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Stage and Screen: A Review of 2023’s Most Memorable Entertainment

As we reflect on the year 2023, we embark on a visual journey through some of the most important moments in the world of entertainment, selected by the IMAGO picture desk.

The year in entertainment was remarkable, marked by Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” and the “Barbie” movie’s fresh take on a cultural icon, Taylor Swift’s bold performances, and King Charles III’s coronation. These events and many more captured global attention, showcasing the entertainment industry’s diversity and impact.

Explore these significant moments in 2023’s entertainment landscapes, as narrated by IMAGO’s visual storytellers, highlighting the year’s magic and splendor.

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IMAGO / UPI Photo / Jim Ruymen | Paul Walter Hauser winning the award for Best Performance in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film for “Black Bird.” January 10, 2023, Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, at the 80th annual Golden Globe.
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IMAGO / ZUMA Wire / Tejas Sandhu | Copies of Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir “Spare,” released in the beginning of the year. January 10, 2023, Twickenham, London, United Kingdom.
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IMAGO / i Images | Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Prince and Princess of Wales, attend the BAFTA Film Awards in London. February 19, 2023, London, United Kingdom.
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IMAGO / snapshot / K. M. Krause | Berlinale Palace at Potsdamer Platz on the occasion of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. February 21, 2023, Berlin, Germany.
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IMAGO / UPI Photo / John Angelillo | Brendan Fraser, winner of the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “The Whale,” and (from left to right) Ke Huy Quan, winner of the award for Best Actor In A Supporting Role, Michelle Yeoh, winner of the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Jamie Lee Curtis, winner of the award for Best Supporting Actress for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” appear backstage with their Oscars during the 95th annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
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IMAGO / Bernd Elmenthaler | King Charles III and Angela Merkel attend a state banquet with King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, hosted by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. March 03, 2023, Berlin, Germany.
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IMAGO / ANP | Jane Goodall during a lecture at the World Forum in The Hague. April 04, 2023, The Hague, Netherlands.
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IMAGO / ABACAPRESS / Guerin Charles | Rihanna and Asap Rocky attend the 2023 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, USA, on May 01, 2023.
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IMAGO / i Images / Stephen Lock | The Coronation of King Charles III in London, United Kingdom. May 06, 2023.
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IMAGO / Cover-Images | Beyoncé performs at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, during the opening night of her Renaissance World Tour. May 10, 2023, Stockholm, Sweden.
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IMAGO / Eventpress | Ilker Catak, winner of the Best Director award for ‘The Teachers Room,’ at the Lola German Film Award 2023 ceremony in Theater am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, on May 12, 2023.
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IMAGO / TT / Jessica Gow | Loreen wins Saturday’s final at the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool on May 13, 2023, Liverpool, UK.
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IMAGO / ZUMA Wire / Mickael Chavet | Johnny Depp and Maiwenn attend the photocall for ‘Jeanne du Barry’ during the 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2023, in Cannes, France.
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IMAGO / Cover-Images | Harry Styles performs live at Coventry Building Society Arena on the first night of his world tour “Love On Tour” in Coventry, United Kingdom, on May 22, 2023.
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IMAGO / PPE | The marriage ceremony of Crown Prince Al Hussein and Miss Rajwa Alseif at Zahran Palace in Jordan. June 1, 2023, Jordan.
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IMAGO / HMB-Media | Forum am Schlosspark in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on June 8, 2023.
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IMAGO / Avalon.red / Justin Ng | A member of The Household Division faints from the 30°C heat at The Colonel’s Review at Horse Guards Parade, London, England, UK on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
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IMAGO / NurPhoto / Anusak Laowilas | New Miss International Queen 2023, Miss Netherlands Solange Dekker (center), is congratulated by first runner-up Miss Singapore Qatrisha Zairyah Kamsir (left) and second runner-up Miss USA Melony Munro (right) during the Miss International Queen 2023 transgender beauty contest in Pattaya, Chonburi province, Thailand, on June 24, 2023.
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IMAGO / ABACAPRESS / Marechal Aurore | Victoria Beckham and David Beckham attend the Jacquemus Menswear Spring Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France on June 26, 2023.
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IMAGO / Maciek Musialek | Actor Kevin Spacey leaves Southwark Crown Court in London, Britain, on June 30, 2023.
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IMAGO / Jürgen Ritter | Exhibition of Eva Fàbregas’ ‘Devouring Lovers’ at Museum Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart in Berlin Mitte. July 06, 2023, Berlin.
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IMAGO / ZUMA Wire / Kay Blake | Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling at the Barbie World Premiere at the Shrine Auditorium on July 9, 2023, in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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IMAGO / ABACAPRESS / Marechal Aurore | Cillian Murphy attending the “Oppenheimer” Premiere at the Grand Rex Cinema in Paris, France on July 11, 2023.
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IMAGO / UPI Photo / John Angelillo | Members of the Writers Guild of America East and SAG-AFTRA members picket outside City Hall on Wednesday, August 1, 2023, in New York City. SAG-AFTRA, representing 160,000 television and movie actors, are on strike, joining screenwriters who have been picketing since May, protesting a range of issues, including pay and the use of artificial intelligence.
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IMAGO / Independent Photo Agency Int. / Nick Zonna | Locarno Film Festival 2023 – ‘Mantagheye Bohrani’ film photocall. Locarno, Switzerland.
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IMAGO / Uwe Erensmann | Bill Kaulitz at a Sephora Styling Talk in Monheim am Rhein, Monberg, NRW, Germany. August 2023.
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IMAGO / PPE | Crown Princess Leonor during her first day of her three-year military training at Zaragoza Military Academy in Zaragoza, Spain. August 18, 2023.
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IMAGO / Avalon.red / Maria Laura Antonelli | Georgina Rodriguez, partner of Cristiano Ronaldo, on the red carpet during the premiere of “Enea” at the 80th Venice Film Festival in Italy on September 05, 2023.
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IMAGO / UPI Photo / John Angelillo | Fresh and Reckless walk the red carpet at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA’s) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
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IMAGO / UPI Photo / John Angelillo | Shakira performs at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA’s) held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
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IMAGO / ABACAPRESS | Kanye West leaves the Zanotti showroom in Via Montenapoleone. On September 22, 2023, Milan.
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IMAGO / USA TODAY Network / Denny Medley | Taylor Swift watches the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears game. Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, on September 24, 2023.
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IMAGO / Future Image / S.Vas | David Beckham at the premiere of the Netflix documentary series “Beckham” at the Curzon Mayfair in London on October 3, 2023.
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IMAGO / UPI Photo / John Angelillo | Timothee Chalamet and Martin Scorsese arrive on the red carpet at the WSJ Magazine 2023 Innovator Awards in New York City on Wednesday, November 01, 2023.
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IMAGO / Latin America News Agency | Taylor Swift gives her first show in Argentina at River Plate’s Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires on November 9, 2023.

Discover the year’s most important Entertainment highlights in carefully curated collections handpicked by the IMAGO picture desk.