By: Brianna Kalina
The 2022 Oscars was definitely one to remember! From the outstanding award winners to the unscripted chaotic moments, there is a lot to be shared. If you missed this wild evening, there’s no need to worry. Today, I will inform you of the most memorable highlights of this evening.
The most memorable moment of the night, and definitely a moment that will go down in history, is the brawl between Will Smith and Chris Rock. Comedian Chris Rock was up on stage making some jokes. He made one particular joke about Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, comparing her to a bald character in a movie. In real life, she struggles with hair loss due to alopecia. Smith saw his wife was offended by the joke and didn’t like it himself either and in response, he marched on stage and slapped Chris Rock! He then shouted to keep his wife’s name out of his mouth. Surprisingly, though, Chris was very professional about the situation and carried on maturely. Many people are taking sides on whether or not they think Smith’s acts are justifiable. I will leave that part up to you!
Before I get into the winners in each category, there were many performers who performed at this year’s Oscars. Some include Beyonce, singing the song “Be Alive” featured in movie “King Richard”, Billie Eilish and Finnease performing the song “No Time to Die” in the 2021 James bond movie, Reba McEntire performing the song “Somehow You Do” in the movie “Four Good Days”, Sebastian Yatra performing “Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto”, along with others. The performers’ talents all contributed to the beautiful evening at the 2022 Oscars.
Lastly, many talented actors and actresses won well-deserved awards for their roles in different movies. The winners were:
- Actor in a leading role: Will Smith
- Actor in a supporting role: Troy Kotsur
- Actress in a leading role: Jessica Chastain
- Actress in a supporting role: Ariana Debose
- Animated feature film: Encanto (Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer)
- Cinematography: Dune (Greig Fraser)
- Costume design: Cruella (Jenny Beavan)
- Directing: The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)
- Documentary (Feature): Summer of Soul (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein
- Documentary (short subject): The Queen of Basketball (Ben Proudfoot)
- Film Editing: Dune (Joe Walker)