CODA was named Best Picture at the 2022 Academy Awards on Sunday night.
The film, about the hearing child of deaf parents, became a last-minute frontrunner for the coveted prize in the last few weeks and beat Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, which had widely been considered its biggest rival for the accolade.
CODA took home three prizes in total, including Best Adapted Screenplay for director Sian Heder and Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur.
It is the first film with a predominantly deaf cast to win Best Picture, while Kotsur made history by becoming the first deaf male actor to receive an Oscar. He is the second deaf performer to win a statuette following his co-star Marlee Matlin for her role in 1986’s Children of a Lesser God.
Dune also took home multiple awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound, and Best Visual Effects.
Will Smith scooped the Academy Award for Best Actor for King Richard, Jessica Chastain was named Best Actress for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and Ariana DeBose continued her winning streak by picking up the Best Supporting Actress prize for West Side Story.
As expected, Campion won Best Director for The Power of the Dog, making her the third woman to win that Oscar. It also marks the first time the award has been won by women in two consecutive years after Chloe Zhao won for Nomadland in 2021.
Smith also caused controversy during the ceremony by slapping presenter Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
The 2022 Oscars were hosted by Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Picture: CODA
Best Director: Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Best Actor: Will Smith – King Richard
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur – CODA
Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Best Adapted Screenplay: Sian Heder – CODA
Best Animated Feature: Encanto
Best International Feature Film: Drive My Car
Best Documentary: Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Best Original Score: Hans Zimmer – Dune
Best Original Song: No Time To Die by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Conell – No Time to Die
Best Cinematography: Greig Fraser – Dune
Best Production Design: Dune
Best Costume Design: Cruella
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Best Sound: Dune
Best Visual Effects: Dune
Best Film Editing: Dune
Best Documentary Short Subject: The Queen of Basketball
Best Animated Short Film: The Windshield Wiper
Best Live Action Short Film: The Long Goodbye.
– Cover Media