The 2020 Oscars: Who Took Home The Gold?

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.

Best Actress

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.

Best Actor

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

Joker

Makeup and Hairstyling

Bombshell

Visual Effects

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

American Factory

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.

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