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Parasite Wins Big at the 2020 Academy Awards, The Top Moments and the Winners List

Last night (February 09, 2020) in Los Angeles, Parasite made history as the first non-English-language film to win Best Picture at the Oscars.

The film nabbed four wins in total at the 92nd Academy Awards, including best director for Bong Joon Ho, international feature film and original screenplay for Bong and co-writer Han Jin-won.

Universal’s 1917 nabbed three wins: for visual effects, cinematography and sound mixing.

To no one’s surprise, Renee Zellweger (Judy) and Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) took best actress and actor, with Laura Dern (Marriage Story) and Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood) winning the supporting awards.

Both Phoenix and Zellweger spoke of our “commonality” and what unites humanity despite our challenges. “I believe we have become very disconnected from the natural world,” said Phoenix, a champion for animal rights who said he is an opponent of “isms” such as racism.

Zellweger, whose parents came from Europe, won previously as supporting actress in Cold Mountain. She thanked the usual colleagues and collaborators, including “my immigrant folks, who came here with nothin’ but each other and the American dream. How about this!” She also thanked a long list of people she admired, including Fred Rogers, first responders — “our heroes.” She said that although Judy Garland, the screen icon Zellweger portrays in the film, never won an adult Oscar, she considered this award “certainly for you.”

Eminem Confused Everyone

Lin-Manuel Miranda introduced a song medley at the 92nd Academy Awards, and it appeared it was just another compilation of songs in movies that have had an impact.

But then … Eminem came on stage to perform “Lose Yourself” and received a standing ovation from the crowd.

Although those at home seemed torn. Some took to Twitter to praise the performance and some were shaking their heads as to why he was there.

Janelle Monae Oscar Opening

Before the actors and actresses take the stage to give their speeches, we get an opening number. Channeling A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Joker, and even Midsommar, Janelle Monae brought the song and dance in a big way.

Hostless Oscars

Steve Martin and Chris Rock should be brought back next year as Oscar hosts.

Or Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig.

Cynthia Erivo Slayed

The 2020 Academy Awards Winners List

Best Picture

“Parasite”

Director

Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”

Actor

Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Joaquin Phoenix accepts the Actor In A Leading Role award for ‘Joker’ onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Actress

Renée Zellweger, “Judy”

Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”

Supporting Actress

Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Laura Dern accepts the Actress in a Supporting Role award for ‘Marriage Story’ onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Original Screenplay

“Parasite”

Adapted Screenplay

“Jojo Rabbit”

International Feature

“Parasite” (South Korea)

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Executive producers Min Heoi Heo and Miky Lee, producer Kwak Sin-ae, and So-dam Park accept the Best Picture award for “Parasite” during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Animated Feature

“Toy Story 4”

Sound Editing

“Ford v Ferrari”

Visual Effects

“1917”

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Regina King presents the Actor in a Supporting Role award for ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’ to Brad Pitt onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Film Editing

“Ford v Ferrari”

Animated Short

“Hair Love”

Live-Action Short

“The Neighbors’ Window”

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Taika Waititi accepts the Writing – Adapted Screenplay – award for ‘Jojo Rabbit’ onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Documentary Short

“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)”

Original Score

“Joker”

Original Song

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”

Production Design

“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”

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Renee Zellweger accepts the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for “Judy” during the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Cinematography

“1917”

Costume Design

“Little Women”

Makeup and Hairstyling

“Bombshell”

Documentary Feature

“American Factory”

Sound Mixing

“1917”


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