The Academy Awards are nicknamed the Oscars. Awards are given for creative and technical achievement in the film industry.
This year’s Oscars were presented in Los Angeles, honoring the best in the film business during the previous year.
The 94th Academy Awards winners and nominations are listed below.
- Winner: Coda
- The Power of the Dog
- West Side Story
- Licorice Pizza
- King Richard
- Don’t Look Up
- Drive My Car
- Nightmare Alley
“CODA” won the best picture. The film is about a singer juggling her goals and her family. It marked a watershed moment for Deaf representation in the entertainment business.
- Winner: Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)
- Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
- Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
- Kristen Stewart – Spencer
- Penelope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
Jessica Chastain was awarded her first Academy Award for best actress for her performance in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”
- Winner: Will Smith (King Richard)
- Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)
- Andrew Garfield ( Tick, Tick… Boom!)
- Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth)
- Javier Bardem ( Being the Ricardos)
Will Smith won his first-ever Academy Award for best actor in a significant role in his ” King Richard performance.”
Best Supporting Actress
- Winner: Ariana DeBose
- (West Side Story)
- Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
- Aunjanue Ellis ( King Richard)
- Dame Judi Dench (Belfast)
- Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)
At the 2022 Academy Awards, Ariana DeBose received the Academy Award for best-supporting actress. She won the award for her performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s film musical “West Side Story,” based on the 1957 Broadway production of the same name.
Best Supporting Actor
- Winner: Troy Kotsur (Coda)
- Kodi Smit-McPhee ( The Power of the Dog)
- Ciarán Hinds ( Belfast)
- Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)
- JK Simmons ( Being the Ricardos)
Troy Kotsur received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in CODA. He faced Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ciaran Hinds, J.K. Simmons, and Jesse Plemons.
- Winner: Jane Campion ( The Power of the Dog)
- Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
- Steven Spielberg – West Side Story
- Sir Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
- Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
At the 2022 Academy Awards, Jane Campion received the Academy Award for best director, becoming only the third woman to do so. Campion won the award for “The Power of the Dog,” a film based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel.
Best Original Screenplay
- Winner: Belfast (Sir Kenneth Branagh)
- Licorice Pizza ( Paul Thomas Anderson)
- King Richard ( Zach Baylin)
- Don’t Look Up ( Adam McKay (story by McKay and David Sirota))
- The Worst Person in the World ( Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier)
Kenneth Branagh won his first Academy Award for his work on Belfast, nominated for best original screenplay.
The writer-director received his first Academy Award after eight nominations. He thanked everyone who ‘looks for joy and hope during violence and terror.’
Branagh is the first individual to be nominated for an Academy Award in seven distinct categories. He received the same honor at the Baftas a few weeks ago and shortly afterward. He signed with Covid.
He and Belfast’s Ciaran Hinds look to have healed in time for the Academy Awards.
Best Adapted Screenplay
- Winner: Coda (Sian Heder)
- The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)
- The Lost Daughter ( Maggie Gyllenhaal)
- Dune ( Jon Spaihts, Eric Roth, Denis Villeneuve)
- Drive My Car ( Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe)
Sian Heder, an American writer and filmmaker has won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for’CODA. It’s Heder’s first Oscar, having adapted the script for ‘CODA’ from the 2014 French film ‘La Famille Belier.’
Best Animated Feature
- Winner: Encanto
- The Mitchells vs. the Machines
- Raya and the Last Dragon
The Oscar for best-animated picture went to “Encanto.”
On Sunday night, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film about a mystical family in Colombia’s highlands received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Best Documentary Feature
- Winner: Summer of Soul
- Writing with Fire
Summer of Soul was anticipated to win Best Documentary Feature at the 2022 Academy Awards. It is about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. It has a never-before-seen film of the concert series put away for more than 50 years. Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and the trio Sly and the Family Stone were among the performers at the event, as shown in this Hulu Original release.
Summer of Soul is more than simply a concert video. Instead, it contextualizes the event and its performances through interviews with musicians and attendees who were present and journalists, activists, and other significant personalities.
Best International Feature
- Winner: Drive My Car (Japan)
- The Worst Person in the World (Norway)
- Flee (Denmark)
- The Hand of God (Italy)
- Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan)
The Oscar for the best foreign movie went to Japan’s “Drive My Car.” “Drive My Car” is based on a short tale by author Haruki Murakami. It follows a theatrical actor, Yûsuke Kafuku, played by Hidetoshi Nishijima, who is in charge of directing a multilingual production of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya.” Still sad about his wife’s loss, Kafuku leads the ensemble in rehearsals. The performers sit and read their lines blankly for days before playing them out.
Best Original Song
Winner: Song-“No Time to Die – No Time to Die “
singe-Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
- Dos Oruguitas (Encanto) -Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Be Alive ( King Richard)-Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Dixson
- Belfast ( Down to Joy)- Van Morrison
- Somehow You Do (Four Good Days) -Diane Warren
The Oscar for the best song went to “No Time to Die,” from the James Bond film of the same name. The award is the first for Billie Eilish and Finneas, the brother and sister duo who co-wrote the song. Eilish became the youngest musician ever to record a Bond theme with the music.
Best Original Score
- Winner: Dune (Hans Zimmer)
- The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)
- Don’t Look Up ( Nicholas Britell)
- Encanto ( Germaine Franco)
- Parallel Mothers ( Alberto Iglesias)
Hans Zimmer won the Oscars for Best Original Score for his work on Dune. Zimmer’s second Academy Award triumph; he previously won for The Lion King in 1994. He has been nominated ten times. Unfortunately, Zimmer could not accept the prize since he is presently on tour.
- Winner: Dune ( Greig Fraser)
- The Power of the Dog ( Ari Wegner)
- The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)
- Nightmare Alley ( Dan Laustsen)
- West Side Story ( Janusz Kaminski)
Greig Fraser, an Australian, wins the best cinematography for his work on Dune. Greig Fraser is one of the early Oscar winners in Los Angeles.
Best Visual Effects
- Winner: Dune – Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, and Gerd Nefzer
- Free Guy : ( Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and Dan Sudick)
- Spider-Man: No Way Home ( Chris Waegner, Kelly Port, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick)
- Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings (Sean Noel Walker, Christopher Townsend, Dan Oliver, Joe Farrell)
- No Time to Die – Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner, and Chris Corbould
Dune wins an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The Best Visual Effects award won the Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic Dune, led by Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, and Gerd Nefzer.
Best Film Editing:
- Winner – Dune (Joe Walker)
- The Power of the Dog: Peter Sciberras
- Don’t Look Up: Hank Corwin
- King Richard: Pamela Martin
- Tick, Tick… Boom! : Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum
Joe Walker received the Oscar for Best Film Editing in 2022. He won the prize for Dune.
Best Costume Design:
Winner- Cruella (Jenny Beavan)
- Dune: Jacqueline West and Bob Morgan
- West Side Story: Paul Tazewell
- Nightmare Alley: Luis Sequeira
- Cyrano: Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran
The Academy Award for outstanding costume design goes to Disney’s “Cruella.” The costume designer for Cruella de Vil, Jenny Beavan, uses her Oscars outfit to advocate for pay equity.
Winner: ” Dune “ (Theo Green, Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Doug Hemphill, and Ron Bartlett)
- West Side Story: Gary Rydstrom, Tod A Maitland, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson, and Shawn Murphy
- No Time to Die: Oliver Tarney, Simon Hayes, James Harrison, Paul Massey, and Mark Taylor
- Belfast: Simon Chase, Denise Yarde, James Mather and Niv Adiri
- The Power of the Dog: Robert Mackenzie, Tara Webb, and Richard Flynn)
‘Dune’ wins the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Sound. The sound design of Dune was one of several aspects of the sci-fi epic that wowed Academy members from the minute it debuted at film festivals last autumn.
Best Production Design:
Winner: Dune Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos
- Nightmare Alley ( Tamara Deverell, Shane Vieau)
- West Side Story ( Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo)
- The Tragedy of Macbeth ( Nancy Haigh, Stefan Dechant )
- The Power of the Dog -(Amber Richards, Grant Major)
Patrice Vermette, the production designer, and Zsuzsanna Sipos, the set decorator, won Oscars for their work on Dune.
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
- Winner: The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, and Justin Raleigh
- Dune – Donald Mowat, Love Larson, and Eva von Bahr
- Cruella – Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne, and Julia Vernon
- Coming 2 America – Mike Marino, Stacey Morris, and Carla Farmer
- House of Gucci – Goran Lundstrom, Anna Carin Lock, and Frederic Aspiras
At the Oscars, Stephanie Ingram, Linda Dowds, and Justin Raleigh accept the trophy for best makeup and hairstyling for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”
Best Live-Action Short
- Winner: The Long Goodbye
- Ala Kachuu – Take and Run
- The Dress
- On My Mind
- Please Hold
Riz Ahmed receives an Academy Award nomination for his performance in The Long Goodbye. He received his first Academy Award for live-action short after being nominated for best actor for Sound of Metal last year.
Best Animated Short
- Winner: The Windshield Wiper
- Affairs of the Art
- Robin Robin
‘The Windscreen Wiper,’ a Spanish production, received the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
Best Documentary Short
- Winner: The Queen of Basketball
- Lead Me Home
- Three Songs for Benazir
- When We Were Bullies
“The Queen of Basketball” director Ben Proudfoot collects the best documentary short subject prize.
One of the most prominent award programs is the Oscars. The Oscar statuette weighs around 8.5 pounds and stands 13.5 inches tall. It is constructed of gold-plated Britannia.