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  • by Jeff Beck

The Winners of the 94th Annual Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just finished handing out their awards, with the somewhat shocking result of "CODA" taking the top prize of Best Picture, along with Best Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Sian Heder).

The win is rather shocking as it breaks all kinds of long-standing stats for the Best Picture award, technically making it the biggest upset in the category in the last several decades. That said, it's a great pick for the top honor and a very deserved win.

Other than that, all of the other awards went exactly where they were expected to this evening, making for a pretty dull ceremony that ended up going about 40 minutes past the three-hour mark. This marked a rather large failure for the Academy who had tried to trim the ceremony down to three hours by handing out eight of the awards in a pre-show and showing highlights of the acceptance speeches. Hopefully they learn from their multiple mistakes (including the hosts) and come up with something better next year. That said, at least we ended up with one of the best batch of winners we've had in a while.

Please see below for a complete list of tonight's Oscar honorees:

Best Picture: CODA

Best Director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Best Actor: Will Smith, King Richard

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur, CODA

Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Best Adapted Screenplay: Sian Heder, CODA

Best Film Editing: Dune

Best Cinematography: Dune

Best Production Design: Dune

Best Costume Design: Cruella

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Best Original Score: Dune

Best Original Song: "No Time to Die," No Time to Die

Best Sound: Dune

Best Visual Effects: Dune

Best Animated Feature: Encanto

Best Documentary Feature: Summer of Soul

Best International Film: Drive My Car

Best Live Action Short: The Long Goodbye

Best Animated Short: The Windshield Wiper

Best Documentary Short: The Queen of Basketball

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