- "Parasite" took home the top prize at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first non-English language film to win the best picture award.
- South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's movie also won best international film, best director and original screenplay.
- Renee Zellweger took home the best actress prize for her role in "Judy," while Joaquin Phoenix received the best actor nod for "Joker."
"Parasite" took home the top prize at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first non-English language film to win the best picture award.
The South Korean movie was considered an underdog headed into the Sunday night's ceremony, beating out strong competition from "1917" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" for the best picture win.
It also won the award for best international feature, best director and best original screenplay. It is South Korea's first nominated film.
"I'm speechless," producer Kwak Sin Ae said during her acceptance speech. "We never imagined this to ever happen. We are so happy."
"Parasite" has become a bit of a breakout hit in the U.S. and gained momentum heading into Sunday's Oscars. The film won prizes from the Writers Guild of America, Independent Spirit Awards and BAFTAs.
Bong Joon Ho's win for directing was an upset as "1917's" Sam Mendes was the favorite after securing the Golden Globe and Directors Guild awards for best director.
Universal's "1917" took home three prizes: cinematography, sound editing and visual effects.
Disney garnered wins for "Toy Story 4" in the best animation category, "Jojo Rabbit" in the best adapted screenplay category and two for "Ford v. Ferrari," which won for film editing and sound editing.
Netflix, which nabbed 24 nominations for the big awards ceremony, more than any other media company this year, received trophies for best documentary and best supporting actress.
Warner Bros. scored wins for best score and best actor.
Talk of the town
Presenters and winners at the 92nd annual Academy Awards didn't hold back during the start of the 2020 Oscars.
Heading into the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had been criticized for its lack of diversity. Janelle Monae's opening song and the opening monologue given by Steve Martin and Chris Rock were quick to poke fun at how few nominees were women or people of color.
Only two of the 20 actors and actresses nominated were people of color, and no female director was nominated this year. Of the nine films nominated for best picture, only the South Korean movie "Parasite" featured a predominantly nonwhite cast, and only one, "Little Women," was centered around numerous female characters.
Actress Natalie Portman made her discontent with the lack of female director nominees known by wearing a cape embroidered with the names of the snubbed directors while walking the red carpet before the show.
"We have a firm belief that representation matters deeply, especially in cartoons," Karen Rupert Toliver, producer of animated short winner "Hair Love" — about the beauty of black hair — said during her acceptance speech. "Because in cartoons that's where we first see our movies and how we shape our lives and think about how we see the world."
In addition to commentary about inclusion, the Academy Awards quickly got off to a political start after Brad Pitt won the award for supporting actor.
"They told me I only have 45 seconds up here," he said. "Which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week. I'm thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it and in the end the adults do the right thing."
In the past, award shows like the Academy Awards have been a place for the film industry elite to air grievances. Statements about the inequality of pay between men and women in Hollywood, women's rights, gay rights and police brutality against people of color have all been prevalent in the last few years.
Adding levity to the ceremony was James Corden and Rebel Wilson who arrived on stage dressed as cats to give out the award for best visual effects.
"As cast members of the motion picture 'Cats,'" Wilson began.
"Nobody more than us understands the importance of," Corden added.
"Good visual effects," they said in unison to thunderous laughter.
The pair then batted the microphone like a cat toy after announcing the nominees.
Here is the complete list of winners and nominees from the 2020 Academy Awards:
- "Parasite" (WINNER)
- "Ford v. Ferrari"
- "The Irishman"
- "Jojo Rabbit"
- "Little Women"
- "Marriage Story"
- "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
Performance by an actress in a leading role
- Renee Zellweger, "Judy" (WINNER)
- Cynthia Erivo, "Harriet"
- Scarlett Johansson, "Marriage Story"
- Saoirse Ronan, "Little Women"
- Charlize Theron, "Bombshell"
Performance by an actor in a leading role
- Joaquin Phoenix, "Joker" (WINNER)
- Antonio Banderas, "Pain and Glory"
- Leonardo DiCaprio, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
- Adam Driver, "Marriage Story"
- Jonathan Pryce, "The Two Popes"
Achievement in directing
- Bong Joon Ho, "Parasite" (WINNER)
- Martin Scorsese, "The Irishman"
- Todd Phillips, "Joker"
- Sam Mendes, "1917"
- Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (original song)
- Elton John and Bernie Taupin, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from "Rocketman" (WINNER)
- Randy Newman, "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" from "Toy Story 4″
- Diane Warren, "I'm Standing With You" from "Breakthrough"
- Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, "Into the Unknown" from "Frozen II"
- Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo, "Stand Up" from "Harriet"
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (original score)
- Hildur Gudnadottir, "Joker" (WINNER)
- Alexandre Desplat, "Little Women"
- Randy Newman, "Marriage Story"
- Thomas Newman, "1917"
- John Williams, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"
International feature film
- South Korea, "Parasite" (WINNER)
- Poland, "Corpus Christi"
- North Macedonia, "Honeyland"
- France, "Les Miserables"
- Spain, "Pain and Glory"
Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
- Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker, "Bombshell" (WINNER)
- Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou, "Joker"
- Jeremy Woodhead, "Judy"
- Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"
- Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole, "1917"
Achievement in visual effects
- Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy, "1917" (WINNER)
- Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick, "Avengers: Endgame"
- Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli, "The Irishman"
- Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman, "The Lion King"
- Robert Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"
Achievement in film editing
- Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland, "Ford v. Ferrari" (WINNER)
- Thelma Schoonmaker, "The Irishman"
- Tom Eagles, "Jojo Rabbit"
- Jeff Groth, "Joker"
- Yang Jinmo, "Parasite"
Achievement in cinematography
- Roger Deakins, "1917" (WINNER)
- Rodrigo Prieto, "The Irishman"
- Lawrence Sher, "Joker"
- Jarin Blaschke, "The Lighthouse"
- Robert Richardson, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
Achievement in sound mixing
- Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson, "1917" (WINNER)
- Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano, "Ad Astra"
- Paul Massey, David Giammarco, and Steven A. Morrow, "Ford v. Ferrari"
- Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, and Tod Maitland, "Joker"
- Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
Achievement in sound editing
- Donald Sylvester, "Ford v. Ferrari" (WINNER)
- Alan Robert Murray, "Joker"
- Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate, "1917"
- Wylie Stateman, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
- Matthew Wood and David Acord, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"
Actress in a Supporting Role
- Laura Dern, "Marriage Story" (WINNER)
- Kathy Bates, "Richard Jewell"
- Scarlett Johansson, "Jojo Rabbit"
- Florence Pugh, "Little Women"
- Margot Robbie, "Bombshell"
Best documentary short subject
- "Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)" (WINNER)
- "In the Absence"
- "Life Overtakes Me"
- "St. Louis Superman"
- "Walk Run Cha-Cha"
Best documentary feature
- "American Factory" (WINNER)
- "The Cave"
- "The Edge of Democracy"
- "For Sama"
Achievement in costume design
- Jacqueline Durran, "Little Women" (WINNER)
- Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson, "The Irishman"
- Mayes C. Rubeo, "Jojo Rabbit"
- Mark Bridges, "Joker"
- Arianne Phillips, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
Achievement in production design
- Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (WINNER)
- Bob Shaw and Regina Graves, "The Irishman"
- Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova, "Jojo Rabbit"
- Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales, "1917"
- Lee Ha Jun and Cho Won-woo, "Parasite"
Best live action short film
- "The Neighbors' Window" (WINNER)
- "Nefta Football Club"
- "A Sister"
Best adapted screenplay
- Taika Waititi, "Jojo Rabbit" (WINNER)
- Steven Zaillian, "The Irishman"
- Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, "Joker"
- Greta Gerwig, "Little Women"
- Anthony McCarten, "The Two Popes"
Best original screenplay
- Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won, "Parasite" (WINNER)
- Rian Johnson, "Knives Out"
- Noah Baumbach, "Marriage Story"
- Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, "1917"
- Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
Best animated short film
- "Hair Love" (WINNER)
Best animated feature film
- "Toy Story 4" (WINNER)
- "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"
- "I Lost My Body"
- "Missing Link"
Actor in a supporting role
- Brad Pitt, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (WINNER)
- Tom Hanks, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
- Anthony Hopkins, "The Two Popes"
- Al Pacino, "The Irishman"
- Joe Pesci, "The Irishman"
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