CODA won Best Picture tonight at the 94th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, becoming the first film from a streamer to win the marquee prize at the Academy Awards.
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The Apple Original Films drama about the hearing daughter of deaf adults who pursues a singing career also won Adapted Screenplay for Siân Heder, and its Troy Kotsur took Best Supporting Actor. It’s also the first Sundance-debuting pic to win Best Picture; Apple acquired it for a record $25 million at the festival.
Jessica Chastain took Best Actress for the title role in MGM/UAR’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and an emotional Will Smith won Best Actor for his role as Richard Williams in Warner Bros’ King Richard. His win came after he slapped presenter Chris Rock onstage over a remark about Jada Pinkett Smith.
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Jane Campion followed her win at the DGA Awards with the Best Director Oscar for Netflix’s The Power of the Dog, and Kenneth Branagh won Best Original Screenplay for Focus Features’ Belfast
Summer of Soul danced off with Best Documentary Feature, and Japan’s Drive My Car drove off with International Feature — the country’s second win in the category.
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Kotsur became the first deaf man to win the Supporting Actor prize — his CODA co-star Marlee Matlin won Best Actress in 1987 — and Ariana DeBose took the Supporting Actress Oscar for Disney’s West Side Story, playing the Anita character for which Rita Moreno won in 1962.
Dune led the field with six Oscars tonight — all in the crafts categories: Best Visual Effects, Cinematography, Production Design, Editing, Sound and Score (all but Cinematography and Visual Effects were presented during the preshow). Searchlight’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye scuttled the sweep by taking Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
CODA finshed second with its three trophies, and The Eyes of Tammy Faye was the only other multiple winner.
The Power of the Dog, which came into the night with a leading 12 nominations, picked up on Campion’s Directing win. Dune was next with 10 noms.
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Warner Bros topped all studios with seven Oscars, followed by six for Disney (whose tally also includes Searchlight and Hulu). Its Cruella took Best Costume Design and Encanto picked up the Animated Feature trophy.
Apple Original Films was third with its three wins for CODA, followed by Searchlight’s two for Eyes of Tammy Faye.
Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell won Best Original Song for “No Time To Die” from the James Bond movie.
The Queen of Basketball, The Windshield Wiper and The Long Goodbye won for Documentary, Animated and Live Action short, respectively.
Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall are hosting the in-person ceremony from the Dolby Theater.
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Here are the winners at the 2022 Oscars:
Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers
Actress in a Leading Role
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Actor in a Leading Role
The Power of the Dog
Music (Original Song)
“No Time To Die” from No Time to Die
Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Screenplay by Siân Heder
Writing (Original Screenplay)
Written by Kenneth Branagh
International Feature Film
Drive My Car (Japan)
A C&I Entertainment/Culture Entertainment/Bitters End Production
Actor in a Supporting Role
Animated Feature Film
Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer
Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer
Actress in a Supporting Role
West Side Story
Makeup and Hairstyling
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh
Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos
Music (Original Score)
Live Action Short Film
The Long Goodbye
Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed
Animated Short Film
The Windshield Wiper
Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez
Documentary Short Subject
The Queen of Basketball
Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett