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Awards season came to an end Sunday with the Academy Awards, where movies CODA, Dune and Encanto and actors Troy Kostur, Ariana DeBose and Will Smith won some of the most prestigious film industry honors—but a violent outburst by Smith stole the show.

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CODA won three awards, including Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role and Adapted Screenplay.

The night’s winners were shadowed by an incident involving Will Smith and Chris Rock, in which Smith punched Rock in the face and yelled at Rock for joking about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

The Power Of The Dog was the most-nominated film this year with 12 nods, though it only won one, and Dune took home six trophies and was the winningest title of the ceremony.

The ceremony was hosted by Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes, in the first time in three years the show has had a host.

This year’s production was not without controversy: Eight behind-the-scenes awards will be given out ahead of time and later “folded into” the live broadcast, a move that was widely criticized by many in the film industry (Read more here).

Most frontrunners took home trophies, including Smith for best actor for King RichardAriana DeBose for best supporting actress in West Side Story and Troy Kostur for Best Supporting Actor in CODAJane Campion for Best Director for The Power Of The Dog and Encanto for Best Animated Film, who all won awards in the lead up to the Oscars.

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