Don’t Let Slapgate Will Smith Take You Away From These 10 Things

Oscar 2022: The Pulp of fiction reunion (Image credit: Getty)

Yes, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards and lives to tell the story. While no one is recovering from Slapgate in the near future, at least Chris Rock, there are a few other things, quite big, going on at the Oscars. A lot has to do with it CODA; some old and beloved faces appear; Anita from The Story of the West Side rocking as he did six decades ago, In Memoriam’s homage turned out to be really stirring, and Hollywood put their hearts on their sleeves for Ukraine. Here are 10 things we didn’t hate about this year’s Academy Awards.

Jane Campion was only the third woman to win Best Director (for Best Director) Dog Power) after Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and Chloe Zhao (Nomadland).


Jane Campion with her Oscar

CODATroy Kotsur became the second hearing -impaired actor to win an Oscar, 35 years after Marlee Matlin. He was the first hearing -impaired male actor to win. Troy Kotsur won Best Supporting Actor and received thunderous applause with signature applause.


Troy Kotsur at the Oscars (Image credit: Getty)

CODA is the first streaming film to win an Oscar for Best Picture, it featured most of the hearing -impaired actors – including Troy Kotsur and Marlee Matlin – and recorded the biggest disappointment in the award over numerous nominations. Dog Power.


A movie still from CODA

All four acting Oscars were first-time winners-Will Smith, Jessica Chastain (Best Actress), Troy Kotsur and Ariana DeBose (Best Supporting Actress). Other first -time winners include Kenneth Branagh (Best Original Screenplay for Belfast). Sisters Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell are so excited to win an Oscar together for Best Original Song for No Time To Die from the Bond film of the same name.


Oscar winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Jessica Chastain

Anita’s role in The Story of the West Side has won two female Oscars for Best Supporting Actress – Ariana DeBose now and Rita Moreno 60 years earlier. Ms. Moreno also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s remake of the musical.


A film by Ariana DeBose from The Story of the West Side

Ukraine is on everyone’s mind – stars like Mila Kunis and Jamie Lee Curtis wore blue ribbons to show their support. The Oscars went silent for 30 seconds for Ukraine, with the screen turning black, at the end of a speech by Mila, who is originally from Ukraine.


Jamie Lee Curtis wore a blue ribbon for Ukraine

Honors In Memoriam not only has traditional montages and music, it also has presenters talking about some of the honored people. “To the lord, with love,” said Tyler Perry of the great late Sidney Poitier. Jamie Lee Curtis pays tribute to Betty White. Bill Murray talked about Ghostbusters‘Ivan Reitman.


Tribute to Sidney Poitier

Several ‘reunions’ took place – Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro appeared for The Godfather who celebrated his 50th birthday; A Pulp of fiction the reunion saw John Travolta and Uma Thurman recreate their iconic dance while Samuel L Jackson spoke; Elliott Page, Jennifer Garner and JK Simmons appeared for Juno, issued 15 years earlier; and White Men Can’t Jump stars Rosie Perez, Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson performed together.


Uma Thurman, Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta at the Oscars

Liza Minelli, now 76 and in a wheelchair, presented her last Oscar – Best Picture – with Lady Gaga. “People, they love you,” Lady Gaga said of the Hollywood legend who won the Oscar for Best Actress Cabaretalso celebrated 50 years.


Liza Minelli and Lady Gaga at the Oscars (Image credit: Getty)

The populist honors of ‘Fan’s Favorite’ and ‘Cheerful Moments’ provided by the Academy this year did not go as smoothly as they had planned. Spider-Man: No Way Home Does not show; instead, fans gave their love to two Zack Snyder films – Army of the Dead is a ‘Fan Favorite’ and a Speed ​​Force scene from Justice League is a “Cheerful Moment.”


A movie still from Justice League Zack Snyder

What’s your favorite Oscar moment of the year, Will Smith though?


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