Oscars 2023: Morgan Freeman wears a satin glove on his paralyzed hand as he presents at ceremony with Margot Robbie – 15 years after car accident left him seriously injured

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Morgan Freeman wore a black satin glove on his paralyzed hand as he presented at the 2023 Oscars on Sunday – 15 years after he was left seriously injured in a car accident.

The acclaimed actor, 85, noticeably wore the elbow-length glove on his left hand as he escorted Margot, 32 on stage as the pair marked 100 years of Warner Bros.

The Shawshank Redemption star looked dapper as ever in a black tux while Margot wowed in a black off-the-shoulder gown.

Freeman was injured in 2008 after his car flipped multiple times on a Mississippi highway.

Sadly, despite doctors promising it would improve by 2011, the actor’s left hand remains immobile due to the severe nerve damage he suffered in the 2008 crash, and he has to wear the compression glove to keep the blood flow going.

Glove: Morgan Freeman wore a black satin glove on his paralyzed hand as he presented at the 2023 Oscars on Sunday – 15 years after he was left seriously injured in a car accident

15 years on: The acclaimed actor, 85, noticeably wore the elbow-length glove as he escorted Margot, 32 on stage as the pair marked 100 years of Warner Bros

Speaking about the injury just after the crash, the Dark Knight Rises star managed to remain matter of fact about the crippling affliction.

‘I suffered nerve damage and it hasn’t gotten better. I can’t move it,’ he said at the time. ‘If you don’t move your hand, it will swell up. Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?’

Sadly, despite doctors promising it would improve by 2011, the actor’s left hand remains immobile due to the severe nerve damage he suffered in the 2008 crash, and he has to wear the compression glove to keep the blood flow going.

Speaking about the injury just after the crash, the Dark Knight Rises star managed to remain matter of fact about the crippling affliction.

‘I suffered nerve damage and it hasn’t gotten better. I can’t move it,’ he said at the time. ‘If you don’t move your hand, it will swell up. Do you know you move your hand about a million times a day?’

The 95th Academy Awards are hosted by late night chat show host Jimmy Kimmel and are being held at the regular venue of the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. 

Top Gun: Maverick has been nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, in a sign that Hollywood is finally listening to audiences and honoring box office hits instead of arthouse favorites.

The movie starring Tom Cruise is nominated for Best Picture along with Elvis, Avatar: The Way of Water, All Quiet On The Western Front and The Fabelmans.

Accident: Freeman was injured in 2008 after his car flipped multiple times on a Mississippi highway

While Cruise missed out on a nomination for Best Actor, the nomination for Best Picture could bring him his first Academy Award.  

However, Everything Everywhere All At Once led the pack with the most nominations with 11 and The Banshees of Inisherin earned nine nominations. The two films swept the Golden Globes earlier this month.

Elvis, by Baz Luhrmann, has eight nominations, including one for Austin Butler. 

Best Actress at the Oscars will be a toss-up between Cate Blanchett in Tár and Michelle Yeoh, who won the award at the Golden Globes for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once. 

Ana De Armas also earned a nomination for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Blonde.  

While Cruise missed out on a nomination for Best Actor, Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and Bill Nighy (Living) all received nods. 

All Quiet On The Western Front, a German-produced film, earned multiple nominations, as did Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, including Best Original Song.

Angela Bassett is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, as is Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Winners will be voted on by the roughly 10,000 actors, producers, directors and film craftspeople who make up the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The academy added more women and people of color to its ranks after the #OscarsSoWhite uproars of 2015 and 2016, and it increased membership from outside the United States.

Flying high: Top Gun: Maverick has been nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, in a sign that Hollywood is finally listening to audiences and honoring box office hits instead of arthouse favorites 

Big favorite: However, Everything Everywhere All At Once led the pack with the most nominations with 11 

This year, seven of the 20 acting nominees were people of color, including Yeoh’s Everything Everywhere All At Once castmates Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Quan.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences will surely celebrate a best-picture field populated with blockbusters; according to data firm Comscore, their collective domestic box office of $1.574 billion is the most ever at the time of nominations. 

Last year’s awards had been looking like a comeback edition before ‘the slap’ came to define the ceremony. In the aftermath, the academy banned Will Smith from attending for the next 10 years. 

Though he could have still been nominated, Smith’s performance as a runaway slave in Emancipation didn’t catch on with voters.

Notorious: Last year’s awards had been looking like a comeback edition before ‘the slap’ came to define the ceremony. In the aftermath, the academy banned Will Smith from attending for the next 10 years

But larger concerns are swirling around the movie business. Last year saw flashes of triumphant resurrection for theaters, like the success of Top Gun: Maverick, but less stellar results for most dramas.

Partially due to an inconsistent stream of major releases, ticket sales for the year recovered only about 70 percent of pre-pandemic business. 

Stocks for streaming services, meanwhile, have plunged as Wall Street looked to streaming services to earn profits, not just add subscribers.

Last year’s Oscar broadcast drew 16.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen, up from the record-low audience of 10.5 million for the pandemic-marred 2021 telecast. 

Oscars 2023: Full list of 95th Academy Awards winners

Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

TÁR

Top Gun: Maverick

Triangle of Sadness

Women Talking

 

Best Director

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans

Todd Field – TÁR

Ruben Östlund – Triangle of Sadness

 

Best Actor

Austin Butler – Elvis

Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser – The Whale

Paul Mescal -Aftersun

Bill Nighy – Living

 

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – TÁR

Ana de Armas – Blonde

Andrea Riseborough -To Leslie

Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans

Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once

 

Best Supporting Actor

Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin

Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway

Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans

Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin

Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

 

Best Supporting Actress

Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Hong Chau – The Whale

Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin

Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once

 

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, and Ian Stokell – All Quiet on the Western Front

Rian Johnson – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Kazuo Ishiguro – Living

Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie, story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks – Top Gun: Maverick

Sarah Polley – Women Talking – WINNER

 

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner – The Fabelmans

Todd Field – TÁR

Ruben Östlund – Triangle of Sadness

 

Best Animated Feature Film

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio -WINNER

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish

The Sea Beast

Turning Red

 

Best International Feature Film

All Quiet on the Western Front – WINNER

Argentina, 1985

Close

EO

The Quiet Girl

 

Best Documentary Feature

All That Breathes

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Fire of Love

A House Made of Splinters

Navalny – WINNER

 

Best Film Editing

Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, The Banshees of Inisherin

Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond, Elvis

Paul Rogers, Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

Monika Willi, TÁR

Eddie Hamilton, Top Gun: Maverick

 

Best Cinematography

James Friend – All Quiet on the Western Front – WINNER

Darius Khondji – Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Mandy Walker – Elvis

Roger Deakins – Empire of Light

Florian Hoffmeister – TÁR

Best Costume Design

Mary Zophres – Babylon

Ruth E. Carter – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – WINNER

Catherine Martin – Elvis

Shirley Kurata – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Jenny Beavan – Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová – All Quiet on the Western Front

Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, and Mike Fontaine – The Batman

Camille Friend and Joel Harlow – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Mark Coulier, Jason Baird, and Aldo Signoretti – Elvis

Adrien Morot, Judy Chin, and Anne Marie Bradley – The Whale – WINNER

 

Best Production Design

Christian M. Goldbeck and Ernestine Hipper – All Quiet on the Western Front – WINNER

Dylan Cole, Ben Procter, and Vanessa Cole – Avatar: The Way of Water

Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino – Babylon

Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, and Bev Dunn – Elvis

Rick Carter and Karen O’Hara – The Fabelmans

 

Best Music (Original Song)

“Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman, music and lyrics by Dianne Warren

“Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick, music and lyrics by Lady Gaga and BloodPop

“Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, music and lyrics by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Goransson

“Naatu Naatu” from RRR, music by M.M. Keeravaani, lyrics by Chandrabose – WINNER

“This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once, music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski, lyrics by Ryan Lott

 

Best Music (Original Score)

Volker Bertelmann – All Quiet on the Western Front – WINNER

Justin Hurwitz – Babylon

Carter Burwell – The Banshees of Inisherin

Son Lux – Everything Everywhere All at Once

John Williams – The Fabelmans

 

Best Sound

Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel, and Stefan Korte – All Quiet on the Western Front

Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, and Michael Hedges – Avatar: The Way of Water

Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray, and Andy Nelson – The Batman

David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson, and Michael Keller – Elvis

Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor – Top Gun: Maverick – WINNER

 

Best Visual Effects

Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank, and Kamil Jafar – All Quiet on the Western Front

Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, and Daniel Barrett – Avatar: The Way of Water – WINNER

Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands, and Dominic Tuohy – The Batman

Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White, and Dan Sudick – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson, and Scott R. Fisher – Top Gun: Maverick

 

Best Animated Short Film

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse – WINNER

The Flying Sailor

Ice Merchants

My Year of Dicks

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake, and I Think I Believe It

 

Best Live Action Short Film

An Irish Goodbye – WINNER

Ivalu

Le Pupille

Night Ride

The Red Suitcase

 

Best Documentary Short

The Elephant Whisperers – WINNER

Haulout

How Do You Measure a Year?

The Martha Mitchell Effect

Stranger at the Gate

 

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