Oscars: “Dune” wins six awards, but not best picture

Oscars: «Dune

Dune.

Nominated in 10 categories, the film Dune by Quebec director Denis Villeneuve is the one that received the most Oscars on Sunday evening, particularly in terms of more technical awards, with a total of six figurines. It was the film CODA, an American adaptation of The Bélier Family, which was crowned best film.

The gala which rewards the talents of the cinema took place at the Dolby Theater, in Hollywood. After two pandemic-scarred Oscar ceremonies, movie celebrities were finally able to walk the red carpet.

Sci-fi Dunewon the Oscars in the categories of Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction. This last prize was awarded to Quebecer Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos.

Besides Dune, Quebec was represented at the Oscars with the film The Power of the Dog, co-produced by Quebecer Roger Frappier. Although it was a favorite with 12 nominations, the film only won in the Best Direction category.

CODA creates a surprise

The big winner of this 94th Oscars evening is undoubtedly CODA, a film directed by Sian Heder that tells the story of a deaf family. The work won all its nominations, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

In fact, the latter was awarded to the deaf actor of birth Troy Kotsur. The one who was applauded in sign language dedicated his statuette to “the deaf and disabled community”. 

He is the second with this disability to win an Oscar, the first being the actress Marlee Matlin.

Great Moments

Within minutes of punching Rick Ross in the face on stage, Will Smith was crowned Best Actor for his role in The Williams Method.

The actor obviously didn't appreciate the comedian's joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's bald head. The comment was in reference to Pinkett's hair loss, who revealed in 2018 that she had been diagnosed with alopecia, an autoimmune disease.

After sitting down again, Smith yelled at Rock to “keep my wife's name out of your fucking mouth.” The moment, which shocked the public and viewers at home, is certainly the most viral of this ceremony.

The Best Actress Oscar went to Jessica Chastain for her performance in the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

As for actress Ariana DeBose, she won the first statuette of the evening for her supporting role in West Side Story. It was her first nomination and her first Oscar for the “openly queer” young woman who insisted on the importance of seeing people from her community represented in film.

Disney's Encanto, a celebration of Colombia, won in the Best Animated Feature category. As for the category of the best international film, it is the Japanese work Drive My Car which won the honors.

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