The Top GIFs & Clips From the 2022 Oscars
From several barrier-breaking first wins to standout musical performances, the 94th Academy Awards was another historic night for Hollywood — running the full gamut of emotions and reactions.
Comedy, drama, suspense: the 2022 Oscars had it all, and more! Below, we’ve broken down some of the most-viewed moments of the night, all of which can be viewed on the official Oscars GIPHY channel. Here’s our official recap of the 2022 Oscars.
Several actors, actresses, and filmmakers made history at the Oscars this year.
For starters, “West Side Story” star Ariana DeBose won Best Supporting Actress, making history as the first openly queer woman to win an acting award.
In her acceptance speech, DeBose thanked Rita Moreno, who won the Oscar for the same role as Anita 60 years ago. This moment from DeBose’s speech was the second most-viewed GIF of the night, with 14 million views, as of Tuesday.
Sian Heder’s “Coda” broke several barriers on Sunday night, making history as the first film with a predominantly deaf cast to win Best Picture. Film producer Philippe Rousselet, who also produced the original film on which “Coda” was based on, accepted the award with an emotional tribute to his father.
Troy Kotsur won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Coda”, becoming the first deaf actor to win an Oscar in any category. This moment from Kotsur’s moving acceptance speech was the fourth most-viewed GIF of the night, with 12 million views.
Also, Will Smith capped a dramatic night by taking home the Best Actor award for “King Richard.” Smith is only the fifth Black actor to win the award. This GIF of an emotional Smith accepting the award was the third most-viewed GIF of the night, with 13.5 million views.
Half, if not most, of the fun from awards shows comes from watching the reactions in the audience, and this year’s Oscars ceremony was no exception.
Tennis legend and “King Richard” executive producer Serena Williams topped our list of most-viewed GIFs from the 2022 Oscars with this GIF of her facepalming in the audience. This moment was the most-viewed GIF of the night, with 19.5 million views, as of Tuesday.
This GIF of Best Actor nominee Andrew Garfield saluting the camera as the nominees were announced was the fifth most-viewed GIF, with 11 million views.
This GIF of Jake Gyllenhaal's reaction to Oscars co-host Amy Schumer’s opening monologue was an editor favorite and deserves an honorable mention. Here’s how GIPHY Pop framed the moment:
Three comedians — Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall — shared hosting duties at this year’s Oscars ceremony, bringing plenty of laughs throughout the night.
From mingling with the audience to high-wire skits, here are some of the trio’s best moments from the night, with sound!
Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes — Work Harder
Amy Schumer — Different Vibe
Wanda Sykes — Squished Junk
Amy Schumer — Can’t Get Down
Regina Hall — Typical COVID Test