Movie News: 94th Academy Awards 2022 – All the Winners & Nominees

The 94th Academy Awards / Oscars were an eventful one right! There’s a lot of speculation about how the future for the award ceremony looks and there are possible changes in the background… This in itself caused some controversy in recent days as calls for more inclusivity have been not only taken on board but blown out of proportion and the people calling for these changes themselves are often saying that they’ve gone in a direction they didn’t ask for. After almost 100 years it really does look like the ceremony is coming well past its prime.

Maybe Will Smith slapping Chris Rock was just what the ceremony needed to add some spice!

Anyway, that’s all for another post, so let’s take a look at who won during the evening and who just missed out!

Best Picture

Won by “CODA”

Nominees were “Belfast”, “Don’t Look Up”, “Drive my Car”, “Dune”, “King Richard”, “Licorice Pizza”, “Nightmare Alley”, “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story”

Best Director

Won by Jane Campion for “The Power of the Dog”

Nominees were Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive my Car), Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza) and Stephen Spielberg (West Side Story)

Best Actor

Won by Will Smith for his portrayal of Richard Williams in King Richard

Nominees were Javier Bardem (Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Phil Burbank in The Power of the Dog), Andrew Garfield (Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick… Boom!) and Denzel Washington (Lord Macbeth in the Tragedy of Macbeth)

Best Actress

Won by Jessica Chastain for her portrayal of Tammy Faye Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Nominees were Olivia Colman (Leda Caruso in the Lost Daughter), Penelope Cruz (Janis Martinez Moreno in Parallel Mothers), Nicole Kidman (Lucille Ball in being the Ricardos) and Kirsten Stewart (Diana Princess of Wale in Spencer)

Best Supporting Actor

Won by Troy Kotsur for his portrayal of Frank Rossi in CODA

Nominees were Ciaran Hinds (Pop in Belfast), Jesse Plemons (George Burbank in The Power of the Dog), J. K. Simmons (William Frawley in Being the Ricardos) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Peter Gordon in the Power of the Dog)

Best Supporting Actress

Won by Ariana DeBose for her portrayal of Anita in West Side Story

Nominees were Jessie Buckley (Leda Caruso in the Lost Daughter), Judi Dench (Granny in Belfast), Kirsten Dunst (Rose Gordon in the Power of the Dog) and Aunjanue Ellis (Oracene Brandy Price in King Richard)

Best Original Screenplay

Won by Kenneth Branagh for Belfast

Nominees were “Don’t Look Up”, “King Richard”, “Licorice Pizza” and”the Worst Person in the World”.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Won by Sian Heder for CODA

Nominees were “Drive my Car”, “Dune”, “the Lost Daughter”, and “the Power of the Dog”

Best Animated Feature Film

Won by Encanto

Nominees were “Flee”, “Luca”, “The Mitchellsve the Machines” and “Raya and the Last Dragon”

Best International Feature Film

Won by Drive my Car

Nominees were “Flee”, “The hand of God”, Luana: A Yak in the Classroom” and “the Worst Person in the World”

Best Documentary Feature

Won by Summer of Soul (…Or When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)

Nominees were “Ascension”, “Attica”, “Flee” and “Writing with Fire”

Best Documentary Short Subject

Won by The Queen of Basketball

Nominees were “Audible”, “Lead me Home”, “Three Songs for Benazir” and “When we were Bullies”

Best Live Action Short Film

Won by The Long Goodbye

Nominees were “Ala Kachuu”, “The Dress”, “On my Mind” and “Please Hold”

Best Animated Short Film

Won by The Windshield Wiper

Nominees were “Affairs of the Art”, “Bestia”, “Boxballet” and “Robin Robin”

Best Original Score

Won by Hans Zimmer for Dune

Nominees were Nicholas Britell (Don’t Look Up), Germaine Franco (Encanto), Alberto Iglesias (Parallel Mothers) and Jonny Greenwood (The Power of the Dog)

Best Original Song

Won by Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell for No Time to Die from No Time to Die

Nominees were DIXSON & Beyonce with Be Alive from King Richard, Lin-Manuel Miranda with Dos Oruguitas from Encanto, Van Morrison with Down to Joy from Belfast and Diane Warren with Somehow you do from Four Good Days

Best Sound

Won by Dune

Nominees were “Belfast”, “No Time to Die”, “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story”

Best Production Design

Won by Dune

Nominees were “Nightmare Alley”, “The Power of the Dog”, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” and “West Side Story”

Best Cinematography

Won by Dune

Nominees were “Nightmare Alley”, “the Power of the Dog”, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” and “West Side Story”

Best makeup & Hairstyling

Won by “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Nominees were “Coming 2 America”, “Cruella”, “Dune” and “House of Gucci”

Best Costume Design

Won by Cruella

Nominees were “Cyrano”, “Dune”, “Nightmare Alley” and “West Side Story”

Best Film Editing

Won by Dune

Nominees were “Don’t Look Up”, “king Richard”, “The Power of the Dog” and “Tick, Tick… Boom!”

Best Visual Effects

Won by Dune

Nominees were “Free Guy”, “No Time to Die”, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

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