Presenting The 94th Academy Awards Winners

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The 94th Academy Awards just finished their 2022 ceremony and the awards were doled out for the best films and those who helped make them according to the voting committee. While I didn’t manage to watch the ceremony based on my work schedule I’ve quickly culled together the winners. I’ve also left the other nominees so you could compare your personal favorites and perhaps even prepare a nasty letter should you feel something you were sure would win did not. Now without any further-adieu, here are your Winners of the 94th Academy Awards – May I have the envelope please…

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role:
Javier Bardem in “Being the Ricardos”
Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Power of the Dog”
Andrew Garfield in “tick, tick…BOOM!”
WINNER – Will Smith in “King Richard”
Denzel Washington in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role:
Ciarán Hinds in “Belfast”
WINNER – Troy Kotsur in “CODA”
Jesse Plemons in “The Power of the Dog”
J.K. Simmons in “Being the Ricardos”
Kodi Smit-McPhee in “The Power of the Dog”

Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role:
WINNER – Jessica Chastain in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Olivia Colman in “The Lost Daughter”
Penélope Cruz in “Parallel Mothers”
Nicole Kidman in “Being the Ricardos”
Kristen Stewart in “Spencer”

Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role:
Jessie Buckley in “The Lost Daughter”
WINNER – Ariana DeBose in “West Side Story”
Judi Dench in “Belfast”
Kirsten Dunst in “The Power of the Dog”
Aunjanue Ellis in “King Richard”

Best Animated Feature Film Of The Year:
WINNER – “Encanto” Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer
“Flee” Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie
“Luca” Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren
“The Mitchells vs. the Machines” Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht
“Raya and the Last Dragon” Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho

Achievement In Cinematography:
WINNER – “Dune” Greig Fraser
“Nightmare Alley” Dan Laustsen
“The Power of the Dog” Ari Wegner
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” Bruno Delbonnel
“West Side Story” Janusz Kaminski

Achievement In Costume Design:
WINNER – “Cruella” Jenny Beavan
“Cyrano” Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran
“Dune” Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan
“Nightmare Alley” Luis Sequeira
“West Side Story” Paul Tazewell

Achievement In Directing:
“Belfast” Kenneth Branagh
“Drive My Car” Ryusuke Hamaguchi
“Licorice Pizza” Paul Thomas Anderson
WINNER – “The Power of the Dog” Jane Campion
“West Side Story” Steven Spielberg

Best Documentary Feature:
“Ascension” Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell
“Attica” Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry
“Flee” Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La G Gournerie
WINNER – “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein
“Writing with Fire” Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh

Best Documentary Short Subject:
“Audible” Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean
“Lead Me Home” Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk
WINNER – “The Queen of Basketball” Ben Proudfoot
“Three Songs for Benazir” Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei
“When We Were Bullies” Jay Rosenblatt

Achievement In Film Editing:
“Don’t Look Up” Hank Corwin
WINNER – “Dune” Joe Walker
“King Richard” Pamela Martin
“The Power of the Dog” Peter Sciberras
“tick, tick…BOOM!” Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum

Best International Feature Film Of The Year:
WINNER – “Drive My Car” Japan
“Flee” Denmark
“The Hand of God” Italy
“Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” Bhutan
“The Worst Person in the World” Norway

Achievement In Makeup And Hairstyling:
“Coming 2 America” Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer
“Cruella” Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon
“Dune” Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
WINNER – “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh
“House of Gucci” Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras

Achievement In Music Written For Motion Pictures (Original Score):
“Don’t Look Up” Nicholas Britell
WINNER – “Dune” Hans Zimmer
“Encanto” Germaine Franco
“Parallel Mothers” Alberto Iglesias
“The Power of the Dog” Jonny Greenwood

Achievement In Music Written For Motion Pictures (Original Song):
“Be Alive” from “King Richard” – Music and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
“Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto” – Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Down To Joy” from “Belfast” – Music and Lyric by Van Morrison
WINNER – “No Time To Die” from “No Time to Die” – Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
“Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days” – Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

Best Motion Picture Of The Year:
“Belfast” Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas, Producers
WINNER – “CODA” Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers
“Don’t Look Up” Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers
“Drive My Car” Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer
“Dune” Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers
“King Richard” Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers
“Licorice Pizza” Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers
“Nightmare Alley” Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers
“The Power of the Dog” Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers
“West Side Story” Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

Achievement In Production Design:
WINNER – “Dune” Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos
“Nightmare Alley” Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau
“The Power of the Dog” Production Design: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” Production Design: Stefan Dechant; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
“West Side Story” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo

Best Animated Short Film:
“Affairs of the Art” Joanna Quinn and Les Mills
“Bestia” Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz
“Boxballet” Anton Dyakov
“Robin Robin” Dan Ojari and Mikey Please
WINNER – “The Windshield Wiper” Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez

Best Live Action Short Film:
“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run” Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger
“The Dress” Tadeusz ?ysiak and Maciej ?lesicki
WINNER – “The Long Goodbye” Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed
“On My Mind” Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson
“Please Hold” K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse

Achievement In Sound:
“Belfast” Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri
WINNER – “Dune” Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
“No Time to Die” Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor
“The Power of the Dog” Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb
“West Side Story” Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy

Achievement In Visual Effects:
WINNER – “Dune” Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer
“Free Guy” Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and Dan Sudick
“No Time to Die” Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick

Adapted Screenplay:
WINNER – “CODA” Screenplay by Siân Heder
“Drive My Car” Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
“Dune” Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth
“The Lost Daughter” Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal
“The Power of the Dog” Written by Jane Campion

Original Screenplay:
WINNER – “Belfast” Written by Kenneth Branagh
“Don’t Look Up” Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota
“King Richard” Written by Zach Baylin
“Licorice Pizza” Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Worst Person in the World” Written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

Finalists For “Oscars Cheer Moment”
1st place: The Flash Enters the Speed Force – Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
2nd place: Three Spider-Men Team Up – Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
3rd place: Avengers Assemble to Fight Thanos – Avengers: Endgame (2019)
4th place: Effie White Singing “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” – Dreamgirls (2006)
5th place: Neo’s Bullet Dodging Backbend – The Matrix (1999)

In Memoriam: Sidney Poitier, Olympia Dukakis, William Hurt, Stephen Sondheim, Halyna Hutchins, Ned Beatty, Peter Bogdanovich, Clarence Williams III, Chris Huvane, Michael K. Williams, Jerome Hellman, Jean-Paul Belmondo, David H. DePatie, Martha De Laurentiis, Irwin W. Young, Sally Kellerman, Richard Donner, Ivan Reitman, Emi Wada, Yvette Mimieux, Sonny Chiba, Lina Wertmüller, Douglas Trumbull, Brian Goldner, Robert Blalack, Felipe Cazals, Saginaw Grant, Jon Gregory, Dorothy Steel, Dean Stockwell, Melvin Van Peebles, Alan Ladd Jr., David Brenner, Don Phillips, Bill Taylor, Norman Lloyd, Ruthie Tompson, Brad Allan, Mikis Theodorakis, Max Julien, Lewis Erskine, Tony Walton, Steve Schapiro, Mace Neufeld, Carmen Salinas, Paul Mooney, Betty White, Marilyn Bergman, Leslie Bricusse, Marcia Nasatir, Buddy Van Horn, Diane Weyermann, Jane Powell, Jean-Marc Vallée, Charles Grodin

ABOUT THE ACADEMY: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: So I have to admit that I didn’t watch The Oscars as they were happening live and only began scanning for the winners once about 2/3’s of the ceremony had run its course. Not that you need this information but Sunday nights are early escape from work and there is a LOT to do once I get home. That meant that I was playing catch-up on “The Slap” and since we aren’t a gossip column here I can only say that I thought it was pretty crappy to have been done. I was mostly happy with the winners and think I will do something for “Dune” over on PiercingMetal.com since it won so many awards. That can’t hurt for some additional traffic either which I am always game for. I do admit some surprise about this whole “Oscar Cheer Moment” and seeing the Zack Snyder Justice League come out on top of the spectacular “Spider-Man: No Way Home” moment and the “Avengers: Endgame” moment. So many people watched that version of the film at home so how can you gauge it being the most cheered moment. I saw the film and that scene didn’t find me jumping around the apartment while the other two I mentioned nearly cost me an expensive bag of popcorn. What do you in the readership think about this year’s Oscars? Did you watch? Chime in down below in the comments section and I shall return soon with more stuff to entertain you. Please stay safe out there because while masks are around us less and less, this virus is still very much a thing. I’m out.

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