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Oscars 2022: Apple’s CODA wins big, while Dune dominates technical awards

Oscars 2022: Apple’s CODA wins big, while Dune dominates technical awards


Will Smith, Jane Campion, and Philippe Rousselet also took home statues

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Coda producers Philippe Rousselet (L), Fabrice Gianfermi (R) and Patrick Wachsberger (C) posing with Code’s Best Picture award.
Coda producers Philippe Rousselet (L), Fabrice Gianfermi (R) and Patrick Wachsberger (C) posing with Code’s Best Picture award.
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After years of Hollywood working to re-establish the Oscars as a must-see TV event with tweaks to the ceremony and broadcast, the 94th Academy Awards singlehandedly reminded its viewership that nothing lands quite like genuinely unscripted moments that take everyone by surprise as they’re captured and broadcast in real time.

Though Netflix brought more than a few contenders that were favored to win at to this year’s Academy Awards, Apple’s Coda made history last night by becoming the first streaming movie to nab a statue for Best Picture — an achievement made even more impressive by how few Oscars the film was nominated for (three) compared to the competition. While The Power of the Dog didn’t take home the award of the night, director Jane Campion became the third woman to win Best Director, and West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose and Coda’s Troy Kotsur became the first openly queer and deaf actors, respectively, to win in the Best Supporting Actor/Actress categories.

On the more technical side of things, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune absolutely cleaned up with wins for Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects, while The Eyes of Tammy Faye won Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Impressive as Jessica Chastain’s physical transformation into Tammy Faye was, the Academy agreed that it was her performance as the televangelist that made The Eyes of Tammy Faye sing, leading to her Best Actress win. And, of course, Will Smith ensured that he’ll be a fixture of the news cycle for the foreseeable future by winning Best Actor for his King Richard performance just moments after having words (and hands) with presenter Chris Rock.

The full list of Oscar winners can be read below.

Best Picture



Don’t Look Up 

Drive My Car


King Richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

Best Director

Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)

Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)

Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)

Best Lead Actor

Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos)

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)

Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick … Boom!)

Will Smith (King Richard)

Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth)

Best Lead Actress

Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)

Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter)

Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers)

Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)

Kristen Stewart (Spencer)

Best Supporting Actor

Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)

Troy Kotsur (CODA)

Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)

J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)

Best Supporting Actress

Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)

Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)

Judi Dench (Belfast)

Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)

Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)

Best Adapted Screenplay

CODA, Siân Heder

Drive My Car, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe

Dune, Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth

The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion

Best Original Screenplay

Belfast, Kenneth Branagh

Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay, David Sirota

King Richard, Zach Baylin

Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson

The Worst Person in the World, Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

Best Cinematography

Dune, Greig Fraser

Nightmare Alley, Dan Laustsen

The Power of the Dog, Ari Wegner

The Tragedy of Macbeth, Bruno Delbonnel

West Side Story, Janusz Kamiński

Best Animated Feature Film




The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Animated Short Film

Affairs of the Art



Robin Robin

The Windshield Wiper

Best Costume Design




Nightmare Alley 

West Side Story 

Best Original Score

Don’t Look Up, Nicholas Britell

Dune, Hans Zimmer

Encanto, Germaine Franco

Parallel Mothers, Alberto Iglesias

The Power of the Dog, Jonny Greenwood

Best Sound



No Time to Die 

The Power of the Dog 

West Side Story

Best Original Song

“Be Alive” (King Richard), Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson

“Dos Oruguitas” (Encanto), Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Down to Joy” (Belfast), Van Morrison

“No Time to Die” (No Time to Die), Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell

“Somehow You Do” (Four Good Days), Diane Warren

Best Documentary Feature




Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Writing With Fire 

Best Documentary Short Subject


Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

Best Film Editing

Don’t Look Up


King Richard

The Power of the Dog

Tick, Tick … Boom!

Best International Feature Film

Drive My Car (Japan)

Flee (Denmark)

The Hand of God (Italy)

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan)

The Worst Person in the World (Norway)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Coming 2 America



The Eyes of Tammy Faye

House of Gucci 

Best Production Design


Nightmare Alley 

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story 

Best Visual Effects


Free Guy 

No Time to Die 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 

Spider-Man: No Way Home 

Best Live Action Short Film

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye

On My Mind

Please Hold