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Here’s what you missed at the Oscars: a recap

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The 94th Academy Awards have come to an end after a scandalous slap and a historical night of memorable wins.

Among the top winners is Denis Villeneuve’s Dune which won six out of its 10 nominations, setting the highest record for the night. The Sci-Fi film picked up the award for Sound, Editing, Score, Cinematography, Visual Effects, and Production Design.

Ariana DeBose accepts the Oscar® for Actress in a Supporting Role during the live ABC telecast of the 94th Oscars® at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA, on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Ariana DeBose became the first openly queer Afro-Latina woman in the Academy’s 94-year history to take home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the movie, West Side Story.

CODA’s Troy Kotsur also made history as the first deaf male actor to win an academy award for Best Supporting Actor. His acceptance speech in sign language brought both the audience and the interpreter to tears.

Troy Kotsur accepts the Oscar® for Actor in a Supporting Role during the live ABC telecast of the 94th Oscars® at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA, on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Notably, New Zealand born Australian director Jane Champion became the third ever female filmmaker to win Best Director for her film Power of the Dog. She was congratulated by the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern who complimented her skill and talent and said she put ‘New Zealand on the world stage’.

Defeating the likes of Power of the dog and Dune, Coda ultimately scooped the Best Picture award after winning the best-adapted screenplay award as well.

Here is a list of all the winners:

Best picture:

  • CODA

Best actress:

  • Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)

Best actor:

  • Will Smith (King Richard)

Best supporting actress:

  • Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)

Best supporting actor:

  • Troy Kotsur (Coda)

Best director:

  • Jane Campion (Power of the Dog)

Best original screenplay:

  • Sir Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)

Best adapted screenplay:

  • Sian Heder (CODA)

Best animated feature:

  • Encanto

Best documentary feature:

  • Summer of soul

Best international feature:

  • Drive My car (Japan)

Best original song:

  • Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die)

Best original Score:

  • Hans Zimmer (Dune)

Best cinematography:

  • Greig Fraser (Dune)

Best visual effects:

  • Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer (Dune)

Best film editing:

  • Joe Walker (Dune)

Best costume design:

  • Jenny Beavan (Cruella)

Best sound:

  • Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett (Dune)

Best production design:

  • Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos (Dune)

Best make-up and hairstyling:

  • Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)

Best live action short:

  • The Long Goodbye

Best animated short:

  • The Windshield Wiper

Best documentary short:

  • The Queen of Basketball

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Prince Harry and Elton John take legal action against the Daily Mail

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The celebrities allege the paper was involved in phone-tapping and privacy breaches.

Some of the allegations include bugging private telephone calls, paying police for sensitive information and impersonating the celebrities for medical records.

The individuals became distressed after learning of the privacy breaches.

Meanwhile, it’s believed the journalists still hold senior positions of authority and power today.

The newspaper is denying the allegations.

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Kayne reacts to ‘white lives matter’ t-shirt backlash

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It’s been a massive week for Kayne West after he stirred the pot with his fashion show

He stepped out wearing this ‘white lives matter’ t-shirt and social media went nuts.

The 45-year-old rapper sat down with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson to discuss the shirt and his views on controversial topics like abortion.

West says wearing the shirt “was funny and talked to Carlson about supporting Donald Trump.

The rapper was the former president’s most famous supporter and didn’t shy away from wearing Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” hat in public.

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High school teacher charged for allegedly sending nudes to a student

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A teacher has been charged after allegedly sending nudes to one of her students

44-year-old April Viney is facing two charges with two felony counts of the dissemination of obscenity.

The online high school student claimed the teacher sent a nude photo and video to them.

Before her arrest, witnesses were interviewed and the teacher’s phone and social media accounts were investigated.

After posting a $50,000 bond she has since been released to her home.

Viney has been teaching since at least 2002 and has been suspended without pay.

She had been teaching English at West Iredell High School in North Carolina since 2019.

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