The 92nd Academy Awards a.k.a Oscars organized at Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles (United States) ended on a surprising note where the film ‘Parasite’ by Boon Joon-Ho broke the history of Oscar Awards by becoming the first non-English and South Korean film to bag the best picture award. Though there was no surprise when Joaquin Phoenix won the best actor award for his terrific ‘lead’ role in the movie ‘Joker’. After three decades of being in the industry, Brad Pitt finally won his first Oscar for acting all thanks to the movie ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’.
Oscar awards are the most-awaited event in Tinseltown surrounded with glitz and glamour, red carpet run-ins, controversial speeches, behind-the-scene-drama and hilarious moments. The annual academy award is counted among the most prestigious awards in the motion picture industry where thousands of actors, directors, producers, technicians etc are honored for their talent. Winners are handed the famous gold-plated Oscar statuette and a handful of gift bags are delivered to the nominees in the most visible categories such as best actor/actress, supporting actor/actress and best director. Here is a comprehensive list of Oscar winners for the year 2020:
Best Picture: Parasite
Best Director: Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)
Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 4
Best Documentary Feature: American Factory
Best Documentary Short: Learning To Skate In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl)
Best Live Action Short: The Neighbor’s Window
Best Original Score: Joker
Best Animated Short: Hair Love
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger (Judy)
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
Best Original Song: (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (Rocketman)
Best Sound Mixing: Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson (1917)
Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker (Bombshell)
Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran (Little Women)
Best Film Editing: Ford vs Ferrari
Best Visual Effects: 1917
Best Sound Editing: Donald Sylvester (Ford vs Ferrari)
Best Cinematography: 1917 (Roger Deakins)
Best Production Design: Barbara Ling (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
Best Writing (Adaptive Screenplay): JOJO Rabbit
Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Parasite
Interesting Facts on Oscar Awards Every Movie Buff Must Know
The glamour-filled night of Oscar awards is indeed the most happening one. If you watch Hollywood movies or care about the awards, you learn to embrace the good and the bad, to prepare for unpleasant inevitabilities and celebrate the artistic win occasionally.
Here are some of many mind-blowing facts about Oscar Awards that every Hollywood lover must know:
- The first Academy Awards ceremony was organized on May 16 (1929) at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, away from the public eye.
- ‘Avatar’ is the most expensive movie ever to win an Oscar.
- Katharine Hepburn is the only person to have won the maximum Oscars (total 4 awards, 12 nominations) for acting.
- A.R Rehman is the only Indian to have won more than one Academy awards.
- So far, India has bagged a total of 7 Oscar awards.
- The internet broke with memes when Leonardo di Caprio, the talented actor known for playing the role of charming ‘Jack Dawson’ in Titanic finally won his first Oscar for the movie ‘The Revenant’ in Oscars 2016 after being nominated for the best actor category 6 times in the past.
- Meryl Streep is the only person in the history of the academy awards to have been nominated the most (a record 21 times).
- Jennifer Lawrence is famous for toppling over on red carpets. Her first famous fall happened when she climbed the stairs to accept the award for best actress at Oscars 2013.
- In 2015, many noted Hollywood actors including Will Smith nearly threatened to boycott the academy awards as it only included white actors and actresses in the top four acting categories.
- Since 1941, Oscar awards has used the system of sealed envelopes to be opened at the night of the awards owning to the mishap that happened a year before when a newspaper announced the winners early even before the commencement of the event.