Women, underdogs make history at Oscars 2022


KARACHI: The Dolby Theater in Hollywood hosted the 94th Oscars and there was quite a bit that went down. Will Smith did more than just win Best Actor; he also punched presenter Chris Rock in the face. Women made history and underdogs rose to the top. Here is a roundup of the winners of Oscars 2022.

Best Picture

CODA had been an underdog in the running for Best Picture but rose above the other movies in the category. The coming of age comedy drama tells the story of the only hearing member of a deaf family. It follows her struggles as she tries to balance between her family’s struggling fishing business and her own life aspirations. CODA features predominantly deaf actors. The film also made history as one of the Oscars winners in 2022 as it marked the first film distributed by a streaming platform (Apple TV +) to win the award.

Best Actor

After hitting Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife, Will Smith won the Best Actor award for his role in King Richard. 

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain won the award for her performance in The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Chastain was finally able to win an Oscar on her third nomination.

Best Supporting Actor

Troy Kotsur joining the list of winners at the Oscars 2022 was heartwarming, to say the least. His win marked the first time a deaf man won an award for acting at the Oscars.

Best Supporting Actress

Ariana De Bose became the first openly queer woman of color to win an acting Oscar for her role in West Side Story.

Animated Feature

Fan favorite Disney movie Encanto won the Best Animated Feature Award

 

Best Original Song

Billie Eilish and Finneas won the award for their original song ‘No Time to Die’.

Best Director

Jane Campion swept up the Best Director Award for her movie The Power of the Dog. Her win made history as it marked the first time the award has gone to a woman twice, back to back (last year it went to Chloe Zhao for Nomadland).

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