The 94th Academy Awards once again hosted a star-studded red carpet and a revised broadcast set to challenge this breakthrough year for the Oscars.
Last month, organizers announced that the television portion of the show at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles will drop eight of 23 awards, for Best Documentary Short, Film Editing, Makeup and Hair, Original Music, Design of production, animated short, short and sound live action.
These awards were given out an hour before the 8 p.m. ET telecast, and the speeches will be edited for the three-hour broadcast.
Early winners on Sunday in the TV portion included Ariana DeBose, as Best Supporting Actress, in the musical romantic drama West Side Story, an adaptation of the 1957 musical of the same name.
“There is indeed a place for us,” DeBose said.
In the pre-television awards segment, Halifax director Ben Proudfoot won Best Documentary Short basketball queen, while the science fiction favorite Dunes has won six awards to date, including Best Sound, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing and Best Production Design.
The Oscars have struggled with declining ratings and continued criticism over which movies land in the top picture categories.
Netflix movie the power of the dog and produced by Canada Dunes lead the nominations this year with 12 and 10, respectively.
CBC News will update all TV winners and big winners as follows:
The best special effects
Best Original Score
Best Film Editing
Best Production Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Tammy Faye’s eyes.
Short film (live action)
The long goodbye.
Best Short Film (Animation)
Documentary (short subject)
The queen of basketball.
Best Supporting Actress
Ariana DeBose West Side Story.