Oscars 2022: 'CODA' wins best picture, Will Smith hits Chris Rock, here's everything you missed

Troy Kotsur, winner of the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for 'CODA
Troy Kotsur, winner of the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for 'CODA   -  Copyright  Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
By Emma Jones in Los Angeles and Julie Gaubert in Lyon

Here's a round up of the crazy OSCARS 2022. Our live blog from last night has all the juice you need so take the plunge and find out what you slept through.

The 94th Academy Awards are over.

And what an extraordinary night it was. Here's what you missed:

CODA wins Best Picture

Jessica Chastain wins Best Actress for 'The Eye of Timmy Faye'

After slapping Chris Rock on stage (no, really), Will Smith receives Best actor award for 'King Richard'

Jane Campion is the winner of the Best Director award for 'The Power of the Dog'

Kenneth Branagh wins Best Original Screenplay for 'Belfast'

'Drive My Car' wins Best Foreign Film, directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

Troy Kotsur wins the award for Best Performance by an actor in a supporting role for "CODA" - the movie also received Best Adapted Scenario

Disney's Encanto wins Best animated film award

The Oscar for Best-supporting Actress goes to Ariana DeBose for 'West Side Story.'

'Dune' wins six Oscars: for production design, editing, cinematography, sound and for Hans Zimmer's score.

Below is our LIVE BLOG that was running throughout the night featuring all the craziness as it happened:


Well, that's a wrap on the Oscars 2022 ( writes Emma in LA) 

There was a lot that worked at this year's show, I thought. Firstly, there was genuine excitement on the red carpet, at humans mingling with each other again. I thought the all-female presenting trio had some genuinely funny moments, and I liked the cafe-style setting, with A listers and nominees sitting round near the stage. A lot of the tone was right I thought and CODA's victories were heartwarming.

The ceremony was still three and a half hours long , but everyone will be searching online tomorrow for the three minutes of footage between Will Smith and Chris Rock.

Thanks for reading! And if you've been staying up to watch, sleep well!


And here is the prize list of this 94th Oscars ceremony:

  • Best Film: "CODA

  • Best Director: Jane Campion, "The Power of the Dog

  • Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, "In the Eyes of Tammy Faye

  • Best Actor: Will Smith, "The Williams Method

  • Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur, "CODA

  • Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose, "West Side Story

  • Best International Film: "Drive my car" (Japan)

  • Best Animated Film: "Encanto

  • Best Documentary: "Summer of Soul

  • Best Original Screenplay: "Belfast

  • Best Adapted Screenplay: "CODA

  • Best Song: No Time To Die, by Billie Eilish

  • Best Sound: Dune (Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett).

  • Best Editing: Dune (Joe Walker).

  • Best Original Score: Dune (Hans Zimmer).

  • Best Set Design: Dune.

  • Best Hair and Makeup: In the Eyes of Tammy Faye (Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh).

  • Best Animated Short Film: The Windshield Wiper (Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez).

  • Best Documentary Short: The Queen of Basketball (Ben Proudfoot).

  • Best Fiction Short Film: The Long Goodbye (Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed).

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The ceremony ends with our three hosts Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall in their pyjamas, wishing us all a good night 🌙.

It is 05.45 here in France, time to take a rest - for now.

- Julie, from Euronews' headquarters in Lyon, France.

And by the way ( adds Emma in LA)  .. if you haven't already, you may want to check out the movie it was adapted from ...the 2014 French film La Famille Bélier!


'CODA' wins Best Picture - and everyone in the audience is signing applause ( writes Emma in LA) 

The film won in every category it was nominated in - and it marks the first streamer to ever win Best Picture, though it's  not Netflix, it's Apple TV+. It should be said though that the film was an independent one, which first debuted at Sundance 2021, and then bought by Apple.

For those who haven't seen it, it's a lovely coming of age story about the only hearing member of a deaf family, and although it's not the most cinematic of choices ( if you wanted cinematic, it would have been The Power of the Dog or Dune) it really just resonates right now. It's been, and continues to be, a tough two years, and this offers, as the producer said on stage, a film about love and family.


'CODA' wins Best picture, directed by Sian Heder. Well done!


Jessica Chastain wins Best Actress for 'The Eyes of  Tammy Faye'.
And what a speech!

In accepting the trophy from Anthony Hopkins, she noted violence against minorities and that suicide was a leading cause of death for the LGBTQ community, saying she was inspired by Bakker’s compassion, AP wrote.

“I’m inspired by her [Tammy Faye's] radical acts of love,” Chastain said. “I’m inspired by her compassion and I see it as a guiding principle that leads us forward.”


It should have been a straightforward coronation for Will Smith and King Richard at this year's Oscars - but  accepting his Best Actor award, Smith said that he'd been warned that "at your highest moment, the Devil will come for you" - a reference to what passed between him and Chris Rock at this year's Oscar ceremony.

Smith wept as he apologised to the Academy and his fellow nominees and said he hoped "they'd have me back" as he spoke about how both he and Richard Williams were people who wanted "to protect his family." He added, "love will make you do crazy things."

Presenter Amy Schumer - last seen dangling from the roof in a Spiderman costume - raised some laughs immediately afterwards when she said "I've been getting out of that costume. Did I miss anything? There's a different atmosphere in here."

Sir Anthony Hopkins came on afterwards. The veteran Welsh actor wished everyone "peace and love and quiet" while Will Smith smiled.

Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for "King Richard." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)


Will Smith wins Best Actor for 'King Richard'. What a night!


Let's go back to 'Summer of Soul' winning Best Documentary ( writes Emma Jones in LA) 

This is a fabulous music documentary made by producer Questlove, and it's about a concert that took place at the Harlem Cultural Festival  in 1969 featuring extraordinary black artists. The footage remained undiscovered for 50 years.. but eventually would become a n Oscar-winning documentary.

Joseph Patel, from left, Questlove, David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, winners of the award for best documentary feature for "Summer Of Soul: (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)," (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP).

Check out our predictions video below:

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Video editor • Hannah Brown

Additional sources • AP & AFP

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