In the run-up to the Oscars, Apple beat Netflix and streaming services beat the majors: “I Signi del Cuore – Coda” was released on Apple TV with a bite after debuting at the Sundance Festival last year. The alluring image for Best Picture opposite “The Power of the Dog” produced by the Los Gatos giant.
But it was also the evening of Jane Campion, the third woman in Oscar history to win an Oscar as director, coming on the eve of the awards with 12 nominations, winning 1. It was Steven Spielberg’s revenge, the candidate. For “West Side Story” which stole his prize when he joined the five for “The Piano”.
Will Smith stole the show: a direct punch from comedian Chris Rock who joked about the shaved head of his wife Jada Pinkett (who had been suffering from alopecia for some time). Censorship intervened, but insulted those who could read the lips, proving that it was not a planned sketch. The protagonist of “King Richard – A Winning Choice” then cried and apologized and won the Oscar for Best Actor: “Imitating art life: I look like a crazy father, as they said about Richard Williams, a fierce guardian of his family – love drives you crazy. Lets do that.
The 94th edition of the Oscars disappointed Italy: Paolo Sorrentino who ran for Best International Film with “It Was the Hand of God” and lost to Riasuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car”. Even Enrico Casarosa did not make it for Massimo Cantini Parrini in the costume of the cartoon “Luca” (“Encanto” is impossible to defeat) and “Cirano” defeated by “Jenny Bevan” of “Cruellia”.
Many themes came up: Disability in the first place, and then the LGBTQ rights raised by Jessica Chastain winner (with standing ovation from the whole theater) as the best actress for “The Ice of Tammy Faye” In contrast to the orthodoxy of rights, homosexuals took the cause to heart. The theme is already anticipated by another historic Oscar: Ariana Debos Best Supporting Actress for her role as Anita in “West Side Story”, not only the second Latina after Rita Moreno for the same role in 1962, but also the first person to publicly win an acting award for Lgbtq.
The war in Ukraine took place in a minute of silence and in many blue-and-yellow ribbons worn by celebrities, but the expected connection with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky did not materialize, against the appeals of celebrities like Shawn Penn who threatened to cast. If it doesn’t, two of his statues are alive.
Coda is the first film released in Sundance to win the most prestigious Oscar. In addition to Best Picture (cinematic in Italy from March 31), the film with deaf fishermen in Massachusetts won Best Non-Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. The image of the father, “the best” signer “of his family to whom a car accident had taken away the possibility of using his hand.
Kotsur is the first deaf actor to win an Oscar. Kenneth Branagh’s childhood-inspired “Belfast” pole position began during “Troubles” in Northern Ireland: he ran for the prize for best original screenplay in a competitive race. Tune defeated on the technical front: Six of the 10 nominees have become statues, including Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack. Billy Hilsa and his brother Phineas won the Best Song award for No Time to Die. And for the documentary, the 1969 Harlem Festival Summer of Soul was illuminated by Questlov.
Young Hollywood, from Timothy Chalmet to Kirsten Stewart, dominated the red carpet while the Old Guard paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the “Godfather” with Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro on stage. Another moment of emotional outburst: Liza Minelli, very fragile in a wheelchair, presented ten films running with Lady Gaga for the last statue. Fifty years ago, Judy Garland and Vincent Minelli’s daughter were making “Cabaret”, the film that won her an Oscar the following year. And in the memorial Lina Wartmুলller found a place for a memory (as well as many, from William Hart to Halina Hutchins, director of Ukrainian photography, who were mistakenly killed by Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust).
Best Movie: Sean Header’s Coda – The Science of the Heart
Best Director: Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jessica Chastain for The Ice of Tammy Fire
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Will Smith for King Richard – A Winning Family
Best Supporting Actress: Ariana Debos for West Side Story
Best Supporting Actor: For Troy Kotsur Coder – Heart Signs
Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast
Best Adapted Screenplay: Cyan Header’s Code
Best Cinematography: Dun (Greg Fraser)
Best Makeup and Hairstyles: Tammy Faye’s Eyes (Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh)
Best International Film: Raisuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car
Best Animated Film: Byron Howard and Jared Bush’s Encanto
Best Documentary: Summer of Soul & # 8230; Ahmer’s “Questlov” Thompson aired on Who’s the Revolution Could Not Be Television?
Best Special Effects: Dun (Paul Lambert, Tristan Miles, Brian Connor and Gard Nefzer)
Best Sound: Dun (Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett)
Best Editing: Dunn (Joe Walker)
Best Score: Dun (Hans Zimmer)
Best Original Song: No Time to Die (Billy Hilsa and Phineas O’Connell)
Best Costume Design: Cruella (Jejenie Bevan)
Best Production Design: Dun (Patrice Vermet; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos)
Best Documentary Short: The Queen of Basketball by Ben Proudfoot
Best Animated Short: Windshield Wiper by Alberto Milgo and Leo Sanchez
Best Live Action Short: Anil Kariya and Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye
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