Coda takes home the Best Picture Oscar, but it feels after this year’s Academy Awards, that ain’t the headline: here’s the full list of winners anyway.
The underdog of movie awards season pulled off quite the result, as Coda took the Best Picture Oscar at the end of an evening where, well, you know. It ended with the Academy issuing the following statement on its Twitter feed…
The Academy does not condone violence of any form.
Tonight we are delighted to celebrate our 94th Academy Awards winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and movie lovers around the world.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 28, 2022
Let’s do the films. Aside from Coda, which also won gold for best supporting actor Troy Kotsur and for Sian Heder’s screenplay, Sir Kenneth Branagh finally won an Academy Award after many, many nominations, his screenplay for Belfast landing him the prize. The best actress gong went to Jessica Chastain, Will Smith won best actor (coming back to him), whilst the mighty Jane Campion took home the only prize of the night for hot favourite The Power Of The Dog. She won for best director, the third woman to ever win that award, and the second on the trot after Chloe Zhao last year.
But the talking point wasn’t the list of winners – which you can find at the bottom – it was the moment when Will Smith strode onto the stage, punched Chris Rock, and then picked up an Oscar 20 minutes later to warm applause. I’m writing this as coldly as I can, as I’ve only had one cup of coffee and still trying to work out just what happened. The first thing I saw when I woke up to write all this up was a report saying the Los Angeles police wasn’t pressing charges, a bit of a WTF moment.
With fruity language, this is what happened, a moment that was censored on American television (which also didn’t show all of the awards being given out over the weekend as they happened either, but y’know)…
VIA JAPANESE TELEVISION: The uncensored exchange between Will Smith and Chris Rock pic.twitter.com/j0Z184ZyXa
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 28, 2022
And that’s going to be what this year’s Oscars are remembered for. Dune, in the midst of all of this, was the biggest winner of the night, with six gongs to its name. And here’s the full list of winners…
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Will Smith – King Richard
Best supporting actress
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Best supporting actor
Troy Kotsur – Coda
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Best original screenplay
Belfast – Kenneth Branagh
Best adapted screenplay
Coda – Sian Heder
Best animated feature
Best documentary feature
Summer of Soul
Best international feature
Drive My Car (Japan)
Best original song
No Time to Die – No Time to Die (Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell)
Best original score
Dune – Hans Zimmer
Dune – Greig Fraser
Best visual effects
Dune – Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer
Best film editing
Dune – Joe Walker
Best costume design
Cruella – Jenny Beavan
Dune – Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
Best production design
Dune – Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos
Best make-up and hairstyling
The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh
Best live action short
The Long Goodbye
Best animated short
The Windshield Wiper
Best documentary short
The Queen of Basketball
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