Oscar 2022 Round-Up

The 94th Academy Awards Winners were held at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday 28 March 2022. Hollywood’s biggest night saw awards across 23 categories —eight of which were handed out in the hour before the ceremony.

The award ceremony featured musical performances by Beyonce, Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, Reba McEntire, Sebastián Yatra, Travis Barker, Sheila E. and Robert Glasper.

The Night’s Presenters included Rachel Zegler (arriving at the Oscars after not originally being invited), Lady Gaga, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Murray, Jacob Elordi, Venus and Serena Williams, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Tony Hawk, Bill Murray, Elliot Page, Kelly Slater, Tracee Ellis Ross, Uma Thurman, Kevin Costner, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Ruth E. Carter, Jason Moma, Josh Brolin, Shaun White, and many more — including last year’s acting winners Daniel Kaluuya, Anthony Hopkins, and Yuh-Jung Youn.

Here is the full list of winners from the 94th Academy Awards:

 

BEST PICTURE

Winner: CODA

Other nominees: Don’t Look Up, Dune, Belfast, West Side Story, Licorice Pizza, King Richard, Nightmare Alley, Drive My Car, The Power of the Dog

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Winner: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Other nominees: Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza; Steven Spielberg, West Side Story; Kenneth Branagh, Belfast; Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

 

BEST ACTRESS

Winner: Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Other nominees: Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter; Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos; Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers; Kristen Stewart, Spencer

 

BEST ACTOR

Winner: Will Smith — King Richard

Other nominees: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog; Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick … Boom!, Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth; Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Winner: Billie Eilish and Finneas, “No Time to Die,” – No Time to Die

Other nominees: “Dos Oruguitas,” Encanto; “Be Alive,” King Richard; “Down to Joy,” Belfast; “Somehow You Do,” Four Good Days

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Winner: Summer of Soul

Other nominees: Flee, Ascension, Attica, Writing with Fire

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Winner: CODA

Other nominees: The Power of the Dog, The Lost Daughter, Dune, Drive My Car

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Winner: Belfast

Other nominees: Licorice Pizza, Don’t Look Up, King Richard, The Worst Person in the World

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Winner: Cruella

Other nominees: Dune, Nightmare Alley, Cyrano, West Side Story

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

Winner: Drive My Car

Other nominees: The Worst Person in the World, Flee, The Hand of God, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Winner: Troy Kotsur, CODA

Other nominees: Kodi Smit-Mcphee, The Power of the Dog; Ciarán Hinds, Belfast; J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos; Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Winner: Encanto

Other nominees: Luca, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Flee, Raya and the Last Dragon

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Winner: Dune

Other nominees: Spider-Man: No Way Home, Free Guy, No Time To Die, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

 

BEST SOUND

Winner: Dune

Other nominees: The Power of the Dog, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Nightmare Alley, West Side Story

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Winner: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Other nominees: Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog; Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard; Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter; Judi Dench, Belfast

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Winner: Dune

Other nominees: Dune, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog, The Tragedy of Macbeth, West Side Story

 

BEST FILM EDITING 

Winner: Dune

Other nominees: The Power of the Dog, Don’t Look Up, Tick, Tick … Boom!, King Richard

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Winner: Dune

Other nominees: The Power of the Dog, Parallel Mothers, Don’t Look Up, Encanto

 

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Winner: The Long Goodbye

Other nominees: The Dress, On My Mind, Please Hold, Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Winner: The Windshield Wiper

Other nominees: Robin Robin, Boxballet, Affairs of the Art, Bestia

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Winner: The Queen of Basketball

Other nominees: Audible, Lead Me Home, Three Songs for Benazir, When We Were Bullies

 

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Winner: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Other nominees: Coming 2 America, Cruella, Dune, House of Gucci

 

BEST SOUND

Winner: Dune

Other nominees: Belfast, No Time to Die, The Power of the Dog, West Side Story

 

Source: Oscars

What’s Buzzin Behind The Screen – Industry News – October 2021

In this edition of ‘What’s Buzzin Behind the Screen’, we bring you the latest industry news – everything you need to know about what’s happening behind the scenes in Hollywood. From the latest trailer releases, to box office collections and movie announcements, here’s the October 2021 update:

 

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage passes Black Widow at U.S. box office, after only a month in theaters, to become the second biggest 2021 movie. The Tom Hardy starrer has currently earned $184.1M in the US (according to Forbes), surpassing Black Widow ($183.7M), and now stands second to Shang-Chi ($221.5M).

 

  1. October’s stellar performance in box office led by No Time To Die, Dune, Venom 2 and Halloween Kills has prompted leading analytics firm Gower Street to up its forecast for 2021 worldwide box office revenue from $20.2 billion to $21.6 billion. That would be 80 percent ahead of 2020.

 

  1. Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch posted the top opening theater average of the pandemic era. The Searchlight Pictures movie grossed $1.3 million from 52 cinemas in 14 U.S. markets. This represents a victory for Art House cinemas, which have generally suffered during the pandemic due to the reluctance of older audiences visiting theaters.

 

  1. In further industry news, the official The Matrix Resurrections Twitter account has joined in on the online jokes about Facebook’s virtual reality-based rebranding as Meta. This film poster, originally featuring the tagline “The Choice Is Yours,” has been parodied to include “Now, based on real events,” alongside the hashtag #Meta, referencing the recent announcement by Facebook.

 

  1. Despite the dual threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and Warner Bros’ day-and-date release plan, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune achieved the best domestic opening weekend of his career with $41 million. The Filmmaker also received the greenlight for Dune: Part Two from Warner Bros., with a guarantee of an exclusive 45-day theatrical window.

 

  1. Good news for all Korean Cinema fans as The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) is underwriting discounted cinema tickets worth KW6,000 ($5.14) from November 1 to entice South Korean audiences back to cinemas after months of pandemic precautions.

 

  1. Genre-bending horror franchise Scream will be going through a reboot with new directors and main character such as Sidney Prescott herself (Neve Campbell) along with Dewey Riley (David Arquette) and Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) returning to the franchise. Paramount has announced that the movie will release in January 2022.

 

  1. Pixar released teaser trailer of Lightyear, the origin story of one of the most loved characters – Buzz. The original feature film is set to hit theatres in June 2022. The teaser rocketed to 83M views in the first 24 hours, ahead of Eternals, and is the second best for a Pixar movie.

 

  1. Jake Gyllenhaal, one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actor will star in Guy Ritchie’s action thriller The Interpreter. The timely story centers on a US sergeant who returns to a war zone to rescue the interpreter who saved his life. Ritchie will co-write the script, together with Ivan Atkinson and Marni Davies who he collaborated in many of his previous projects.

 

  1. After her brief appearance in No Time To Die, Ana De Armas is now circling a role that should offer her more screen time and the chance to be a bigger baddie. She is dubbed to be starring in the upcoming John Wick spin-offBallerina. The new movie will focus on the Ballerina character glimpsed briefly in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Director Len Wiseman – best known for Underworld, will direct the film.

 

Stay tuned for the latest industry news in our November 2021 edition.

 

 

Source: Screen Rant, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Rotten Tomatoes and Cinema Blend