The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony premiered last night. The Oscars, one of the most prestigious awards given in the film industry honored the best films of 2019. After a night of amazing musical performances, hilarious monologues and skits, and tributes to our fallen stars, the Oscars announced winners in 24 categories. Let’s take a look at some of the winners.
Who won Best Picture? This is one of the biggest categories in the Academy Awards. Parasite took home this award and several other awards last night, making Academy Award history. Parasite’s victory makes it the first foreign-film to take home one of the Academy’s top award. The Korean film also won for Best Director (Bong Joon- ho), Best International Feature Film, and Best Original Screenplay.
Going up against Charlize Theron, Cynthia Erivo, Scarlett Johansson, and Saoirse Ronan, Renee Zellweger won the award for Best Actress for her role as Judy Garland in the biopic Judy.
Joaquin Phoenix takes home the award for his role as Arthur Fleck AKA the Joker in Joker.
Best Original Song
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin won for Best Original Song, which debuted in the biopic of Elton John, Rocketman. This is Elton John’s second Oscar and Bernie Taupin’s first.
Best Original Score
Makeup and Hairstyling
1917. A lot of people had high hopes for this film, predicting that it would win the academy award for Best Picture. While it lost to Parasite, it still took home awards for 3 out of its 10 nominations including Best Cinematography (Robert Deakins) and Best Sound Mixing
Best Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari
Best Sound Editing
Ford v Ferrari
Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern won for Best Supporting Actress for her role as divorce attorney Nora Fanshaw in Marriage Story.
Best Documentary Short Feature
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Best Documentary Feature
Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Best Production Design
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Best Live Action Short Film
The Neighbor’s Window
Best Adapted Screenplay
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Best Animated Short Film
Hair Love. This was a huge win for Matthew A. Cherry. The short film centers around a black father trying hard to understand and style his daughter’s hair. It was a huge moment for black people as it presented black children with proper representation. This is his first academy award.
Best Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 4
Best Supporting Actor
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Other Oscars Highlights
Every year, a portion of the show is dedicated to the actors, actresses, directors, and other film industry personnel and celebrities who have passed away during the year. Viewers found it odd and a bit offensive that stars such as Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce were not included in this year’s tribute. Luke Perry, who passed away in early March, had a role in Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, which had 10 nominations.