Will Smith smacks Chris Rock and all other Oscars 2022 news

The 94th Academy Awards winners have been announced. Here's the full list of winners and news from the night.
A tearful Will Smith accepts his Academy Award.

It’s been quite the Oscars ceremony, not least for the controversy surrounding what appeared to be an on-stage assault on the comedian and actor Chris Rock by actor Will Smith, followed by an angry Smith shouting ‘Leave my wife’s name out of your f–king mouth.’

Rock had made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith appearing in a sequel to G.I. Jane, the 1997 film featuring Demi Moore with a shaved head, a swipe, it seemed, at Pinkett Smith’s much-publicised alopecia.

As had been hotly tipped, the King Richard actor later won the award for Best Actor, for his portrayal of the father of sporting stars Venus and Serena Williams, Richard Williams. In accepting the award, Smith said:

‘Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family. In this time of my life, in this moment, I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do and be in this world.’

‘I’m being called on in my life to love people, to protect people, and to be a river to my people. I know to do what we do you’ve got to be able to take abuse, you’ve got to be able to have people talk crazy about you, disrespecting you. You’ve got to smile at that and pretend thats OK […] Denzel [Washington] said to me a few minutes ago: “At your highest moment, be careful, that’s when the devil comes for you”.’

Later in his acceptance speech he added: ‘I want to apologise to the Academy. I want to apologise to all my fellow nominees.’ No direct mention was made of the Chris Rock incident.

Here are the winners and nominees for the 94th Academy Awards.

BEST PICTURE:

Winner:

  • CODA

Nominees:

  • Belfast
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Drive My Car
  • Dune
  • King Richard
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story

Read: Drive My Car is streets ahead

Read: Oscars 2022: nominations, predictions, snubs

BEST DIRECTOR:

Winner:

  • Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

Nominees:

  • Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
  • Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
  • Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)

BEST ACTOR:

Winner:

  • Will Smith (King Richard)

Nominees:

  • Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)
  • Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick… Boom!)
  • Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth)

BEST ACTRESS:

Winner:

  • Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)

Nominees:

  • Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter)
  • Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers)
  • Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)
  • Kristen Stewart (Spencer)

Read: Parallel Mothers (and hidden pasts)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Winner:

  • Troy Kotsur (CODA)

Nominees:

  • Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)
  • Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)
  • J. K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos)
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Winner:

  • Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)

Nominees:

  • Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)
  • Judi Dench (Belfast)
  • Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
  • Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Winner:

  • Belfast (Kenneth Branagh)

Nominees:

  • Don’t Look Up (Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay and David Sirota)
  • King Richard (Zach Baylin)
  • Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  • The Worst Person in the World (Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier)

Read: Paul Thomas Anderson’s films – an introduction

Read: C’mon C’mon isn’t always black and white

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Winner:

  • CODA (Siân Heder)

Nominees:

  • Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe)
  • Dune (Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth)
  • The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
  • The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Winner:

Dune (Greig Fraser)

Nominees:

  • Nightmare Alley (Dan Laustsen)
  • The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)
  • West Side Story (Janusz Kamiński)

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

Winner:

  • Drive My Car

Nominees:

  • Flee
  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
  • The Hand of God
  • The Worst Person in the World

Read: Film Review: Drive My Car is streets ahead

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Winner:

  • Encanto

NOMINEES:

  • Luca
  • Flee
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines
  • Raya and the Last Dragon

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Winner:

  • Dune

Nominees:

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Free Guy
  • No Time to Die
  • Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings

BEST SOUND

Winner:

  • Dune

Nominees:

  • Belfast
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story
  • No Time to Die

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Winner:

  • The Queen of Basketball

Nominees:

  • When We Were Bullies
  • Audible
  • lead Me Home
  • Three Songs for Benazir

LIVE ACTION IN SHORT FILM

Winner:

  • The Long Goodbye

Nominees:

  • Ala Kachuu – Take and Run
  • Please Hold
  • On My Mind
  • The Dress

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Winner:

  • Cruella (Jenny Beavan)

Nominees:

  • Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)
  • Dune (Jacqueline West)
  • Cyrano (Jacqueline Durran)
  • West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)

Read: Film Review: Cyrano still shines brightly

BEST FILM EDITING

Winner:

  • Dune (Joe Walker)

Nominees:

  • Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin)
  • tick, tick…BOOM! (Andrew Weisblum)
  • The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)
  • King Richard (Pamela Martin)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Winner:

  • No Time To Die (Billie Eilish, FINNEAS)

Nominees:

  • Dos Oruguitas (Lin-Manuel Miranda)
  • Somehow You Do (From the Motion Picture Four Good Days) (Dianne Warren)
  • Be Alive (From The Motion Picture King Richard) (Beyoncé)
  • Down to Joy (Van Morrison)

Paul Dalgarno writes novels: A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); memoir: And You May Find Yourself (2015); and creative non-fiction: Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. Twitter: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @narrativefriction