Oscars 2022, "Signs of the Heart" wins. No awards for Italy

The 94th edition of the Oscars took place: triumphant "Signs of the Heart" and "Dune," no awards for Italy, which competed in three categories.

The 94th Academy Awards, or the Academy Awards, held overnight at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, presented by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes. Winning the award for best picture is Sian Heder’s The Signs of the Heart (CODA), a film that tells the story of a teenage girl from a deaf family and partly performed in sign language. Best director is Jane Campion, for The Power of the Dog. The Oscars for best leading actor go to Will Smith among men (for A Winning Family) and Jessica Chastain among women(The Eyes of Tammy Faye), while best supporting actor are Troy Kotsur for The Signs of the Heart and Ariana DeBose for West Side Story. Sian Heder with The Signs of the Heart also wins best non-original screenplay, while the award for best original screenplay goes to Kennet Branagh for Belfast.

The best international film is Drive my car by Ryusuke Hamaguchi. Nothing to do then for It was the Hand of God by Paolo Sorrentino who was in the running for the same statuette, just as the second Italian in the race, Enrico Casarosa who was competing for best animated film with Luca, goes home without an award: the statuette goes instead to Encanto by Byron Howard and Jared Bush. In the technical awards it is the triumph of Dune, a science fiction film based on Frank Herbert’s novel of the same name: best editing to Joe Walker for Dune, best set design to Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos for Dune, best cinematography to Greg Fraiser for Dune, best costumes to Jenny Beaven for Cruella (in contention for best costumes was the third and last Italian in the running, Massimo Cantini Parrini for the costumes of Cyrano), best makeup and hairstyling to Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, best special effects to Paul Lambert, Tristen Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer for Dune, best sound to Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, Ron Bartlett for Dune, best score to Hans Zimmer for Dune. Best Original Song is No Time To Die by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell for the film of the same name.

Best Documentary is Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), by Questlove, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein; Best Documentary Short is The Queen of Basketball by Ben Proudfoot; Best Short Film goes to The Long Goodbye by Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed; and Best Animated Short is The Windshield Wiper by Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez. This year’s honorary Oscars go to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann, while the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award was given to Danny Glover.

Oscars 2022,
Oscars 2022, "Signs of the Heart" wins. No awards for Italy

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