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Oscar 2022 – From Will Smith’s Slap to Winning Best Actor Award

The 94th Academy Awards held in the Dolby Theater of Los Angeles saw some crazy events which went viral all over the Internet. Chris Rock, who had just entered the stage, made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife. Will then got up from his seat and walked over to the stage, slapping Chris hard in the face. Will warned Rock not to say “my wife’s name” out loud. Chris Rock is a stand-up comedian from the United States. This slap is quite unusual but whether it’s scripted or real is not known. However, Smith apologized for his actions.

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Apart from the slap controversy, a two-minute prayer was held in solidarity of Ukraine at this occasion. A plea was also issued for anyone who is able to come forward as well as defend/ support Ukraine in the war against Russia’s invasion.

The Oscar hosts return after three Years 

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The Oscars have been hosted without a presenter for the past three years. This year,  the host made a triumphant return making history of three women hosting Oscars for the first time. This event was held by a group of three individuals :

  • Wanda Sykes, a primetime Emmy Award-winning writer 
  • Comedian, stand-up comedian Amy Schumer
  • Actress Regina Hall. 

Oscar 2022 Award List 

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  • Best Actor : Will Smith – King Richard
  • Best Actress – Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Best Movie – CODA
  • Best Director -– Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
  • Best supporting actor – Troy Kotsur – CODA
  • Best supporting actress – Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
  • Best cinematography- Greig Fraser – Dune
  • Fans Choice Award- Huma Qureshi’s ‘Army of the Dead’
  • Best Original Screenplay – Kenneth Branagh- Belfast.
  • Best Costume Design – Jenny Beavan- Cruella

India’s “Writing with Fire” Missed Best Documentary Feature Award 

The Oscar for Best Documentary Feature went to The Summer of Soul. In this category, India’s official entry, Writing with Fire, was nominated. The documentary , however, was unsuccessful in obtaining the award. Rintu Thomas and Sushmita Ghosh directed and produced this documentary.

Dune’s Oscar Tally continues 

Dune has won six Academy Awards till now Greg Faiser took home awards for :

  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Sound,
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Cinematographer.

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