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2020 Oscars Results: Parasite Takes Top Prizes, Joaquin Phoenix Wins For Joker

February 9, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The 92nd Academy Awards went with a bit of a surprise on Sunday night, as Parasite swept the top awards of Best Picture and Best Director. The South Korean film took home four awards, adding Best Original Screenplay (shared with co-writer Han Jin-won) and an expected win for Best International Film to its Best Picture and Best Director wins. The win makes Parasite the first non-English-language film to win Best Picture at the award ceremony.

The win was an upset, as 1917 had most of the momentum for Best Picture and Director for Sam Mendes. The war film had swept through many of the major award ceremonies with wins. In the end it left with three awards: Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins), Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound Mixing.

While Parasite and 1917 won the most awards, there was plenty of love to be spread down the ticket. The acting awards went entirely as expected, with Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), Renee Zellweger (Judy), Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Laura Dern (Marriage Story) winning Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress, respectively. All four had swept most of the wins throughout award season. Toy Story 4 ,claimed Best Animated Feature, while Taika Waititi took home Best Adapted Screenplay for his World War II satire Jojo Rabbit. Ford v. Ferrari found room for a couple of technical wins, namely Best Sound Editing and Best Film Editing.

You can see the full list of winners below from this year’s ceremony:

Totals By Film:
Parasite: 4
1917: 3
Ford v. Ferrari: 2
Joker: 2
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: 2
American Factory: 1
Bombshell: 1
Hair Love: 1
Jojo Rabbit: 1
Judy: 1
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl): 1
Little Women: 1
Marriage Story: 1
The Neighbor’s Window: 1
Rocketman: 1
Toy Story 4: 1


Award for Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Award for Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 4
Award for Best Animated Short: Hair Love
Award for Best Original Screenplay: Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won – Parasite
Award for Best Adapted Screenplay: Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit
Award for Best Live Action Short: The Neighbor’s Window
Award for Best Production Design: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Award for Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran – Little Women
Award for Best Documentary Feature: American Factory
Award for Best Documentary Short: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Award for Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Award for Best Sound Editing: Donald Sylvester – Ford v. Ferrari
Award for Best Sound Mixing: Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson – 1917
Award for Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins – 1917
Award for Best Editing: Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker – Ford v. Ferrari
Award for Best Visual Effects: 1917
Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker – Bombshell
Award for Best International Film: Parasite
Award for Best Score: Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker
Award for Best Original Song: Elton John and Bernie Taupin, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” – Rocketman
Award for Best Direction: Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
Award for Best Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Award for Best Best Actress: Renee Zellweger – Judy
Award for Best Best Picture: Parasite