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Oscars 2022: Apple TV+ makes history as CODA wins Best Picture

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Apple TV+ made history last night as it became the first streaming service to take home Best Picture at the Oscars.

The relatively young streaming platform went into the night as both underdog and major player, with Netflix leading the pack with 27 Oscar nods – more than any other studio for the third year in a row and up from 25 last year. With Jane Campion’s The Power of the dog competing for 12 awards, including Best Picture and acting gongs for Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee, not to mention Directing for Campion, this looked to be the year when Netflix finally claimed the Academy Awards crown.

CODA, though, was the big winner on the night, not only taking home Best Picture but winning in all three categories it was nominated for, including Best Adapted Screenplay by writer-director Siân Heder (who based the US remake on the French film La Famille Belier) and Troy Kotsur for Best Supporting Actor, the first deaf actor to win the prize at the Oscars – and the second deaf performer to win an Academy Award, after Marlee Matlin (who co-starred in CODA) won for Children of a Lesser God in 1986. It’s a major step up for Apple, which acquired the rights to CODA in a landmark $25 million deal after its Sundance premiere.

The other significant streak of the night belonged to Dune, which took home 6 of the 10 awards it was nominated for, although ABC and the Academy’s decision not to air the craft awards as part of the main ceremony meant that Dune’s success went largely unseen.

Elsewhere, Jessica Chastain took home the Leading Actress prize for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, which also won Best Makeup and Hairstyling, while West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose made history as the first queer woman of colour to win the Supporting Actress prize. Summer of Soul, Questlove’s directorial debut, won the Best Documentary prize. Also streaming on Disney+ alongside those is Encanto, which took home Best Animated Feature.

Kenneth Branagh’s Best Picture hopeful Belfast bagged Best Original Screenplay, while Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car, also nominated for Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Adapted Screenplay, raced its way to the Best International Feature prize.

Will Smith won Best Actor for his role in King Richard, with an incident between him and Chris Rock dominating headlines the morning after the ceremony, but that doesn’t detract from the significance of who won awards on the night. While Netflix didn’t make history, Jane Campion did, becoming the third woman to win the Best Directing prize at the Oscars, and the second in a row after Chloé Zhao won the helming prize last year for Nomadland.

Here’s the full list of the 2022 Oscars winners, plus where you can watch them online:

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

WILL SMITH King Richard Available to rent

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

TROY KOTSUR CODA Watch on Apple TV+

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

JESSICA CHASTAIN The Eyes of Tammy Faye Watch on Disney+ UK

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

ARIANA DEBOSE West Side Story Watch on Disney+ UK

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

ENCANTO Watch on Disney+ UK

CINEMATOGRAPHY

DUNE Greig Fraser Available to buy/rent

COSTUME DESIGN

CRUELLA Watch on Disney+ UK

DIRECTING

THE POWER OF THE DOG Jane Campion Watch on Netflix UK

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

SUMMER OF SOUL Watch on Disney+ UK

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL Watch on YouTube

FILM EDITING

DUNE Joe Walker Available to buy/rent

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

DRIVE MY CAR Available to buy/rent (on MUBI UK from 1st April)

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE Watch on Disney+ UK

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

DUNE Available to buy/rent

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

NO TIME TO DIE from No Time to Die Available to buy/rent

BEST PICTURE

CODA Watch on Apple TV+

PRODUCTION DESIGN

DUNE Available to buy/rent

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

THE WINDSHIELD WIPER Watch on YouTube

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

THE LONG GOODBYE Watch on YouTube

SOUND

DUNE Available to buy/rent

VISUAL EFFECTS

DUNE Available to buy/rent

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

CODA Screenplay by Siân Heder Watch on Apple TV+

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

BELFAST Written by Kenneth Branagh

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