Thrilling predictions stand out “CODA” stands out at the 94th Academy Awards

The Oscars, which returned to Hollywood for their 94th edition, highlighted the optimistic comedy-drama CODA with three statuettes. This low-budget film about the complicated lives of a deaf family and their hearing daughter received the top prize for best film on Sunday night, beating the odds and making many competing heavyweights bite the dust.

The victory in this film adapted from the French success The Aries family allows Apple TV + to become the first streaming platform to win Oscars in the flagship category for best feature film. Director Sian Heder won the Oscar for best adapted script.

The power of the dog, a dark and psychological western that has long been a favorite, does not go empty-handed from there. New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion received an Oscar for Best Director and became the third woman to be honored with this prestigious award, just one year after Chloé Zhao. The pioneer in this category was Kathryn Bigelow, for Minesweepersin 2010.

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Oscar winner Will Smith apologizes for his slap

American Jessica Chastain won an Oscar for Best Actress In Tammy Faye’s eyes and his role as a TV player with a big heart and a scandalous makeup.

Will Smith, best actor for his role in Williams method where he plays coach father of tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams. “I want to apologize to the Academy” of the Oscars, launched into tears the actor, who a little earlier caused a moment of astonishment in the room after going on stage, seemingly furious, to give the comedian Chris Rock, who had just made a joke about the shaved head of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia, a significant hair loss.

Diversity rewarded

Often criticized for their lack of representativeness of society, the Oscars this year awarded Ariana DeBose, an actress who defines herself as “Afro-Latina” and queer, received the statuette for her role as Anita in the remake of West Side Story by Steven Spielberg.

Troy Kotsur, a deaf actor from birth, won the Oscar for best supporting actor CODAadaptation of the French hit The Aries family where he plays a grumpy but loving family man. The actor dedicated his victory to “deaf and disabled communities.”

The gala evening was opened by sisters Serena and Venus Williams and a spectacular performance by Beyoncé, live from a tennis court in Los Angeles.

Solidarity with Ukraine

Among the stars returning to the Hollywood red carpet after a two-year pandemic, some had added a blue ribbon with the inscription #WithRefugees (“with refugees”) to the string tuxedo or evening dresses to express their solidarity with the refugees. civilians displaced by conflict.

During the ceremony, the organizers took advantage of an advertising break to display a message calling for “a minute of silence to show our support for the Ukrainian people who are currently under invasion”.

Switzerland is empty-handed

Disney, the world’s largest entertainment company, on Sunday added another Oscar to its collection with the victory ofEncanto, the amazing madrigal familya celebration of Colombia, its culture and traditions, which won best animated film.

The grandiose space opera Dunes has excelled in several technical categories (sound, special effects, photography, etc.).

Switzerland, on the other hand, draws a blank: the film Ala Kachuu by the German-Swiss director Maria Brendle, nominated for an Oscar in the short film category, did not win an award. The statuette returned to The long goodbye by British director Aneil Karia.

The winners of the 93rd Academy Awards

Best movie: CODASian Heder

Best Instructor: Jane Campion, The power of the dog

Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain, In Tammy Faye’s eyes

Best Actor: Will Smith Oscar, Williams method

Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose Oscar, West Side Story

Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur, CODA

Best International Film: Drive my car, Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Best Animated Movies: EncantoDisney

Best Documentary: the summer of the soulAhmir “Questlov” Thompson

Best Original Manuscript: BelfastKenneth Branagh

Best Custom Manuscript: CODASian Heder

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