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Ariana DeBose makes history as the first openly woman of color to win an acting Oscar

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The first Oscar handed out at the 94th Academy Awards was a historic one, with Ariana DeBose winning Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Anita in West Side Story.

The 31-year-old actress became the first openly gay woman of color to win an acting Oscar, sending hope to the LGBTQ community in her heartfelt speech at the Dolby Theater.

DeBose beat out Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter), Judi Dench (Belfast), Kirsten Dunst (The Power Of The Dog) and Aujanue Ellis (King Richard) for her first Oscar.

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Oscar winner: The first Oscar handed out at the 94th Academy Awards was a historic one, with Ariana DeBose winning Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Anita in West Side Story

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Speech: DeBose beat out Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter), Judi Dench (Belfast), Kirsten Dunst (The Power Of The Dog) and A ujanue Ellis (King Richard) for her first Oscar

DeBose was largely considered the odds-on favorite to win the Oscar, winning a Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild  Award en route to her Oscar win.

The actress took to the stage wearing a custom gown/tuxedo hybrid by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino while dazzling in De Beers diamond jewellery to accept her first Oscar. 

DeBose – who stunned in make-up applied by the pros at Charlotte Tilbury – was clearly trying to process the big, win, beginning with, ‘Yikes. Okay. Oh, my word. What is this?’

Favorite: DeBose was largely considered the odds-on favorite to win the Oscar, winning a Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award en route to her Oscar win

Favorite: DeBose was largely considered the odds-on favorite to win the Oscar, winning a Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award en route to her Oscar win

Hybrid: She took to the stage wearing a custom gown/tuxedo hybrid by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino while dazzling in De Beers diamond jewellery to accept her first Oscar

Hybrid: She took to the stage wearing a custom gown/tuxedo hybrid by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino while dazzling in De Beers diamond jewellery to accept her first Oscar

‘You know what, now you see why Anita says I want to be in America, because even in this weary world that we live in, dreams do come true. And that’s really a heartening thing right now,’ she added. 

‘If I took the time to say thank you to every single beautiful person who has lifted me up on the stage, you’ll find people would be sitting here until next Oscars, so I’m going to going to do that, but allow me to say it was the summer of a lifetime and I am the most privileged and grateful to have spent it with all of you,’ she continued. 

She went on to thank her director, Steven Spielberg, adding, ‘My god, thank you, Steven Spielberg, you’re stuck with me,’ while also thanking screenwriter Tony Kushner, producer Kristie Macosko Krieger ‘and the divine inspiration that is Rita Moreno, you’re staring at me right now and I’m so grateful, you’re Anita paved the way for tons of Anitas like me. And I love you so much.’

Dream come true: 'You know what, now you see why Anita says I want to be in America, because even in this weary world that we live in, dreams do come true. And that's really a heartening thing right now,' she added

Dream come true: ‘You know what, now you see why Anita says I want to be in America, because even in this weary world that we live in, dreams do come true. And that’s really a heartening thing right now,’ she added

Thanks: 'If I took the time to say thank you to every single beautiful person who has lifted me up on the stage, you'll find people would be sitting here until next Oscars, so I'm going to going to do that, but allow me to say it was the summer of a lifetime and I am the most privileged and grateful to have spent it with all of you,' she continued

Thanks: ‘If I took the time to say thank you to every single beautiful person who has lifted me up on the stage, you’ll find people would be sitting here until next Oscars, so I’m going to going to do that, but allow me to say it was the summer of a lifetime and I am the most privileged and grateful to have spent it with all of you,’ she continued

She wrapped up her speech by thanking her family, including her mother, who was in attendance with her, adding, ‘I love you with my whole heart. This is as much yours as it is mine.’

She also thanked her, ‘tribesmen, my family, my loves, Sue, Jonathan, Anthony, I can’t do what I do without each and every one of you,’ before addressing her LGBTQ community.

‘Lastly, imagine this little girl in the back seat of a white Ford focus. Look into her eyes, you see an openly queer woman of color and Latina who found her strength in life through art. That’s what I believe we’re here to celebrate,’ she said to applause.

Family: She wrapped up her speech by thanking her family, including her mother, who was in attendance with her, adding, 'I love you with my whole heart. This is as much yours as it is mine'

Family: She wrapped up her speech by thanking her family, including her mother, who was in attendance with her, adding, ‘I love you with my whole heart. This is as much yours as it is mine’

‘So to anybody who has ever questioned your identity, ever, ever, ever, or you find yourself living in the gray spaces, I promise you this: There is indeed a place for us. Thank you to the academy and thank you all,’ she concluded.

DeBose started her career on the stage and she made her television debut on So You Think You Can Dance in 2009, making the Top 20 that season.

She joined the ensemble of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s iconic musical Hamilton and starred in movies such as Seaside, A Smartphone User’s Guide to Etiquette and Prom, along with the TV series Schmigadoon.

She’ll next be seen in Argylle with Henry Cavill and Samuel L. Jackson, I.S.S. with Chris Messina and Kraven the Hunter with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Russell Crowe. 

Question: 'So to anybody who has ever questioned your identity, ever, ever, ever, or you find yourself living in the gray spaces, I promise you this: There is indeed a place for us. Thank you to the academy and thank you all,' she concluded

Question: ‘So to anybody who has ever questioned your identity, ever, ever, ever, or you find yourself living in the gray spaces, I promise you this: There is indeed a place for us. Thank you to the academy and thank you all,’ she concluded

Career: DeBose started her career on the stage and she made her television debut on So You Think You Can Dance in 2009, making the Top 20 that season

Career: DeBose started her career on the stage and she made her television debut on So You Think You Can Dance in 2009, making the Top 20 that season

Ensemble: She joined the ensemble of Lin-Manuel Miranda's iconic musical Hamilton and starred in movies such as Seaside, A Smartphone User's Guide to Etiquette and Prom, along with the TV series Schmigadoon

Ensemble: She joined the ensemble of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s iconic musical Hamilton and starred in movies such as Seaside, A Smartphone User’s Guide to Etiquette and Prom, along with the TV series Schmigadoon

Coming soon: She'll next be seen in Argylle with Henry Cavill and Samuel L. Jackson, I.S.S. with Chris Messina and Kraven the Hunter with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Russell Crowe

Coming soon: She’ll next be seen in Argylle with Henry Cavill and Samuel L. Jackson, I.S.S. with Chris Messina and Kraven the Hunter with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Russell Crowe

OSCARS 2022: WINNERS

 BEST PICTURE 

Belfast (Focus Features)

Coda (Apple) – WINNER

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

Drive My Car (Janus Films/Sideshow)

Dune (Warner Bros)

King Richard (Warner Bros)

Licorice Pizza (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)

The Power Of The Dog (Netflix)

West Side Story  (20th Century Studios)

History: Coda became the first ever streaming film to win Best Picture as it upset The Power Of The Dog

History: Coda became the first ever streaming film to win Best Picture as it upset 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 

  

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 

Ciaran Hinds – Belfast 

Troy Kotsur – Coda – WINNER

Jesse Plemons – The Power Of The Dog

J.K Simmons – Being The Ricardos 

Kodi Smitt-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog

Amazing: Troy Kotsur became the first male actor to win an Oscar for Coda

Amazing: Troy Kotsur became the first male actor to win an Oscar for Coda

 

COSTUME DESIGN 

Cruella (Jenny Beavan) – WINNER

Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini)

Dune (Jacqueline West)

Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)

West Side Story (Paul Tazewell) 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND 

Belfast 

Dune – WINNER

No Time To Die 

The Power Of The Dog 

West Side Story 

 

ORIGINAL SCORE

Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell)

Dune (Hans Zimmer) – WINNER

Encanto (Germaine Franco)

Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)

The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

 CODA (Sian Heder) – WINNER

Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe)

Dune (Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve)

The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal)

The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)

Shining moment: Sian Heder earned Best Adapted screenplay for the film as it went three for three on the night

Shining moment: Sian Heder earned Best Adapted screenplay for the film as it went three for three on the night

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

 Belfast (Kenneth Branagh) – WINNER

Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay & David Sirota)

Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)

King Richard (Zach Baylin)

The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt)

 

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Affairs Of The Heart 

Bestia 

Box Ballet 

Robin Robin 

The Windshield Wiper – WINNER

 

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM 

Ala Kachuu — Take and Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye – WINNER

On My Mind

Please Hold

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM 

Drive My Car – WINNER

Flee

The Hand of God

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

The Worst Person in the World

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

 Dune (Zsuzsanna Sipos & Patrice Vermette) – WINNER

Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell & Shane Vieau)

The Power of the Dog (Grant Major & Amber Richards)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant & Nancy Haigh)

West Side Story (Rena DeAngelo & Adam Stockhausen)

 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

Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart – Spencer

All eyes on her: Jessica Chastain finally won her first Best Actress trophy for her titular role in The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

All eyes on her: Jessica Chastain finally won her first Best Actress trophy for her titular role in The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

 

DIRECTING 

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story  

 

FILM EDITING 

Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin)

Dune (Joe Walker) – WINNER

King Richard (Pamela Martin)

The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)

Tick, Tick… Boom! (Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum)

 

 

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Coming 2 America 

Cruella 

Dune 

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye – WINNER

House Of Gucci

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 

Encanto – WINNER

Flee 

Luca 

The Mitchells VS The Machine 

Raya And The Lost Dragon 

 

ORIGINAL SONG

Be Alive — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Darius Scott (King Richard)

Dos Oruguitas — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)

Down to Joy — Van Morrison (Belfast)

No Time to Die — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die) – WINNER

Somehow You Do— Diane Warren (Four Good Days)

Not a bad guy: Billie Eilish and brother FINNEAS earned Best Original Song for No Time To Die from the James Bond film of the same name

Not a bad guy: Billie Eilish and brother FINNEAS earned Best Original Song for No Time To Die from the James Bond film of the same name 

  

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Audible

Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball – WINNER

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ascension

Attica

Flee

Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – WINNER

Writing with Fire

 

VISUAL EFFECTS 

Dune – WINNER

Free Guy 

No Time To Die 

 Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home 

Epic: Dune swept the technical awards as Greig Fraser is shown accepting the Best Cinematography gong

Epic: Dune swept the technical awards as Greig Fraser is shown accepting the Best Cinematography gong

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY 

 Dune (Greig Fraser) – WINNER

Nightmare Alley (Dan Lausten)

The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)

West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)

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