South Korean film, ‘Parasite’ has made a historical win tonight at the 92nd Oscars Academy Awards. In addition to taking home Best Motion Picture, Bong Joon Ho’s masterpiece took home trophies for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film. Excited by this sweep of the awards, Parasite’s director Bong Joon Ho declared, “I am ready to drink tonight!” Picture above shows (L-R) Han Jin and Bong Joon Ho posing with their awards for ‘Parasite.’
The 2020 Oscars was held on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood. The Academy was televised live on ABC in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. As usual, there were first timers during the awards, and it was undeniably a night of glamour, fashion and breath-taking performances.
Elton John performed the Oscar nominated original song ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ from Rocketman. Cynthia Erivo performed the Oscar nominated original song ‘Stand Up from Harriet. Billie Eilish performed the song ‘Yesterday’ during the Oscars in Memoriam 2020 tribute to the many talents and craft persons lost in the year.
It was a touching tribute to honour the many talents the industry lost during the previous year; the lives they touched and the art they made or made possible. Eminem also did a fantastic performance at the Oscars. Cynthia Erivo received a standing ovation after performing on stage her song, “Stand Up” from Harriet.
The rest of tonight’s winners
Brad Pitt took home the Oscar for best performance by an Actor in a Supporting role in Once Upon a time…in Hollywood. Joaquin Phoenix got the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his act in Joker. Toy Story 4 took home the Oscar for the Best Animated Feature Film of the year performed by Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera. Laura Dern won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Marriage Story. On the other hand, Renée Zellweger in JUDY, won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
For Achievement in Cinematography, 1917 won the Oscar which was received by Roger Deakins. 1917 also won Oscar for Achievement in Sound Mixing, and the trophy was received by Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson. Hair Love won its first Oscar for Best Animated Short Film and the trophy was received by Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver. During their acceptance speech, Matthew dedicated the award to late Basketball player, Kobe Bryant. For the Best Live Action Short Film, The Neighbour’s Window won the Oscar, which was received by Marshall Curry.
Jojo Rabbit, a screenplay by Taika Waititi took home its first Oscar Award for best Adapted Screenplay. For Achievement in Visual Effects, 1917 took home the Oscar, which was received by Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy. Donald Sylvester received Ford v Ferrari’s Oscar for Achievement in Sound Editing.
The list continues
Production designer, Barbara Ling and set decorator, Nancy Haigh took home Oscars for Achievement in Production Design based on their work in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman took home Oscar for Achievement in music written for Motion Pictures (Original Song). The Trophy was received by Elton John (music) and Bernie Taupin (lyric). Joker clinched the Oscar for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, received by Hildur Guðnadóttir. Winner of Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling is Bombshell received by kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker.
Winner for Achievement in Film Editing isFord v Ferrari received by Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland. For Best Documentary Short Subject, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone took home the Oscar, received by Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva. American Factory won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, received by Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert. For Achievement in Costume Design, Little Women took home the Oscar, received by Jacqueline Durran.
Sources: Oscar.com and ABC.