Updated on 03/28/2022 at 02:35 am
- German-born Hans Zimmer won an Oscar for the film music for “Dune”.
- At the Oscars, some stars wear blue ribbons to show their solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
- After the small event last year, the industry is celebrating this year with a big gala.
German-born composer Hans Zimmer has won an Oscar. The 64-year-old will be awarded for the film music for the science fiction epic “Dune”, as the Academy announced on Monday night on Twitter. For Zimmer, who has lived in the USA for a long time, it is already the second Oscar. In the 1990s he had already received an award for the music to the Disney cartoon “The Lion King”.
Right from the start, “Dune” won several Oscars in minor categories, including Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Production Design.
Officially, the award ceremony should begin around 2:00 a.m. German time. In advance, the first guests arrived on the red carpet in Los Angeles. Among them were actor Will Smith, tennis icons Serena and Venus Williams and filmmaker Maggie Gyllenhaal. Actor Timothée Chalamet came with a jacket but no shirt.
Many stars show solidarity with the people in the Ukraine war
Some wore blue ribbons reading “WithRefugees” to show solidarity with the people fighting the Ukraine war. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis also wore such a ban, who said in an interview with ProSieben’s Steven Gätjen: “If there is a person here who does not support Ukraine, send them here … tell them to come to me.”
Actor Sean Penn (61) had already called for a boycott of the gala if it were to take place without Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In a CNN interview on Saturday, the actor-director said that if Zelenskyy appeared on the show in front of an audience of millions, it would have been a great opportunity to speak.
Sean Penn ‘melts down’ Oscar statues in protest
However, he fears that the film academy has not pursued this further. In that case, it would be “the most shameless moment in Hollywood history.” He himself would “melt down” his two Oscar statues in protest, Penn said. He has won two Oscars for the films “Mystic River” (2004) and “Milk” (2009).
This year, the film industry is celebrating the 94th Oscars with a big gala in the Dolby Theater after the award ceremony last year took place on a much smaller scale due to the corona pandemic.
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. (dpa/dh)
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