The science fiction film Dune was the one that won the most awards, with six, it won this Sunday night at the Oscars, followed by Coda, which won three awards and The Eyes of Tammy Faye with two.
The night was marked by surprises such as Will Smith’s unexpected reaction to a joke, the Latin and Colombian role of Encanto and the winner in the highest category, Coda, who did not end up liking the critics and the public.
Facts of the night, Charm protagonist
Encanto, the film inspired by Colombia and the Madrigal family, won the statuette for Best Animated Production.
“We have to thank the entire country of Colombia,” said Jared Bush, co-director of the film with Byron Howard, on stage in one of the most emotional moments for the country and Latin culture.
The film beat out “Luca”, “Raya and the Last Dragon”, “Flee” and “The Mitchells vs. the Machines”.
Since its premiere at the end of last year, “Encanto” has become a true worldwide phenomenon thanks, in large part, to its successful music composed by Germaine Franco and Lin-Manuel Mirandawho could not attend the ceremony because his wife tested positive for coronavirus.
The soundtrack has been, for several weeks, the best-selling album in the United States, being the sixth animated film to be placed at number one on the Billboard list.
Encanto’s songs were twice at the Oscar gala, Sebastián Yatra showed off singing (even with a trembling hand) the song “Dos Oruguitas” in the first part, completely in Spanish and Becky G, Luis Fonsi, Mauro Castillo, Carolina Gaitan, Diane Guerrero, Adassa and Stephanie Beatriz later performed “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”.
“Encanto” was also competing for the Oscar for best soundtrack against the winner duneswhose music has been composed by Hans Zimmer.
AND two caterpillars lost as Best song with No Time to Die (from the James Bond film of the same name) composed and performed by Billie Eillis and her brother Finneas.
Google also confirmed that Encanto starred in several most searched moments of the night. The “English translation of Dos Oruguitas” was one of the outstanding Google searches on the night of the Oscars and “Sebastián Yatra Encanto” increased searches by 1000%.
Will Smith’s fight and subsequent apology
Will Smith, star of king richardwon the Oscar for Best Actor, the first of his career, but before receiving it he starred in the most embarrassing moment of the night.
Chris Rock had come onstage at the Dolby Theater to present the Oscar for best documentary and made a joke about the shaved head of Jada Pinkett-Smith, who has publicly acknowledged that she suffers from alopecia. Rock compared her to Lieutenant O’Neil from the Ridley Scott movie.
Smith got up from his seat and went onstage to slap Rock in the face. Although it seemed like a staged hit, the audience fell silent after the fact that the actor continued to rebuke to the presenter when returning to his seat. A moment full of doubts.
“Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth,” Smith yelled from his seat to widespread bewilderment.
After the strange exchange, the accredited press at the ceremony began to ask if that moment was in the script or was it a spontaneous reaction for real.
According to the specialized publication Variety, Will Smith’s publicist, Meredith O. Sullivan, called him during the commercial break to have a discussion with him. Like Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry who spoke with the artist.
Upon receiving the award, in the midst of tears, he apologized for what happened: “I want to apologize to the Academy, to all the nominees in my category. This is a beautiful moment and I am not crying for the award, it is not about winning an award, it is about being able to give people light, ”she confessed.
Regarding the conversation with Washington, he specified in his speech: “Denzel told me a few minutes ago that at the highest moment you must be careful because that is when the devil comes. I want to convey love, I want to thank Venus and Serena and the entire Williams family, I want to be an ambassador of that kind of love, care and dedication.”
This is Smith’s first career Oscar after three nominations.
Coda and the critics of the public and specialists
Coda won the award for Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
The film had three nominations and won them: Best Picture, Best Actor for Troy Kotsur and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The reproaches of the audience and critics occur because Coda is a remake (adaptation) of the French film The Bélier family of 2014, which when it came out was not even among the nominees for Best Foreign Film.
But this is not the first time it has happened. It happened in 2007 with The Departed (Los infiltrados in Spanish), an adaptation of the Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs of 2002.
Other notable winners
New Zealander Jane Campion lived up to expectations and won the Oscar for Best Director thanks to dog power, for which he managed to collect a statuette again 28 years after having won it for writing the tape piano.
Jessica Chastain was awarded Best Actress for The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
Japan celebrated the success of Drive my car, directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and based on a story by writer Haruki Murakami, after winning the second Oscar in the country’s history for best international film and accumulating multiple awards at film festivals.
“It’s fantastic news that ‘Drive My Car’ won Best Foreign Language Film. I want to congratulate Ryusuke Hamaguchi from the bottom of my heart,” Japanese government spokesman Hirokazuno Matsuno told the media.
Other winners of the night
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Best Production Design: Dune
Best Editing: Dune
Best Soundtrack: Dune
Best Short Film: The Long Goodbye
Best Animated Short: The Windshield Wiper
Best Sound: Dune
Best Documentary Short: The Queen of Basketball
Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur – Coda
Best Adapted Screenplay: Sian Heder for Coda
Best Original Screenplay: Belfast
Best Foreign Film: Drive my car – Japan
Best Costume Design: Cruella
Choice Animated Feature: Charm
Best Visual Effects: Dune
Best Cinematography: Dune
Best Documentary: Summer of Soul
Best Original Song: No time to die by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell for No time to die
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain for The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Best Actor: Will Smith for King Richard
Best Direction: Jame Campion for The Power of the Dog
Best Movie: Coda
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The weirdest Oscars: fight on stage, Colombia present and winner criticized