The Oscars

Colin Reis, Staff Writer

The Oscars this year was quite unlike any other. I myself enjoyed it and was honestly surprised how well it went. There were a lot of fantastic movies this year that received Oscar nominations, with all of them being incredible and noticed for their achievements. At this particular Oscars, a lot of historical things happened: Troy Kotsur being the first deaf man to win an Oscar, Ariana Debose being the first openly queer woman and second-ever Latina to win an Oscar, a woman winning best director for the second year in a row, and many more. But of all the monumental things that happened at the Oscars, it will be remembered by most from one event in particular: the slap. Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, totally unscripted, was one of the most awkward and absurd moments in my memory of any Oscar. But, besides that little hiccup, the Oscars was very enjoyable to watch. It had many tributes to anniversaries of films, such as the James Bond saga and the Godfather trilogy.

Here are the 2022 Oscar Nominees and Oscar Winners:

Best Picture:

  • Coda → Winner
  • Nightmare Alley
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Dune
  • Drive My Car
  • Belfast
  • Licorice Pizza
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story (2021)
  • King Richard

Best Actor:

  • Will Smith → Winner
  • Andrew Garfield 
  • Benedict Cumberbatch 
  • Javier Bardem
  • Denzel Washington 

Best Actresses: 

  • Jessica Chastain → Winner
  • Olivia Colman
  • Kristen Stewart
  • Nicole Kidman 
  • Penelope Cruz

Best Original Song:

  • No Time To Die (Billie Eilish and FINNEAS) → Winner
  • Dos Oruguitas Lin (Manuel Miranda)
  • Somehow You Do (Diane Warren)
  • Be Alive (Beyonce, DIXSON)
  • Down to Joy (Van Morrison)

Best Animated Feature:

  • Encanto → Winner
  • Luca
  • Flee
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines
  • Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Director:

  • Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog) →  Winner
  • Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
  • Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
  • Steven Spielberg (West Side Story (2021))
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)

International Feature Film:

  • Drive My Car → Winner
  • Flee
  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
  • The Hand of God
  • The Worst Person in the World

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Ariana DeBose (West Side Story(2021)) → Winner
  • Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
  • Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)
  • Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)
  • Judi Dench (Belfast)

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Troy Kotsur (CODA) →  Winner
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee (Power of the Dog)
  • J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos)
  • Ciaran Hinds (Belfast)
  • Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)

Best Documentary Feature:

  • Summer of the Soul → Winner
  • Ascension
  • Writing the Fire
  • Flee
  • Attica

Live-Action Short-Film:

  • The Long Goodbye → The Dress 
  • Ala Kachuu – Take and Run
  • Please Hold
  • On My Mind
  • The Dress

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • CODA → Winner
  • The Lost Daughter
  • Dune
  • Drive My Car
  • The Power of the Dog

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: 

  • Eyes of Tammy Faye → Winner
  • Dune
  • House of Gucci
  • Cruella 
  • Coming 2 America

Best Visual Effects:

  • Dune → Winner
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Free Guy
  • No Time to Die
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Best Original Score:

  • Dune → Winner
  • Encanto
  • Don’t Look Up
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Madres paralelas 

Best Animated Short Film:

  • The Windshield Wiper → Winner
  • Robin Robin
  • Affairs Of The Art
  • Box Ballet 
  • Beast

Best Short Documentary:

  • The Queen of Basketball → Winner
  • When We Were Bullies
  • Audible
  • Lead Me Home
  • Three Songs for Benazir

Best Cinematography:

  • Dune → Winner
  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Power of the Dog
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • West Side Story (2021)

Best Costume Design:

  • Cruella → Winner
  • Nightmare Alley
  • Dune
  • Cyrano
  • West Side Story (2021)

Best Film Editing:

  • Dune → Winner
  • Don’t Look Up
  • tick, tick…BOOM!
  • The Power of the Dog
  • King Richard