett showed us she is genuinely QUEEN MOTHER when the camera caught her comforting Austin Butler by holding his hands.

Angela Bassett holding Austin Butler’s hand while he’s nervous…is exactly the kind of woman I imagined she was 💕.

ABC / Via Twitter: @NadineBabu

2. Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan's reunion when Everything Everywhere All at Once won Best Picture was iconic.

Ke Huy Quan freaks out and hugs his ‘Indiana Jones’ co-star Harrison Ford as #EverythingEverywhere wins best picture at the Oscars.

Twitter: @RaminSetoodeh
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3. When Irish Goodbye won Best Live Action Short, everyone helped actor James Martin celebrate his birthday by singing to him in place of an acceptance speech.

The entire room just sang happy birthday to James Martin #AnIrishGoodbye #Oscars

ABC / Via Twitter: @NextBestPicture

4. Every moment of Quan's speech, from honoring his mother to sharing that he almost gave up on his career, was a tearjerker moment.

This man deserves the world. #Oscars #AcademyAwards

ABC / Via Twitter: @TheNerdsofColor

5. But even before the speech — just how Ariana DeBose got choked up saying his name was absolutely adorable.

Ariana DeBose's voice cracking as she read Ke Huy Quan's name. #Oscars

Twitter: @angryasianman

6. Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors gave a direct shoutout to Angela Bassett (a callback from Black Panther) after she didn't take home the award for Best Supporting Actress.

Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors give a shoutout to Angela Bassett: "Hey Auntie, we love you." #Oscars

ABC / Via Twitter: @Phil_Lewis_

7. Everyone's favorite character from Banshees of Inisherin appeared as a comfort donkey for emotional guests.

Find someone who looks at you the way Colin Farrell looks at Jenny the donkey. #Oscars #AcademyAwards

Twitter: @gpirnia

8. Legendary actor James Hong struck the best poses on the red carpet.

ABC / Via Twitter: @FilmUpdates

9. Michelle Yeoh repped all the legendary women who had long, outstanding careers in the industry.

“Ladies, don’t let anyone tell you you are ever past your prime.” – Michelle Yeoh in her #Oscars speech

Twitter: @ComplexPop

10. Jimmy Kimmel tried his best to catch Malala Yousafzai off guard with a silly question about #SpitGate, but her response was perfect.

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11. When John Travolta's voice started to break when announcing the "In Memoriam" for people including his costars Kirstie Alley and Olivia Newton-John, it was heartbreaking — but his subtle tribute to Olivia was beautiful.

John Travolta gets emotional as he introduces the "In Memoriam" segment at the #Oscars: "They've made us smile, and became dear friends who we will always remain hopelessly devoted to." https://t.co/ndiKiHfmID

Twitter: @Variety

12. When "Naatu Naatu" from the Tollywood film RRR won the Oscar for Best Original Song, we were treated with the sweetest original acceptance speech/song.

Damn!!! We won the prestigious award #Oscars95 🥹❤️ for #NaatuNaatu ! 💥 Congrats @mmkeeravaani garu and #ChandraBose garu 🙌🏻 More happier to my brother being the FACE OF RRR!! @tarak9999 ❤️‍🔥 #GlobalStarNTRatOscars

ABC / Via Twitter: @fizzie_girl

13. When "the Daniels" — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — accepted one of many Oscars for Everything Everywhere All at Once for their Best Original Screenplay, everyone felt seen with their references to impostor syndrome and the teachers that helped them along the way.

The Daniels accept the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay #Oscars #Oscars95

Twitter: @TheAcademy
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