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94th Oscars 2022 summary: CODA wins Best Picture, Will Smith hits Chris Rock, Academy Awards winners full list, Dolby Theatre...

Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger celebrate after winning the Oscar for Best Picture for "CODA" at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Academy Awards 2022: ceremony and reaction

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- CODA wins Best Picture, beating off competition from The Power of The Dog and King Richard

- Oscar for Best Lead Actress goes to Jessica Chastain for The Eyes of Tammy Faye

- Will Smith wins first Oscar of his career for Best Lead Actor. He early slapped Chris Rock for a joke the comedian made about Smith's wife.

- Troy Kotsur becomes just the second actor who is deaf to win an Academy Award after winning Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

- Ariana DeBose wins the first award of the ceremony for Best Supporting Actress

- Beyonce, Billy Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion perform live at the 94th Oscars

- In the pre-ceremony awards, Dune wins Best Film Editing, Best Score, Best Sound and Best Production Design

Lin-Manuel Miranda forced to miss the Oscars after his wife tested positive for covid-19 

- The Oscars ceremony took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, having moved to Union Station for the 2021 edition

The Winners

- Best Actress in a Supporting Role:Ariana DeBose

- Best Animated Feature Film: Encanto

- Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Troy Kotsur

- Best International Film: Drive My Car

- Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh

- Best Adapted Screenplay: Siân Heder

- Best Original Song: Billy Eilish and Phinneas

- Best Director: Jane Campion

- Best Lead Actor: Will Smith

- Best Lead Actress :Jessica Chastain 

- Best Picture: CODA

Can Will Smith lose his 2022 Oscar after hitting Chris Rock?

The post-Oscars 2022 headlines should have been about the talented award winners and their contributions to the movie world. Although they will remain part of film-making history, they were somewhat upstaged by Will Smith and Chris Rock, the latter getting a hard slap from the man who won Best Actor on the night.

As well as telling Rock to fuck off, after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife, the former Fresh Prince hit him in the face. And some people have been asking if the award could be taken away from him for that conduct.


Could Will Smith be arrested for punching Chris Rock?

It was a 'mixed' evening for Will Smith at the Oscars, picking up his first Academy Award for Best Actor but only after he had walked onto the stage to confront Chris Rock. Smith appeared to smack Rock in the face after a joke at the expense of WIll's wife Jada. Could Smith face criminal charges for striking Rock? 

So far Chris Rock has not contacted police about the incident, although police are aware of what happened and have said they would be able to take a statement at a later date.

That however does not rule out prosecutors reviewing the evidence (of which there is clearly an abundance) and deciding to file charges. There is no requirement in California for a victim to file a police complaint for prosecutors to take action against a suspected assailant. 


Academy Awards Best Picture winners

Cast of CODA celebrate Oscars triumph

Those involved in the Oscar-winning CODA enjoy their moment on stage, a part of the first film with a majority-deaf cast to win an Oscar and beating off tough competition to do so. The heart-warming family drama was a worthy winner of this year's away but one which went against prevailing wisdom that The Power of the Dog was the favourite. 


CODA wins in all three nominated categories

Winning the final award of the night, CODA makes it a perfect hat-trick in the 2022 Oscars with three victories from three nominations. These are the awards claimed by the ground-breaking film:

- Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Troy Kotsur)

- Best Adapted Screenplay (Sian Heder)

- Best Picture 


CODA wins the Oscar for Best Picture

The Power of the Dog had been heavily tipped, King Richard undoubtedly featured an outstanding performance, but the Academy Award for Best Picture has gone to CODA!


Jessica Chastain wins the award for Best Actress in a Lead Role

Fighting off tough competition from three former Oscars winners, Jessica Chastain has picked up the award from Best Actress. 


Will Smith apologises for Oscars outburst

A tearful speech from Will Smith, as he makes tentative reference to the dispute earlier tonight: "Art imitates life, just like they said. Now I'm the crazy father!"

The Oscar-winner received a standing ovation from the crowd. 


Will Smith wins the Oscar for Best Leading Man

Visibly in tears as he stand on the stage, Will Smith reflects on the first Oscars win of his illustrious career. He speaks of the importance of protection his family, a key theme in King Richard, and possibly in reference to the events of earlier this evening. 

A deeply emotional speech from Will Smith, winner of the Academy Award for Best Leading Man. 


Who are the nominees for Best Lead Actor?

Next up it's Best Lead Actor. Will Smith has been the favourite for the Oscar for weeks, a first for the 53-year-old. However he looks slightly shaken after on the big screen after an intense altercation with comedian Chris Rock. 

The nominees are:

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”)

What happened between Will Smith and Chris Rock? The joke about Jada Smith that stunned the 2022 Oscars

The 2022 Oscars returned to a full in-person capacity for the first time since the start of the pandemic, but Chris Rock may have wished there was some social distancing measures in place! A joke made by the comedian at the expense of Jade Pinkett Smith, wife of Oscars nominee Will Smith, was not taken well. 

Will Smith stormed the stage, appeared to give Rock a smack and then continued the spat after returning to his seat. Crazy!

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Jane Campion wins Best Director for The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog has been hotly tipped to perform well in a number of categories and director Jane Campion has picked up the Oscar for Best Director. She becomes just the third female winner in this category in the 94-year history of the Academy Awards. 


Billy Eilish wins Best Original Song

Singer-songwriter billy Eilish and musician brother Phinneas have won the award for Best Original Song at the 2022 Oscars. Eilish becomes the youngest winner of the Best Original Song the category’s history for the title track for No Time To Die. In their acceptance speech they thanked their mother for the support. 

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EXPLICIT LANGUAGE: Will Smith smacks Chris Rock

Incredible scenes from the Oscars as Will Smith, the favourite to be named Best Actor at this year's awards, reacted badly to a Chris Rock joke at the expense of wife Jada. As you can see from this explicit, uncensored footage from Japanese TV, the Fresh Prince star seemed to take offence and stormed the stage to address the issue. Astonishing stuff. 


What happened with Chris Rock and Will Smith?

They're two of the biggest names in show business but something went a little awry in this bizarre exchange between Chris Rock and Will Smith at the Oscars. A joke at the expense of Will's wife Jada didn't go down too well, and Will Smith stormed the stage and seemed to 'jokingly' swing a punch at the comedian. 


Who will win the Oscar for Best Original Song?

We've already had performances from two of the nominees for this year's Best Original Song category, but who will be crownd the winner? Beyonce and Billy Eilish are hotly-tipped but will they go home with the award? 

Here's the full list of nominations for Best Original Song at the 2022 Oscars...

“Be Alive” from “King Richard,” music and lyric by Dixson and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
“Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto,” music and lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Down To Joy” from “Belfast,” music and lyric by Van Morrison
“No Time To Die” from “No Time to Die,” music and lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
“Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days,” music and lyric by Diane Warren


Billy Eilish performs live

Having sung the title song for last year's James Bond film, No Time To Die, Billy Eilish took to the stage at the Dolby Theatre to perform live for those gathered. Here she is discussing the process behind that song and what it means to work with such a well-known and well-loved movies franchise. 

How many Oscars has Will Smith won and how many times has he been nominated for an Oscar?

Will tonight finally be the night for Will Smith? The 53-year-old has been a household name for decades and starred in several box office hits, however Smith is yet to win an Oscar for his work. This time around he is the favourite to pick up the gong for his portrayal of Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena, in the biopic King Richard. 

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Siân Heder wins Best Adapted Screenplay for CODA

It's the second win of the evening for CODA, the ground-breaking coming-of-age comedy-drama film which has already secured a Best Supporting Actor gong for Troy Kotsur. CODA is also in the running for Best Picture at the 2022 Oscars and the odds of a victory has shortened in recent days, although King RIchard is still the favourite. 


Kenneth Branagh wins Best Original Screenplay for Belfast

The Brit has picked up another Academy Award, this time for his work behind the camera for Belfast. 


WATCH: Incredible speech from Best Supporting Actor winner Troy Kotspur

In an emotional address, Troy Kotspur thanked those who have supported him throughout his career and said that he hoped to be a beacon of hope for disabled actors and those from marginalised groups. Watch his full acceptance speech here. 


What song did Megan Thee Stallion perform at the Oscars?

In a break from proceedings, rapper Megan Thee Stallion has taken to the stage to perform a verse on "We Don't Talk About Bruno", the song from Oscar-winning animated film Encanto


Jenny Beavan picks up a third Academy Award for Cruella

English costume designer Jenny Beaven has won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, an award she has been nominated for eleven times in her illustrious career. She also won the same cateogry for her work on A Room With A View and Mad Max: Fury Road.


Drive My Car wins Best International Feature FIlm

Drive My Car has just been announced as the winner of this year's Best International Feature Film, and it is still in the running for several other categories. In 2020 South Korean entrant Parasite became the first International Feature Film winner to also win Best Picture in the same year. Will Drive My Car do the same?


A minute of silence in solidarity with Ukraine

Actress Mila Kunis, who is Ukrainian, has introduced the next section of the Oscars evening with a musical performance followed by a minute's silence to show solidarity with Ukraine. Anti-war messages have been faily few and far between so far, but some sort of a demonstration of support was also expected this evening. 


Who has the first person who is deaf to win an Oscar?

This evening Troy Kotsur has made history by becoming the first deaf male to win an Academy Award, but a deaf woman has previously won the award for Best Actress. In 1987 Marlee Matlin won the award for her portrayal of Sarah Norman in Children of a Lesser God. 

Speaking before the ceremony tonight, Kotsur spoke about the importance of his role to the deaf and disabled community:

"In TV and film, they tend to have deaf characters as victims or sympathy characters," he said, "unless it was based on a true story. In 'CODA,' Frank was a hardworking man who was successful and protected his family."


And the winner of Best Actor in a Supporting Role is Troy Kotsur

Troy Kotsur has won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Kotsur is deaf and recently became the first deaf actor to win a British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics' Choice Award. He can now add an Oscar to that list. 


Take a look at the nominees for Best Supporting Actor...

Who will be crowned the winner of Best Actor in a Supporting Role? There's two nominees from hotly tipped The Power of the Dog, as well as an incredible performance from Ciaran Hinds in Belfast. 


Best Supporting Actor will be awarded next

We're having a short break from the award-giving as Oscars host Wanda Sykes heads to the Hollywood museum, but we're only just getting started at the 2022 Academy Awards.

The exact order of the prizes has not be confirmed in advance, but it is thought the Best Supporting Actor could be the next category announced. The Oscars 2022 nominees for Best Supporting Actor...

Ciarán Hinds in Belfast
Troy Kotsur in CODA
Jesse Plemons in The Power of the Dog
J.K. Simmons in Being the Ricardos
Kodi Smit-McPhee in The Power of the Dog


Best Animated Feature Film goes to Encanto

The charming Disney annimated film Encanto has picked up the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2022 Academy Awards!


Ana De Bose on her Best Supporting Actress win

“Now you see why Anita says, ‘I want to be in America.’ Because even in this weary world that we live in, dreams do come true. And that’s really a heartening thing right now.”

“To anybody who has ever questioned your identity... I promise you there is a place for us.”

Ana De Bose, Oscars ceremony 2021

Oscars Bond tribute draws a few... questions

One of the biggest cinematic releases of 2021 was undoubtedly the long-awaited Live and Let Die, the 25th film starring James Bond and the final installment of the story to include Daniel Craig in the lead role. The occasion was obviously mentioned in tonight's ceremony, but a few online commentators were slight surprised at the choice of celebrities who were on-stage to speak about the iconic secret agent. 

The name's Hawk, Tony Hawk?

Greig Fraser gets his award

Dune cinematographer picks up his Oscar

Australian cinematographer Greig Fraser was responsible for the astonishing visual spectacle that is Dune. Here he is accepting the award for Best Cinematography onstage


Dune cleans up in the pre-ceremony awards

The big winner so far has been Dune, which has picked up four prizes in the pre-Oscars awards! The categories announced before the ceremony are largely the technical categories; Dune bagged Best Film Editing, Best Score, Best Sound and Best Production Design. 


Sen. Mitch McConnell comes under fire in Oscars opening monologue

The Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was the subject of a couple of jokes in the opening monologue for the 2022 Oscars. The trio of hosts didn't hold back on the veteran Senator, wonder if he was watching...


Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Ariana De Bose

Ariana De Bose picks up the first Oscar of the evening, winning the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work on Steven Spielberg's Westside Story. We're up and runing now!


Who are the early winners at the Oscars?

With so many exceptional achievements to celebrate this year, a few of the award categories were actually decided and announced beforehand to ensure that tonight's ceremony does not overrun. Dune was the big winner in those early catergories, picking up four wins to get the ball rolling. 

Here's the full list of pre-ceremony awards for the 2022 Oscars:

Best Film Editing: Dune

Best Score: Dune

Best Sound: Dune

Best Production Design: Dune

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Best: Documentary (Short Subject): The Queen of Basketball

Best Short (Animated): The Windshield Wiper

Best Short Film (Live Action): The Long Goodbye


The hosts are here

Tonight's co-hosts, Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes, are on stage after a brief appearance from rapper DJ Kaled. We're onto the main event now with a few jokes, mostly at the expense of a few stars who didn't quite make the shortlist for the 2022 Oscars. 

Oh, and a dig at the Golden Globes, of course!


And we're underway! Beyonce is in the building

After two years without a proper in-person crowd, the 94th Academy Awards was always going to be one to remember. How did have organisers upped the ante for this year's Oscars? They've Beyonce to open, of course!

Academy Award winners?

Who are your Oscars predictions?

Every year the Academy Awards throws up some surprises, but that doesn't deter movies fans of all ages from making their Oscars night predictions! This year King Richard is the hot favourite to bag a first Oscar for Will Smith, but will it snatch Best Picture too?

Coda has also picked up a lot of support in that category, while Dune and Don't Look Up have racked up incredible audiences. Whoever you pick as your predictions, you know Oscars night will be sull of intrigue!

Stars on the red carpet

Tennis ace Venus Williams arrive at the Dolby Theatre

Venus Williams, one of the real-life stars of Oscar-nominated King Richards, has arrived on the red carpet in Hollywood with the hope of adding another achievement to her incredible supporting career. Will it be her, and Will Smith's, night?


Kristen Stewart flouts the dress code

Is there a dress code for the Oscars? It's a subject that is never fully explained by the powers that but there are some generally accepted guidelines that stars are expected to follow. This year it emerged that men were expected to wear suits and women to don a dress that is at least knee-length. 

These very restrictive rules seem a touch out of place in the modern world and not everyone is sticking to them. Kristen Stewart is nominated for her lead role in Diana, the biopic on the Princess Diana, and opted for short shorts for the occasion. 


Will Smith arrives at the Oscars

Will this be the year for Will Smith? The 53-year-old has not yet won an Oscars in his illustrious career but the omens suggest that this could be his year. He stars in "King Richard" and is hotly tipped to take home the gong for Best Actor. He could even make it an historic double if the film in which he stars picks up the award for Best Picture. 

Here's the other nominees for Best Picture at the 2022 Academy Awards:



"Don't Look Up"

"Drive My Car"


"Licorice Pizza"

"Nightmare Alley"

"The Power of the Dog"

"West Side Story"


Anthony Hopkins is on his way

Two-time Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins has posted this video on his social media, showing the veteran actor preparing for another evening. It's a peak behind the curtain at Hollywood greatness!

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Stars at the Oscars

Benedict Cumberbath arrives at the Oscars

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch struts the red carpet with his wife Sophie Hunter, in the hopes that hot favourite The Power of the Dog can claim the coveted Best Picture at the 94th Oscars this evening. 


Timothee Chalamet goes shirtless on the red carpet

Young star Timothee Chalamet was one of the many celebrities in the star-studded cast of Don't Look Up, the apocalyptic dark comedy that's on the shortless for Best Picture this year. Hope it's not too chilly out there, Timothee?


Hopping on the 'green carpet'

Award show style often goes in trends and this year, it's all about going green. Numerous stars have sported green looks on the red carpet already, with British-American actor and director David Oyelowo stepping out in this lively, lime-green number. 

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Will this be Will Smith's year at the Oscars?

Will Smith won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his portrayal of Richard Williams, father of Serena and Venus, in Oscar--nominated King Richard. The 53-year-old is currently the runaway favourite to be crowned the Best Actor at the Oscars, having missed out in the past. 

Who has been nominated and snubbed for Oscars 2022?

Who's on the shortlist for the 2022 Academy Awards? The Oscars are the most coveted of the film awards ceremonies and a victory can be the making of a career. We run through all the categories and all the nominees for the 2022 Oscars...

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How to walk the Oscars red carpet

The red carpet at the Academy Awards is home to the biggest and best in the history of cinema, the meeting point for the most talented actors and famous celebrities. Here's what it looks like to tread the iconic strip in the heart of Hollywood...

For how long was the Oscars celebrated in the Kodak Theatre?

The Oscars awards ceremony always brings together the biggest names in show business and will be able to return to a full in-person spectacle this year after the two previous editions were disrupted by the covid-19 pandemic.

This year’s ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in the Ovation Hollywood entertainment complex. The venue has hosted the Academy Awards since it opened in November 2001, but was previously known as the Kodak Theatre.

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Hello and welcome to Oscars night 2022

It's here, the 94th Academy Awards! The most illustrious night in the film industry celebrates the greatest achievements of the past 12 months, and makes icons into legends. We'll keep you up to date with everything that happens, right here...