The 94th Academy Award show was just concluded and as usual, it was packed with entertainment, celebrities, fashion and of course drama. Here are the highlights of the night.
The show was hosted by three of Hollywood’s biggest actresses namely Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes who gave the audience nothing short of a good time.
Beyonce curtain raised the show with an outdoor, sultry performance of ‘Be Alive’, a song featured on the King James film that was nominated for an award. The queen gave the audience nothing short of a beautiful performance.
Her daughter Blu Ivy Carter stole the show as she danced her way into the performance. We have no doubt that Bey is grooming her to take over the throne. The remarkable sight marked Beyonce’s first award show performance in five years.
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock who made a joke about his wife, Jayda Smith’s shaved hair. Jada did not take it lightly and Will, who was laughing at the time seemed to have a change of heart as he slapped Chris and urged him not to talk about his wife.
The incident left everyone at the show surprised and our African beau Lupita Nyong’o has turned into a sensational meme depicting what we all felt.
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs later on took the stage to spread some love urging Chris and Will to settle the dispute like family later on at Jay-Z’s after party.
Will won his very first Oscar Award and his acceptance speech was a teary one as the actor apologized for his actions and blamed it on love.
Below is the full list of winners and their categories:
BEST PICTURE- CODA
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE- Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE- Will Smith – King Richard
DIRECTING- The Power of the Dog – Jane Campion
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)- No Time to Die, from No Time to Die – Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)- Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)- Belfast – Kenneth Branagh
COSTUME DESIGN- Cruella – Jenny Beavan
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM- Drive My Car
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR- Troy Kotsur – CODA
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM- Encanto
VISUAL EFFECTS- Dune – Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer
CINEMATOGRAPHY- Dune – Greig Fraser
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE- Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
BEST SOUND- Dune – Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
DOCUMENTARY BEST SUBJECT- The Queen of Basketball – Ben Proudfoot
ANIMATED SHORT FILM- The Windshield Wiper – Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM- The Long Goodbye – Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)- Dune – Hans Zimmer
FILM EDITING- Dune – Joe Walker
PRODUCTION DESIGN- Dune – Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos
MAKE UP AND HAIRSTYLING- The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh
IN PICTURES – THE PARTY AFTER THE OSCAR’S