Yes, Will Smith clapped Chris Rock in Oscars 2022 and the internet has gone bonkers over it. The incident has created such huge buzz that people are making memes on it, some of them are actually quite funny, ngl. However, if you google Oscars 2022, instead of the traditionally popular headlines declaring the winners, they are now stormed with 'Will Smith smacked Chris Rock'. To give you background, Chris Rock, while presenting an award, joked about Will Smith's wife. What did he say, well here is the clip -
The Oscars, every year, are much anticipated for they not only help us upgrade our watchlist, but are also a true celebration of Cinema. So many artists, who work together to give us films that we so thoroughly enjoy to either escape or face reality, come together to get their credit and celebrate films.
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After marking arguably the biggest highlight of Oscars 2022, Will Smith went on to bag the Best Actor Award for his role in King Richard, followed by an emotional speech. Jessica Chastain won Best Actress for The Eyes of Tammy Faye for playing the titular role. In both the categories, the actors have won for playing the roles of true people instead of fictional characters. This indicates that when provided with a canvas of an already real personality, the actors can hone their skills of becoming those people and connect with the audience. However, along the same lines, I was really rooting for Kristen Stewart's Spencer to win in the Best Actress Category. It was after all, one of the best contemporary portrayals of the majestic, popular and much loved Princess Diana.
One film that bagged all the awards it was nominated for and rightfully so is CODA. Short for Child of Deaf Adults, it is the story of Ruby, the only hearing member of the family, who ironically has the gift of singing. The film won the best film at the Oscars and even though I haven't watched it yet, several cinema enthusiasts that I follow are quite happy and sentimental about this win. The fact that the film casts actual deaf actors screams representation and Troy Kotsur's win of 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role' makes him the first deaf actor to even win an Oscar. The film also won in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. CODA is definitely going to top my watchlist.
However, the film that won big this time, claiming six awards to its credit is Dune. Dune was arguably one of the best films produced in 2021. It's a shame that I couldn't watch this cinematic masterpiece on the big screen. Films such as this, which, in the name of big production don't forget to have a heart are rare. Everything, from its cinematography, editing to sound and production design, made for an extraordinary cinematic experience. For those who couldn't watch this film in the theatres, it is now available on Amazon Prime Video.
Another fun win this year is Encanto as Best Animated Feature Film. When it came out, it was all everyone was talking about. Pixar undoubtedly never fails to deliver a fun animated film and with Encanto, Pixar is at its musical best. If you haven't watched it till now, which rock are you living under? It is available on Disney Plus Hotstar. Watch and hum to its extremely catchy and brilliant songs.
This reminds me of another win at this Oscar, the Best Original Song, won by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell for 'No Time to Die'. This young lady, who not only rocks the Grammys every year, has now won an Oscar as well! But the win is rightful, if you hear the song, you'll know what I am talking about.
Cruella has won the Best Costume Design and well, no other film nominated in this category had a chance to top the fashion of Cruella. Again, a very interesting watch. If you haven't seen it already, it is available on Disney Plus Hotstar.
The film that made the whole of India proud, hopeful, and inspired was 'Writing with Fire'. Getting nominated for 'Best Documentary' at the Oscars is certainly a milestone but alas! it couldn't win. But hey, it lost to Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), another very fun and important documentary available on Disney Plus Hotstar to watch.