The 95th Academy Awards took place on Sunday. Maine Made!! Maine Winners!! Gorham native, Eric Saindon was a member of a four-man team that won an Oscar in the visual effects category for their work on Avatar: The Way of Water. Saindon graduated from Gorham High in 1988. Sunday’s nomination was his third but first win!
Everything Everywhere All at Once won 7 of its 11 nominations including Best Picture.
Michelle Yeoh won Best Actress for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Jamie Lee Curtis is now an Oscar winner! The 64-year-old actress won her very first Academy Award for Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Brendan Fraser took home the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in The Whale.
Jimmy Kimmel addressed last year’s Oscars slap during his opening monologue!
Rihanna was lifted up off the ground during her performance of “Lift Me Up.”
Rihanna performs "Lift Me Up" at the #Oscars. https://t.co/ndiKiHfmID pic.twitter.com/cyESzOZnmm
— Variety (@Variety) March 13, 2023
Nominees that did not win an Oscar didn’t go home empty handed. This year’s “Everyone Wins” gift bags were worth a reported $126,000 this year. Some of the items in the gift bags that even the losers took home included: a free facial rejuvenation procedure / a shaman reading / an Italian getaway on an island / a stay at an estate in Canada / fertility supplements.