Ke Huy Quan : From forgotten child star of Indiana Jones and The Goonies to Oscars hero

"They say stories like this only happen in the movies," a tearful Quan told the Oscars as he accepted his award for best supporting actor in the anarchic sci-fi drama Everything Everywhere All At Once.

"I cannot believe it's happening to me. This is the American dream."

His is a story that would be hard to believe if it was the plot of a film.

As a child, Quan moved from Vietnam to Hong Kong as a refugee, then settled in the US.

Oscars 2023: Everything Everywhere All At Once cleans up with seven awards

The dazzling multiverse adventure won seven awards including best picture, director and original screenplay.

Accepting her statuette, Yeoh said: "For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities.

"And ladies, don't let anybody tell you that you are ever past your prime."

Yeoh's co-stars Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis triumphed in the supporting actor and actress categories. In the history of the Oscars, no other film has ever won best picture, best director and three acting prizes.

Michelle Yeoh: Chinese fans rejoice at Oscar nomination

Yeoh was nominated for her starring role in Everything Everywhere All At Once, which also earned her a Golden Globes win earlier this month.

News of the Asian superstar's Oscar nod trended on social media as many Chinese moviegoers rejoiced.

She will become the first Asian woman to triumph in her category if she wins.

Yeoh is the first Malaysian and also the first woman of Chinese descent to gain an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

Will Smith says he has 'reached out' to Chris Rock about Oscars slap

The actor slapped Rock on stage at the Academy Awards in March, after the comic made a joke about Smith's wife.

On Friday, Smith released a video reflecting on the slap - the first time he has been seen discussing it - in which he reiterated his apology.

"Chris, I apologise to you. My behaviour was unacceptable," he said.

"I'm here whenever you're ready to talk."

Smith has previously only issued written statements about the altercation. In the video, on his own YouTube channel, he answers questions that appear to be written by fans.

Will Smith resigns from Academy after Oscars slap

"I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work," Smith's statement said.

"So, I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate," the statement added.

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Will Smith apologises to Chris Rock after Oscars slap

"I would like to publicly apologise to you, Chris," he said in a statement. "I was out of line and I was wrong."

It comes after the Oscars film academy condemned Smith over the incident and announced a formal review.

The star slapped Rock in the face on stage after the comic made a joke about the actor's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Rock had taken aim at Pinkett Smith's shaved head, a result of the hair-loss condition alopecia.

Will Smith hits Chris Rock on Oscars stage

Referring to Pinkett Smith's shaved hairdo, Rock said: "Jada, can't wait for GI Jane 2."

Smith walked up on stage and appeared to strike Rock before returning to his seat and shouting: "Keep my wife's name out of your... mouth."

Smith later apologised in a tearful best actor acceptance speech.

"I want to apologise to the Academy. I want to apologise to my all my fellow nominees," Smith said after winning the first Oscar of his career for playing the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard.

Oscars: Trio of female comics step up for hosting duties

The trio of film star funny women will emcee the 94th Academy Awards at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on 27 March.

For the past three years, the ceremony has had no official overall host.

"We want people to get ready to have a good time. It's been a while," said Hall, Schumer and Sykes in a statement published on the Oscars website.

Appearing on Good Morning America just after the announcement, Primetime Emmy-winning comedian Schumer joked: "I'm not sure who thought this was a good idea but I am hosting the Oscars, along with my good friend Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall.

Audiences turn away as a sluggish Oscars ceremony leaves critics cold

Just 9.85 million US viewers tuned in to the ceremony, a drop of 58% from the previous low of 23.6 million in 2020.

Interest in the event was dealt a double blow by the lack of blockbuster contenders, and audience fatigue with drab Covid-era award ceremonies.

And despite historic wins for Anthony Hopkins, Chloé Zhao and Daniel Kaluuya, reviews were overwhelmingly negative.

TV Line deemed the event "a painfully earnest snoozefest", while IndieWire called it an "insiders' awards show [that] collapsed under its own weight".

South Korea's Parasite makes history by winning best picture

Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker.

Brad Pitt and Laura Dern scooped the supporting acting awards for their roles in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story respectively.

Parasite won four awards in total, while Sir Sam Mendes's 1917 took three.

The World War One epic had been the favourite to win best picture, but its awards all came in the technical categories.