Oscars 2020: Bong Joo-ho wins Best Director at the 92nd Academy Awards (courtesy AFP)
- The Oscar ceremony went host-less this year too
- ‘Parasite’ won Best Original Screenplay
- ‘Little Women won the Best Costume Design Oscar
Yes, he could and he did. South Korean Bong Joon-ho scored a major upset over 1917’s Sam Mendes, winning Best Director for Parasite, which also won Best International Feature and Best Original Screenplay. Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for Joker, Renee Zellweger won Best Actress for Judy – no surprises there. Brad Pitt is this year’s Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars, winning for his performance in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Brad, who has swept this award season, beat out Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes), Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood), and The Irishman stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. Before he went up to receive his Oscar from last year’s Best Supporting Actress Regina King, Brad got a hug from his co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, a Best Actor nominee this year. Laura Dern, also a favourite this year, won the Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story.
Unsurprisingly, war drama 1917 won Best Cinematography – the movie was filmed to make it seem like one single shot. It also won Best Visual Effects. Jojo Rabbit won Best Adapted Screenplay. Toy Story 4 won Best Animated Feature.
India’s Oscar entry this year, Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, exited the race at the shortlist stage.
The 92nd Academy Awards capped Hollywood’s award season this year. Once again, the Oscar ceremony went host-less.
Here are this year’s Oscar winners:
Best Picture –
Best Director – Bong Joon-ho for Parasite
Best Actress – Renee Zellweger for Judy
Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix for Joker
Best Supporting Actress – Lauran Dern for Marriage Story
Best Supporting Actor – Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Best Original Screenplay – Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin Won for Parasite
Best Adapted Screenplay – Taika Waititi for Jojo Rabbit
Best Animated Feature – Toy Story 4
Best International Feature – Parasite (South Korea)
Best Documentary Feature – American Factory
Best Documentary Short – Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Best Live Action Short – The Neighbors’ Window
Best Animated Short – Hair Love
Best Original Score – Joker
Best Original Song – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again from Rocketman
Best Sound Editing – Ford v Ferrari
Best Sound Mixing – 1917
Best Production Design – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Best Cinematography – 1917
Best Makeup and Hair – Bombshell
Best Costume Design – Little Women
Best Film Editing – Ford v Ferrari
Best Visual Effects – 1917