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94th Academy Awards
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Official poster
Date March 27, 2022
Site Dolby Theatre
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hosted by
Preshow hosts
Produced by Will Packer
Shayla Cowan
Directed by Glenn Weiss
Best Picture CODA
Most awards Dune (6)
Most nominations The Power of the Dog (12)
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Duration 3 hours, 40 minutes
Ratings 16.64 million

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films released between March 1 and December 31, 2021, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27, 2022. The ceremony was hosted by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes. It was the first ceremony since the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011 to feature multiple hosts.

CODA became the first-ever Best Picture recipient in the Academy's history to be distributed by an internet streaming service (in this case, Apple TV+). The film won two other awards in addition to Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur and Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for its writer and director, Sian Heder. Dune won a leading six awards, while The Eyes of Tammy Faye won two awards. The Power of the Dog, King Richard, West Side Story, Drive My Car, Encanto, Belfast, No Time to Die, Cruella, The Long Goodbye, The Queen of Basketball, Summer of Soul, and The Windshield Wiper won one award each.

During the ceremony, controversy ensued after actor Will Smith walked onstage and struck comedian Chris Rock in the face after Rock had made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. News coverage of the incident largely overshadowed the remainder of the ceremony.

Winners and nominees

CODA won all three awards it was nominated for, including Best Picture, becoming the first film distributed by a streaming service (Apple TV+), the first Sundance film premiere, and the first film featuring predominantly deaf actors in leading roles to win Best Picture. Troy Kotsur also became the first male deaf actor to win the Oscar, and only second actor ever after his co-star Marlee Matlin. As a result of Ariana DeBose winning Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Anita in the film West Side Story, both she and Rita Moreno, who previously won for playing the same character in the 1961 adaptation of the stage musical, became the third pair of actors to win for portraying the same character in two different films.

Dune received the most awards, winning in six categories. Other winners include The Eyes of Tammy Faye with two awards and Belfast, Cruella, Drive My Car, Encanto, King Richard, The Long Goodbye, No Time to Die, The Power of the Dog, The Queen of Basketball, Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), West Side Story, and The Windshield Wiper with one award each.

The 2022 ceremony was the first time that a woman won the Best Director category for a second consecutive year - Jane Campion won on her second nomination after Chloé Zhao's win in 2021, and The Power of the Dog became the first film to win Best Director with no other awards since The Graduate at the 40th Academy Awards in 1968. Campion became the third-oldest person to win, and makes her the first woman in history to win Academy Awards for both directing and screenwriting.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: 94.ª edición de los Premios Óscar para niños

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