HOLLYWOOD (USA) (AFP) – The deaf family drama “CODA” won the Best Picture award at the Oscars on Sunday, its first victory for a streamer, at an event featuring best actor-winner Will Smith striking comedian Chris Rock. Stage to make fun of his wife.
To restore its relevance, the Academy Awards gala was packed with big musical performances and three wise-cracking female hosts – but will enter the history books for the Smith-Rock controversy, which changed the mood the night before the final awards. Announcement
“CODA”, starring deaf actors in the lead role in a good looking indie drama that until recently was considered a longshot for Hollywood’s biggest award, has taken a significant late to win.
The film won a historic award for the relatively newcomer Apple TV + in a streaming market dominated by rivals such as Netflix.
“Thanks to the academy for making history to our ‘CODA’ tonight,” said producer Philip Rousselet.
With its title from the short form of Deaf Adult Child, the movie also won Best Adaptive Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur, who played the father of a teenage girl who can listen and pursue a career in music.
Kotsur dedicated his gold statue to the deaf and disabled community.
“This is our moment,” he said.
Jessica Chastain won Best Actress for “The Ice of Tammy Faye”, where she played a real-life televangelist who became an unlikely champion for the LGBTQ community.
“We have faced discriminatory and bigotry laws that are shaking our country … At such times, I think of Tammy and I am inspired by the radical act of her love,” he said.
But the biggest night in Tinseltown was affected by a tragic moment where Smith – who won Best Actor for his work in “King Richard” – slapped rock on stage, shouted obscene words before returning to his seat with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. .
“Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth,” Smith shouted, forcing producers to blip a few seconds of audio from a television broadcast in the United States.
Rock, presenting the Best Documentary Award, compared Zadar’s tight hair to Demi Moore’s appearance in “GI Jane”. Jada suffers from alopecia, a condition that causes hair to fall out.
The moment stunned viewers question whether it was script or real.
But when he returned to the stage to receive his award, a tearful Smith lamented in Hollywood that “people disrespect you” and apologized to the academy “and all my fellow nominees”.
Smith, who played the father of tennis greats Serena and Venus Williams in “King Richard”, added: “Art mimics life. I look like a crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams.”
Los Angeles police said they were aware of the incident but did not file a Rock Police report. The academy tweeted that it “does not condone any kind of violence.”
Until recently, it was revealed that the dark, psychedelic western “The Power of the Dog” was set to capture Netflix’s much-anticipated first-of-its-kind image.
As it turned out, the film won the only Best Director for Jane Campion.
Just one year after Chloe Zhao II (“Nomadland”), she became the third woman to do so in Oscar history. Katherine Bigelow was the first for “The Heart Locker”.
Kenneth Branagh won Best Original Screenplay for his childhood-inspired “Belfast” – another supposedly best picture pioneer.
Ariana Debos won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Anita in “West Side Story” and was voted Disney’s “Encanto” Best Animated Feature.
Debos, who first made her name on Broadway, celebrated her historic victory for “a strange woman of open color, an Afro-Latina.”
Yvette Merino, producer of the Colombia-set “Encanto”, says she is “proud to be part of a film that puts a beautiful, varied character in front and center.”
“Summer of Soul” won Best Documentary for musician Questlov’s first film about the huge “Black Woodstock” festival held in Harlem in 1969.
Japan’s “Drive My Car”, a Japanese arthouse film based on a short story of the same name by Haruki Murakami, has been voted the best international film.
Pop megastar Beyonc শুরু began television broadcasts with her favorite tune from “King Richard”, from Compton Court where Serena and Venus trained as girls.
However, the Best Original Song award went to Billy Ilish for his James Bond theme song “No Time to Die”.
In another musical highlight, the viral sensation “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” performed live, Megan Thi Stallion added an Oscar-themed verse to the hit song “Encanto”.
Hosts Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall began acting inside the Dolby Theater – where the Oscars returned a year later due to the epidemic – with an opening skit that made fun of everything from Hollywood sex to Florida’s “Don’t Say”. Gay “Bill.
“This year, the academy has hired three women to host because it’s cheaper than hiring a man,” Schumer said.
The sci-fi epic “Dune” ended the night with the most wins, earning in six craft and technical categories – best sound, score, editing, production design, visual effects and cinematography.
Annual “Memorable” pays tribute to cinematographer Halina Hutchins, who was shot dead by Alec Baldwin in a tragic accident on the set of the Western “Rust” last year.
The recently deceased Hollywood greats have also been honored in the segment Sydney Poitier – the first black person to win Best Actor.
The gala was a moment of silence for Ukraine, when presenter Mila Kunis – who was born in the country – said it was “impossible not to be removed” by the resilience of those facing “such devastation”.
Several participants wore blue ribbons with #WithRefugees written on them.