The Oscars are back. The 94th Academy Awards will again take place this year with a grand gala at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles (USA). This after the award ceremony had to take place on a mini scale last year due to the corona pandemic.
These are the favorites: With twelve nominations, the film “The Power of the Dog” is this year’s Oscar favorite. The science fiction epic “Dune” received ten nominations. Films like “West Side Story”, “King Richard”, “Belfast” or “Coda” also have several chances of winning.
Switzerland misses Oscar
German-Swiss director Maria Brendle’s Oscar hopes in the short film category have been dashed. The filmmaker from the Constance district, who lives in Switzerland, was nominated for her short film “Ala Kachuu – Take and Run”.
The Oscar in the live-action short film category went to the film “The Long Goodbye” by British director Aneil Karia on Monday night.
Ariana DeBose is Best Supporting Actress
Ariana DeBose (31) has won the Oscar for best supporting actress. The American was honored for her performance in “West Side Story”. In the musical she plays the role of Anita.
Troy Kotsur is Best Supporting Actor
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor goes to Troy Kotsur (53). The American was honored for his performance in “Coda”. Kotsur is deaf and gave his moving acceptance speech in sign language. He especially thanked his dad, from whom he learned sign language and much more.
International Oscar for “Drive my Car”
The Japanese film “Drive My Car” won the foreign Oscar. The drama is directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi (43). It has now won the award for best international feature film.