Monday, February 10, 2020

Here Are The 2020 Oscar Winners

In case you missed it, the Oscars were last night. Hollywood celebrated itself at the 92nd annual Academy Awards and, for the most part, it was fine. 

My favorite movie of the year, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, won big, making history as the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture. Brad Pitt, who took home an Oscar for playing a stuntman, used his platform to call on the Academy to introduce a stunt category. A weirdo vegan animal rights activist, who also produced The Animal People,  won best actor and used his time to talk about that and you could tell how much it bummed out the crowd, which only made me howl with laughter. (To be fair, I’m pretending he won for You Were Never Really Here instead of the clown movie. I’m also pretending Laura Dern won for Little Women instead of Noah Baumbach Relives His Painful Divorce.)

As usual, I saw most of these movies. I like some, I dislike others; I agree with some of these choices, I don’t agree with a few others. That’s really about it. 

I’m not trying to sound cool by saying I don’t care about the Oscars, but I don’t put much stock in them since my favorite movies rarely line up with theirs. Still, I always watch—it is the biggest night in movies, after all. And I love a good spectacle and the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and all of that. Aside from that, the impact on my life is minimal.

How did your favorites fare? What won that shouldn't have? What should have won instead? Sound off below if you please.

So, without further ado, here are the 2020 Academy Award Winners:

Best Picture
Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

Actress in a Leading Role
Renée Zellweger

Actor in a Leading Role
Joaquin Phoenix

Bong Joon Ho

Original Song
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman
Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

Actor in a Supporting Role
Brad Pitt
Once upon a Time in Hollywood

Original Score
Hildur Guðnadóttir

International Feature
South Korea

Makeup and Hairstyling
Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker

Visual Effects
Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy

Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari
Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

Roger Deakins

Sound Mixing
Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

Sound Editing
Ford v Ferrari
Donald Sylvester

Actress in a Supporting Role
Laura Dern
Marriage Story

Documentary Short Subject
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

Documentary Feature
American Factory
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert

Costume Design
Little Women
Jacqueline Durran

Production Design
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh

Live Action Short Film
The Neighbors’ Window
Marshall Curry

Adapted Screenplay
Jojo Rabbit
Screenplay by Taika Waititi

Original Screenplay
Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won
Story by Bong Joon Ho

Animated Short Film
Hair Love
Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 4
Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera

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