Last night’s Oscars ceremony was definitely a night of surprises and memorable moments, and when the dust and glitter settled down, Disney branded films had won a total of six awards for the company.
Update: ratings are in for last night’s telecast. 15.4 million viewers for ABC, a 56% increase over last year. That is the good news. That bad news is that 2021 was the smallest audience ever and 2022 the second smallest.
“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” won two awards, while “Encanto,” “West Side Story,” “Summer of Soul,” and “Cruella” each won one a piece, out of the 23 awards Disney was nominated for.
In addition to the regular awards, Samuel L. Jackson (known to Marvel fans as Nick Fury) also won an honorary Oscar.
But it was an energetic performance of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” by the cast (Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Carolina Gaitan and Diane Guerrero) with special appearances by rapper Megan Thee Stallion, Becky G, Luis Fonsi, and percussionist Sheila E., that truly livened up the broadcast.
If you missed it, here is that performance:
Disney animator Ruthie Thompson was one of many spotlighted in the “In Memoriam” reel, along with fellow Disney Legend Betty White. If you missed it, you can watch it here:
Here are the Oscars won for Disney films at the 94th Oscars, along with the winner’s Oscar speeches:
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Animated Film
Best Documentary Feature
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent, and David Dinerstein
Best Costume Design
Cruella – Jenny Beavan
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, and Justin Raleigh
Congratulations to all the winners!