03:41 And that's all for our Live Blog of this year's Academy Awards! Thank you for following us here and on Facebook!
03:35 And the winner is: CODA! Read about this movie in our story, ‘CODA’ Aims to Make Movie-Going More Available to Deaf Community. Its screenwriter, Sian Heder, also won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. We also wrote about the fact that this is the first movie from a streaming service to win the Best Picture award.
3:34 Lady Gaga and Liza Minelli introduce the nominees for Best Picture:
Don’t Look Up
Drive My Car
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story
03:28 And the winner is, Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye. In her acceptance, she spoke of threats to the LGBTQ community in new laws aimed to "further divide us."
03:24 The nominees for Best Actress are:
Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers
Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
Kristen Stewart, Spencer
03:10 And the winner (Best Actor) is: Will Smith. He spoke of protecting the young actors who played Venus and Serena Williams. He apologized to the Academy and to his fellow nominees for his earlier actions. (hitting Chris Rock)
03:08 The nominees for Best Actor are:
Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick…Boom!
Will Smith, King Richard
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
03:03 Jane Campion won the award for Best Director. She is the first woman to be nominated twice. She directed The Power of the Dog.
02:54 Billie Eilish and her brothers, Finneas O'Connell, win an Oscar for Best Original Song, No Time to Die. It was in the James Bond movie of the same name.
02:51 The award for Best Production Design goes to: Dune.
02:40 A tribute to those who have died in the past year began with Sidney Poitier. Jamie Curtis spoke about Betty White, and her care for animals. Curtis asked listeners to adopt a rescue animal. See the list of all the members of the Academy who have passed on in the past year here.
02:34 Sean "Diddy" Combs announces a tribute to The Godfather. The audience stood to honor the actors and director.
02:30 Summer of Soul(...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) won the award for Best Original Documentary.
02:25 Chris Rock is onstage telling some jokes. He said Javier Bardem is worried he might win and his wife, Penelope Cruz, would lose. "He can't win!" (They are husband and wife.) Will Smith became angry at a joke made by Chris Rock about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. He stepped onto the stage and hit Rock.
02:22 The award for Best Editing goes to Dune.
02:04 The Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay goes to Sian Heder, for CODA. It is her first Oscar.
02:01 Kenneth Branagh won his eighth Oscar for Original Screenplay, Belfast.
01:58 Wanda Sykes comes onstage dressed as Richard Williams, pushing a cart full of tennis balls. Amy Schumer is hanging from above, dressed as Spiderman. Regina Hall came out dressed as Tammy Faye Bakker.
01:45 The award for the Best Costume Design goes to Jenny Beavan for Cruella. She has won before, in 2016 for Mad Max.
01:43 The Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film is The Long Goodbye.
01:36 The award show paused for a minute of silence to show support for the people of Ukraine.
01:31 The award for International Feature Film is being presented by a Canadian, Simu Liu and Tiffany Haddish. The winner - Drive my Car. Japanese director Ryuichi Hamaguchi thanked the actors who are in the theater and those who could not attend.
01:20 The award for Best Supporting Actor goes to: Troy Kotsur for CODA. We did a story about this deaf actor here: Oscar-nominated Actor Only Has One Spoken Line
He dedicated the award to the deaf and disabled communities.
00:48 Winner of the award for Best Visual Effects is "Dune."
00:45 Best Documentary Short Subject: The Queen of Basketball. As Ben Proudfoot accepted the award, he asked President Joe Biden to "Bring Brittney Griner home." She has been detained in Russia on drug charges.
00:40 The winner for best cinematography is Greig Fraser, for Dune.
00:36 The winner for best achievement in sound is... Dune.
00:30: Host Regina Hall is calling out the names of people who "need to come backstage for additional COVID testing." Just a joke!
00:21: The winner of Best Supporting Actress is...Ariana DeBose, West Side Story. Shen ended her acceptance speech with "There is a place for us!" She applied that line from the movie applied to her being an "openly queer Afro-Latina."
00:20: Amy Schumer talked about the important women's stories that were told in the movies recently. Like Venus and Serena Williams' ... father. (Kind Richard).
00:13 Hosts Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes have begun the show. They pointed out the stars in the theater.
00:00: At the 94th Academy Awards or Oscars in Los Angeles, some awards were handed out before the live television broadcast. The broadcast started with an introduction by sisters and tennis players Venus and Serena Williams to a large-scale production of the song “Be Alive,” sung by Beyonce. The song is from the movie “King Richard” and is nominated for Original Song.
23:57: Andrew Garfield, nominated for Best Actor for Tick, Tick…Boom! has arrived on the red carpet, too.
23:53: Kirsten Dunst, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Power of the Dog, has arrived on the red carpet.
22:30: Welcome to VOA Learning English's coverage of the 94th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars 2022. The stars are arriving. And here is Jessica Chastain. She is being nominated for a Best Actress award in the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye.