Liza Minnelli was brought out in a wheelchair by Lady Gaga as the duo took to the stage to present the award for Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood on Sunday.
Liza received a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd, with Gaga also taking the time to applaud the legendary star.
‘Oh! That’s so exciting!’ exclaimed the 76-year-old Cabaret actress with a laugh.
‘Do you see that? The public, they love you,’ said the Poker Face singer, before helping Liza get her cue cards in order.
Legend: Liza Minnelli was brought out in a wheelchair by Lady Gaga as the duo took to the stage to present the award for Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood on Sunday
‘Good evening, you know how I love working with legends,’ said Gaga, while staring down and placing a hand on Liza’s shoulder.
‘Aw, my baby!’ said Liza as she grasped onto the Grammy Award-winner’s hand.
Gaga continued: ‘And I am honored to present the final award of the evening with a true show business legend.’
The likes of Kristen Stewart and Javier Bardem were all captured applauding Liza.
‘She’s celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cabaret,’ announced Gaga, with Liza famously winning Best Actress for her leading role in the 1972 musical feature.
‘Oscar award-winning actress Liza Minelli,’ continued the singer, which earned around round of applause for the star.
Standing ovation: Liza received a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd, with Gaga also taking the time to applaud the legendary star
All love: ‘Do you see that? The public, they love you,’ said the Poker Face singer, before helping Liza get her cue cards in order
Liza then proceeded to announce they’d be unveiling the winner for Best Picture, with Gaga elaborating that they’d be reading out the nominees first.
‘I got you,’ reassured Gaga before the clips began to roll.
After unveiling the nominees, Liza told Gaga she was her ‘biggest fan’ and ‘so happy; to be there with the Bad Romance singer.
Liza, opening a red envelope, announced the winner for Best Picture to be Apple Tv+’s feature CODA.
The 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony has returned to its regular venue of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California after being held at Union Station last year.
In a rather bold move, the show will be hosted by a trio of stars in Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes as it has gone without a host over the last three years.
The trio have made history as it is the first time there is an all-female host line-up as they are also the first emcees since 2018.
Respect: ‘Good evening, you know how I love working with legends,’ said Gaga, while staring down and placing a hand on Liza’s shoulder
Sweet: ‘Aw, my baby!’ said Liza as she grasped onto the Grammy Award-winner’s hand
Netflix’s Power Of The Dog led nominations with 12 nods, including Best Picture, Best Director and recognition for all of its top actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Campion, a nominee for 1993′s The Piano, became the first woman to ever be nominated twice for best director.
Last year, Chloé Zhao became just the second woman to ever win the award. Campion’s director of photography, Ari Wegner, also became the second woman ever nominated for Best Cinematography.
Honored: ‘And I am honored to present the final award of the evening with a true show business legend,’ said Gaga
Lots to celebrate: ‘She’s celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cabaret,’ announced Gaga, with Liza famously winning Best Actress for her leading role in the 1972 musical feature
Dune followed closely behind with 10 nominations spread out largely in the technical categories that rewarded the gargantuan craft of Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, yet unexpectedly bypassed Villeneuve’s direction.
The Warner Bros. release debuted simultaneously in theaters and — against the strenuous objections of its director — on HBO Max.
With The Power Of The Dog and Dune, the nominees for best picture are: Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Licorice Pizza, King Richard, Nightmare Alley and West Side Story.
No streaming service has ever won Best Picture, but half of the 10 nominees were released by streamers. This year, the odds may be better than ever that Netflix — which led all studios with 27 nominations — or another service will finally break through.
Major: Liza then proceeded to announce they’d be unveiling the winner for Best Picture, with Gaga elaborating that they’d be reading out the nominees first
Here we go! After unveiling the nominees, Liza told Gaga she was her ‘biggest fan’ and ‘so happy; to be there with the Bad Romance singer
Apple TV+ notched its first best-picture nomination with the deaf drama CODA, which also made history as Supporting Actor nominee Troy Kotsur became only the second deaf actor ever nominated as his CODA co-star Marlee Matlin was the first in 1987.
Netflix backed The Power of the Dog and Adam McKay’s apocalyptic comedy Don’t Look Up. And both King Richard and Dune launched on HBO Max. Even the academy for the first time ruled out hard-copy DVD screeners for its members, who instead could watch submissions on the academy’s streaming platform.
It is also set to be a night of great musical performances as Beyonce and Billie Eilish are set to perform but outspoken vaccine skeptic Van Morrison is skipping Hollywood’s biggest night.
All three performers are nominated for Best Song along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Diane Warren, whose songs will also be performed on the broadcast.
Pop superstar Beyonce’s Oscar-nominated ballad Be Alive was penned for tennis biopic King Richard, which stars Will Smith as the father of tennis greats Serena and Venus Williams.
Hollywood trade publication Variety reported that Beyonce will perform live from the tennis courts in Compton where the sisters played as children.
Winners: Liza, opening a red envelope, announced the winner for Best Picture to be Apple Tv+’s feature CODA
Eilish and her brother Finneas will perform No Time To Die from the recent James Bond movie.
But while Morrison, who wrote Down to Joy for Kenneth Branagh’s black-and-white childhood drama Belfast, was invited to perform at the star-studded gala, he ‘will not attend the Oscars due to his tour schedule,’ organizers said.
The singer, known as ‘Van the Man’ to his fans, is due to tour England in late March, before arriving in the US next month for further dates.
Morrison’s high-profile criticism of pandemic restrictions — including three anti-lockdown ‘protest songs’ — and opposition to vaccine mandates had led to questions about whether he would be welcomed at the Oscars.
The ceremony taking place Sunday in Hollywood requires nominees, guests and press to be vaccinated, although performers and presenters are reportedly able to attend without proof of vaccine if they undergo rigorous testing.
Miranda’s Dos Oruguitas from Disney animated movie Encanto will be performed by Sebastian Yatra.
Best known for creating Broadway sensation Hamilton, Miranda will attain the coveted and rare EGOT status for winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award if he wins on Sunday.
Warren’s song Somehow You Do from Four Good Days — which will be performed by Reba McEntire — is her 13th Oscar nomination, but she has never won.
Also performing at the Oscars will be an all-star band including Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, and DJ D-Nice.
There will also be many A-list presenters including Bill Murray, Lady Gaga, Kevin Costner, Samuel L. Jackson, Zoë Kravitz, Lupita Nyong’o. Anthony Hopkins, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, and Mila Kunis.
As if that already wasn’t enough John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Yuh-jung Youn, Ruth E. Carter, Halle Bailey, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Shawn Mendes, Tyler Perry, Tracee Ellis Ross, Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Elliot Page, Kelly Slater and Shaun White will also be taking to the stage.
OSCARS 2022: WINNERS
Belfast (Focus Features)
Coda (Apple) – WINNER
Don’t Look Up (Netflix)
Drive My Car (Janus Films/Sideshow)
Dune (Warner Bros)
King Richard (Warner Bros)
Licorice Pizza (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)
The Power Of The Dog (Netflix)
West Side Story (20th Century Studios)
On the saddle: Power Of The Dog received several nominations including Best Picture
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story – WINNER
Judi Dench – Belfast
Kirsten Dunst- The Power Of The Dog
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Ciaran Hinds – Belfast
Troy Kotsur – Coda – WINNER
Jesse Plemons – The Power Of The Dog
J.K Simmons – Being The Ricardos
Kodi Smitt-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog
Cruella (Jenny Beavan) – WINNER
Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini)
Dune (Jacqueline West)
Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)
West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)
Jumping for joy: West Side Story was nominated for Best Costume Design
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
Dune – WINNER
No Time To Die
The Power Of The Dog
West Side Story
Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell)
Dune (Hans Zimmer) – WINNER
Encanto (Germaine Franco)
Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)
The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)
CODA (Sian Heder) – WINNER
Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe)
Dune (Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve)
The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)
Loud and clear: Coda was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
Belfast (Kenneth Branagh) – WINNER
Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay & David Sirota)
Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)
King Richard (Zach Baylin)
The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt)
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Affairs Of The Heart
The Windshield Wiper – WINNER
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Ala Kachuu — Take and Run
The Long Goodbye – WINNER
On My Mind
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Drive My Car – WINNER
The Hand of God
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
The Worst Person in the World
Dune (Zsuzsanna Sipos & Patrice Vermette) – WINNER
Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell & Shane Vieau)
The Power of the Dog (Grant Major & Amber Richards)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant & Nancy Haigh)
West Side Story (Rena DeAngelo & Adam Stockhausen)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield – tick, tick… BOOM!
Will Smith – King Richard – WINNER
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth
Ace? Will Smith is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for King Richard
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye – WINNER
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
Kristen Stewart – Spencer
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog – WINNER
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story
At the helm: Jane Campion is nominated in the Best Director category for Power Of The Dog
Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin)
Dune (Joe Walker) – WINNER
King Richard (Pamela Martin)
The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)
Tick, Tick… Boom! (Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum)
MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING
Coming 2 America
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye – WINNER
House Of Gucci
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Encanto – WINNER
The Mitchells VS The Machine
Raya And The Lost Dragon
Be Alive — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Darius Scott (King Richard)
Dos Oruguitas — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)
Down to Joy — Van Morrison (Belfast)
No Time to Die — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die) – WINNER
Somehow You Do— Diane Warren (Four Good Days)
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Lead Me Home
The Queen of Basketball – WINNER
Three Songs for Benazir
When We Were Bullies
Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – WINNER
Writing with Fire
Dune – WINNER
No Time To Die
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Stunning: Dune earned nods in both the Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography categories
Dune (Greig Fraser) – WINNER
Nightmare Alley (Dan Lausten)
The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)
West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)