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Oscars 2023 – Everything You Need To Know

Oscars always succeed in exciting the world and the film industry across the globe every year. The ceremony is full of fun with pieces of trouble, spells of emotion, and a bag of winners. So now, sit back to learn all about the Oscar ceremony. 

The Oscars are the Academy Awards for the film industry’s artists, makers, and technicians. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents awards once a year in recognition of the achievements of the artists and technicians. The decision is made by voting by the members of the association. The Oscar awards are regarded highly by the American film industry and others worldwide. Interestingly the Oscar Statuette depicts a knight holding a crusader’s sword.

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Usually, the awards ceremony is conducted during Feb and March and is the oldest award function for entertainment. The first Oscar Award ceremony was held in 1929 and was telecasted on television for the first time in 1953. The other equivalent award ceremonies in America are Emmy Awards for television series and programs, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy awards for music.  

History of Oscars

The Academy award ceremony was first held in 1929 on May 16 at a private dinner party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with just 270 people as audience. The cost of the guest ticket for the 15-minute show then was $5. Fifteen artists, including directors and technicians, were awarded for their work released in 1927-28. The winners were announced to the media three months before the first ceremony. Later, from the second year and for almost ten years, the announcement was made precisely at 11:00 pm on the night of the ceremony.

The History of the OSCARS | Academy Awards

In 1940, the Los Angeles Times revealed the winners’ names before the ceremony began, becoming the reason for announcing the winners from a sealed envelope. History does have its crazy part. Interestingly, the name Oscar was registered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Yet, in Italy, the word Oscar refers to awards in any field.

How are the winners decided?

The AMPAS consists of more than 10,000 members from all 17 departments. These members of the relevant department decide the nominations. As the nominations are decided, the members of different departments, such as directors, producers, etc., cast their votes through the ballot system. The members are added every year due to the criticism of all-white acting nominees. The voting will begin a few days before the ceremony. 

How The Oscars Work: From Nominations to Best Picture Voting

The voting for the 2023 Oscars opened on March 2 and closed on March 7, five days before the grand ceremony. So, once the votes are cast, the nominee who gets the most votes wins. After that, the nominees are ranked by preference by the voters. With more than 50% of the first-place votes in the first round, the film wins. Still, if none of the films receives that many votes, the one with the fewest first-place votes is removed, and those voters’ votes will be transferred to their second choices. The cycle continues until a movie receives a majority. 

What is the Statuette of the Oscars?

The AMPAS held a dinner party at the Crystal Ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles shortly after it was founded in 1927 to lay out its objectives. One of the themes explored that evening was how to recognize exceptional filmmaking accomplishments and promote excellence in all phases of motion picture production. After deciding to start an annual award, the group focused on designing an appropriately regal trophy. MGM art director Cedric Gibbons created a figurine of a knight with a crusader’s sword standing on a film reel. The world-famous sculpture was created when the Academy brought in Los Angeles sculptor George Stanley to bring the idea to life in three dimensions.

How the Oscars statuette is made

The Prestigious Knight 

More than 3,000 statuettes have been given out since the first awards banquet on May 16, 1929, held in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. In the Hudson Valley of New York, the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry casts new golden statuettes every January. Oscar stands 13½ inches tall and weighs around 8½ pounds. The five spokes on the film reel stand for the five founding branches of the Academy: 

  • Authors
  • Producers
  • Technicians
  • Directors
  • Actors

Although the statuette still reflects the original design, the base size kept changing until the current standard was set in 1945. 

Oscar is a more popular nickname for the statuette, also known as the Academy Award of Merit. Although the origins of the name Oscar are unclear, a well-known myth claims that Margaret Herrick, an Academy librarian who would later become executive director, remarked that the trophy reminded her of her uncle, Oscar, when she saw them the first time. But the name wasn’t adopted by the Academy until 1939. However, the name was widely known in due course, and Sidney Skolsky, a Hollywood columnist, used it in a story about Katharine Hepburn’s first Best Actress victory in 1934.

What are the statuettes made of?

The statuettes have a 24-karat gold finish over solid bronze construction. For three years, Oscars were fashioned of painted plaster due to a lack of metal during World War II. The Academy offered recipients the opportunity to exchange their plaster figures for gold-plated metal ones after the war.

Quick Facts about the Statuette

  • Official Name: Academy Award of Merit
  • Height: 13 .5 inches
  • Weight: 8.5 pounds
  • Material: Bronze coated with 24-karat gold
  • Number of Awards Presented: 3,140
  • First Recipient: Emil Jannings named Best Actor for “ The Last Command” and “The Way of All Flesh” in 1929.
  • Design: A knight holding a crusader’s sword on a film reel with five spokes that signifies the five branches of the Academy, such as actors, directors, producers, technicians, and writers. The statuette was designed without any reference to any model.

Oscar 2023

The 95th Academy Awards was held at Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on March 12, 2023, honoring the movies released in 2022. 

Winners and Nominees 2023

Category

Winner

Nominees

Actor in a Leading Role

Brenden Fraser- The 

Whale

  • Austin Butler –Elvis
  • Colin Farrell- The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Paul Mescal- Aftersun
  • Bill Nighy – Living
Actress in a Leading RoleMichelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Angela Bassett Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Hong ChauThe Whale
  • Kerry CondonThe Banshees of Inisherin
  • Stephanie HsuEverything Everywhere All at Once

Actor in a Supporting Role

Ke Huy Quan- Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Brendan Gleeson-The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brian Tyree Henry-Causeway
  • Judd Hirsch-The Fabelmans
  • Barry Keoghan-The Banshees of Inisherin

Actress in a Supporting Role

Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Hong Chau – The Whale
  • Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Animated Feature filmGuillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio– Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar, and Alex Bulkley
  • Marcel The Shell With the Shoes On – Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan, and Paul Mezey
  • Puss In The Boots: The Last Wish – Joel Crawford and Mark Swift
  • The Sea Beast – Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger
  • Turning Red – Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

Best Cinematography

All Quiet On the Western Front – James Friend
  • Bardo, False Chronicle Of a Handful Of Truths – Darius Khondji
  • Elvis – Mandy Walker
  • Empire Of Light – Roger Deakins
  • Tar – Florian Hoffmeister
Costume DesignBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever – Ruth Carter
  • Babylon– Mary Zophres
  • Elvis – Catherine Martin
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once – Shirley Kurata
  • Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris – Jenny Beavan

Directing

Everything Everywhere All At Once – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
  • The Banshees of Inisherin– Martin McDonagh
  • The Fabelmans – Steven Spielberg
  • Tar – Todd Field
  • Triangle of Sadness -Ruben Östlund
Documentary Feature FilmNavalny – Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, and Shane Boris
  • All That Breathes – Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann, and Teddy Leifer
  • All The Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin, and Yoni Golijov
  • Fire Of Love – Sara Dosa, Shane Boris, and Ina Fichman
  • A House Made Of Splinters – Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellstrom

Documentary Short Film

The Elephant Whisperers – Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga
  • Haulout – Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev
  • How Do You Measure A Year? – Jay Rosenblatt
  • The Martha Mitchell effect – Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison
  • Stranger at the Gate – Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones
Film EditingEverything Everywhere All At Once – Paul Rogers
  • The Banshees of Inisherin– Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
  • Elvis – Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond
  • Tar – Monika Willi
  • Top Gun: Maverick – Eddie Hamilton

International Feature Film

All Quiet On The Western Front – Germany
  • Argentina, 1985 – Argentina
  • Close – Belgium
  • EO – Poland
  • The Quiet Girl – Ireland
Makeup And HairstylingThe Whale – Adrien Morot, Judy Chin, and Annemarie Bradley
  • All Quiet On The Western Front – Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová
  • The Batman – Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, and Mike Fontaine
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Camille Friend and Joel Harlow
  • Elvis – Mark Coulier, Jason Baird, and Aldo Signoretti

Music (Original Score)

All Quiet On the Western Front – Volker Bertelmann
  • Babylon – Justin Hurwitz
  • The Banshees Of Inisherin – Carter Burwell
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once – Son Lux
  • The Fabelmans – John Williams
Music (Original Song)Naatu Naatu – RRR; Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose
  • Applause – Tell It like a Woman; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • Hold My Hand – Top Gun: Maverick; Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
  • Lift Me Up – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler
  • This Is A Life – Everything Everywhere All at Once; Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne

Best Picture

Everything Everyone All At Once – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, and Jonathan Wang, Producers
  • All Quiet On The Western Front – Malte Grunert, Producer
  • Avatar: The Way Of Water – James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
  • The Banshees Of Inisherin – Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, and Martin McDonagh, Producers
  • Elvis – Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick, and Schuyler Weiss, Producers
  • The Fabelmans – Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers
  • Tár – Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers
  • Top Gun: Maverick – Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison, and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers
  • Triangle Of Sadness – Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers
  • Women Talking – Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Frances McDormand, Producers

Production Design

All Quiet On The Western Front – Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper
  • Avatar: The Way Of Water – Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole
  • Babylon – Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino
  • Elvis – Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn
  • The Fabelmans – Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara
Short Film (Animated)The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, And The Horse – Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud
  • The Flying Sailor – Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
  • Ice Merchants – João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano
  • My Year Of Dicks – Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon
  • An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake And I Think I Believe It – Lachlan Pendragon

Short Film (Live-Action)

An Irish Goodbye – Tom Berkeley and Ross White
  • Ivalu – Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan
  • Le Pupille  – Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón
  • Night Ride – Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen
  • The Red Suitcase – Cyrus Neshvad
SoundTop Gun: Maverick – Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor
  • All Quiet On The Western Front – Viktor Prasil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel, and Stefan Korte
  • Avatar: The Way Of Water – Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, and Michael Hedges
  • The Batman – Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson
  • Elvis – David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson, and Michael Keller

Visual Effects

Avatar: The Way Of Water – Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, and Daniel Barrett
  • All Quiet On The Western Front – Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank, and Kamil Jafar
  • The Batman – Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands, and Dominic Tuohy
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White, and Dan Sudick
  • Top Gun: Maverick – Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson, and Scott R. Fisher

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Women Talking – Screenplay by Sarah Polley
  • All Quiet On The Western Front – Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Rian Johnson
  • Living – Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Top Gun: Maverick – Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks
Writing (Original Screenplay)Everything Everywhere All At Once – Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
  • The Banshees Of Inisherin – Martin McDonagh
  • The Fabelmans – Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner
  • Tar – Todd Field
  • Triangle Of Sadness – Ruben Ostlund

Academy Honorary Awards

  • Euzhan Palcy
  • Diane Warren
  • Peter Weir
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardMichael J. Fox

Presenters

NameRole
Sylvia VillagranAnnouncer for the 95th Academy Awards.

Emily Blunt

Dwayne Johnson

Presented the award for Best Animated Feature.

Ariana DeBose

Troy Kotsur

Presented the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
Cara DelevingneIntroduced the performance of “Applause.”

Riz Ahmed

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Presented the award for Best Documentary Feature and Best Live Action Short Film.

Halle Bailey

Melissa McCarthy

Presented preview for The Little Mermaid.

Michael B. Jordan

Jonathan Majors

Presented the award for Best Cinematography.
Donnie YenIntroduced the performance of “This Is a Life.

Jennifer Connelly

Samuel L. Jackson

Presented the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Morgan Freeman

Margot Robbie

Presented the Warner Bros. 100 Years Tribute.

Paul Dano

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Presented the award for Best Costume Design.
Deepika PadukoneIntroduced the performance of “Naatu Naatu.

Eva Longoria

Janet Yang

Presented at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Antonio Banderas

Salma Hayek Pinault

Presented the award for Best International Feature Film.

Elizabeth Olsen

Pedro Pascal

Presented the awards for Best Documentary Short Film and Best Animated Short Film.
Lady GagaIntroduced the performance of Hold My Hand.

Hugh Grant

Andie MacDowell

Presented the award for Best Production Design.

John Cho

Mindy Kaling

Presented the award for Best Original Score.
Elizabeth BanksPresented the award for Best Visual Effects.
Danai GuriraIntroduced the performance of Lift Me Up.

Andrew Garfield

Florence Pugh

Presented the awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Kate Hudson

Janelle Monae

Presented the award for Best Sound and Best Original Song.
John TravoltaPresented the “In Memoriam” segment.

Zoe Saldana

Sigourney Weaver

Presented the award for Best Film Editing.

Idris Elba

Nicole Kidman

Presented the award for Best Director.

Halle Berry

Jessica Chastain

Presented the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress.
Harrison FordPresented the award for Best Picture.

Performers

NameRolePerformance
Rickey MinorMusic directorOrchestral

Sofia Carson

Diane Warren

PerformersApplause” from Tell It Like a Woman

David Byrne

Stephanie Hsu

Son Lux

PerformersThis Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once

Kaala Bhairava

Rahul Sipligunj

PerformersNaatu Naatu” from RRR
Lady GagaPerformerHold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick
RihannaPerformerLift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Lenny KravitzPerformerCalling All Angels” during the annual “In Memoriam” tribute

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Oscar 2023 Highlights

  • Everything Everywhere All At Once won seven Awards at the Oscars, including Best Picture.
  • Michelle Yeoh is the first Asian to win the Best Actress for “ The Whale”.
  • The Daniels are the third duo to win the Oscars in direction.
  • The nominees wore blue ribbons to support the refugees who fled war, persecution, and conflict.
  • Brendon Fraser wins the Best actor award.
  • Oscars paid tribute to the artists who passed away in the past year.
  • The song Naatu Naatu from RRR won Best Original Song.
  • Rihanna took the stage and performed “Lift me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
  • Lady Gaga impressed the audience with “Hold My Hand”. 
  • Jamie Lee won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

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Oscar 2022

CategoryWinnerNominees
Actor In a Leading RoleWill Smith- King Richard
  • Javier Bardem- Being the Ricardos
  • Benedict Cumberbatch-The Power of the Dog
  • Andrew Garfeild-tick, tick…BOOM!
  • Denzel Washington-The Tragedy of Macbeth
Actor In a Supporting RoleTroy Kotsur – Coda
  • Ciaran Hinds – Belfast
  • Jesse Plemons – The Power of the Dog
  • J.K. Simmons –Being the Ricardos
  • Kodi Smit-Mcphee – The Power of the Dog
Actress In a Leading RoleJessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
  • Penelope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
  • Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
  • Kristen Stewart – Spencer
Actress In a Supporting RoleAriana Debose- West Side Story
  • Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
  • Judi Dench – Belfast
  • Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog
  • Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
Animated Feature FilmJared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino, and Clark SpencerEncanto 
  • Flee – Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, and Charlotte De La Gournerie
  • Luca – Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren
  • The Mitchells VS. The Machines – Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Kurt Albrecht
  • Raya And The Last Dragon – Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer, and Peter Del Vecho
CinematographyDune – Greig Fraser
  • Nightmare Alley – Dan Laustsen
  • The Power Of the Dog – Ari Wegner
  • The Tragedy Of Macbeth – Bruno Delbonnel
  • West Side Story – Janusz Kaminski
Costume DesignCruella– Jenny Beavan
  • Cyrano – Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran
  • Dune – Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan
  • Nightmare Alley – Luís Sequeira
  • West Side Story– Paul Tazewell
DirectingThe Power Of The Dog – Jane Campion
  • Belfast – Kenneth Branagh
  • Drive My Car – Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • Licorice Pizza – Paul Thomas Anderson
  • West Side Story – Steven Spielberg
Documentary (Feature)Summer Of Soul – Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent, and David Dinerstein
  • Ascension – Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy, and Nathan Truesdell
  • Attica – Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry
  • Flee – Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, and Charlotte De La Gournerie
  • Writing With Fire – Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh
Documentary (Short Subject)The Queen Of Basketball  – Ben Proudfoot
  • Audible – Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean
  • Lead Me Home – Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk
  • Three Songs For Benazir – Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei
  • When We Were Bullies – Jay Rosenblatt
Film EditingDune – Joe Walker
  • Don’t Look Up – Hank Corwin
  • King Richard – Pamela Martin
  • The Power Of The Dog – Peter Sciberras
  • tick, tick…Boom! – Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum
International Feature FilmDrive My Car – Japan
  • Flee – Denmark
  • The Hand Of God – Italy
  • Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom – Bhutan
  • The Worst Person In The World – Norway
Makeup and HairstylingThe Eyes Of Tammy Faye – Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, and Justin Raleigh
  • Coming 2 America – Mike Marino, Stacey Morris, and Carla Farmer
  • Cruella – Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne, and Julia Vernon
  • Dune – Donald Mowat, Love Larson, and Eva von Bahr
  • House Of Gucci – Goran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock, and Frederic Aspiras
Music (Original Score)Dune – Hans Zimmer
  • Don’t Look Up – Nicholas Britell
  • Encanto – Germaine Franco
  • Parallel Mothers – Alberto Iglesias
  • The Power Of The Dog – Jonny Greenwood
Music (Original Song)No Time To DieNo Time to Die; Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
  • Be AliveKing Richard; Music and Lyric by Dixson and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • Dos Oruguitas – Encanto; Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Down to Joy – Belfast; Music and Lyric by Van Morrison
  • Somehow You Do – Four Good Days; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
Best PictureCoda – Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers
  • Belfast – Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, and Tamar Thomas, Producers
  • Don’t Look Up – Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers
  • Drive My Car – Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer
  • Dune – Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers
  • King Richard – Tim White, Trevor White, and Will Smith, Producers
  • Licorice Pizza – Sara Murphy, Adam Somner, and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers
  • Nightmare Alley – Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers
  • The Power Of The Dog – Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, and Roger Frappier, Producers
  • West Side Story – Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
Production DesignDune – Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos
  • Nightmare Alley – Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau
  • The Power Of The Dog – Production Design: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards
  • The Tragedy Of Macbeth – Production Design: Stefan Dechant; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • West Side Story – Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo
Short Film (Animated)The Windshield Wiper – Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez
  • Affairs Of The Art – Joanna Quinn and Les Mills
  • Bestia – Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz
  • Boxballet – Anton Dyakov
  • Robin Robin – Dan Ojari and Mikey Please
Short Film (Live Action)The Long Goodbye – Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed
  • Ala Kachuu – Take And Run – Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger
  • The Dress – Tadeusz Lysiak and Maciej Slesicki
  • On My Mind – Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson
  • Please Hold – K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse
SoundDune – Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, and Ron Bartlett
  • Belfast – Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather, and Niv Adiri
  • No Time To Die – Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey, and Mark Taylor
  • The Power Of The Dog – Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie, and Tara Webb
  • West Side Story – Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson, and Shawn Murphy
Visual EffectsDune – Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, and Gerd Nefzer
  • Free Guy – Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis, and Dan Sudick
  • No Time To Die – Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner, and Chris Corbould
  • Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings – Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker, and Dan Oliver
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home – Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein, and Dan Sudick
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)Coda – Sian Heder
  • Drive My Car – Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
  • Dune – Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth
  • The Lost Daughter – Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • The Power Of The Dog – Jane Campion
Writing (Original Screenplay)Belfast – Kenneth Branagh
  • Don’t Look Up – Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota
  • King Richard – Zach Baylin
  • Licorice Pizza – Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Worst Person In The World – Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

 

Presenters and Performers

Name(s)Role
Janora McDuffieAnnounced the 94th Academy Awards.

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Introduced the performance “Be Alive.
DJ KhaledIntroduced hosts Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes.
Daniel Kaluuya

H.E.R.

Presented the award for Best Supporting Actress.

Josh Brolin

Jason Momoa

Presented the following awards filmed before the telecast:

Best Animated Short Film

Best Documentary Short Subject

Best Film Editing

Best Live Action Short Film

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Best Original Score

Best Production Design

Best Sound

Woody Harrelson

Rosie Perez

Wesley Snipes

Presented the award for Best Cinematography.
Jacob Elordi

Rachel Zegler

Presented the award for Best Visual Effects.

Tony Hawk

Kelly Slater

Shaun White

Presented the 60th-anniversary tribute to the James Bond series.
Stephanie BeatrizIntroduced the performance of “Dos Oruguitas.

Halle Bailey

Lily James

Naomi Scott

Presented the award for Best Animated Feature.
Youn Yuh-JungPresented the award for Best Supporting Actor.

Tiffany Haddish

Simu Liu

Presented the award for Best International Feature Film.
Mila KunisIntroduced the performance of “Somehow You Do.

Ruth E. Carter

Lupita Nyong’o

Presented the award for Best Costume Design.
John LeguizamoIntroduced the performance of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.

Jennifer Garner

Elliot Page

J. K. Simmons

Presented the award for Best Original Screenplay.
Shawn Mendes

Tracee Ellis Ross

Presented the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Rami MalekIntroduced the performance of “No Time to Die.
Chris RockPresented the award for Best Documentary Feature.
Sean CombsPresented the 50th-anniversary tribute to The Godfather trilogy.
Tyler Perry

Bill Murray

Jamie Lee Curtis

Presented eulogies to Sidney Poitier, Ivan Reitman, and Betty White during the “In Memoriam” segment.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Zoë Kravitz

Presented the award for Best Original Song.
Kevin CostnerPresented the award for Best Director.
John Travolta

Samuel L. Jackson

Uma Thurman

Presented the award for Best Actor.
Anthony HopkinsPresented the award for Best Actress.
Lady Gaga

Liza Minnelli

Presented the award for Best Picture.

 

Performers

NameRolePerformance
Adam BlackstoneMusical arrangersOrchestral
BeyoncéPerformerBe Alive” by King Richard
Sebastián YatraPerformerDos Oruguitas” from Encanto
Reba McEntirePerformerSomehow You Do” from Four Good Days
Adassa

Stephanie Beatriz

Mauro Castillo

Carolina Gaitán

Diane Guerrero

Becky G

Luis Fonsi

Megan Thee Stallion

PerformersWe Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto

Billie Eilish

Finneas O’Connell

PerformersNo Time to Die” from No Time to Die

The Samples

Jill Scott

Performers“I Will Remember You”, “Spirit in the Sky”, and “Thank You for Being a Friend” during the annual “In Memoriam” tribute.

Videos Oscar 2022

Oscars 2022: Must-See Moments!

Will Smith wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in King Richard

Oscars 2022 | Ariana DeBose : Best Supporting Actress – West Side Story as Anitadouble

CODA – Philippe Rousselet WIN Oscars 2022 | 94th Academy Awards | Best Picture

Billie Eilish, FINNEAS – No Time To Die (Live From The Oscars 2022)

Sebastián Yatra – Dos Oruguitas (Live from “The 94th Academy Awards”)

Highlights of Oscar 2022

  • Will Smith won the best actor award for the movie King Richard. He accepted the award with tears and later apologized for crying on the stage.
  • Will Smith lost his temper and slapped the actor Chris Rock when he joked about his wife’s appearance.
  • The academy honored the people of Ukraine by holding a moment of silence.
  • Steven Speilberg broke the record by becoming the first director nominated across six decades. 
  • Dune got ten nominations and won for best score, production design, sound, and film editing.
  • Jane Campion won three awards and became the first woman to be nominated twice in the director category.
  • The AMPAC was criticized for announcing eight awards before the live telecast began.
  • The Academy revered the land owners on whose land the Dolby Theatre stands now.
  • Ariana DeBose became the first woman of color to win the best supporting actress award.
  • The Netflix-released motion picture, “The Power of the Dog”, was nominated for Best Picture.
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