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Stars Who Won Oscars For The First Time At The 94th Academy Awards

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The Oscars returned after three years and everyone was ecstatic because for once, people can actually sit beside one another as they emerge winners and share in the smiles and tears of their fellow nominees.
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The 94th Academy Award took place on the 27th of March at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and it was a night to remember as stars who haven’t won an Oscar, made history. So here are stars who won Oscars for the first time at the 94th Academy Award;
1. Will Smith
Having been nominated for Best Actor twice in 2002 for Ali, and in 2007 for The Pursuit of Happyness, Smith was nominated for Best Picture and Best Actor in the movie King Richard and this time he said he had to take that Oscar home, as he bagged the award for Best Actor this time. Even though the slap he gave Chris Rock for the joke he made about his wife seems to overshadow his first award, it was still a big win for the actor.

2. Ariana DeBose

Ariana DeBose made history at the 94th Academy Award on the 27th of March when she became the first Afro Latina and first openly queer woman of color to win an Oscar. A feat not many have been able to achieve, this diva has broken the chains. DeBose took home the best-supporting actress award for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s retelling of “West Side Story,” 60 years after Rita Moreno won an Oscar for the same role.

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3. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Unlike others who have been nominated several but still not won or won on their second nomination, Questlove won his first Oscar on his first nomination and he literarily was teary-eyed. He is much more than just the drummer for The Roots, titles like author, songwriter, and film director are just a few of the many hats the talented Philly native wears on any given day. Questlove walked away with his first Oscar at the 94th Annual Academy Awards for the Best Documentary category for the film Summer of Soul which he directed.
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4. Jessica Chastain
The talented actress wins her first Academy Award for The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Jessica Chastain won the Academy Award for best actress for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, in which she portrays the rise, fall, and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. The Oscars looked kindly on Jessica Chastain.

5. Greig Fraser
At the 94th Oscars, Dune‘s Greig Fraser landed his first win for Best Cinematography, and he was literally ecstatic.
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6. Joe Walker
He won his first Academy Award for Dune (2021). Previously he had been nominated three times for an Academy Award and four times for a British Academy Film Award for his work on 12 Years a Slave (2013), Arrival (2016), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), and Dune (2021).

7. Kenneth Branagh
After eight Oscar nominations, it was a story about his hometown which he left aged nine that won Kenneth Branagh his first Academy Award. Branagh’s Belfast won Best Original Screenplay, something he said was an “enormous honour”. Accepting the award, he paid tribute to an “amazing city and fantastic people”. Trending video of the day;

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