On the night of March 28, the 94th Academy Awards ceremony took place in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theater. The show was broadcast live by ABC, which is owned by the Walt Disney Company. Yes, because of Russia’s war against Ukraine, it’s not particularly up to the Oscars, but cinema, like games, is a key component of pop culture, and now one of the main ways of emotional promotion, so we outline for history.
The highlights of the Oscars 2022
Firstly, support for Ukraine – at the ceremony it was openly expressed actress Mila Kunis, who, along with her husband Ashton Kutcher, has already collected over $35 million help on GoFundMe. Also, six-time Oscar winner Francis Ford-Coppola supported the Ukrainians from the stage. In addition, some actors supplemented their images with badges and ribbons in the colors of the country’s flag as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine. Among them are Jason Momoa, Jamie Lee Curtis, Samuel L. Jackson and Benedict Cumberbatch. Finally, a musical number and a moment of silence with the collection of donations were dedicated to the memory of the victims of the tragic war in Ukraine.
Secondly, for the first time in four years, the Oscar ceremony was hosted by Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes.
Thirdly, the film academy for the first time held an audience vote for their favorite film.
Will Smith – comedian Chris Rock incident, first Oscar and emotional speech
Perhaps the brightest moment of the ceremony is the scandal involving Will Smith, as well as the emotional appeal of the same Will Smith, who received his first Oscar for best actor in the film “King Richard”. During the speech, the actor burst into tears and stated that it is important in life to protect his family, as did his character Richard Williams, the father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams. After that, Anthony Hopkins during his speech said that Will Smith had already said everything and had nothing to add.
A moment with a slap
Will Smith speech
In a nutshell about the main winners
The Oscar for Best Picture went to Sian Heder’s “CODA: Child of Deaf Parents”; the film also received prizes for best adapted screenplay and best supporting actor (actor with Ukrainian roots Troy Kotsur; he became the second actor with hearing impairments in the history of the award to win this acting nomination and the first among men). Thus, CODA won in all three nominations where it was presented. CODA is also the first ever streaming film to win an Oscar in the main category (Apple TV+).
New Zealand film director Jane Campion won the Best Director Award for her cowboy drama Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst. But “Power of the Dog” did not receive more statuettes, although it claimed as many as 12 awards.
The main winner of the award is Dune. Denis Villeneuve’s fantastic epic blockbuster won six Oscars in technical categories, including awards for best editing, music, sound, visual effects and cinematography.
In addition to Will Smith, Jessica Chastain (for the title role in the biopic about successful televangelists The Eyes of Tammy Fey) and Kenneth Branagh (for the best original screenplay with Belfast) also received the first Oscars in their careers.
Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” received the first-ever audience Oscar – the winner was chosen by an absolute majority of user votes.
Disney’s Encanto won Best Animated Feature Film and Alberto Mielgo’s The Windshield Wiper won Best Animated Short Film.
Oscar 2022 Musical Number – Live Performance of We Don’t Talk About Bruno Soundtrack from Encanto
Billie Eilish won the Academy Award for Best Song for her performance of “No Time To Die” from the James Bond movie of the same name.
Hans Zimmer received his first Oscar since 1995, but one of the greatest composers of our time did not show up for the ceremony.