Oscars 2020: 'Parasite' makes history with best picture win
Published on February 10, 2020 at 05.10
'Parasite' made history Sunday in winning the Oscar for best picture, as the first non-English language film to score the coveted award. The South Korean film beat heavy competition from films including the heavily favored war epic '1917' to take home its fourth statuette of the night.
Earlier, it won the prizes for best director for Bong Joon-ho, best international feature and best original screenplay to become the big winner on Hollywood's biggest night.
Bong Joon Ho wins Best Director for ‘Parasite’
Bong Joon Ho became the first South Korean to ever win the best director Oscar.
After winning for best international feature film for 'Parasite, 'he said in his acceptance speech: "I thought I was done for the day and ready to relax."
Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor for ‘Joker’
Joaquin Phoenix capped his awards season sweep with his first Oscar on Sunday for 'Joker,' besting a packed field of nominees that included Antonio Banderas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce.
His first Academy Award follows months of controversy over the arthouse origin story about Batman’s nemesis, which stoked fears of inciting violence even as it hoarded nominations and awards.
Renee Zellweger wins Best Actress for 'Judy'
Renee Zellweger wins Oscar again. With her best actress win for ‘Judy,’ she becomes the seventh female performer in history to have wins in both the lead and supporting actress categories.
‘Parasite’ wins for Best Original Screenplay
Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won won an Oscar for best original screenplay for ‘Parasite.’
Hildur Guðnadóttir wins Best Original Score
Hildur Guðnadóttir won an Oscar tonight for best original score for ‘Joker.’ Guðnadóttir was the only woman nominated in the category.
Elton John, Bernie Taupin win best song
Just after performing his nominated song ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,’ Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin took home an Oscar for best song.
Taupin credited the win to ’53 years of hammering it out and doing what we do,’ while John thanked ‘everyone involved in Rocketman,’ the movie the song is featured in.
'Ford v Ferrari' wins Oscar for best film editing
Ford v Ferrari' just snagged its second award of the night for best film editing. The movie also won the award for best sound editing.
‘American Factory’ wins for Best Documentary
The Oscar for best feature-length documentary has gone to 'American Factory,' the first documentary released by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company.
The Netflix film is about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor. It explores many issues, including the rights of workers, globalization and automation.
The film is about the Fuyao plant, bought by Chinese industrialist Cao Dewang, which employs some 2,200 American and 200 Chinese workers. The film gives a close-up look at how the cultures adjust to one another. Tensions rise when the factory doesn’t initially meet production goals, culminating in a bitter fight over the right to unionize.
Laura Dern wins best supporting actress
Laura Dern, whose Hollywood career has spanned more than four decades, won her first Oscar on Sunday for her portrayal of a ruthless divorce lawyer in domestic drama ‘Marriage Story.’
“This is the best birthday present ever,” Dern, who turns 53 on Monday, said during her acceptance speech.
The daughter of acclaimed actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd thanked her parents while accepting her award.
'Parasite' wins for best intl feature fil
South Korea's 'Parasite' won an Oscar for best international feature film.
‘1917’ wins Oscar for cinematography
The war film '1917' snagged a second Oscar tonight for cinematography.
‘The Neighbors' Window’ wins for Best Live Action
'The Neighbors' Window' just won an Academy Award for best live action short film.
‘1917’ wins in sound category
The war film ‘1917 won an Oscar for sound mixing. It was directed by Sam Mendes.
‘Ford v Ferrari’ wins Oscar for best sound editing
‘Ford v Ferrari’ took home an Oscar for best sound editing.
‘Toy Story 4’ wins Oscar for Best Animated Film
'Toy Story 4' took home the Oscar for best animated film — the third golden statuette for the innovative Pixar franchise about a collection of toys, the value of friendship and accepting change.
Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh took home Oscars for their production design on 'Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood.'
‘Little Women' wins for Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran just took home the Oscar for best costume design for ‘Little Women.’ Durran won an Academy Award in Costume Design for ‘Anna Karenina’ in 2012.
For Greta Gerwig's ‘Little Women,’ she dressed a star-studded cast including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen, as the four March sisters.
Taika Waititi wins for best adapted screenplay
Taika Waititi just won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay for ‘Jojo Rabbit.’
‘Hair Love’ wins for Best Animated Short Film
Matthew A. Cherry became the second former athlete to win an Academy Award Sunday for best animated short.
Cherry, a former NFL player, and Karen Rupert Toliver won for ‘Hair Love.’
The animated short began as a Kickstarter project and has gone on to become critically acclaimed.