This online news platform understands that the 2022 Academy Awards kicked off with Beyoncé’s epic performance of her Oscar-nominated song from King Richard.
It’s a big night for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. Halfway through the 94th Academy Awards, the sci-fi epic starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, and Zendaya has won Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects. Elsewhere, Ariana DeBose won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story
Troy Kotsur won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in CODA. He made history by becoming the first deaf male actor to win the honor. (His co-star Marlee Matlin is the first deaf actor to win an Oscar, when she won Best Actress in 1987 for Children of a Lesser God.) CODA remains a favorite to win Best Picture tonight, along with Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, the Netflix Western featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.