The 94th Academy Awards was held in Los Angeles on 27 March, honouring the best films released between March and December last year.
Although the Will Smith-Chris Rock incident may have made a greater impression during the event, let’s not forget how amazing these Oscar-winning films are.
This year’s Best Picture was awarded to CODA, which also won Best Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Sian Heder).
The film with the most awards — six in total — is Dune: Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer), Best Cinematography (Greig Fraser), Best Visual Effects (Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer), Best Film Editing (Joe Walker), Best Sound (Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett), and Best Production Design (Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos).
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1. Cruella — Best Costume Design
Cruella explores the rebellious early days of one of cinema’s most notorious — and notoriously fashionable — villains, Cruella de Vil. Set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, the movie follows a young grifter named Estella (Emma Stone) and reveals the series of events that cause her to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella.
2. Encanto — Best Animated Feature
Encanto, featuring all-new songs by award-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells the tale of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family living in a magical house in the Colombian mountains. But when Mirabel, the only ordinary family member, discovers the magic surrounding their home is in danger, she may be her family’s last hope.
3. The Eyes Of Tammy Faye — Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain)
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and ’80s, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker built a burgeoning religious broadcasting network and theme park — until rivals, financial wrongdoing and scandal toppled their empire.
4. Summer Of Soul — Best Documentary Feature
In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary — part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion.
5. West Side Story — Best Supporting Actress (Ariana DeBose)
Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City.