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2020 Academy Awards Winners - 'Parasite' Wins Best Picture & Director

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February 9, 2020

Academy Awards

The 92nd Academy Awards are upon us and it's time to watch the show and discover the winners of the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony is being broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with no host this year - the same as last year, too. There are nine Best Picture nominees, and I'm very excited to finally find out who wins - perhaps there will be a few surprises, a few upsets, but most of all I really hope Bong Joon-ho's Parasite sweeps everything. Let it win the night!! It has been a very interesting awards season, shorter than previous years, but still with the usual set of controversies and complaints. Now it's time to find out who is taking home all the Oscars, and who isn't, at the Academy Awards. The full list of nominees below will be updated with winners marked once announced live tonight - refresh for updates.

PICTURE:
Parasite
Parasite by
Bong Joon-ho
DIRECTOR:
Bong Joon-Ho
Bong Joon-ho for Parasite
ACTOR:
Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix for Joker
ACTRESS:
Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger for Judy

Read on for a complete list of #Oscars2020 nominees & winners. Let us know what you think of the results!

This will be updated throughout the night to reflect the winners as revealed. Additionally, I might be adding a small bit of personal commentary beneath each category. Winners are highlighted in BOLD below.

PICTURE:
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Winner! Parasite

Thoughts: YES!!!! This is the best!! Victory for Parasite!! Just what everyone there wanted to see. I can't tell you how happy this makes me, I've been pulling for this win and crossing my fingers and yep. There it is.

DIRECTOR:
Martin Scorsese - The Irishman
Todd Phillips - Joker
Sam Mendes - 1917
Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Winner! Bong Joon-ho - Parasite

Thoughts: YES!!!! GET IT BONG JOON-HO!! This makes me so so so happy for this. So happy.

ACTOR:
Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver - Marriage Story
Winner! Joaquin Phoenix - Joker
Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes

Thoughts: Yes! Congrats!! Big win for Joaquin Phoenix, quite a moment. He let it all out in his speech, too.

ACTRESS:
Cynthia Erivo - Harriet
Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan - Little Women
Charlize Theron - Bombshell
Winner! Renée Zellweger - Judy

Thoughts: Yep - of course. Probably the most expected win of the night.

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins - The Two Popes
Al Pacino - The Irishman
Joe Pesci - The Irishman
Winner! Brad Pitt - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Thoughts: Fantastic!! Pitt gets a well deserved win for this, and gave a heartfelt speech. Off to a nice start.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Kathy Bates - Richard Jewell
Winner! Laura Dern - Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson - Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh - Little Women
Margot Robbie - Bombshell

Thoughts: Of course, it's Laura Dern! Give it to her! Very happy with this win.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Knives Out - Rian Johnson
Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach
1917 - Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino
Winner! Parasite - Bong Joon-ho & Jin Won Han

Thoughts: Yes!!!! Get it, Bong Joon-ho!! I can't believe we're off to this superb start for Parasite getting some Oscars tonight. Ohhh I love it.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
The Irishman - Steven Zaillian
Winner! Jojo Rabbit - Taika Waititi
Joker - Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
Little Women - Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes - Anthony McCarten

Thoughts: Yay!! Go Taika!! He seemed surprised to win, I think most of us were, but it's still a good win.

ANIMATED FEATURE:
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Winner! Toy Story 4

Thoughts: Another win for Pixar! I think it's good, though I'm still partial to I Lost My Body a bit more.

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE:
Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Misérables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Winner! Parasite (South Korea)

Thoughts: Of course!! It had to win this. But I hope there's more, too. Any of these five films winning this would've been tremendous, they're all some of the best films from last year.

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
The Irishman - Rodrigo Prieto
Joker - Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse - Jarin Blaschke
Winner! 1917 - Roger Deakins
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Robert Richardson

Thoughts: Deakins Deakins Deakins!! Wooo, get it!! Aha he thanked the focus puller and gaffer. Yes.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Winner! American Factory - Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert
The Cave - Feras Fayyad
The Edge of Democracy - Petra Costa
For Sama - Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts
Honeyland - Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov

Thoughts: Wow! Surprise here, but this film is excellent. All the nominees in this category are rock solid.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
In the Absence
Winner! Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

ANIMATED SHORT:
Dcera (Daughter)
Winner! Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Thoughts: Wow! Yes!! Go Matthew A. Cherry, a big win here! Of course this won but it really is wonderful.

LIVE-ACTION SHORT:
Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
Winner! The Neighbors' Window
Saria
A Sister

VISUAL EFFECTS:
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Winner! 1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Thoughts: Whoa! A bit of a surprise, but it's a good win. Combined with Deakins' cinematography.

PRODUCTION DESIGN:
The Irishman - PD: Bob Shaw / Set: Regina Graves
Jojo Rabbit - PD: Ra Vincent / Set: Nora Sopková
1917 - PD: Dennis Gassner / Set: Lee Sandales
Winner! Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - PD: Barbara Ling / Set: Nancy Haigh
Parasite - PD: Lee Ha Jun / Set: Cho Won Woo

Thoughts: Of course! Academy loves old Hollywood movies and Tarantino got this one just right. Good win.

COSTUME DESIGN:
The Irishman - Sandy Powell & Christopher Peterson
Jojo Rabbit - Mayes C. Rubeo
Joker - Mark Bridges
Winner! Little Women - Jacqueline Durran
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Arianne Phillips

Thoughts: Hooray another superb win and deserving recognition for this film - and for Greta Gerwig!

MAKE-UP & HAIR:
Winner! Bombshell - Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, Vivian Baker
Joker - Nicki Ledermann & Kay Georgiou
Judy - Jeremy Woodhead
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten, David White
1917 - Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis, Rebecca Cole

FILM EDITING:
Winner! Ford v Ferrari - Michael McCusker & Andrew Buckland
The Irishman - Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit - Tom Eagles
Joker - Jeff Groth
Parasite - Yang Jinmo

Thoughts: A surprise win! But it seems like The Academy enjoyed the technical aspects of Ford v Ferrari quite a bit. With this and Sound Editing, too.

SOUND MIXING:
Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
Winner! 1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

SOUND EDITING:
Winner! Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Thoughts: This is fine, it's the car movie and does have exhilarating sound work.

ORIGINAL SCORE:
Winner! Joker - Hildur Guðnadóttir
Little Women - Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story - Randy Newman
1917 - Thomas Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - John Williams

Thoughts: Fantastic!! She's been winning for this the entire award season so far, and now takes it home at the Oscars, for a spectacularly unique score. Hooray.

ORIGINAL SONG:
"I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" - Toy Story 4
Winner! "I'm Gonna Love Me Again" - Rocketman
"I'm Standing With You" - Breakthrough
"Into The Unknown" - Frozen II
"Stand Up" - Harriet

Final Thoughts: WOW!! What an exciting year!! Parasite takes home four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Frickin' Director! Are you kidding me?!?! This is the best!! I was hoping for something like this, and it completely delivered. For just one moment, all was suddenly right in the world, just as Parasite was announced. The rest of the winners are good overall, featuring a lot of expected but still excellent picks - including Roger Deakins for Best Cinematography, plus Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Little Women for its costumes, the short Hair Love, the doc American Factory. I'm really surprised by how many Ford v Ferrari picked up, I guess The Academy really enjoyed that one. The only other win I'd change is Toy Story 4 for I Lost My Body, which I think is the other great international film that deserves more wins this year. Most of all, I'm totally ecstatic about Parasite winning so big. BONG!! Making history – an unforgettable moment.

[For last year's Academy Awards winners, with Alfonso Cuaron winning Best Director for Roma, click here.]

Chime in below after reviewing the list of 2020 Oscars winners updated throughout the night and let us know if you're satisfied with this year's results, plus what your thoughts are on the Oscar ceremony going host-less again this year - same as last year. Maybe it's better off? Plus, of course, a big congratulations to all of this year's winners and all the nominees, too! Thoughts on the 92nd Academy Awards winners?

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18 Comments

1

I agree with you 99% Alex. To be fair I haven't seen Toy Story 4 or I Lost My Body, but I was hoping How to Train Your Dragon 3 would've won (such a great trilogy story-wise, animated or not) or Klaus (started painfully slow but felt unique and genuine). So happy for the groundbreaking wins for Parasite, Hair Love and Hildur, who's Oscar Winning! score for Joker was the best part of the film. A great film yes, but I felt the haunting performance by Joaquin, the social messages and bleakness of the film were a bit overbearing. As wonder full as it all was, my favorite is still Taika Waititi getting best adapted screenplay for Jojo Rabbit. I knew it wouldn't get anything else to be honest, too many great and diverse films nominated this year, but his screenplay stood out among the others in it's category. Plus considering he wrote, directed and acted in Jojo, he deserved the stage for 45 seconds.

Akirakorn on Feb 9, 2020

2

I Lost My Body was soooo good. Above and beyond the Dragon or Toy Story movies for sure.

TheOct8pus on Feb 10, 2020

3

Agreed!!!! Ultimately it's just wonderful that it was even nominated and getting this kind of recognition.

Alex Billington on Feb 10, 2020

4

I think it is wrong that a movie can be nominated as both best picture and best international picture!

MLTC on Feb 10, 2020

5

Why!! It really IS both! Doesn't matter where it's from! Same as any movie being nominated multiple times in different categories. And sure, they could've given Best International Feature to Honeyland or something else, but why not. More for Parasite!!!! Clearly it is a phenomenal film and deserves all 4 of these big wins!

Alex Billington on Feb 10, 2020

6

I know I am the extreme minority but I dont get all the love for this movie.. It was a good movie, very well done, but it got silly ( yes I know Korean movies ) and I lost interest.. Again, good movie, just not sure it deserved all this praise. Having said that, it is good to see that director recognized

Tester on Feb 10, 2020

7

I tend to agree with you here but thats cinema... different tastes and all... but the director certainly delivers interesting movies for sure.. is he ever going to make an english language film?

Facebook User on Feb 10, 2020

8

He did! Snowpiercer and Okja.

lewis on Feb 10, 2020

9

I disagree Alex. Or else, there wouldn't be the International category. Not that I am complaining. Good for Parasite, but I believe the Best picture is for US production.

tarek on Feb 12, 2020

10

Where does it say that? The Academy is an organization made up of members from all over the world. It's not the "American Academy Awards" (if you want that, check out the AFI). There's no rule or guideline or anything officially stating that it has to be US winners. That's on you, and that's an archaic limitation. The award can go to ANY outstanding film that deserves it. The reason it's often a US film is just because Hollywood is in LA and years of awards campaigns have lead to this being the norm. It's incredibly outdated to say the international category is only there for international films and that's it. Cinema is a GLOBAL experience. Most of the Best Director winners from the last decade aren't even American, but that doesn't matter. They're great directors! And they make great films. That's what truly matters.

Alex Billington on Feb 12, 2020

11

It doesn't explain why there is two "Best picture" categories while we have only one category for the rest ?

tarek on Feb 12, 2020

12

It's an old school mentality, these categories have been around for a while. You could say the same for animated films. Many of them deserve recognition outside of just that one category, but unfortunately they're excluded when they should be considered. All that matters is that the best films are nominated in each category, no matter where they're from. It's not the "Best US Picture" it's just Best Picture, and IMO Parasite was the Best Picture of 2019. It won for that reason.

Alex Billington on Feb 12, 2020

13

Joaquin Phoenix's speech was awesome. Totally surprised me. He's my new hero

TheOct8pus on Feb 10, 2020

14

Awesome year of Cinema, Parasite was undisputed in many levels and glad to see Oscars awarding to its rightful nominees, Bong Joon-Ho deserves everything. Also my top 10 of 2019: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Joker Parasite 1917 The Irishman Knives Out The Lighthouse Marriage Story Jojo Rabbit Midsommar

Basanth Krishnan on Feb 10, 2020

15

Agreed!

Alex Billington on Feb 10, 2020

16

Also, Alex. Been a die-hard fan of Firstshowing.net for years and years, from the start it started as a blog to a fully recognized critic name. You are probably one of the reasons I hope to get into a critic side of writing. Thank you for all the work done with words over the years. Hope you get to read this, Cheers!

Basanth Krishnan on Feb 10, 2020

17

Ah, well, thank you! Thank you for this.

Alex Billington on Feb 10, 2020

18

Parasite was AMAZING - the performances were just sooooo good. So well deserved for such a unique film. In my opinion they nailed the all of the major awards. Only real disappointment was not seeing Luke Perry on the screen - truly a huge miss and a ridiculous one at that.

midas777 on Feb 10, 2020

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