The film that won the biggest Oscar award in the film world for the first time was released on a streaming service instead of a cinema. It was thought that the movie The Power of the Dog, released on Netflix, would win the Best Picture award, but unexpectedly, the film Coda, which was released on Apple TV Plus, made a new history. At the 94th Academy Awards, the film won the Oscar for Best Picture, revolving around a hearing-impaired parent and sibling, as well as a hearing-impaired daughter/sister's relationship with them.
The film was nominated in 3 categories and nominated for all three. The film won awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (Troy Coates). But most of the awards went to the science fiction film Devon for its technical categories such as sound, score, and editing. Actor Will Smith won the first Oscar for Best Actor in a career for his role in the film King Richard, in which he played Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus Williams.
An astonishing incident took place on this occasion and Will Smith jokingly hit Chris Rock on the stage and shouted at his wife not to mention my wife's name. He later apologized for the inconvenience and said that love can make you do anything. Actress Jessica Cheston won the Best Actress award for her role in The Eyes of Timmy.
The Best Supporting Actress award went to Arena de Bose for her role in West Side Story. It was a remake of the 1961 film of the same name, and surprisingly the Best Supporting Actress award was given to the actress who played the same role. The arena is also the first African actress to win an Oscar award, while Troy Coates, who won the Best Supporting Actor award, is the second deaf actor to receive the award.
Jane Kempen won the Best Director award at The Power of the Dog and is the third woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win the award.
The Best Foreign Language Film award went to the Japanese film Drive My Car, while the original screenplay award went to Belfast. Best Original Song Award No Time To Die, Best Costume Design Award Creola, Best Animated Film Award Incanto, Best Visual Effects Award Devon, Best Cinematography Award Devon, Best Production Design Award Devon, Film Editing Award Devon, The award for Best Original Score went to Devon and the award for Best Sound went to Devon. Pakistani-born British actor's live-action short film won the award for Best Live Action Short Film The Long Goodbye.