Sassy reactions to the Oscars from our film forum posters

Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders shielded by clever screen names, didn’t waste any time voicing their opinions regarding the 2023 Oscar winners. As the awards were handed out during the March 12 ceremony, they celebrated the success of their favorite films while lamenting several painful losses.

As has been true over 94 years of Academy Awards history, it would have been impossible to please everybody this time. Below is just a sampling of the brutally honest comments of our sassy forum posters concerning the 2023 Oscar winners. Take a read and then jump in here if you’re brave enough.

Best Picture
“All Quiet on the Western Front” – Malte Grunert, producer
“Avatar: The Way of Water” – James Cameron and Jon Landau, producers
“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, and Martin McDonagh, producers
“Elvis” – Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick, and Schuyler Weiss, producers
X – “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, and Jonathan Wang, producers
“The Fabelmans” – Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg, and Tony Kushner, producers
“TÁR” – Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan, and Scott Lambert, producers
“Top Gun: Maverick” – Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison, and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers
“Triangle of Sadness” – Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, producers
“Women Talking” – Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Frances McDormand, producers

LLLhawks: What a beautiful Oscar season! Talent WON hard.

John Berchmans: The Academy has officially redeemed themselves.

Cabiria: “EEAAO” is officially the most over-rewarded film in recent history. Absolutely ridiculous.

marcelo: OMG! One of the worst Best Pictures ever!

Best Director
“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Martin McDonagh
X – “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
“The Fabelmans” – Steven Spielberg
“TÁR” – Todd Field
“Triangle of Sadness” – Ruben Östlund

James Gibson: PERFECT night.

L.B.: “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “TÁR” I’m so sorry y’all had to compete with “EEAAO.”

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett in “TÁR”
Ana de Armas in “Blonde”
Andrea Riseborough in “To Leslie”
Michelle Williams in “The Fabelmans”
X – Michelle Yeoh in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

GD: Of coursssse.

Victor Cruz: Cate not winning for Lydia Tár is a tragedy. Oscars are a JOKE.

LLLhawks: Haters gonna hate. YESSSSS!!!!

UrdrKitt: I’m so happy!! Michelle deserved this!

laslo: I’m so emotional for her… I love you Michelle Yeoh.


Best Actor
Austin Butler in “Elvis”
Colin Farrell in “The Banshees of Inisherin”
X – Brendan Fraser in “The Whale”
Paul Mescal in “Aftersun”
Bill Nighy in “Living”

FreemanGriffin: Please NO to Brendan Fraser! Blech!

xohours: Woww ZERO FOR ELVIS.



AdAstra: Brendan my love!!!

nicholas22: So so glad Fraser won over Butler… no more biopic winners pretty please.

Best Supporting Actress
Angela Bassett in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Hong Chau in “The Whale”
Kerry Condon in “The Banshees of Inisherin”
X – Jamie Lee Curtis in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Stephanie Hsu in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

FreemanGriffin: Let the meltdowns begin.


syrus80: What a freaking nightmare! Angela was robbed!

GD: No way. The worst performance won.

laslo: Ugh, so bad.

Ivo Stoyanov: Worst winner in that category ever? Probably…

Best Supporting Actor
Brendan Gleeson in “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Brian Tyree Henry in “Causeway”
Judd Hirsch in “The Fabelmans”
Barry Keoghan in “The Banshees of Inisherin”
X – Ke Huy Quan in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

P(oweR) Valley: Quan as expected!!!


L.B.: Academy Award winner Ke Huy Quan!!!

Best Adapted Screenplay
“All Quiet on the Western Front” – Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, and Ian Stokell
“Glass Onion” – Rian Johnson
“Living” – Kazuo Ishiguro
“Top Gun: Maverick” – screenplay: Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie; story: Peter Craig and Justin Marks
X – “Women Talking” – Sarah Polley

braydenfitzsimmons: Thank goodness for Sarah Polley.

Manav: I’d be throwing things at the screen had “Women Talking” lost this.



Best Original Screenplay
“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Martin McDonagh
X – “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
“The Fabelmans” – Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner
“TÁR” – Todd Field
“Triangle of Sadness” – Ruben Östlund

GD: No surprise here!

Brayfers: “EEAAO” SWEEEEEPPP!!! We are in the best universe.

Sean C: Completely deserved. That film is a massive acting of writing imagination.

Derrick Eoghan Oisín O’Callaghan: “Banshees” is DONE! Congrats to “EEAAO”!

Best Cinematography
X – “All Quiet on the Western Front” – James Friend
“Bardo” – Darius Khondji
“Elvis” – Mandy Walker
“Empire of Light” – Roger Deakins
“TÁR” – Florian Hoffmeister

estrelas: “Elvis” did not win. Good.

Derrick Eoghan Oisín O’Callaghan: Congratulations to “All Quiet On The Western Front”!

alexdrake: “TÁR” deserved.

Best Costume Design
“Babylon” – Mary Zophres
X – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Ruth Carter
“Elvis” – Catherine Martin
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Shirley Kurata
“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” – Jenny Beavan

JV: Ruth Carter has the power.

JPCAMP310: YAY FOR “BLACK PANTHER” WINNING SOMETHING!! Ruth did her thing. She deserved it!!!

musiccisum: They really hated “Elvis.”


Best Film Editing
“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Mikkel E. G. Nielsen
“Elvis” – Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond
X – “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Paul Rogers
“TÁR” – Monika Willi
“Top Gun: Maverick” – Eddie Hamilton

John Berchmans: Sound plus Editing stat is broken LET’S GO.

Keth: I can’t complain about “Everything” winning Editing. It was the best in its field. Oscar got this one right!

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
“All Quiet on the Western Front” – Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová
“The Batman” – Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, and Mike Fontaine
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Camille Friend and Joel Harlow
“Elvis” – Mark Coulier, Jason Baird, and Aldo Signoretti
X – “The Whale” – Adrien Morot, Judy Chin, and Anne Marie Bradley

ejaru1810: “The Whale”? “Elvis” was robbed.

Moviebuff22: “The Whale” deserved!!

FreemanGriffin: Oh no! Such an AWFUL choice!

abelfenty: Completely undeserved.

Anthagiox: How does digital makeup win a makeup award lol?

Best Production Design
X – “All Quiet on the Western Front” – production design: Christian M. Goldbeck; set decoration: Ernestine Hipper
“Avatar: The Way of Water” – production design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; set decoration: Vanessa Cole
“Babylon” – production design: Florencia Martin; set decoration: Anthony Carlino
“Elvis” – production design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; set decoration: Bev Dunn
“The Fabelmans” – production design: Rick Carter; set decoration: Karen O’Hara

estrelas: WOW. Was not expecting that. Didn’t even win BAFTA where it literally swept.

Atypical: Upset win!

Best Original Score
X – “All Quiet on the Western Front” – Volker Bertelmann
“Babylon” – Justin Hurwitz
“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Carter Burwell
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” – Son Lux
“The Fabelmans” – John Williams\

John Berchmans: And the Oscar goes to “BWAH BWAH BWAH.”

Rubeus: “All Quiet” is overperforming tonight!


Ivo Stoyanov: BEST score in YEARS!

Almond: “Babylon,” you’re bones.

Best Original Song
“Applause” from “Tell It Like a Woman” – Diane Warren
“Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick” – Lady Gaga and BloodPop
“Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – music: Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Göransson; lyrics: Tems and Coogler
X – “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” – music: M. M. Keeravani; lyrics: Chandrabose
“This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – music: Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski; lyrics: Lott and Byrne

L.B.: “Naatu Naatu”!!!

montenegro: “Naatu Naatu” was undeniable.

Barbra Please: Warren loses again.

braydenfitzsimmons: “Naatu Naatu” actually won, I can’t believe AMPAS were actually this cool.

estrelas: I mean, I like the song. But I kinda would’ve preferred to see Rihanna with an Oscar.

Best Sound
“All Quiet on the Western Front” – Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel, and Stefan Korte
“Avatar: The Way of Water” – Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, and Michael Hedges
“The Batman” – Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray, and Andy Nelson
“Elvis” – David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson, and Michael Keller
X – “Top Gun: Maverick” – Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor

ejaru1810: At least “Maverick” is not leaving empty handed.

Aint2Proud2Beg: YASS!!! “TGM” needed to win something.

Best Visual Effects
“All Quiet on the Western Front” – Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank, and Kamil Jafar
X – “Avatar: The Way of Water” – Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, and Daniel Barrett
“The Batman” – Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands, and Dominic Tuohy
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White, and Dan Sudick
“Top Gun: Maverick” – Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson, and Scott R. Fisher

P(oweR) Valley: “Avatar” won it, deservedly!!!

Victor Cruz: “Avatar” was so locked.

M: If “Avatar” didn’t win this, might as well shut it down.

Best Animated Feature
X – “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” – Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar, and Alex Bulkley
“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” – Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan, and Paul Mezey
“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” – Joel Crawford and Mark Swift
“The Sea Beast” – Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger
“Turning Red” – Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

estrelas: Most obvious win of the night.

Almond: Good for you del Toro!

Miguel Marrero: Go Guillermo! You legend!

Best Documentary Feature
“All That Breathes” – Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann, and Teddy Leifer
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” – Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin, and Yoni Golijov
“Fire of Love” – Sara Dosa, Shane Boris, and Ina Fichman
“A House Made of Splinters” – Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström
X – “Navalny” – Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, and Shane Boris

Atypical: Yay “Navalny”!

vinny: “Navalny” won and my faith in humanity is restored.

Best International Film
X – “All Quiet on the Western Front” – Germany
“Argentina, 1985” – Argentina
“Close” – Belgium
“EO” – Poland
“The Quiet Girl” – Ireland

YeohBestActress: “All Quiet”! Shocked… not.

Best Animated Short
X – “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” – Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud
“The Flying Sailor” – Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis
“Ice Merchants” – João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano
“My Year of Dicks” – Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon
“An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It” – Lachlan Pendragon

FreemanGriffin: Hooray! Haters hate but this is a great short animated film!

Best Documentary Short
X – “The Elephant Whisperers” – Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga
“Haulout” – Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev
“How Do You Measure a Year?” – Jay Rosenblatt
“The Martha Mitchell Effect” – Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison
“Stranger at the Gate” – Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones


Best Live Action Short
X – “An Irish Goodbye” – Tom Berkely and Ross White
“Ivalu” – Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan
“Le pupille” – Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón
“Night Ride” – Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen
“The Red Suitcase” – Cyrus Neshvad

FreemanGriffin: YES!!!! “An Irish Goodbye” was hilarious!!!!!!

Anthagiox: Who knew the Irish voting bloc was so powerful?

alexdrake: “Le Pupille” robbed!

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