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Disney Branded Films Win 2 Academy Awards at the 95th Oscars

95th Oscars

Disney went into the 95th Oscars with 22 nominations for its various films, and when the evening was over, had garnered two wins.

Let’s take a look at what happened throughout the evening.

The Winners

Congratulations to Ruth E. Carter who won her second Best Costume Design Oscar for Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her first was for the original Black Panther four years ago.

With this win, she now makes history as the first Black woman to be a two-time winner in any category. Additionally, she has the honor of being the first person to win a costume design Oscar for both an original film and a sequel.

Carter included a tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, along with her mother in her thank you speech: “Thank you to the Academy for recognizing the superhero that is a Black woman. She endures. She loves. She overcomes. She is every woman in this film. She is my mother. This past week Mabel Carter became an ancestor. This film prepared me for this moment. Chadwick, please take care of mom.”

Later in the evening, the team behind the third-highest-grossing film of all time, Avatar: The Way of Water, won the Best Visual Effects Oscar. This was expected after the film also walked away with nine awards at this year’s annual VES Awards given out by the Visual Effects Society.

Congratulations to Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett!

Other Disney Notes From The 95th Oscars

Music icon Rihanna took the stage to sing the Oscar-nominated song “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and it was a beautiful performance.

Disney Channel actress Sofia Carson (the Descendants movies) took the stage with legendary songwriter Diane Warren to perform another nominated song, “Applause,” from Tell It Like A Woman.

Unfortunately neither song won in the Best Original Song category. That honor went to “Naatu Naatu” from the film RRR.

Multi-hyphenate creator Sarah Polley won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for her film Women Talking, which she also directed. Disney fans will remember her as Sara Stanley in the series Road to Avonlea, along with appearing in the film Lantern Hill, both of which aired on the Disney Channel in the 1990s.

The industry lost many people in 2022, and among those honored in the “In Memorium” segment were actress Angela Lansbury and Disney animators Burny Mattinson and Ralph Eggleston.

My favorite moment of the evening occurred at the very end of the Oscars broadcast. Harrison Ford took the stage to award the Best Picture, which was Everything Everywhere All At Once (EEAAO), and when the film’s Ke Huy Quan came onstage with the cast, he and Ford gave each other the biggest hugs.

Ford and Quan, of course, starred opposite each other in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Their next projects also keep them in the Disney fold.

Ford will star in the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, due in theaters this summer. He is also set to play Marvel’s Thaddeus Ross in several upcoming MCU films.

Quan will reteam with his EEAAO co-star Michelle Yeoh in the Disney+ series American Born Chinese, debuting in May 2023.

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