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Oscars 2022: Will Smith Wins Best Actor, Jessica Chastain Best Actress

The 94th Academy Awards' ceremony is being held at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre. The ceremony, which used to usually be held in February-end or March-beginning, was delayed due to the pandemic.

Oscars 2022: Will Smith Wins Best Actor, Jessica Chastain Best Actress

The 94th Academy Awards or as everyone calls them, the Oscars telecasted live on March 27. Meet the hosts Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes in PJs.  

This year's Oscars celebrate the best movies and performances of 2021. Upsetting Dune and The Power of the Dog, CODA, an English language remake of French film La Famille Bélier, took home best picture. In the acting categories, Will Smith won best lead actor and Jessica Chastain won best lead actress.

Jessica Chastain Wins Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Oscars 2022 for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 94th Academy Awards went to Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye). The other nominees in the category were-

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

Will Smith Won Best Actor in a Leading Role for King Richard 

Will Smith won Best Actor Oscars 2022 in a Leading Role for King Richard. The other actors nominated in this category were-

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

The ceremony got off to a straightforward start, but the tail end brought some of the epic drama in the Oscar's history. Will Smith appeared to strike Chris Rock on stage for his joke about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith. 

CODA” made big on Sunday night, becoming the first film distributed by a streaming service to win best picture.


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