CODA becomes first streaming service film to win Oscar for Best Picture

(Hosts Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall with DJ Khaled during the live ABC telecast of the 94th Oscars® at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA, on Sunday, March 27, 2022.)

Remember before the “Slap Heard ‘Round the World,” there was actually an award show going on? And it was going pretty great. Produced by Will Packer, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out the gold statuettes known as Oscar for the 94th time.

Coda, produced by Apple TV+, became the first film to win an Oscar from a streaming network. It’s also notable that actor Troy Kotsur of CODA became the first deaf man to win an Academy Award for acting. Kotsur won for Best Supporting Actor.

The film won three Oscars overall.

The telecast was also notable for featuring the first trio of women hosting. Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes assumed duties, traditionally held by men, during Sunday’s ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. For the last three years, the show has not had a host.

It was also a proud moment for the Queer community as Ariana DeBose became the first queer Black woman to win an acting award, taking home Best Supporting Actress for West Side Story.

Of course, we can’t talk about the broadcast without mentioning “The Slap.”

Late into the ceremony, comedian Chris Rock told a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair, which prompted her spouse, Will Smith, to march up to the stage and smack Rock while he was about to present the best documentary award. ABC cut out the mics just as the two started shouting at each other, but uncensored international feeds picked up the two stars yelling profanities at each other.

An irate Smith could be heard yelling, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f**king mouth,” while a stunned Rock

Moments later, Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor and apologized to the academy and his fellow nominees. “Love will make you do crazy things,” he said. The incident is now under investigation.

The confrontation was a shocking turn in another otherwise subdued show that featured largely predictable but nonetheless historic results.

Dune won the most awards, with six. See our interview with Oscar winner Paul Lambert. Below is the full list of Oscar winners.

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

WINNER

WILL SMITH, King Richard

NOMINEES

  • JAVIER BARDEM, Being the Ricardos
  • BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, The Power of the Dog
  • ANDREW GARFIELD, tick, tick…BOOM!
  • DENZEL WASHINGTON, The Tragedy of Macbeth

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WINNER

TROY KOTSUR, CODA

NOMINEES

  • CIARÁN 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 ROLE

WINNER

JESSICA CHASTAIN, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

NOMINEES

  • OLIVIA COLMAN, The Lost Daughter
  • PENÉLOPE CRUZ, Parallel Mothers
  • NICOLE KIDMAN, Being the Ricardos
  • KRISTEN STEWART, Spencer

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WINNER

ARIANA DEBOSE, West Side Story

NOMINEES

  • JESSIE BUCKLEY, The Lost Daughter
  • JUDI DENCH, Belfast
  • KIRSTEN DUNST, The Power of the Dog
  • AUNJANUE ELLIS, King Richard

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

WINNER

ENCANTO, Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer

NOMINEES

  • 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

CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER

DUNE, Greig Fraser

NOMINEES

  • NIGHTMARE ALLEY, Dan Laustsen
  • THE POWER OF THE DOG, Ari Wegner
  • THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, Bruno Delbonnel
  • WEST SIDE STORY, Janusz Kaminski

COSTUME DESIGN

WINNER

CRUELLA, Jenny Beavan

NOMINEES

  • CYRANO, Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran
  • DUNE, Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan
  • NIGHTMARE ALLEY, Luis Sequeira
  • WEST SIDE STORY, Paul Tazewell

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DIRECTING

WINNER

THE POWER OF THE DOG, Jane Campion

NOMINEES

  • BELFAST, Kenneth Branagh
  • DRIVE MY CAR, Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • LICORICE PIZZA, Paul Thomas Anderson
  • WEST SIDE STORY, Steven Spielberg

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

WINNER

SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein

NOMINEES

  • 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)

WINNER

THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL, Ben Proudfoot

NOMINEES

  • 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 EDITING

WINNER

DUNE, Joe Walker

NOMINEES

  • 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 FILM

WINNER

DRIVE MY CAR, Japan

NOMINEES

  • FLEE, Denmark
  • THE HAND OF GOD, Italy
  • LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM, Bhutan
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD, Norway

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

WINNER

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh

NOMINEES

  • 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, Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

WINNER

DUNE, Hans Zimmer

NOMINEES

  • DON’T LOOK UP, Nicholas Britell
  • ENCANTO, Germaine Franco
  • PARALLEL MOTHERS, Alberto Iglesias
  • THE POWER OF THE DOG, Jonny Greenwood

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

WINNER

NO TIME TO DIE, from No Time to Die; Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

NOMINEES

  • 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
  • SOMEHOW YOU DO, from Four Good Days; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

BEST PICTURE

WINNER

CODA, Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers

NOMINEES

  • 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 DESIGN

WINNER

DUNE, Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos

NOMINEES

  • 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)

WINNER

THE WINDSHIELD WIPER, Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez

NOMINEES

  • 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)

WINNER

THE LONG GOODBYE, Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed

NOMINEES

  • ALA KACHUU – TAKE AND RUN, Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger
  • THE DRESS, Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki
  • ON MY MIND, Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson
  • PLEASE HOLD, K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse

SOUND

WINNER

DUNE, Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett

NOMINEES

  • 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 EFFECTS

WINNER

DUNE, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer

NOMINEES

  • 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)

WINNER

CODA, Screenplay by Siân Heder

NOMINEES

  • DRIVE MY CAR, Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
  • DUNE, Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth
  • THE LOST DAUGHTER, Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • THE POWER OF THE DOG, Written by Jane Campion

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

WINNER

BELFAST, Written by Kenneth Branagh

NOMINEES

  • DON’T LOOK UP, Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota
  • KING RICHARD, Written by Zach Baylin
  • LICORICE PIZZA, Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD, Written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

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The 94th Oscar telecast was a hit (pun intended) in the ratings. At least from 2021’s hostless broadcast. According to Deadline, the 2022 Oscars captured 16.6 million viewers and a rating among adults 18-49 of 3.8. While still the second least-watched and lowest-rated Academy Awards ever, Sunday’s Wanda SykesAmy Schumer and Regina Hall-hosted show is up nearly 60%  in audience and 73% in the key demo from 2021.

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