It’s time for our commentary thread on the 94th Annual Academy Awards. The awards start in 20 minutes, so of course they’ve already given out several awards!
Costner should win an Oscar for this Best Director introduction.
Will Smith just walked up on stage and sucker punched Chris Rock live on stage.
Zack Snyder walking away with both Audience choice awards.
Screenplay awards go to Bellfast and CODA. Guessing CODA has Picture secured at this point.
We don’t talk about Bruno, though.
CODA wins its first of the night -- Troy Kotsur for Supporting Actor, as expected.
And Dune won Cinematography. That's six.
Encanto wins Animated Feature.
Deepak. I’m gonna need a through review of this Bond montage.
Dune wins VFX. That's now five awards on the night.
Dune is going to win best picture.
Okay. So they’re showing the speech for Dune winning sound. But it’s pre-recorded I think?
Ariana DeBose wins Supporting Actress, as expected.
Oh good. Now DJ Khaled is here yelling about something.
Beyoncé opens with the song from King Richard, from the tennis court in Compton. Cool. Would’ve liked to see the acceptance speech for Animated Short though.
Ok, and now we're all caught up.
Just a reminder: this is the year that the Oscars have relegated several categories to a pre-show ceremony that's already happening. So here's to catch us all up on what we've missed: