Inside the Governor’s Ball 2023 Oscars Party
Ke Huy Quan, Ruth Carter and Darren Aronofsky were among the stars and filmmakers celebrating at the academy’s big post-Oscars party.
Ke Huy Quan with his Oscar for best supporting actor.Credit…
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By Nicole Sperling and Kyle Buchanan
Photographs by Sinna Nasseri
LOS ANGELES — At the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday evening, the line for the prime rib was often longer than the one to get Oscar trophies engraved. That was fine by the winners from “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” who swarmed the second queue and were jubilant after picking up seven Academy Awards at the ceremony earlier in the evening.
Celebrating along with the “Everything Everywhere” crowd was Ke Huy Quan, the film’s supporting-actor winner, and his brother David. In his acceptance speech, the performer mentioned that David had texted his support every day. What did he text on Sunday? His brother jumped in, “I said you better mention my name!”
Elsewhere at the Governors Ball, held upstairs from the Dolby Theater, Brendan Gleeson, a supporting actor nominee for “The Banshees of Inisherin,” chowed down on some pizza while Paul Mescal (best actor nominee, “Aftersun”) popped cheese bites into his mouth before joining his mother and some friends.
When the costume designer Ruth Carter won her second Oscar, for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” she didn’t realize she had become the first Black woman to win two Academy Awards. “That’s crazy,” she said at the party. “That’s a hard act to follow. But that just means that we need more representation.”
Darren Aronofsky was in a celebratory mood because his drama “The Whale” landed two Oscars, for lead actor Brendan Fraser and for hair and makeup. “I’ve been working with that team for 25 years so that’s the bigger win for me,” Aronofsky said. Then with a wink, he added laughing, “I mean Brendan, I’ll never see that guy again.”