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Apple TV+ becomes the first streaming service to win Best Picture Oscar

28 Mar 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |

Apple made history at the annual Academy Awards show where CODA was awarded a Best Picture Oscar for the first time for a streaming service.

Apple beats Netflix

Netflix has yet to claim an Oscar for Best Picture. This year, the streaming giant showed up with two nominated films in the top category, Don’t Look Up and Power of the Dog. But it was Apple TV+, not Netflix, that became the first streaming service to win an Oscar for Best Picture with CODA, which took home a total of three Oscars. - "On behalf of everyone at Apple, we are so grateful to the Academy for the honors bestowed on ‘CODA’ this evening," said Zack Van Amburg, Apple' head of Worldwide Video. "We join our teams all over the world in celebrating Siân, Troy, the producers, and the entire cast and crew for bringing such a powerful representation of the Deaf community to audiences, and breaking so many barriers in the process. It has been so rewarding to share this life-affirming, vibrant story, which reminds us of the power of film to bring the world together." CODA is available to stream on Apple TV+ that has a free 7-day trial after which it costs $5 per month.

CODA Apple

CODA is available on Apple TV+

Dune wins Best Cinematography

Sci-fi epic Dune won the most awards, a total of 6, in categories such as best cinematography, sound, visual effects and score. Disney's Encanto won the Oscar for best animated movie. The winners are found amongst the nominated titles by having the academy's roughly 8000 members cast votes. The 2022 ceremony honored movies released in 2021. This year's Academy Awards show also took an unexpected turn when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face after Rock had made a joke about Smith's wife's hair loss (Jada Pinkett Smith). The full list of winners can be found below.

Oscars 2022 - winners

BEST PICTURE Belfast CODA Don't Look Up Drive My Car Dune King Richard Licorice Pizza Nightmare Alley The Power of the Dog West Side Story ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Encanto Flee Luca The Mitchells vs. The Machine Raya and the Last Dragon 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 Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos Kristen Stewart, Spencer ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter Ariana DeBose, West Side Story 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 Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM Drive My Car Flee The Hand of God Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom The Worst Person in the World DOCUMENTARY (SHORT) Audible Lead Me Home The Queen of Basketball Three Songs for Benazir When We Were Bullies DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Ascension Attica Flee Summer of Soul Writing with Fire ORIGINAL SONG King Richard Encanto Belfast No Time to Die Four Good Days ADAPTED SCREENPLAY CODA Drive My Car Dune The Lost Daughter The Power of the Dog ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Belfast Don't Look Up King Richard Licorice Pizza The Worst Person in the World DIRECTOR Kenneth Branagh, Belfast Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog Steven Spielberg, West Side Story PRODUCTION DESIGN Dune Nightmare Alley The Power of the Dog The Tragedy of Macbeth West Side Story ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND Belfast Dune No Time to Die The Power of the Dog Westside Story ORIGINAL SCORE Don't Look Up Dune Encanto Parallel Mothers The Power of the Dog VISUAL EFFECTS Dune Free Guy No Time to Die Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Spider-Man: No Way Home CINEMATOGRAPHY Dune Nightmare Alley The Power of the Dog The Tragedy of Macbeth West Side Story FILM EDITING Don't Look Up Dune King Richard The Power of the Dog Tick, Tick... Boom! COSTUME DESIGN Cruella Cyrano Dune Nightmare Alley Westside Story ANIMATED SHORT FILM Affairs of the Art Bestia Boxballet Robin Robin The Windshield Wiper LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM Ala Kachuu — Take and Run The Dress The Long Goodbye On My Mind Please Hold MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING Coming 2 America Cruella Dune The Eyes of Tammy Faye House of Gucci
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