The 2022 Academy Awards are finally here! It\’s finally time to find out which of your favorite films and stars will take home an Oscar.
The 94th Academy Awards have returned to Hollywood\’s Dolby Theater on the night of March 27, 2022. This year\’s awards will honor films released between March 1 and December 31, 2021. The hosts are Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes.
Other than the winners, let\’s also take a look at some highlights of the event, including the altercation of first-time Best Actor winner Will Smith and Chris Rock on stage.
Check out the full winners list below:
- Best Picture
- Best Director
- Jane Campion – “The Power of the Dog”
- Best Actor
- Will Smith, “King Richard”
- Best Actress
- Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
- Best Supporting Actor
- Troy Kotsur, “CODA”
- Best Supporting Actress
- Ariana Debose, “West Side Story”
- Best Adapted Screenplay
- Sian Heder, “CODA”
- Best Original Screenplay
- “Belfast” (Kenneth Branagh)
- Best Original Song
- “No Time to Die” (No Time to Die)
- Best Animated Film
- Best International Feature Film
- “Drive my Car” (Japan)
- Best Documentary Feature
- “Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
- Best Cinematography
- “Dune,” Greig Fraser
- Best Visual Effects
- “Dune,” Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, and Gerd Nefzer
- Best Original Score
- “Dune” Hans Zimmer
- Best Sound
- “Dune” Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
- Best Production Design
- “Dune,” Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos
- Best Film Editing
- “Dune,” Joe Walker
- Best Costume Design
- “Cruella,” Jenny Beavan
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling
- “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh
- Best Animated Short Film
- “The Windshield Wiper”
- Best Live Action Short Film
- “The Long Goodbye”
- Best Documentary Short Subject
- “The Queen of Basketball”
Oscars 2022 Highlights
Beyoncé opened the Oscars with a bang, performing \”Be Alive\” from the film \”King Richard.\” The singer, who is up for her first Academy Award, paid tribute to Compton, California, with a pre-recorded performance shot on a tennis court in the city.
Actress Mila Kunis also paid tribute to Ukraine at the Oscars.
\”Recent global events have left many of us feeling gutted,\” Kunis said as she introduced Reba McEntire for her performance of \”Somehow You Do\” from \”Four Good Days.\”
Following McEntire\’s performance, the Academy observed a moment of silence to express solidarity with the people of Ukraine, who are currently facing \”invasion, conflict, and prejudice within their own borders.\”
On the other hand, the cast of \’Encanto\’ performs the viral hit song \’We Don\’t Talk About Bruno\’ with surprise guests: Megan Thee Stallion, Luis Fonsi, and Becky G.
Meanwhile, Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on the Oscar stage after a joke at his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. During the 2022 Oscar telecast, Chris Rock and Will Smith got into an altercation that immediately online. When Rock took the stage to present the Oscar for documentary feature, he joked about Jada Pinkett Smith being in \”G.I. Jane\” due to her shaved head. Smith then walked onto the stage and punched Rock. The actor then returned to his seat and yelled at Rock, \”Keep my wife\’s name out of your f*cking mouth!\”
The audiences were stunned to witness that. Following the incident, Denzel Washington, Bradley Cooper, and Tyler Perry were seen appearing to console Smith. Smith then won the best actor award later in the ceremony.
Upon his speech, he said through tears \”I want to apologize to The Academy; I want to apologize to all of my fellow nominees, I hope the Academy invites me back.\” But he did not apologize to Rock on stage. – WhatALife!
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