23 Sketches Breaking Down The 2022 Oscars
Sunday night's Academy Awards were hectic, but maybe even more so for our intern and in-house sketch artist Arantza Peña Popo. She live-sketched the whole show on LAist's Twitter, and here's our illustrated breakdown of a night that made history.
Dune wracked up awards all night, particularly in the technical craft categories.
Is handsomeness a special effect?
The show included two numbers from the hit Disney musical film Encanto, starting with a rendition of Dos Oruguitas accompanied by folk dancing.
Talking about Bruno resulted in an Oscar (though not in the song category).
Troy Kotsur made history as just the second deaf actor to win an Academy Award for his role in CODA.
The acclaimed Japanese film, also nominated for Best Picture, took home the international prize.
Reba McEntire performed Best Original Song nominee Somehow You Do from the film Four Good Days, written by legendary songwriter Diane Warren. She had an all-star band with Kevin Jonas on guitar, Sheila E on percussion, Travis Barker on drums, and Robert Randolph on pedal steel guitar.
Didn't she? Megan Thee Stallion made an appearance during We Don't Talk About Bruno, delivering a brand new rap verse. (Though we missed the part about the rats.)
Look, these sketches don't draw themselves! WHEW.
The three hosts appeared mid-show in cosplay gear from several of the year's biggest films.
CODA took home Best Adapted Screenplay in a big night for the film about a deaf family with a daughter who can hear.
Billie Eilish performed the theme from No Time To Die with her brother Finneas, a performance so powerful, even a cat was moved to tears. (Or maybe it just looked that way through our own tears.)
We don't even know, y'all.
Questlove also made history Sunday night as just the second Black director to win an Academy Award. Questlove won for Summer of Soul, shortly after the assault by Smith on comedian Chris Rock.
Our beleaguered illustrator tried figuring this out, with a feline assist.
The brother/sister duo took home the prize for their theme to No Time To Die, which also happened to keep Lin-Manuel Miranda from achieving an EGOT.
For the first time ever, women directors won back to back Oscars. Chloé Zhao won for Nomadland in 2021.
Will Smith came up to accept his win for Best Actor after a hard smack across Chris Rock's face earlier in the night. While he apologized to the Academy, he pointedly didn't apologize publicly to Chris Rock.
Will Smith ended his speech with a wish for the Academy to invite him back — whether that happens remains to be seen. Should they?
Amy Schumer returned after a long absence — which included Will Smith smacking Chris Rock — and asked if there was anything she missed.
Jessica Chastain used her Best Actress win for The Eyes of Tammy Faye to share a message of unconditional love with the audience.
CODA took home the big win, despite coming in as an underdog against Power of the Dog.