Recall that this year the most nominations were for the film Joker – 11. The pictures 1917 and Once upon a time… in Hollywood have 10 each. The film “The Irishman” was nominated in 9 categories, and Parasite, Jojo Rabbit and Marriage story participated in 6 categories.
The ceremony began with a traditional stand-up. The hosts called the 3.5-hour The Irishman a series and said they were waiting for a sequel — this was probably the funniest joke of the evening.
Now, no kidding. The first award at the “Oscar-2020″ was given to Brad Pitt: for his role in Tarantino’s Once upon a time in … Hollywood, he was named best supporting actor. And this, by the way, is Pitt’s first Oscar for acting! Before that, he became the owner of the statuette only as one of the producers of the film 12 years a slave.
The statuette in the best supporting actress category went to Lynch’s Muse Laura Dern (Marriage story). It’s her birthday, by the way.
Renee Zellweger (Judy) was named the best actress by American film academies. She dedicated the victory to Judy Garland. Joaquin Phoenix received his first Oscar — the role of the Joker in the film of the same name earned him the title of best actor:
— I don’t know what I would do if it wasn’t for movies. I’ve done a lot of mischief in this life, I’ve been selfish. Thank you for giving me a second chance,” — Phoenix said.
In addition to the fact that Parasites became the Best picture, the professionals also called it an International feature film. He beat the four strongest competitors. The film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and now it is also the first South Korean film to win an Oscar in this category.
But that’s not all. Best Director was also named the author of Parasite Bong Joon-ho. He managed to beat Quentin Tarantino, Sam Mendes, Todd Phillips, and Martin Scorsese. Bong confessed:
— After we won the International feature film category, I already thought that we could relax, that we had enough. I will drink until morning.
Joon-ho also confessed his love for Tarantino, quoted Scorsese, and called Phillips and Mendes “great.” He also said that he would take a Texas chainsaw, split the Oscar and give it to everyone.
Best cinematography naturally became Roger Deakins, who did something impossible with the visualization of the anti-war drama 1917 (we are already silent about “shot in one shot”).
Oscar in the Best original screenplay category went to Parasite. But the award for Best adapted screenplay went to Taika Waititi for Jojo Rabbit. Waititi said that the statuette is unexpectedly light! He also thanked his mother for giving him a book by Christine Leunens, Caging Skies, which he later adapted.
Awards for best editing and best sound editing went to the sports drama Ford v Ferrari. The prize for best sound mixing went to the team of the picture 1917. In the same place, in 1917, according to academics, there are also Best visual effects. The team of the film Bombshell took the best makeup and hairstyling award.
The animated feature film was Toy Story 4. The best animated short film is Hair love. The Duo from The Peanut butter falcon — Shia LaBeouf and a young actor with Down syndrome Zack Gottsagen-announced Live-action short film: they became The Neighbors’ Window.
Once upon a time in … Hollywood won the Best production design category. They say that Tarantino managed to recreate the atmosphere of America in 1969 with frightening accuracy. And the Oscar for Best costume design went Jacqueline Durran, Little Women.
The documentary feature was an American factory. Documentary short feature – Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl). Female Directors directed both winning films.
As for the music awards, Todd Phillips, Joker won the statuette for Original Score, and Original Song was ” (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” by Elton John from Rocketman.