3 historic 2022 Oscars: from Ariana DeBose to Troy Kotsur | Entertainment

The 2022 Oscars had their fair share of historic moments and when it came to wins, there were three big ones for the night.

There have been plenty of firsts to go around, starting with one for West Side Storyis Ariana DeBose, continuing Coda‘s Troy Kotsur, then another for the movie itself. Below, we take a closer look at the three big, historic wins from the 94th Academy Awards, beyond the onstage drama that unfolded at the ceremony.

The team behind Coda pose with their statues. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Ariana DeBose becomes first openly queer woman of color to win Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar

Ariana DeBose wowed with her performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg West Side Story, and following in the footsteps of her predecessor Rita Moreno, she won gold for Best Actress in a Leading Role. But it wasn’t just that she won for playing the same character in a new adaptation, no, DeBose became the first queer woman of color to win the acting award.

Oscars 2022, Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Jessica Chastain

DeBose and Kotsur pose with fellow interim winner Jessica Chastain. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Troy Kotsur becomes first deaf man to win Best Supporting Actor Oscar

CodaThe shining star of Troy Kotsur warmed viewers’ hearts with his awards season success that culminated in his Best Supporting Actor win at the Oscars. The only other acting award given to a deaf artist in an acting category at the Oscars was when his screen wife Marlee Matlin won in 1987 for Children of a lesser God.

Coda Becomes the first movie from a streaming service to win Best Picture

We’ve seen them before, films from streaming platforms that have reached the Oscars stage, including those from 2021 man, The Chicago 7 Trialand The sound of metal, but no streaming movie has ever won so far. AppleTV+ Coda won the night’s highest accolade for Best Picture, while also setting a precedent for streamers going forward.

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