Brad Pitt and Renée Zellweger, the 90’s superstar, came out of the oblivion and took home the trophy for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and Judy. (Photo Credit: The Academy/Instagram)
OSCARS 2020: It was a night of snubs and surprises at the iconic Dolby Theatre in Los Angles. From being ‘too male’ to becoming ‘too political’, this year’s host-less Oscars saw some of the best talent in the entertainment world getting much-deserved accolades. The Oscars 2020 would also go down in history for becoming the first-ever Academy Award ceremony that honoured a non-English movie. Defeating the likes of Martin Scorsese and Sam Mendes, South Korean satire ‘Parasite’ emerged with the highest honour. the movie was awarded the ‘Best Picture’ Award. Brad Pitt and Renée Zellweger, the 90’s superstar, came out of the oblivion and took home the trophy for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and Judy. (Oscars: As It Happened) So who won the Oscars this year? Check out the full list here:
Best picture: Parasite
Best actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Best director: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Music (original song): "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman
Music (original score): Joker
International feature film: South Korea, Parasite
Makeup and hairstyling: Bombshell
Visual effects: 1917
Best film editing: Ford v Ferrari
Best cinematography: Roger Deakins, 1917
Best sound mixing: 1917
Best sound editing: Ford v Ferrari
Best supporting actress: Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Documentary short feature: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)
Documentary feature: American Factory
Best costume design: Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Best production design: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Live-action short film: The Neighbors' Window
Best adapted screenplay: Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Best original screenplay: Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Animated short film: Hair Love
Animated feature film: Toy Story 4
Best supporting actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Best actress: Renée Zellweger, Judy
From a heart-felt speech by Joaquin Phoenix to Bong Joon-ho’s salute for Martin Scorsese, this year’s Oscars saw some of the most teary-eyed moments. Once again talking about some very poignant issues just like BAFTAS, Phoenix called out injustices in the world and himself for being "selfish" and "cruel at times."
The Joker star received standing ovation for his speech in which he spoke about the issues related to environment and basic rights for everyone.
“(We have to) continue to use our voice for the voiceless. I've been thinking a lot about some of the distressing issues that we are facing collectively. I think at times we feel, or were made to feel, that we champion different causes, but for me, I see commonality. I think, whether we're talking about gender inequality or racism or queer rights or indigenous rights or animal rights, we're talking about the fight against injustice. We're talking about the fight against the belief that one nation, one people, one race, one gender or one species has the right to dominate, control and use and exploit another with impunity,” Phoenix said.
“I think that we've become very disconnected from the natural world, and many of us, what we're guilty of is an egocentric worldview -- the belief that we're the center of the universe. We go into the natural world, and we plunder it for its resources. We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth, we steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. Then, we take her milk, that's intended for her calf, and we put it in our coffee and our cereal, and I think we fear the idea of personal change because we think that we have to sacrifice something to give something up. But human beings, at our best, are so inventive and creative and ingenious, and I think that when we use love and compassion as our guiding principles, we can create, develop and implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and to the environment,” the Walk The Line star added.
“Now, I have been a scoundrel in my life. I've been selfish. I've been cruel at times, hard to work with and ungrateful, but so many of you in this room have given me a second chance. And I think that's when we're at our best, when we support each other, not when we cancel each other out for past mistakes, but when we help each other to grow, when we educate each other, when we guide each other toward redemption. That is the best of community. When he was 17, my brother wrote this lyric. It said, 'Run to the rescue with love, and peace will follow,” the 45-year-old said as the applauses filled the air.