The 94th Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles last Sunday. The award ceremony delivered one of the biggest shockers in the history of Hollywood. From the deaf family drama “CODA” winning best picture honours, to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife to a film from Apple TV+ winning an Oscar for best picture, the Oscars 2022 was packed with loads of action and many firsts. The red carpet also had many defining fashion moments. We at Fashion Times Magazine have compiled all the exciting moments in this article. Read on…
CODA won big
CODA, Apple’s indie movie with a mostly deaf cast took home top honors, underscoring the timeless appeal of a movie that tugs at the heartstrings. The first streaming movie to claim the film industry’s top honor, CODA also won the adapted screenplay prize for its writer-director, Sian Heder, and the supporting actor award for Troy Kotsur. As the cast and crew of CODA gathered onstage to celebrate their own landmark achievement for representation, they gave the Oscars a closing note of progress and positivity.
Will Smith Hits Back
A joke Chris Rock told while presenting at Sunday’s Oscars didn’t sit well with Will Smith – and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star made his feelings known. “Jada, I love ya. GI Jane 2 – can’t wait to see it,” Rock quipped while presenting Best Documentary Feature, directing his comments at Jada Pinkett Smith, who is bald and who has previously spoken publicly about her hair loss condition, alopecia. At first, Will appeared to laugh at the joke at first, Jada rolled her eyes and appeared displeased. Soon after, Will walked up to the stage and took a swing at Rock, then returned to the stage 40 minutes later to collect his trophy for Best Actor.
An apologetic victory speech
Will Smith closing out his acceptance speech after winning Best Actor honors, said “I hope the Academy invites me back.”
Stunning opening by Beyonce
Beyoncé kicked off the 2022 Oscars with a jaw-dropping performance “Be Alive,”. She was clad in a tennis-ball yellow gown and backed by a huge group of musicians wearing the same shade.
Memorable Moment for Billie Eilish and Finneas
Billie Eilish and brother Finneas made sure to give a shout out to a couple of important people after winning the Best Song Oscar for their “No Time To Die” theme. “We want to thank our parents who have always been our biggest inspirations and our heroes,”Finneas said. “We love you as parents-and we love you as real people, too.”
Kenneth Branagh wins an Oscar after long
Branagh won his first Oscar for original screenplay for Belfast, a tale of Protestant and Catholic strife in 1969 Ireland that was inspired by Branagh’s own childhood. After setting a record by becoming the first person to be nominated in seven different Oscar categories during his career, Kenneth Branagh finally captured a statuette.
Tribute to Ukraine
The war in Ukraine loomed over this Oscars ceremony-but in terms of spoken tributes or emphatic political statements, it was mostly quiet on the Eastern front. When it was announced that the Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis was among the show’s presenters, many assumed she would be voicing support on Hollywood’s behalf; instead, she introduced Reba McEntire’s performance of Diane Warren’s “Somehow You Do.”
Riz Ahmed wins Oscar For‘The Long Goodbye’
Riz Ahmed, the MuslimBritish actor and musician, won his first Oscar for AneilKaria’s live-action short film The Long Goodbye, which Ahmed co-wrote and starred in. In his acceptance speech Ahmed, 39, said: “In such divided times, we believe that the role of story is to remind us there is no ‘us’ and ‘them’. There’s just ‘us’.
The Stunning Red Carpet looks
Vanessa Hudgens looked stunning in a sequined black dress accessorized with emerald green jewelry.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curti’swas a vision in this shimmery midnight blue dress.She honored refugees with a ribbon.
Zendaya’s cropped white button-up with a silver train skirt is just the perfect choice for the red carpet.
Saniyya Sidney looked lovely in an eggshell blue floral gown.
Oscar host Amy Schumer’s midnight blue dressredefined elegance.
Jessica Betts and Niecy Nash
Betts’ pastel suit complemented Nash in stunning electric pink
Diane Warren wore a sharp green tuxedo with a blue-ribbon honoring refugees
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross posed in a bold red mermaid gown with a stunning silver necklace.
Kodi Smit-McPhee dons robin egg blue on the red carpet.
Tati Gabrielle was draped in a creamy off-shoulder gown with fringed sleeves.
Zuri Hall walked the carpet in blush pink asymmetrical gown with a rosy train.
Eva Von Bahr
Eva Von Bahr’s gown was rendered as a work of art while she carried a white clutch modeled after a marble bust.
DJ D-Nice’s dotted tux was highlighted by shimmering lapels.
Wesley Snipe’s wine-colored ensemblelooked super cool
Yuh-Jung Youn pinned a blue ribbon onto her buttoned black dress in honor of refugees.
The actress dazzled in a golden foily fringed gown
Judi Dench appeared in an ethereal white on the red carpet.
Maya Rudolph looked ravishing in a brilliant sunset dress with a feathery hem and dramatic sleeves.
Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog
Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Will Smith in King Richard
Best supporting actress
Ariana DeBose in West Side Story
Best supporting actor
Troy Kotsur in CODA
Best animated feature film
Best documentary feature
Summer of Soul
Best international feature film
Drive My Car from Japan
Best original song
No Time To Die by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
Best original music score
Best original screenplay
Best adapted screenplay
Best short documentary
The Queen of Basketball
Best animated short film
The Windshield Wiper
Best live action short film
The Long Goodbye
Best costume design
Best makeup and hairstyling
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Army of the Dead
Most cheerworthy moment
The Flash enters the speed force in Zack Synder’s Justice League
Best film editing
Best production design
Best visual effects