For the first time in a long time, the Oscars 2022 was buzzing like it used to be. From an eventful red carpet where we spied the best dresses or in the case of Oscar nominee, Kristen Stewart, best shorts, to a series of monumental wins, the 94th Academy Awards was certainly no snooze fest. Especially since no one can quite miss or forget the shocking moment of Will Smith smacking down Chris Rock for an insensitive joke that involved his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.
On the important wins: CODA deservingly took home Best Picture—making it the first film with a predominantly deaf cast to win an Oscar, Troy Kotsur as the first deaf person to win an Oscar (Best Supporting Actor, CODA), Ariana DeBose became the first queer woman of colour to clinch an Oscar (Best Supporting Actress, West Side Story) and Will Smith bagged Best Actor (King Richard), shortly after the altercation happened on stage. It also happens to be Smith’s first Oscar in his three-decade long career.
While all shenanigans were happening live, there was another party raving on Twitter. Where viewers were reacting in real-time—to the events that unfolded at the awards. From the tension-filled exchange between Smith and Rock to Timothée Chalamet’s scene-stealing and chest-baring outfit from Louis Vuitton’s spring 2022 womenswear collection, catch the highlights of Oscars 2022 via the Twitterverse below.
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Kristen Stewart and Timothée Chalamet's outfits
kristen stewart and timothee competing for Best Shane McCutcheon
— rachel handler (@rachel_handler) March 27, 2022
timothée about to feel every breeze possible in that fit tonight
— paul (@paulswhtn) March 27, 2022
In my opinion they will switch outfits mid-ceremony pic.twitter.com/5836xw2nLv
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) March 27, 2022
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Ariana DeBose's moving acceptance speech for Best Supporting actress
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) March 28, 2022
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) March 28, 2022
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Jane Campion, the third woman to win an Oscar for Best Director for 'The Power of the Dog', is celebrated yet berated at the same time
Just Oscar winner Jane Campion being an absolute champion 💯 pic.twitter.com/uxdM9vwoqt
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) March 28, 2022
The backlash happened when Campion made a snub towards Serena and Venus Williams in her acceptance speech, stating, “you don’t play against the guys, like I have to.”
I am just saying it all piles up. The loss of Cheslie Kryst, The William’s Sisters being disrespected by a Mrs Anne type Jane Campion. The constant disrespect of VP Harris, and Ketanji Brown-Jackson, years of personal microaggressions have boiled up for many of us.
— Tynisa Thee Cynical Gen X Witch Walker (@Kalarigamerchic) March 28, 2022
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Covid jokes weren't a hoot
— amy (@buffyspeak) March 28, 2022
Can we not do COVID jokes? How cringey is it to make entire joke about something that has killed millions and millions of people? #Oscars
— Enter Name Here (@Merckkk) March 28, 2022
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Will Smith vs Chris Rock
more people need their asses beat before they make a life out of embarrassing black women in my opinion
— kendra (@kendramorous) March 28, 2022
It’s interesting that you think a single slap from a Black man is “pure out of control rage and violence”.
I think this is what some outlets might call a soupçon of racism. https://t.co/Eyf6f5i4VH
— Kendra “Gloom is My Beat” Pierre-Louis (@KendraWrites) March 28, 2022
I did not think the La La Land moment was going to be topped for years to come
— Tom and Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) March 28, 2022
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Outpouring love for CODA's win
So happy for Coda. Maybe next year the academy will provide the interpretation for the whole broadcast rather than only during Coda’s wins.
— roxane gay (@rgay) March 28, 2022
— Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook) March 28, 2022