The 94th Academy Awards took place on Sunday March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The biggest movie stars had gathered in the mythical room to reward the best films of the past year. To everyone’s surprise, while everyone was expecting a triumph of The Power of the Dog by Jane Campion CODAthe American remake of The Aries Family, created the surprise by winning 3 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur. Between moments of grace and amazement, the ceremony kept its promises and allowed itself to surprise, for better or for worse. For those who refused to stay up all night to follow the event, QG summarizes the five highlights of the Oscars 2022.
Queen Beyoncé opens the ball
The Oscars wanted to bring some freshness to their organization this year and entrusted Beyoncé with opening the ceremony with a performance of her song “Be Alive”, nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Song. As usual, the pop star offered a show that lived up to her aura, grandiloquent and controlled. The stage is set, the Oscars can begin.
The Oscars bury the Golden Globes
For the first time in its history, the Oscars were hosted by three actresses: Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes. In a rather successful opening speech, the presenters offered themselves a slight tackle for the Golden Globes, the other major ceremony of Hollywood cinema mired for several years in controversy for their lack of representativeness. “In this year’s In Memoriam, there will be the Golden Globes,” allowed Amy Schumer. It stings.
Troy Kotsur makes history
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in CODA, actor Troy Kotsur made history by becoming the first deaf man to win the Oscar for Best Actor. Only Marlee Matlin, also present in the casting of CODAhad already received this award as a deaf actress in 1987 for her role in The Children of Silence. Acclaimed (in sign language) by the Dolby Theater audience, Troy Kotsur gave a poignant speech, paying tribute to all people who are hard of hearing.