The 94th Academy Awards kicked off off-camera on Sunday, with the night’s top eight awards being presented at the Dolby Theater before the start of the
ABC TV show.
‘Dune’ took an early lead, winning for production design, editing, sound and for Hans Zimmer’s score. Although not favored in the top awards, “Dune” – the biggest blockbuster in this year’s top 10 nominees – was widely expected to clean up in the technical categories. However, beyond the technical accolades, Greig Fraser won the Oscar for Best Cinematography and the film also won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
After two years of the pandemic and under a hot California sun on Sunday, a ritual of Hollywood glamor resumed its course once again as the Oscars got under way earlier in the day. The first hour of the awards was one of many shifts, both slight and tectonic, surrounding this year’s ceremony. After a socially distanced 2021 edition, the Oscars are trying to reclaim their elated place in pop culture with a revamped TV show that’s set to see a streaming service win best picture for the first time.
The film industry has recovered significantly from the pandemic in 2021, but despite one of the biggest hits in years in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” the rebound has been choppy. The global movie industry sold about half of tickets last year as it did two years ago, $21.3 billion in 2021 compared to $42.3 billion in 2019, according to the
Hollywood has pushed more of its best movies straight into homes than ever before; half of the 10 nominees for Best Picture this year aired at or very close to release. Even the film academy has moved entirely to a streaming platform for voters, rather than DVD screens.
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Drama, emotions and epic performances – it was an unforgettable Oscar.
In case you forgot to catch the live action, we’ve got you covered.
Here is a list of the top winners from the 94th Academy Awards.