Notably, the Russian intrusion of Ukraine was not discussed throughout the opening to the easy going program, which included a D.J., a 2nd standup regimen from Schumer, and a sketch from Hall that discovered a shirtless Chalamet and other male stars onstage. Three sports stars– Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater and Shaun White– got here to present a montage commemorating 60 years of the James Bond franchise. (The academy lastly acknowledged the war in Ukraine with a minute of silence after Reba McEntire’s efficiency of a chosen tune, “Somehow You Do,” and by flashing the hashtag #StandWithUkraine on the screen.)
In a surprising break from academy custom-made, the telecast was utilized as an obvious promotion for some coming films. Chris Evans introduced a commercial for “Lightyear,” a coming “Toy Story” prequel from Pixar that will get here solely in theaters inJune A prolonged pretaped promo for the academy’s brand-new museum in Los Angeles included Sykes taking a trip.
Last year, the tv audience for the Academy Awards dropped so precipitously (down 60 percent from 2020, currently a record low) that organizers chose to remodel the live broadcast. The discussion of Oscars in 8 classifications– the less-starry ones– were relocated to a nontelevised part, with the academy stating it would tape the approval speeches and incorporate edited bits into the primary program. Cue growls of discouragement, both from motion picture fans and from the sidelined artists.
Butthe academy persevered. “Dune,” which was chosen in 10 classifications in overall, won the Oscars for finest noise, rating, production style and modifying throughout what the academy had actually branded “the Golden Hour” in an effort to lighten bruised egos. Hans Zimmer, who composed the “Dune” rating, was not on hand to accept the Oscar, the second of his profession after “The Lion King” (1989), with a speaker describing that he was away on trip.
The group behind Chastain’s improvement into a televangelist with tarantula eyelashes in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” won the Oscar for makeup and hairstyling. Chastain welcomed the group from her seat in the front row. (The star ratio throughout the nontelevised part of the event grew as the hour went on, with seat fillers on heavy rotation.)
The short-film winners were “The Windshield Wiper,” the animated story of a male pondering love in a coffee shop while smoking a pack of cigarettes; “The Long Goodbye,” a violent live-action brief starring and co-written by Riz Ahmed that happens in the lead-up to a wedding event; and “Queen of Basketball,” a 22- minute New York Times documentary about Lusia Harris, the initially and just lady ever formally prepared into the N.B.A.