A tense exchange between Will Smith and Chris Rock may have been the highlight of Oscars 2022, but there were several other noteworthy events including the historic wins. Ariana DeBose, who won best actress in a supporting role for “West Side Story” made history as the first openly queer woman of color to win in the category.
Troy Kotsur became the first deaf actor to win an Oscar for film “Coda” and Questlove’s Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) won his very first Oscar for Best Original Documentary.
The award was presented to him by Chris Rock, just after he had been struck by Will Smith after he made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada.
Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes co-hosted the festivities, which had strict COVID-19 protocols in place: Guests were required to show proof of vaccination, as well as undergo several rounds of testing.
Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Nate Parker and Zendaya were some of the several stars who stepped out for the 94th annual Academy Awards red carpet.
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By Samantha Ofole-Prince/ Photos courtesy of A.M.P.A.S.