OSCARS. The Oscars crowned “Coda” Best Picture and Jane Campion Best Director on March 27, 2022. The ceremony was marred by Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock. Awards and highlights of the 2022 evening.
On social networks, The Academy of Oscars split a tweet in reaction to the behavior of Will Smith, which overshadowed the rest of the ceremony: “The Academy does not turn a blind eye to violence of any kind. We are thrilled to celebrate our 94th awards ceremony and the winners, who deserve this moment of recognition from their peers and moviegoers around the world.”
In the past, Jessica Chastain has been cited several times at the Oscars. However, this is the first time that she has won the Best Actress award. The Academy thus rewarded his interpretation of the evangelist and singer Tammy Faye in the film In the eyes of Tammy Faye. This one is visible in France on Disney+.
Coda created the surprise by winning the Oscar for best film against The Power of the Dog, Dune Where West Side Story, favorites. This feature film is a Franco-American production adapted from The Aries family. It thus tells the daily life of a young hearing girl within a family of deaf-mutes, all played by concerned actors. The feature film can be streamed on AppleTV+. Troy Kotsur, who plays the father of the family, also won the Oscar for best actor in a supporting role.
Each year, the Oscars reward the best of American cinema. And like every year, many films do not win the expected statuettes. The quality of the selection this year was hailed by many observers, so we knew that the winners were going to be disappointed. Whereas Coda won the Best Picture Oscar, The Power of the Dog left almost empty-handed. Out of 12 nominations, Jane Campion’s film won “only” the Oscar for best director. West Side Story only had one performance award for Ariana DeBose, while Belfast walked away with the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Duneswho was nominated 10 times without having a citation for the Oscar for best achievement, however, left with six awards, making it one of the big winners of the evening. The Williams Method also had only one prize, that of the best actor for Will Smith.
Also nominated in the Best Film and Best Direction categories, it’s no surprise that the Japanese film drive my car won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. However, he did not achieve the same combo as Parasite in 2020, since the South Korean film had also won the Oscar for best film and best direction.
Among the prizes awarded during the evening, the animated film Encanto won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. It was facing other Disney Studios movies, like Luke (Pixar) or Raya and the last dragon. Were also competing in this category Flee and The Mitchells vs. the Machines.
Troy Kotsur won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Coda. He is an American actor and director, himself deaf. In the past, we could see him in a few roles, such as the film The number 23 or series Scrubs, The Manhattan Experts Where Criminal minds. He also appeared in an episode of The Mandalorian. Coda is the film that should really open the doors of the cinema to him since his interpretation of a deaf father in the feature film has earned him numerous awards.