Last night was held in Los Angeles, once again at the Dolby Theater, the 94th edition of Oscar awards. The ceremony was presented by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer e Wanda Sykes who delivered a very entertaining show. As every year, the pre-show started at 00.00 (Italian time) and went on until 2.00 (Italian time) where the awards ceremony began, opened by the performance of Beyoncewhich ended around 5.30 (Italian time).
After two anonymous years, a real red carpet finally returns, but the controversy was not lacking even this year; the Academy has in fact decided not to broadcast eight prizes live (awarded before the ceremony and announced only via video) and the general public did not particularly appreciate this choice. Also Spielberg he said he was against this “revolution”.
The audience was puzzled Will Smith that during a comic sketch by Chris Rock, got up and punched the latter after hearing a joke about Smith’s own wife. Initially it was thought to be a written gag, but in reality it was not and Will appeared very nervous afterwards.
Among the guests who took place on stage, we had the opportunity to review Francis Ford Coppolaaccompanied by Robert de Niro e Al Pacino on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of The Godfather.
We weren’t expecting any big surprises, with most of the ratings tending for The Power of the Dog for the most notable awards and that he didn’t actually take home any statuettes, except for Best Director for Jane Campion very popular even before the award. Dune instead, he takes home all the technical awards (6 Oscars). Nothing to do for Sorrentinowhich as expected was surpassed by Drive My Car.
But let’s see in detail all the awards, including the most coveted: Best Film.
Best Film: Coda
Best Director: Jane Campion
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jessica Chastain
Best Lead Actor: Will Smith
Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)
Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur (CODA)
Best Non-Original Screenplay: CODA
Best Original Screenplay: Belfast
Best Foreign Film: Drive My Car
Best Animated Film: Charm
Best Editing: Dune
Best Scenography: Dune
Best Photography: Dune
Best Costumes: Cruella
Best Makeup and Hairstyle: Tammy Faye’s eyes
Best Special Effects: Dune
Best Sound: Dune
Best Soundtrack: Dune
Best Original Song:
Best Documentary: Summer of Soul
Best Documentary Short Film: The Queen of Basketball
Best Animated Short Film: The Windshield Wiper
Best Short Film: The Long Goodbye
Honorary Oscar: Samuel L. Jackson
Humanitarian Award: Jean Hersholt