Between Coda’s triumph and Will Smith’s blow, the Oscar ceremony hits hard

DECRYPTION – The victory of the remake of The Ram . family offers a streaming platform – Apple TV+ – the first best movie frame and unrivaled visibility for talents with disabilities. Will Smith is crowned best actor just after a bout of live violence.

Ceremony for history. In order to win back the audiences and moviegoers who have failed them for several years, the 94th Oscars have written a page in the history of the 7th art that exceeds their own expectations. Sunday’s gala was dominated by two major events. the triumph of code , the American remake of Apple TV+’s The Aries Family earned a streaming platform its first best movie frame and offered talents with disabilities unprecedented visibility. In contrast to The Ram family, code used deaf actors. Sian Heder’s story won the other two statuettes he was entitled to: Best Supporting Actor, best fit

Netflix and The power of the dog unloved

Buoyed by the popularity and modest enthusiasm of its deaf stars, Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur code symbolizes the desire for lightness and great feelings of voters after two years of pandemic. Dark, cold and cerebral, The power of the dog of Netflix was penalized by the Oscars queen category preferential voting system. Ogre’s reputation and Netflix’s frenzied non-cost campaign could also irritate. Despite 12 nominations it’s dark The power of the dog is satisfied with a statuette, that of best director for Jane Campion.

But it may be another shocking image that will be remembered much to the chagrin of the Academy.† The one of Will Smith unleashing a punch or a punch at Chris Rock on stagea few minutes before receiving theAcademy Award for Best Actor in front of The Williams Method

the star ofthe men in black couldn’t stand Chris Rock making fun of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldness. Comforted by his friend Denzel WashingtonWill Smith apologized by coming to pick up his figurine and admitted to ruining his moment of glory and that of his partners, especially tennis players Serena and Venus Williams, whose self-centered father he plays.

dunes record holder of the wins of the evening

Favorite party with twelve nominations, The power of the dog settle for a trophy. Yet historic for its filmmaker. The holy best director Jane Campion is only the third woman in the history of the seventh art to be awarded. In the technical categories, his western, portrait of a cowboy who suppresses his homosexuality, was smothered by the steamroller dunes† Denis Villeneuve .’s Space Opera is the most awarded film of the evening with six Oscars (editing, music, decor, sound, photography, special effects).

Jessica Chastain and Kenneth Branagh’s Surprises

Last uncertain and disputed category, that of the best actress that spawned Jessica Chastain unrecognizable as televangelist Tammy Faye. This Oscar, won by Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman, crowns a demanding filmography. The 45-year-old actress is one of the few who has allowed herself a political discourse defending LGBT communities.

Another surprise with Best Screenplay Oscar awarded to Kenneth Branagh for Belfast poetic account of his childhood during the Northern Ireland Troubles† An unexpected victory: Shakespeare’s exegete hadn’t had the favor of the English Oscars, the Bafta. Before the first Oscar of his rich career, the Briton recalled that “Belfast was above all a search for hope despite the violence

This fireworks of surprises, bloodshed and the magnificent rendition of the James Bond hit by Billie Eilish who walked away with the deserved Oscar for best song awoke a nearly four-hour gala that combined the spectacular (starting and opening monologue) and predictable first wins.

From the Dolby Theater amphitheater in Los Angeles, tennis players Serena and Venus Williams raised the curtain for this edition by moving it and launching Beyoncé’s rendition of their film’s hit The Williams Method† The singer was far from Hollywood. she interpreted living, from the town of Crompton where the Williams sisters come from. Beyoncé was surrounded by dancers and musicians, all dressed in tennis yellow.

A biting and invigorating opening monologue

The Three Mistresses of Ceremonies Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall performed their renewal and comics mission with a bang. Biting irony on the program: “Dont Look Up, a movie in which Leonardo DiCaprio leaves the planet greener for his much younger girlfriends. The Ricardos aremanages to talk about the mother of the sitcom Lucille Ball without being funny, The Williams Method celebrates women by talking about their father. “It is cheaper to hire three women than one man to present this ceremony” amused Amy Schumer, who lamented the wrinkles created by the two-year pandemic, by explaining that young people’s idol Timothée Chalamet had aged well. The camera looked with pleasure at JK Simmons.

Shortly after her colleague Regina Hall happily took the stage with the “single” actors Bradley Cooper, Timothée Chalamet, whose choice not to wear a tuxedo shirt was noticed, and Simu Liu on the pretense that their Covid tests were tricked into flirting better with them.

Long-awaited and historic Oscars for supporting roles

The first statuette awarded live was crowned the winner. After winning all the forerunner trophies, Ariana DeBose was named Best Supporting Actor for her role in the remake of West Side Story by Steven Spielberg.

“I know why Anita wants to be in America, because in this strange world dreams come true. Thank you Steven Spielberg for this unforgettable summer and thank you Rita Moreno [interprète d’Anita dans le film original] who paved the way for so many Anitas like me. For anyone who doubts their identity, there is a place for you in this world, as the little weird Latino girl that I am proves. The speech of the 31-year-old actress from Puerto Rico was enthusiastically welcomed. And perfectly in the slogan of the evening “Movie Lovers Unite” (the union of film lovers, note from the editors).

Father chicken but drill in code the American remake of The Ram . familythe big favorite Troy Kotsur won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor† The winner, who has been deaf since childhood, was cheered in sign language by the audience as he came to collect his prize on stage. Its presenter is Korean actress Yuh-Jung Youn (minari) also announced his name in sign language.

He becomes the second deaf actor to be recognized by the Academy, three decades after his partner’s triumph in code, Marlee Matlin. The 53-year-old comedian dedicated this historic victory to the hearing and disabled community: “This is our time. Thank you to our director Sian Heder for creating a bridge between hearing and deaf in Hollywood.” In a funny and touching speech in sign language, Troy Kotsur, who has endured years of hardship, even sleeping in his car, promised not to sign “swear words”. He had a thought for his father: “He was an even better signer than I was, but an accident that paralyzed him robbed him of this means of communication.” He said to his family, visibly moved: “Look at me, I did it! I love you thank you.”

Diversity was also central to the emotional words of the makers of the Disney animated film encanto Best animated feature. They paid tribute to the Colombian culture that inspired the story. The victory follows a gripping performance of the story’s signature song.

Another no surprise, the trophy for the best international film went to the Japanese road trip drive my car by the Japanese Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

Moviegoers’ funny choices on Twitter

Shortly before the broadcast, eight technical and minor categories were handed out. Controversial decision but which effectively allows to make the ceremony more fluid. Another slightly mocked innovation, the place given to fans who are invited to vote for their favorite sequences and their favorite movie. Between the acclaimed cult scenes, a tsunami of superhero movies: the long version of Justice League, Spider-Man No Way Home, Avengers Endgame, Matrix and the Aretha Franklin biopic respect† The best film category according to the audience demonstrated the power of traction of social networks and fan communities with an unlikely stage: mimimata starring Johnny Depp who never found a distributor due to allegations of domestic violence against the star, the glittering blockbuster Cinderella and the Netflix zombie movie Army Of The Dead.

A minute of silence for Ukraine

The organizers of the Oscars kept their promise and, reluctant to politicize the ceremony, soberly called for war in Ukraine. No speech by President Volodymyr Zelensky. But a minute of silence and a card on the screen calling for solidarity. By way of introduction, Ukrainian-born actress Mila Kunis alluded to “current events that are tearing the world apart”.


  • Best movie: code
  • Dear Director: Jane Campion, The power of the dog
  • Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, In the eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Best Actor: Will Smith The Williams Method
  • Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur, CODA
  • Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
  • Best International Film: drive my car (Japan)
  • Best Animated Movie: encanto
  • Best Documentary: summer of the soul
  • Best Original Screenplay: Belfast
  • Best Custom Scenario: code
  • Best song : no time to die, by Billie Eilish
  • Best sound: dunes (Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, and Ron Bartlett).
  • Best Editing: dunes (Joe Walker).
  • Best Original Score: dunes (Hans Zimmer).
  • Best decor: dunes.
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyles: In the eyes of Tammy Faye (Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, and Justin Raleigh).
  • Best Animated Short Film: The windshield wiper (Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez).
  • Best short documentary: The Queen of Basketball (Ben Trotsvoet).
  • Best short feature film: The long goodbye (Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed).