WTF Just Happened at the Oscars?! Here’s the Breakdown
Updated: Jul 9
From the cast of Encanto performing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock in the face, here’s a recap of the Academy Awards 2022.
Dune Takes Home Six Awards
Dune dominates the Oscars by receiving six Academy Awards for the following categories:
Best Original Score - Hans Zimmer
Best Visual Effects - Paul Lambert, Gerd Nefzer, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor
Best Cinematography - Graig Fraser
Best Film Editing - Joe Walker
Best Production Design - Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsi Sipos
Best Sound - Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Dough Hemphill, Ron Bartlett, Mac Ruth
Although the film did have A-list actors and actresses in the movie including Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skargård, and Rebecca Ferguson, the film was not nominated for any acting roles.
The film fell short of four awards from the 10 nominations that were accounted for. Overall, the film did incredibly well Sunday night and continues to receive praise.
Ariana DeBose Becomes the First Afro-Latina and Queer Woman to Receive Best Supporting Actress Award
Ariana DeBose becomes the first Afro-Latina and Queer woman to receive an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. DeBose states in her speech, “Anita says ‘I want to be in America, because even in this weary world that we live in, dreams do come true.” DeBose thanks everyone who helped her receive the award and helped her accomplish her dreams and be allowed to continue the legacy left behind by previous winners. Rita Moreno, who plays Anitta in the 1961 film `West Side Story, and also received the award for Best Supporting Actress, cheers DeBose on for her achievement. “Your Anita paved the way for tons of Anitas like me,” says DeBose. The actress inspires viewers who are currently struggling with their identity by letting them know that there is indeed a place for them.
Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock in the Face!
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face! Many can say this is the only part of the Oscars that they remember from the night. After Chris Rock made an insensitive joke, comparing Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, to G.I. Jane, Smith proceeds to get up from his chair, walk to the stage, and SLAP Chris Rock. I mean, wow! That was unprecedented. Jada recently revealed to her followers that she has suffered from alopecia for the past year, and as result, had to shave her head. Smith later proceeds to tell Rock to “Keep my wife’s name out of your f*cking mouth!” Before repeating it louder a second time. Rock and Smith had tensions with each other before the incident, revealing that it may have not been a publicity stunt.