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Lucy Liu × Elle

KO Media is thrilled to unveil the stunning Holiday issue of ELLE Canada, featuring American actress Lucy Liu. The notoriously private star, beloved for her roles in Ally McBealCharlies Angels and Kung Fu Panda, let us in on her work-life balance, standing up for what she believes in and the significance of having role models cast in movies and TV shows. “There’s a feeling of inclusion that is very significant in these [superhero] movies,” she says. “It’s important because seeing yourself onscreen is going to make every difference in how you perceive yourself in the world.”

In this issue, we also checked in with leading ladies Kate Hudson, who is playing in the December Netflix release Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, pop queen Dua Lipa, social empress Kendall JennerThe Lord of the Rings’ star Nazanin Boniadi, and the ever-stylish Sarah Jessica Parker who chatted about aging and the meaningfulness of passing time.

With the holidays around the corner, we put together a want-worthy selection of present suggestions, including lux fragrances, haircare goodies and beauty go-tos, along with a full gift guide for everyone on your shopping list, from prepsters to trend-setters. Our beauty coverage is also going strong with all the festivities in mind, giving a front-row seat to Dior Beauty’s trends, while we also bust out glamorous faves, from lips to fingertips.

On the style front, our editors dove into the return of nightlife, party glamour and going pretty in pink. We got all knit up with the season’s best cozy wear and peeked behind the curtain of Afghanistan-born and Montreal-based designer Maria Karimi’s contemporary classic brand MAR. After putting a spotlight on sci-fi-friendly shades, we examined cult brand Reformation’s sustainable practices and put together bold new looks for a bold new year. We also made a case for dressing up when staying in with Nicolas Ghesquière’s layered resort collection for Louis Vuitton—the perfect prelude to our stay at Amanyara’s Turks and Caicos luxury resort.

As the year wraps, we rounded up favourite pop culture and entertainment moments with our version of the Oscars, and turned a magnifying glass on Blackfoot and Sámi actor Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers from the Canadian mystery series Three Pines. We also took a serious look at our bodies, from addressing the state of abortion in Canada to talking about the sober lifestyle.

To provide readers with a bit of food for thought, we spoke to bestselling author Michael W. Twitty, whose book Koshersoul about Jewish and African-American culinary heritage is hot off the presses, before stocking reading lists with a tasty cookbook guide for hungry home chefs.

The December/January issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on November 21, 2022. READ THE DIGITAL ISSUE

KO Média also publishes ELLE Decoration, ELLE QuébecMagazine VÉROdi Stasio, and K pour Katrine magazines.

ABOUT ELLE

The ELLE network today, including France and the international editions, reaches more than 33 million readers worldwide: 45 editions of ELLE in 43 countries, 25 editions of ELLE Decoration, 5 editions of ELLE à Table, 2 editions of ELLE Men and 1 edition of ELLE Girl. It also represents 45 ELLE local websites, gathering nearly 100 million unique visitors per month. Lagardère Group, owner of ELLE & ELLE Decoration brands, partners with prestigious publishing houses worldwide, through licence contracts: With Hearst Magazines, publishing 15 editions of ELLE and 12 editions of ELLE Decoration, in 14 countries.

With Burda, Aller, Ringier and 21 other partners in 29 countries, publishing 30 editions of ELLE and 13 editions of ELLE Decoration.
The Lagardère Group is a global leader in content publishing, production, broadcasting and distribution,
 
About the Group KO
The Group KO is made up of Productions KOTV, Productions KO Scène, KO 24, KO Média and KO Éditions. Run by the screenwriter-humourist-comedian-producer Louis Morissette, the group is motivated by the desire to tell stories that captivate the public, and to do so by mastering each creative aspect that goes into doing that. Whether it’s television shows, performances, films or magazines, the mission of the group is very simple: conquer the world, and then entertain them. In an industry full of possibilities, the KO Group sees opportunities and takes them.

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Michelle C. Smith

Hollywood’s Top Stuntwoman & Queen of the Lightsabers

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Michelle C. Smith is an actress, stuntwoman, speaker, educator, and professional badass. She was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Since she was 5 years old, she has been training to create and develop a level of Mastery around unique and valuable Prop Spinning / Manipulation skills. When she turned 11, she began competing at the World Championship level and trained 8 hours a day, 7 days a week during competition. Michelle competed in this sport’s world championships for eight years, winning several medals. ”I won a bronze medal and 3 silver medals,” she mentions.

Physical activity is essential to achieve emotional and physical well-being, but it can become something negative if it is done under a lot of pressure. In these circumstances, it can cause trauma and other problems. ”My biggest trauma is overtraining and the pressure that myself and the adults in my back environments put on me as if I’m not good enough,” she stresses.

As an International Baton Twirler Champion turned martial artist and professional specialist, she has seen the immense benefits that 30 years of training with different tools and movements have brought her. With these intricate and coordinated paths, Michelle has created choreographies and learned three specific skills that have come to her achievement: Confidence, speed, and ease. “Because of these intricate and highly specific abilities, I CAN DO ANYTHING!” says Michelle. “And so can you!”

Michelle’s passion to share her skills led to the creation of Freestyle Staff Spinning, a tool and weapon-based practice that combines the best technical material from Baton Twirling with Acrobatics and Martial Arts. This combination of sports “is so special that I really love that it’s athletic and artistic,” she adds.

The purpose of Freestyle Staff is to create and win an open and accessible space for all kinds of people to learn and fall in love with everything that Staff Spinning, Weapons Spinning and Baton Twirling have to offer. Michelle and her community of Freestyle Staff Spinners can be found on the official Freestyle Staff Academy website.

Michelle moved to Vancouver to pursue a career in dance. Through dance, she met people who worked with the Underground Circus (a professional circus group). This was her first taste of life as a working artist, as her company booked large corporate events for her to perform at.

From there, Michelle began taking martial arts classes, specifically Filipino Martial Arts and Muay Thai. She became popular in the industry for her ability to teach, train and explain the movement to the actors she doubled for or worked with on set, allowing them to feel confident and at ease with all of her physical movements. In 2014, she started doing tricks and baton and bo staff videos on her social media.

As one of the world’s foremost experts in the arts of movement and staff turning, Michelle has used her skills and strength to act as an actress, stuntwoman, or educator in many internationally known films, stage productions, and television shows such as Deadpool, SuperGirl, Van Helsing, The 100, Supernatural and Smallville, Red Riding Hood, Percy Jackson, and many more!

Michelle is an active person who is always eager to learn new things. She is a huge advocate for awareness of mental health, fitness, and training in general. Michelle’s dream is to create a world where creativity, authenticity, and bravery reign by empowering people to embrace their Own Inner Ass.

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Listen to Michelle and Vaughn chat about her career on 360 MAG podcast HERE.

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Devery Jacobs is on elle magazine Canada via 360 magazine

Devery Jacobs × Elle

KO Média is excited to unveil the October issue of ELLE Canada featuring Canadian actor and filmmaker Devery Jacobs. Currently giving literal main-character energy in the critically acclaimed TV series Reservation Dogs, Jacobs shares about her Kanien’kehá:ka heritage and the growing representation of Native communities onscreen today. “All of the rezzy-isms that I was shamed for are now being celebrated and universally respected as cool,” she says. As proof, Jacobs just garnered a prestigious role in the upcoming Marvel series, Echo. But her approach to success is unique: Jacobs wants to share it all and build a stronger Native community in the industry as a whole. “It’s my hope that we […] can look back at the things we were able to do together and feel like we have left it in a better place than when we first came into it.”

The October issue is packed with strong female leads, from acclaimed actor Charlize Theron (who dishes on her evolving approach to wellness) to TikTok- and Canadian Drag Race-famous makeup artist Mei Pang. We chat with hilarious Canadian actor Meaghan Rath from Children Ruin Everything, with Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham about what’s next for her, and with Somali-Canadian musician Landan Hussein about the importance of mental health. Among the most notable heroines in this issue is our own contributor, Marie-Philippe Jean, who opens up in an intimate piece about what a cancer diagnosis can do to dreams of having a family. 

In fashion, our editors look at the rise of big shoulders and coat shapes that will make anyone excited for the cool weather. We enjoy the notes of Canadiana in the latest collection of London-based fashion designer Paolina Russo, and take a deep dive into the fall/winter collections of Bottega VenetaChanel haute couture and Iris van Herpen, who spoke to us about the importance of staying true to her 15-year-old brand. Plus we celebrate the prep look and the versatility of the new weekday dress code, and unveil the season’s ultimate colour (spoiler: it’s brown)

Finally, for readers on the hunt for inspiring destinations, we explore the mindful travel initiatives that are actively helping protect the flora and fauna of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

The October issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on September 19, 2022.  

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Kersti Bryan from Walking Dead inside 360 Magazine

Kersti Bryan

Currently, actress, producer and writer Kersti Bryan resides in New York City. She maintains her acting chops by performing in Off-Broadway theater. Additionally, she’s studied acting at Interlochen Arts Academy, Carnegie-Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre, ‘’It has been a unique moment to study in that Russian area,’’ she says.

Listen to Kersti Bryan talk with Vaughn Lowery about her professional experience, new projects and much more for 360 Magazine.

Kersti was nominated for the Elliot Norton Award for Best Supporting Actress at the Madrid IFF for her performance in Ryan Denmark’s Hell’s Heart as well as for Outstanding Actress in a Large Theatre. Besides, the actress received the Adelyn Roth Levine Excellence in Acting Award from Carnegie-Mellon University.

From acting to directing, writing, and producing, Kersti Bryan will impress American audiences with AMC’s upcoming “Tales of the Walking Dead”. the brand new, highly anticipated spin-off from “The Walking Dead” series which premiered on Sunday (August 14). This series features separate stories introducing new characters each week. In each episode, telling the story of how they attempt to survive in a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies. Spectators will get to experience a world that they are already captivated by via a new lens and get to know new storylines within that universe, bringing a new viewpoint to this show. She will be appearing in the pilot episode in a main role that is integral to the storyline of the show’s premiere chapter. You can watch the teaser trailer by clicking HERE.

Kersti discusses the upcoming series in addition to their other current projects including EGG PARTY, a 10-minute short film tackling the struggle of fertility, ‘‘it is an emotional topic, but we use comedy’’, she added. Kersti is also accessible to chat her prestigious and admired career having appeared and starred in hit series and films including RAY DONOVAN: THE MOVIE, HUSTLERS, and CBS’ “FBI: Most Wanted” among others.

Article: Andrea Esteban, Vaughn Lowery

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Hailee Steinfeld New Single "Coast" Cover Art via Universal Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

HAILEE STEINFELD × .PAAK

Today, multiplatinum pop singer and songwriter and Academy® Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld returns with a new single entitled “Coast” [feat. Anderson .Paak].

Listen to “Coast” [feat. Anderson .Paak]—HERE.
Watch the lyric video for “Coast” [feat. Anderson .Paak]—HERE.

Regarding the single, she exclusively spoke to Rolling Stone and shared, “I am so happy to finally be able to share Coast with the world. This song is deeply personal to me and was influenced by my California roots and the music I grew up listening to with my family. The only artist I envisioned collaborating with on this track was my friend, Anderson .Paak. Knowing he loved the song enough to lend his genius to it is absolutely surreal, and I am forever grateful to have his support. This is only the beginning and I can’t wait to share the rest of what’s to come with you all soon.”

Meanwhile, the publication praised the song as vibey, electric guitar-backed pop earworm.”

Anderson .Paak echoed her excitement, “Hailee is a good friend and I was already a fan of her work on the big screen, but when she played me “Coast” I was honestly in shock at how fire it was! You don’t hear too many pop records with an infectious groove like that. It’s a great summer song and I think our voices surprisingly blend together really well.”

”Coast” sets the stage for more music to come from Hailee Steinfeld. Back in 2020, she served up the Half Written Story EP. Reeling in nearly half-a-billion streams, it boasted fan favorites such as “I Love You’s” and “Wrong Direction.” Of the EP, i-D claimed it was “a searingly honest collection of proper pop songs’ with ‘f*ck you excellence,” while Forbes declared, “When you hear her intimate, her attitude in the joyous pop, the production and the passion she brings to the first five songs it is clear her love of music is genuine.” Meanwhile, V Magazine raved, “It’s a raw and emotive body of work for the starlet.

Get ready for more music from Hailee Steinfeld soon! She’s on the eve of her biggest, boldest, and brightest chapter yet.

ABOUT HAILEE STEINFELD:
Republic Records multi-platinum recording artist Hailee Steinfeld remains a force to be reckoned with in pop music. Including her breakout double-platinum debut single “Love Myself,” her growing discography encompasses the quadruple-platinum hit “Starving,” double platinum-certified “Most Girls,” and platinum-certified singles “Let Me Go” and “Rock Bottom.”  To date, Steinfeld has amassed a total of nearly 10 billion streams globally and joined artists like Katy Perry, Charlie Puth, and Meghan Trainor on tour.

Beyond her thriving music career, she stands out as an Academy Award® nominated actress. Most recently, Steinfeld starred in Apple TV+’s hit original show Dickinson which earned her a coveted 2020 Peabody Award. She also served as executive producer for all three seasons, as well as wrote and released the original song “Afterlife” ahead of the first season, showcasing her prowess on and off-screen. Additionally, she took on the leading role of Kate Bishop in Marvel’s hit series Hawkeye for Disney+ and voiced the role of Vi in Arcane, based on Riot Games’ League of Nations, for Netflix.  In July 2023, she reprises the role of “Spider-Gwen” in the Academy® Award-winning animated film Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.

Steinfeld made her big-screen debut in the Coen Brothers’ 2010 film True Grit, garnering an Oscar® nomination for “Best Supporting Actress.  During 2015, she starred in the blockbuster Pitch Perfect 2 and in 2016, she starred in The Edge of Seventeen, landing two Critics’ Choice® Award nominations and a Golden Globe® nomination. She returned with a starring role in 2017’s Pitch Perfect 3, scoring three Teen Choice Award nominations for her work in both film and music. That same year, Steinfeld also won “Best Push Artist” at the MTV EMAs, Musical.ly‘s “Top Covered Artist” award at the Billboard Music Awards, and was honored by Variety with the Crossover Artist award at its annual Hitmakers event. 2018 saw her star in Paramount’s Transformers universe smash Bumblebee. In support of the release, the multi-faceted artist also released “Back To Life“—an original song from the film’s soundtrack. 

In 2020, Hailee released “Wrong Direction” to critical acclaim. The single amassed nearly 5 million streams and set the stage for the release of her sophomore EP Half Written Story. This year, she makes her long awaited return to music with a new single “Coast” [feat. Anderson .Paak].

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Actress Sienna Miller on Elle Canada cover via 360 MAGAZINE

SIENNA MILLER COVERS ELLE

KO Média is excited to unveil the June issue of ELLE Canada featuring actress Sienna Miller. The star talks openly about navigating familiar ground in the new Netflix drama Anatomy of a Scandal, as her character is thrust into a similar kind of toxic tabloid culture Miller faced throughout her 20s. “I can’t quite believe that it all happened,” she says in the candid interview. “The chaos of that entire decade is so far removed from my life now.” In particular, turning 40 has felt like starting a decidedly new chapter for this hard-working mother, who recently moved from London to New York with her nine-year-old daughter. “I feel more in control of my life,” she says. “I know what matters to me: my friendships, my child and, ultimately, trying to be happy. That really is enough.”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dakota_FanningSkincare is front and centre in this edition — with a few twists. To kick off summer, we offer a sun-protection refresh on everything from UV basics to reapplication. We also look at whether increasingly popular skincare products for vulvas and vaginas actually work, and we explore a new trend toward creating fragrances that emulate the scent of skin. Plus, Dakota Fanning shares her morning beauty regimen and bedtime rituals, and the co-founders of skincare brand Youth to the People reflect on their commitment to sustainable products and the idea that youth is more than skin deep.

In fashion, the scholastic, bookish vibe of preppy style is making a major comeback, but this time with subversive undertones and major sex appeal. French jewellery prototypist Marine Billet gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how she makes some of high fashion’s most avant-garde designs. And sisters Myriam and Romy Belzile-Maguire, founders of the Montreal-based brand Maguire, share their goal of making luxury footwear friendly with ethical craftsmanship, transparency and an accessible shopping environment.

Loss makes a few appearances in this issue. Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen opens up about how her latest album, Big Time, draws on all sorts of grief, including the deaths of her parents and the end of her first queer relationship. One of our writers reflects on the role of transient friendships in our lives as she mourns the loss of one such relationship. And actress Minnie Driver’s new memoir, Managing Expectation, is filled with deeply personal, intimate snapshots of her life, including the last few days she spent with her mother, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

This edition runs the gamut of stories about empowerment. We sit down with four female Indigenous leaders who are using tourism as a way to shape a new narrative for Indigenous women in Western Canada. We explore how kink is stepping out of the shadows and pushing our definition of sex beyond being just a one-way street to orgasm. Toronto’s Mouna Traoré shares her experience as part of the predominantly Black cast and crew of The Porter, a show about unwavering ambition and Black life. And British actress Indira Varma, who takes a leading role in the Star Wars miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi, opens up about her early introduction to the arts and navigating the industry as a woman of Indian descent.

Finally, we get serious with a look at a new media movement centred around giving a voice to cult survivors, allowing them to share their experiences and educate others. Readers will also get to meet journalist Zahra Joya and non-profit founder Pashtana Durrani, two Afghan women who are fighting against repression despite imminent danger in an attempt to reclaim their rights and those of others.

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CYNTHIA ERIVO IN ROBERTO COIN LOOKING RED HOT AT THE 2002 MET GALA via 360 magazine and KINNEY + KINSELLA

MET GALA: Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo at The Met Gala wearing Roberto Coin jewelry valued at $436,000 and Louis Vuitton Dress

As the Met Gala returns to the first Monday in May, “Fashions Biggest Night Out” certainly didn’t disappoint. The fearless fashion icon Cynthia Erivo was red hot in her 327-carat Fire Opal and 40-carat Diamond Choker ($140,000.00) from Roberto Coin. The necklace was created exclusively for Cynthia for the “Guilded Age” theme of the evening.

In addition, she was wearing the Diamond and Emerald Snake Bangle ($71,000.00), Dahlia Cento Diamond Bracelet ($130,000.00), Marquesa Diamond Bracelet ($12,800.00), Fiore Couture Cento Diamond Ring ($15,280.00), Pink Sapphire and Cento Diamond Band ($38,000.00), Rosette Cento Diamond Ring, ($8,920.00), Dolce 3-stone Cento Pear-shaped Diamond Ring ($14,740.00), Diamond Princess Tassel Ring ($5,250).

For more information on the Roberto Coin jewelry, please go HERE.

ABOUT ROBERTO COIN

Roberto Coin has been an icon in the jewelry industry for more than 30 years. His designs include his signature Appassionata Collection, the new Pois Moi Collection and the Roberto Coin Cento Diamond Collection. His collection is available in Roberto Coin Boutiques and over 400 stores nationwide including guild jewelry and specialty stores.

Since 1977 Venetian jewelry designer, Roberto Coin, has devoted his life to a passion for innovative design, based on a deep knowledge of Italian art and craftsmanship tradition. Finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places, experimenting with light, texture, color and pattern, Coin’s style is ever evolving. His diverse collection, designed to fit every woman’s uniqueness, is defined by a common thread—a thoughtful balance of elegance and creativity. Included in every piece of Roberto Coin jewelry is his signature ruby. The ruby symbolizes peace, prosperity and happiness and is a special wish from the designer.

*Images courtesy of Getty × Katie Kinsella

Zoe Kravitz covers Elle Canada via 360 MAGAZINE

Zoë Kravitz – ELLE

Zoë Kravitz, the multi-hyphenate star chats openly about forging an identity separate from her parents, making her directorial debut this summer with Pussy Island, and learning to tune out the trolls online. “If I start being afraid of what other people are going to say or think, I’m no longer doing my job as an artist. I’m not experiencing the world and putting that into art,” says Kravitz, who is working on her upcoming solo album. Now 33 and newly divorced, she is all about self-discovery and living by her own timetable. “There’s a lot of beauty in surrendering to the fact that you have no idea what’s going on,” Kravitz admits. “I hope I’m always playful and mischievous, even when I’m 70 years old. The point of being alive is to experience life and play with it.”

Kravitz is far from the only fiercely unapologetic woman in this issue. Comedian Catherine Cohen talks about filming her first Netflix special and her love of laughing over shared experiences; Las Vegas-born makeup and performance artist Madrona Redhawk explains how dazzling cityscapes inspire her avant-garde aesthetics; Yellowjackets star Sophie Thatcher opens up about navigating newfound fame and social media; and award-winning R&B artist H.E.R. shares insights on her activism, creative process and beauty essentials. Plus, we check in with Toronto-based chef and restaurateur Suzanne Barr, whose new memoir, My Ackee Tree, delves into her exploration of how food can heal.

With winter’s dry winds behind us, this edition looks at the latest in skin rejuvenation, including the overnight Korean beauty practice of slugging and a guide to ditching powder products in favour of creams and balms for a fuss-free makeup routine. We also talk to Canadian entrepreneurs Monieka Bos and Terry Chan, the duo behind Skinskool, an algorithm that analyses ingredient lists to help people find similar beauty products at different price points.

Readers looking for tips beyond their skincare routine can enjoy articles ranging from how to manage and grow your savings, to a roundup of the season’s buzziest new books written by Canadian women that are more than deserving of a spot on your bedside table.

In fashion, our writers explore how the metaverse opens up new possibilities for self-expression, and we dive into the history of the sailor shirt (and how it is still making waves on today’s runways). Hoi Bo founder Sarra Tang shares her approach to creating timeless, handcrafted garments with minimal waste; and Mejuri co-founder Noura Sakkijha talks about her company ethos and her desire to democratize jewellery one diamond at a time. Finally, a lookback at the legacy of Thierry Mugler, a master of the haute couture spectacle whose timeless odes to female empowerment defined the era of power dressing.

This edition will take readers everywhere, from the capital of Tuscany as a mother and daughter soak up Florence’s creative renaissance; to the Yukon, where a new award honouring visual artists is calling attention to the territory’s thriving contemporary art scene; to the maternity wards of Canadian hospitals, where underfunding and nursing shortages are leaving new mothers feeling disillusioned and unsupported.

The May issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on April 11, 2022.

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94th Oscars

The 94th Academy Awards were held on Sunday, May 27, at the Dolby Theatre right in the heart of Hollywood. The Oscars ceremony made for a night of unforgettable moments, including the slap that broke the internet.

The night began with words from Serena and Venus Williams before Beyonce’s performance of “Be Alive” from Best Picture nominee “King Richard.” The film stars Will Smith while following the story of the tennis sister icons childhood and rise to widespread athletic acclaim.

To reference the story even further, Beyonce’s pre-recorded performance took place at the former Lueders Park tennis courts in Compton. Sporting lime-green tennis-inspired attire, Beyonce and her dancers captivated the audience and started the show off flawlessly.

This year’s Academy Awards saw the return of a host for the first time since the 2018 showing, and three at that. Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes shared banter on the stage and separately throughout, successfully beginning with a bit directed towards Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

Further controversy surrounding the night stemmed from the pre-recorded award announcement of eight categories and the New York Times stated this included the short films, production design, score, editing, makeup and hairstyling and sound. Conducted to seemingly shorten the duration of the show, this didn’t help much, as the show ended up extending to a long three hours and 40 minutes of showtime. Not to mention the pre-announced awards were aired as if they were live.

Amidst the contentious night of awards, we saw light as Ariana Debose became the first Afro Latina and openly queer women of color to win an Academy Award. While starring as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” we also saw DeBose become the second Latina to win an Academy Award following Rita Moreno for the same role dating back to 1962.

DeBose commended the trailblazing of Moreno during her acceptance speech while saying, “Now you see why that Anita says ‘I want to be in America,’ because even in this weary world that we live in, dreams do come true, […] I’m so grateful your Anita paved the way for tons of Anitas like me and I love you so much.”

DeBose rejoiced this moment in history, stating, “To anybody who has ever questioned your identity — ever, ever, ever — or you find yourself living in the gray spaces, I promise you this: There is indeed a place for us.”

The most shocking night of the event that has had the entire world talking came when Will Smith punched Chris Rock on-stage after an insensitive comment about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.

While presenting the Best Documentary award, Rock joked about Pinkett Smith, stating, “Jada, I love you. ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it,” speaking about her shaved hair.

Back in 2018, Pinkett Smith revealed to the world that she had alopecia, which causes hair loss. It appeared Smith was laughing along at first, but then he got up and slapped Rock. After returning to his seat the audio cut out in the United States but was broadcasted internationally where audiences heard Smith then yell, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f****** mouth!”

The conflict left the in-person audience stunned, and Rock reacted by saying, “Will Smith just smacked the s*** out of me.”

Later on, Smith was awarded for his performance in “Little Richard” with the Best Actor award. He apologized for the altercation during his acceptance speech while referencing his role as the Williams sisters’ father in the film while stating, “Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family. In this time in my life, in this moment, I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do and be in this world. […] I’m being called on in my life to love people. And to protect people. And to be a river to my people.”

He continued by thanking his fellow nominee Denzel Washington who came to his side after the dispute occurred, recalling his words when stating, “He said [to me], ‘At your highest moment, that’s when the devil comes for you.’”

Smith continued to apologize and stated, “I want to apologize to the Academy, I want to apologize to my fellow nominees, […] This is a beautiful moment. I’m not crying for winning an award. It’s not about winning an award for me. It’s about being able to shine a light on all the people. […] I hope the Academy invites me back.”

The night commenced when “CODA” historically won Best Picture. The film celebrates both Deaf culture and actors while becoming the first movie from a streaming service to be awarded an Academy Award.

Apple TV+’s “CODA” triumphed over Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog” for the esteemed award, though we still saw Netflix’s Jane Campion take home the Best Director award for the film. “CODA,” too, saw their very own Troy Kostur take home Best Supporting Actor as Frank Rossi and director Sian Heder win Best Adapted Screenplay.

Check out the full list of 2022 Oscar winners below.

Best Supporting Actress

Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)

Best Costume Design

“Cruella”

Best Sound

“Dune”

Best Original Score

“Dune”

Best Adapted Screenplay

“CODA” (Sian Heder)

Best Original Screenplay

“Belfast” (Kenneth Branagh)

Best Animated Short

“The Windshield Wiper”

Best Live Action Short

“The Long Goodbye”

Best Supporting Actor

Troy Kotsur (“CODA”)

Best Film Editing

“Dune”

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Best Animated Feature

“Encanto”

Best Documentary Feature

“Summer of Soul”

Best Documentary Short

“The Queen of Basketball”

Best Original Song

“No Time to Die” (“No Time to Die”)

Best Cinematography

“Dune”

Best International Feature

“Drive My Car”

Best Production Design

“Dune”

Best Visual Effects

“Dune”

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”)

Best Actor

Will Smith (“King Richard”)

Best Director

Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”)

Best Picture

“CODA”

Uldouz Wallace in 360 Magazine

SPOTLIGHT: ULDOUZ

Uldouz Wallace is a native of Tehran, Iran. Her parents moved to Uppsala, Sweden, when she was five, when she was seven, she moved to Stockholm, Sweden. While travelling from Iran to Sweden, she was still able to maintain the Farsi (Persian) language as well as learn the Swedish, English and French languages fluently.

John Singleton discovered Uldouz. He recognized her talent and helped her with his own comic series Living an Uldouz Life. She was also featured on Case 39 with Renée Zellweger and Bradley Cooper as well as Good Luck Chuck with Dane Cook, and the hit show Smallville.

Uldouz has accomplished many things, such as completing her Masters in Marketing and Advertising, also a degree in Business Administration as well as an acting degree. She studied in the studios of Groundlings, John Casablanca and Richard Lawson. Uldouz is also an award-winning executive producer, director, actor and model and artist.

With 501(c)3 foundation Ra and protectamericasdaughters.com, she is currently working on amendments to the laws against the piracy/leakage of private images and videos.

Uldouz continues to expand into the entertainment world. As a matter of fact, she has a total of 10 million social media followers across networks.

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