CODA wins, the Fresh Prince wins, Encanto wins, and Dune wins.
The Oscars are my World Series, as I get to see which actor and movie wins and loses, who presents their nominations, who hosts (Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall), and who has to go backstage to test for you know what. Some of the nominees had to be announced offstage, which is you got to see some quick winners, but others were lucky to be presented on stage patiently.
Some first timers like Will Smith winning for his role in “King Richard,” and crying for what that masterpiece represents about family, and he even hits Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith having a shaved head.
Some suggested that “CODA” would win the Best Picture Oscar, and why wouldn’t it. It was a wise and affectionate film about the only hearing girl in a deaf family, played by deaf actors. Show respect for the hard of hearing, and we should get subtitles on the screen.
And we have a number of movie tributes (“The Godfather” turns 50 this year), music performances, hilarious costumes, and it even allows us pay our respects to Ukraine and for all the filmmakers and actors who passed away.
Best Picture: “CODA”
Best Director: Jane Campion for “The Power of the Dog”
Best Actor: Will Smith in “King Richard”
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur in “CODA,” which makes him the second deaf actor and first male deaf actor to win.
Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose in “West Side Story”
Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh for “Belfast” (Interview Above)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Sian Hader for “CODA”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Encanto”
Best International Feature Film: “Drive My Car”
Best Documentary Feature: “Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
Best Documentary Short Subject: “The Queen of Basketball”
Best Live-Action Short Film: “The Long Goodbye”
Best Animated Short Film: “The Windshield Wiper”
Best Original Song: “No Time To Die” by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell from “No Time To Die”
Best Original Score: “Dune”
Best Sound: “Dune”
Best Production Design: “Dune”
Best Cinematography: “Dune”
Best Make-up and Hairstyling: “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Best Costume Design: “Cruella”
Best Visual Effects: “Dune”
Best Film Editing: “Dune”
Categories: Award Winners
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