The 2022 Academy Awards Slapped: See the Winners

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This year's awards were a beautiful mess. 

The Academy Awards are supposed to be a night full of glitz and glamour. Instead, this year's show was largely an insult to cinema.

There were tons more commercial breaks, the show sidelined major creators and awards, treated artists like second-class citizens, and then Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, and everything officially went off the rails. Despite unaired categories, this show was even longer than last year's.

Yes, there was a show, yes, the slap happened, and yes, this was still one of the dullest and vapid ceremonies ever.

Just once, I'd like to see real movie-lovers get the chance to embrace the awards. Make them long, make them celebrate film, and remind the world that our greatest empathy machine matters. 

Anyway, here are the winners. 

Best Picture

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


    • Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
    • Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car
    • Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
    • Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog — WINNER
    • Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

      Actor in a Leading Role

      • Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
      • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
      • Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick...BOOM!
      • Will Smith, King Richard — WINNER
      • Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

          Actress in a Leading Role

          • Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye — WINNER
          • Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
          • Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers
          • Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
          • Kristen Stewart, Spencer

            Actor in a Supporting Role

            • Ciarán Hinds, Belfast
            • Troy Kotsur, CODA — WINNER
            • Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog
            • JK Simmons, Being the Ricardos
            • Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

                  Actress in a Supporting Role

                  • Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter
                  • Ariana DeBose, West Side Story — WINNER
                  • Judi Dench, Belfast
                  • Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
                  • Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

                  Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

                  • CODA — WINNER
                  • Drive My Car
                  • Dune
                  • The Lost Daughter
                  • The Power of the Dog

                    Writing (Original Screenplay)

                    • Belfast — WINNER
                    • Don't Look Up
                    • King Richard
                    • Licorice Pizza
                    • The Worst Person in the World


                      • Dune — WINNER
                      • Nightmare Alley
                      • The Power of the Dog
                      • The Tragedy of Macbeth
                      • West Side Story

                        Film Editing

                        • Don't Look Up
                        • Dune — WINNER
                        • King Richard
                        • The Power of the Dog
                        • Tick, Tick...BOOM!

                          Animated Feature Film

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

                            International Feature Film

                            • Drive My Car — WINNER
                            • Flee
                            • The Hand of God
                            • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
                            • The Worst Person in the World

                              Documentary Feature

                              • Ascension
                              • Attica
                              • Flee
                              • Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) — WINNER
                              • Writing With Fire

                                Music (Original Score)

                                • Don't Look Up
                                • Dune — WINNER
                                • Encanto
                                • Parallel Mothers
                                • The Power of the Dog

                                  Music (Original Song)

                                  • 'Be Alive', King Richard
                                  • 'Dos Oruguitas', Encanto
                                  • 'Down to Joy', Belfast
                                  • 'No Time to Die', No Time to Die — WINNER
                                  • 'Somehow You Do', Four Good Days


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

                                    Production Design

                                    • Dune — WINNER
                                    • Nightmare Alley
                                    • The Power of the Dog
                                    • The Tragedy of Macbeth
                                    • West Side Story

                                      Makeup and Hairstyling

                                      • Coming 2 America
                                      • Cruella
                                      • Dune
                                      • The Eyes of Tammy Faye — WINNER
                                      • House of Gucci

                                        Costume Design

                                        • Cruella — WINNER
                                        • Cyrano
                                        • Dune
                                        • Nightmare Alley
                                        • West Side Story

                                        Visual Effects

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

                                          Documentary Short Subject

                                          • Audible
                                          • Lead Me Home
                                          • The Queen of Basketball — WINNER
                                          • Three Songs for Benazir
                                          • When We Were Bullies

                                            Animated Short Film

                                            • Affairs of the Art
                                            • Bestia
                                            • Boxballet
                                            • Robin Robin
                                            • The Windshield Wiper — WINNER

                                              Live-Action Short Film

                                              • Ala Kachuu – Take and Run
                                              • The Dress
                                              • The Long Goodbye — WINNER
                                              • On My Mind
                                              • Please Hold

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                                              They have to build ratings some how. No one cares about the elitest shows anymore.

                                              March 28, 2022 at 10:35AM