• Isabella Russo

Highlighting the Much Deserved Wins of the 2022 Oscars

The 2022 Oscars left everyone in shock when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock across the face. However, as shocking as it was, it overshadowed some much deserved wins that the media has been too preoccupied with to cover. So here it is: The 2022 Oscar Highlights


Disclaimer: I will not be discussing all of the night's awards, but that does not mean that they don’t deserve recognition. All of the winners and nominees did a fantastic job and deserve to be praised. You can view all of the winners and nominees here

Troy Kotsur made history as the second deaf actor to ever win an Oscar and the first deaf man to win an Academy Award. He played the father of the protagonist in the movie CODA and won the Supporting Role award. CODA is a coming of age movie about a teen girl who is the only able hearing person in her immediate family. It follows her journey of self discovery and the choice between her passion or her family. The film also won Best Pictures and Writing (Adapted Screenplay By Siân Heder). This was a big moment because CODA was independently financed and produced. You can watch CODA on Apple TV.


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Troy Kotsur holding his Oscar.


Another impressive win that night came from the makers of Dune. The movie Dune, won a total of 6 awards during the Oscars, including Film Editing (Joe Walker), Production Design (Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos), Production Design: Cinematography, Music (Original Score by Han Zimmer), Sound (Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett), and finally, Visual Effects.


As for music this year, brother and sister duo, Billie Ellish and Finneas O’Connell, won the Oscar for Music (Original Song) for their song No Time To Die in the latest James Bond movie, No Time To Die. Billie is the youngest artist to record a Bond theme song.


PHOTO BY MIKE COPPOLA/GETTY Billie Ellish and Finneas O’Connell pictured together.


This year's leading role Actor and Actress winners were Will Smith and Jessica Chastian. Will Smith played Richard Willams in the movie King Richard. The movie follows the star tennis sister duo Serena and Venus Williams, and their father as they navigate the world as two rising tennis sensations. You can view the movie on Hulu, Youtube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and HBO Max.


Jessica Chastian starred in The Eyes Of Tammy Faye, a film set in the 1970s about a couple who build a massive religious commercial empire. The Eyes Of Tammy Faye also won the Oscar for Makeup and Hairstyling (Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh). You can enjoy this movie on Hulu, HBO Max, Youtube, Youtube TV, Apple TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime, and Google Play.


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Jessica Chastian with her Oscar.

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