Oscars/Grammys update

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock for insulting Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith is dealing with the consequences of his actions. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Times.

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock for insulting Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith is dealing with the consequences of his actions. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Times.

Anacamila Anaya, Staff Reporter

What better way to continue 2022 than with more award shows and movie drama.
After everything that has occurred this year with COVID -19 regulations and delays, it’s finally time to celebrate the Oscars and Grammys Awards.

Oscars awards: 

The 94th Academy Awards took place on March 27, 2022, in the ​​Hollywood, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland. 

It went live at 6:00 PM MDT on ABC, Hulu Live, and other live broadcasting websites. 

This year it was hosted by Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes. 

Directed by Glenn Weiss and produced by Will Packer; Shayla Cowan.

One of the most controversial topics, during the award show, at this moment involves Will Smith and Chris Rock.

During a comedian skit, performed by Chris Rock, a joke was made concerning Jada Pinkett Smith and her illness Alopecia. 

His joke was what some people found funny and others found disrespectful.

“Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see ya”, joked Chris Rock. 

Rock’s joke wasn’t taken as intended and Will Smith had something to say about this.  

Smith, at first, with a laughing smile, looked at Jada as she rolled her eyes back. 

Smith stood up and walked straight to Rock with an unpleasant look and slapped him straight. 

As he was sitting back down he looked at Rock and said, “Keep my wife’s name out your ****** mouth!”

This moment will forever be remembered and now comedians know not to joke about someone’s wife.

Chris Rock has decided not to press charges against Will Smith. 

As of now, Will Smith’s only punishment is that he is no longer allowed to attend the Oscars for the next 10 years. 

Considering this incident, Boy Boys 4 was put on indefinite hold and won’t be released any time soon. 

However, Emancipation is still on record and will be released later in 2022. 

On a happier note,  here are the winners of the 2022 Oscars:

  • Best Picture: CODA
  • Best Director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Will Smith, King Richard

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Troy Kotsur, CODA

  • Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Siân Heder, CODA

  • Best Cinematography: Greg Fraser, Dune

  • Best Film Editing: Joe Walker, Dune

  • Best Animated Feature: Encanto

  • Best Animated Short: The Windshield Wiper

  • Best Live-Action Short: Drive My Car (Japan)

  • Best Documentary Feature: Summer of Soul

  • Best Documentary Short: The Queen of Basketball

  • Best Original Score: Hans Zimmer, Dune

  • Best Sound: Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, Ron Bartlett, Dune

  • Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan, Cruella

  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

  • Best Production Design: Dune — Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos

  • Best Visual Effects: Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer, Dune

These were the winners of the 94th Academy Awards. 

This year’s show will not be forgotten and will go down in Oscars history as one of the most memorable shows. 

Grammys Awards:

The 64th Annual Grammy Ceremony took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022

It went live at 6:00 PM MDT on CBS Live and Paramount Plus Premium. 

This year the show was hosted by Trevor Noah. 

This year there were 86 categories and 86 winners. 

19-year-old Olivia Rodrigo won three categories out of 7 nominations. Rodrigo is one of the youngest artists to win.

Here are some of the winners of the 2022 Grammys: 

  • Record of the Year:  “Leave the Door Open,” Silk Sonic
  • Album of the Year: “We Are,” Jon Batiste
  • Song of the Year: “Leave the Door Open,” Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II, and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)
  • Best New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
  • Best Pop Solo Performance: “Drivers License,” Olivia Rodrigo
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat featuring SZA
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Love for Sale,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
  • Best Pop Vocal Album: “Sour,” Olivia Rodrigo
  • Best Alternative Music Album: “Daddy’s Home,” St. Vincent
  • Best Rock Song: “Waiting on a War,” Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, and Pat Smear, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
  • Best Rock Album
  • “Medicine at Midnight,” Foo Fighters
  • Best R&B Performance: “Leave the Door Open,” Silk Sonic“Pick Up Your Feelings,” Jazmine Sullivan
  • Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Fight for You,” H.E.R.
  • Best R&B Song: “Leave the Door Open,” Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emile II, and Bruno Mars, songwriters (Silk Sonic)
  • Best Progressive R&B Album: “Table for Two,” Lucky Daye
  • Best R&B Album: “Heaux Tales,” Jazmine Sullivan
  • Best Rap Performance: “Family Ties” Baby Keem featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • Best Melodic Rap Performance: “Hurricane,” Kanye West featuring the Weeknd and Lil Baby
  • Best Rap Song: “Jail,” Dwayne Abernathy, Jr., Shawn Carter, Raul Cubina, Michael Dean, Charles M. Njapa, Sean Solymar, Kanye West, and Mark Williams, songwriters (Kanye West featuring Jay-Z)
  • Best Rap Album: “Call Me if You Get Lost,” Tyler, the Creator
  • Best Country Solo Performance: “You Should Probably Leave,” Chris Stapleton
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne
  • Best Country Song: “Cold,” Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon, and Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
  •  Best Country Album: “Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton
  • Best New Age Album: “Divine Tides,” Stewart Copeland and Ricky Kej
  • Best Latin Pop Album: “Mendó,” Alex Cuba
  • Best Música Urbana Album:“El Último Tour Del Mundo,” Bad Bunny
  • Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album: “Origen,” Juanes
  • Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):“A Mis 80’s,” Vicente Fernández

These are just a few of the amazing artists that won out of the 86 winners.

Even though Award Shows can be considered very controversial because of unfair picks/ nominations, it is always an honor to win and attend. 

The beginning of this year so far has been a lot to unravel and will be part of award show history forever. 

This year is packed with more award shows and more drama to come.