28 Mar – It was a big night for "CODA", bagging three accolades at the 94th Academy Awards including Best Picture.
However, the big winner of the night was actually Denis Villeneuve's "Dune", which brought home multiple accolades in the technical categories, from Best Sound, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score for Hans Zimmer. It also won Best Editing, Best Score, and Best Production Design.
On the other hand, Jane Campion surprised no one when she won Best Director for "The Power of the Dog", having won similar accolades multiples times during the awards season.
The awards also came with several surprises, from "No Time to Die" besting favourite, Encanto's "Dos Oruguitas" to win Best Original Song, to Will Smith punching presenter Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith's alopecia.
The winners are as follows:
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 Animated Feature: Encanto
Best International Feature Film: Drive My Car
Best Adapted Screenplay: CODA, Sian Heder
Best Original Screenplay: Belfast, Kenneth Branagh
Best Original Song: "No Time to Die", No Time to Die
Best Original Score: Hans Zimmer, Dune
Best Cinematography: Dune
Best Costume Design: Cruella
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Best Sound: Dune
Best Visual Effects: Dune
Best Film Editing: Dune
Best Production Design: Dune
Best Documentary (Short Subject): The Queen of Basketball
Best Short (Animated): The Windshield Wiper
Best Short Film (Live Action): The Long Goodbye