- 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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