Oscars 2022: From 'CODA' to Will Smith: Meet the big winners of the night

Written By: Pragati Awasthi | Updated: Mar 28, 2022, 04:01 PM(IST)

Oscars 2022: This Hollywood’s biggest award night was a promising night for sure! From 'CODA' winning the best picture to Jane Camion taking the Best director trophy finally-- here is the list of key winners. 


Jane Campion - Best director

Jane Campion received the Academy Award for best director on Sunday for her gothic Western 'The Power of the Dog,' becoming the third woman in the Oscars` 94-year-old history to take home a prize in a field still dominated by men in Hollywood.

The New Zealand native joins Kathryn Bigelow and Chloe Zhao as the only women to have received the honor for directing.


Will Smith - Best Actor

Will Smith won his first Academy Award on Sunday, capturing the best actor honor for his portrayal of Richard Williams, the determined father who raised tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams, in 'King Richard.'

Smith, 53, one of Hollywood`s most bankable stars, had been nominated twice before, for 2001`s 'Ali' and 2006 movie 'The Pursuit of Happyness.'


Jessica Chastain: The Best Actress

Jessica Chastain won the Academy Award on Sunday for best lead actress for her mascara-laden title role as the on-air preaching partner and wife of Christian televangelist Jim Bakker in 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye,' chronicling the couple`s rise and fall.


CODA - Predicted best film winner

The heartfelt film 'CODA' won the best picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards, making history as the first movie with a predominantly deaf cast to win the prestigious honour.


Ariana DeBose - Best actress in a Supporting role winner

Ariana DeBose made history! DeBose won best supporting actress for her role in Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story', 

DeBose is now the first openly queer woman of colour to win for her acting.


Troy Kotsur- Best Supporting actor

Troy Kotsur won his first Oscar trophy for his outstanding work in 'Coda'. Kotsur becomes the second deaf actor to win an Oscar. 



'Drive My Car'- Best International Feature Film

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s 'Drive My Car' has won Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards. It's the fifth time a film from Japan has won the award.


Encanto - Best Animated Feature.

At the 94th annual Academy Awards, the Colombia-set Disney movie 'Encanto' known for its record-breaking songs like 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' won Best Animated Feature.


Billie Eilish and Finneas

Billie Eilish is now an Oscar winner! The singer took his first golden trophy along with her brother Finneas O'Connell win Best Original Song for 'No Time To Die' 


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