BEVERLY HILLS, CA–Surprising no one in attendance at last night’s 95th Academy Awards, Morbius won the award for Best Picture along with numerous other accolades. The film, which premiered last April, quickly became the highest-grossing film of the century and a universally acknowledged critical masterpiece.
Morbius made history as, for the first time ever, it was the sole Best Picture nominee from every voter in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). While other hit films of 2022 had been Gunning for the Top spot, Morbius quickly emerged as the uncontested winner. The film also won the awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature Film, Best Animated Feature Film, Best Comic Book Movie, and more.
Jared Leto, who played the titular Dr. Michael Morbius, won the awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director, along with the newest category, the We’re-Just-Glad-He’s-Not-Playing-The-Joker-Anymore award. Leto has been dubbed “The Clown Prince of Cinema” by his fans.
The film accrued 37 Oscars in total, a record-breaking number for any film in history. At publishing time, AMPAS members had proposed a new category, Best Picture of All Time, in order to fully give Morbius its due recognition.
During Leto’s acceptance speech, he publicly shouted the film’s famous catchphrase, “It’s Morbin’ Time!” to the ecstatic cheers of the audience. Will Smith showed up to slap Leto during his speech but was quickly escorted from the premises.
Due to the film’s overwhelmingly positive reception, Sony announced plans to release the film in theaters a third time. We hope the box office reception doesn’t suck.