Parasite Makes History & Wins Big At The Liveliest Oscars In Years

That’s a wrap on the 92nd Academy Awards. Thanks to a stellar lineup of films, brilliant presenters and an overall lively atmosphere all around, this Oscars 2020 turned out to be the best one in years.

Bong Joon-Ho and his movie Parasite made history by being the first South Korean director to win Best Director at the Oscars, and the first foreign film to ever win Best Picture in the history of the Academy Awards.

Parasite was undoubtedly the biggest winner of the night, grabbing a whopping four (4) awards; Best Director, Best International Feature Film, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture.

Joaquin Phoenix deservedly won Best Actor In A Leading Role for his performance in Joker, ending his acceptance speech with a line from his late brother, River Phoenix:

“Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow.”

Other highlights include performances by Eminem performing Lose Yourself after refusing to do so at the Oscars over 18 years ago (which earned him a standing ovation), Idina Menzel (and a group of international Elsas) and Grammy Award-winning singer Billie Eilish belting out a touching rendition of Beatles’ From Yesterday in remembrance of deceased industry legends.

Oscars 2020

Here is the full list of winners for Oscars 2020. Winners are in bold.

BEST PICTURE

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
  • Parasite

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
  • Adam Driver, Marriage Story
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  • Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
  • Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
  • Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
  • Charlize Theron, Bombshell
  • Renée Zellweger, Judy

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
  • Al Pacino, The Irishman
  • Joe Pesci, The Irishman
  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
  • Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
  • Florence Pugh, Little Women
  • Margot Robbie, Bombshell

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • The Irishman
  • Joker
  • The Lighthouse
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

COSTUME DESIGN

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

DIRECTING

  • Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
  • Todd Phillips, Joker
  • Sam Mendes, 1917
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
  • Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

  • American Factory
  • The Cave
  • The Edge of Democracy
  • For Sama
  • Honeyland

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

  • In the Absence
  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
  • Life Overtakes Me
  • St. Louis Superman
  • Walk Run Cha-Cha

FILM EDITING

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Parasite

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

  • Corpus Christi
  • Honeyland
  • Les Misérables
  • Pain and Glory
  • Parasite

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • Bombshell
  • Joker
  • Judy
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • 1917

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

  • “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
  • “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman
  • “I’m Standing With You,” Breakthrough
  • “Into The Unknown,” Frozen II
  • “Stand Up,” Harriet

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
  • Parasite

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

  • Dcera (Daughter)
  • Hair Love
  • Kitbull
  • Memorable
  • Sister

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

  • Brotherhood
  • Nefta Football Club
  • The Neighbors’ Window
  • Saria
  • A Sister

SOUND EDITING

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

SOUND MIXING

  • Ad Astra
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Irishman
  • The Lion King
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • The Two Popes

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

  • Knives Out
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
  • Parasite

(Image Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)


 

Author: Alleef Ashaari

Aspiring writer. Born in Amsterdam, raised in Malaysia. Comics are my passion. A gamer and science fiction enthusiast. PSN: AlleefAshaari

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