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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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Body behind Eurovision “understands the disappointment” over next host city

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Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision contest in May, capturing the hearts of the world

After taking out the win, that would mean Ukraine would host the competition next year.

But the European Broadcasting Union announced last week it could not be held in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.

The body behind Eurovision now says it “understands the disappointment” over its decision not to hold next year’s song contest in Ukraine.

The EBU said it was in talks with the BBC to host the contest in the UK.

That’s because British entrant Sam Ryder came second in this year’s contest with his single Spaceman.

The announcement was met with disappointment by Ukrainians but the E-B-U doubled down on its position, saying in a statement that it “fully understands the disappointment that greeted the announcement”.

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First look – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official portrait together

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Today is a historic milestone for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, they have viewed the first official joint portrait of themselves

On a visit to Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, the portrait was unveiled to the future king and queen consort.

The portrait, painted by award-winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth, has gone on display at the University of Cambridge.

When William saw the work of art he immediately said ‘It’s quite big’

The artwork of Prince William and Catherine was commissioned last year by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund as a gift to the people of the county.

The artist said he wanted to portray the royal couple as “relaxed and approachable”

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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall reportedly split

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Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and actress Jerry Hall are reportedly getting a divorce

Murdoch and Hall tied the knot at a mansion in central London in 2016.

The divorce would be a fourth for Murdoch, who is aged 91. Hall, 65, was previously married to Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.

According to The New York Times, the split comes as a surprise to those close who are to the family.

At the time of his marriage, the billionaire said he was “the luckiest and happiest man in world”.

Murdoch owns the News Corporation empire, which controls major media outlets across the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

In 2018, his eldest son Lachlan was named as his successor. Murdoch has also sold most of 21st Century Fox to the Walt Disney Company.

Neither Murdoch nor Hall have commented on the matter.

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