South Korean movie
Parasite has won best picture award at this year’s Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize.
Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in
Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker.
Laura Dern and Brad Pitt won the supporting acting awards for their roles in
Marriage Story and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood respectively. Parasite won four awards in total, while Sam Mendes’s 1917 took three.
The World War One epic
1917 had been the favorite to win best picture, but its awards all came in the technical categories. Parasite‘s Bong Joon-ho beat Sam Mendes to the prize for best director, and also took the best original screenplay award.
The South Korean movie is a vicious social satire about two families from different classes in Seoul – one who live in poverty in a semi-basement, and another rich family residing in a large home.
It has now managed what no other subtitled film has done in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards and won best picture.
Bong Joon-ho said:
“I feel like I’ll wake up to find it’s all a dream. It all feels very surreal.”
Producer Kwak Sin-ae, who collected the trophy, said:
“I’m speechless. We never imagined this to happen. I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now.”
There were boos when organizers tried to cut short the best picture acceptance speech by turning the stage lights off – leading the lights to be turned back on, allowing the celebrations to continue.
Brad Pitt won the first acting Oscar of his career – picking up the best supporting actor trophy for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s movie.
He was the first winner of the night, and immediately used his speech to attack the way the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump were handled.
Brad Pitt referred to the fact that Republican senators voted against allowing witnesses including former National Security Adviser John Bolton to give evidence.
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it and in the end the adults do the right thing.”
Brad Pit, 56, moved from the political to the personal, paying tribute to co-star Leonardo DiCaprio and reflecting on his journey to Hollywood superstardom.
Joaquin Phoenix, who won best actor for his remarkable performance in the origin story about Batman’s nemesis, also used the podium to send a heartfelt message about the state of the world, saying actors have the power to give a “voice for the voiceless”.
After telling the audience to stop clapping him as he took to the stage – “Don’t do that” – Joaquin Phoenix managed to cover topics from animal rights and the environment to racism and sexism.
The vegan activist told the audience that “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”.
The actor also pointed out his own flaws:
“I’ve been a scoundrel in my life. I’ve been cruel at times and hard to work with, but so many people in this room have given me a second chance.”
Joaquin Phoenix ended his speech by quoting a lyric written by his late brother River:
“Run to the rescue and love and peace will follow.”
Laura Dern won best supporting actress for playing a divorce lawyer in
A day before her 53rd birthday, the actress said the award is the best birthday present ever.
Laura Dern comes from an illustrious acting family, but in winning managed something her parents have not. Mother Diane Ladd has been nominated for three Academy Awards, and dad Bruce Dern has two unsuccessful nominations.
She told the audience:
“Some say never meet your heroes. “But I say if you’re really blessed, you get them as your parents.”
Renee Zellweger used her speech to pay tribute to Judy Garland, who was nominated for two Oscars in the 1950s and 60s.
The actress said:
“Judy Garland did not receive this honor in her time, “I am certain that this moment is an extension of the celebration of her legacy.”
The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced in Los Angeles, with
Joker leading the pack with 11 nods.
The comic book villain origin story is up for best picture, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix, plus eight other awards.
The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood follow with 10 nominations each. Joker‘s 11 nominations equals its tally at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), whose nominations were announced last week.
Here’s the list in full:
Best picture Ford v Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Little Women Marriage Story 1917 Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Parasite Best actor Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Adam Driver – Marriage Story Joaquin Phoenix – Joker Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes Best actress Cynthia Erivo – Harriet Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story Saoirse Ronan – Little Women Charlize Theron – Bombshell Renee Zellweger – Judy Best director The Irishman – Martin Scorsese Joker – Todd Phillips 1917 – Sam Mendes Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino Parasite – Bong Joon-ho Best supporting actor Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes Al Pacino – The Irishman Joe Pesci – The Irishman Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Best supporting actress Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell Laura Dern – Marriage Story Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit Florence Pugh – Little Women Margot Robbie – Bombshell Best adapted screenplay The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Little Women The Two Popes Best original screenplay Knives Out Marriage Story 1917 Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Parasite Best animated feature How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World I Lost My Body Klaus Missing Link Toy Story 4 Best cinematography The Irishman Joker The Lighthouse 1917 Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Best costume design The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Little Women Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Best documentary feature American Factory The Cave The Edge of Democracy For Sama Honeyland Best editing Ford v Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Parasite Best international feature film Corpus Christi – Poland Honeyland – North Macedonia Les Miserables – France Pain and Glory – Spain Parasite – South Korea Best make-up and hairstyling Bombshell Joker Judy Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 1917 Best original score Joker Little Women Marriage Story 1917 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Best original song I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away – Toy Story 4 (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again – Rocketman I’m Standing With You – Breakthrough Into the Unknown – Frozen 2 Stand Up – Harriet Best production design The Irishman Jojo Rabbit 1917 Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Parasite Best sound editing Ford v Ferrari Joker 1917 Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Best sound mixing Ad Astra Ford v Ferrari Joker 1917 Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Best visual effects Avengers: Endgame The Irishman The Lion King 1917 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Best animated short Dcera (Daughter) Hair Love Kitbull Memorable Sister Best documentary short In the Absence Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) Life Overtakes Me St Louis Superman Walk Run Cha-Cha Best live action short Brotherhood Nefta Football Club The Neighbors’ Window Saria A Sister
The 77th Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Here is the full list of winners and nominees of this year’s awards:
Best motion picture – drama WINNER: 1917 The Irishman Joker Marriage Story The Two Popes Best actress in a motion picture – drama Cynthia Erivo – Harriet Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story Saoirse Ronan – Little Women Charlize Theron – Bombshell WINNER: Renée Zellweger – Judy Best actor in a motion picture – drama Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory Adam Driver – Marriage Story WINNER: Joaquin Phoenix – Joker Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes Best motion picture – musical or comedy Dolemite Is My Name Jojo Rabbit Knives Out WINNER: Once Upon a Time In Hollywood Rocketman Best actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy Ana De Armas – Knives Out WINNER: Awkwafina – The Farewell Cate Blanchett – Where’d You Go, Bernadette Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart Emma Thompson – Late Night Best actor in a motion picture – musical or comedy Daniel Craig – Knives Out Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood WINNER: Taron Egerton – Rocketman Eddie Murphy – Dolemite is My Name Best motion picture – animated Frozen 2 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World The Lion King WINNER: Missing Link Toy Story 4 Best motion picture – foreign language The Farewell Les Miserables Pain and Glory WINNER: Parasite Portrait of a Lady on Fire Best actress in a supporting role in any motion picture Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell Annette Bening – The Report WINNER: Laura Dern – Marriage Story Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers Margot Robbie – Bombshell Best actor in a supporting role in any motion picture Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes Al Pacino – The Irishman Joe Pesci – The Irishman WINNER: Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Best director in a motion picture Martin Scorsese – The Irishman Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time In Hollywood Bong Joon Ho – Parasite WINNER: Sam Mendes – 1917 Todd Phillips – Joker Best screenplay – motion picture Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won – Parasite Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes WINNER: Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time In Hollywood Steven Zaillian – The Irishman Best original score Motherless Brooklyn – Daniel Pemberton Little Women – Alexandre Desplat WINNER: Joker – Hildur Gudnadottir 1917 – Thomas Newman Marriage Story – Randy Newman Best original song – motion picture Beautiful Ghosts – Cats WINNER: I’m Gonna Love Me Again – Rocketman Into the Unknown – Frozen 2 Spirit – The Lion King Stand Up – Harriet Best television series – drama Big Little Lies The Crown Killing Eve The Morning Show WINNER: Succession Best actress in a drama series Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show WINNER: Olivia Colman – The Crown Jodie Comer – Killing Eve Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies Reese Witherspoon – The Morning Show Best actor in a drama series WINNER: Brian Cox – Succession Kit Harington – Game of Thrones Rami Malek – Mr Robot Tobias Menzies – The Crown Billy Porter – Pose Best television series – musical or comedy Barry WINNER: Fleabag The Kominsky Method The Marvelous Mrs Maisel The Politician Best actress in a television series – musical or comedy Christina Applegate – Dead to Me Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Kirsten Dunst – On Becoming a God in Central Florida Natasha Lyonne – Russian Doll WINNER: Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag Best actor in a television series – musical or comedy Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method Bill Hader – Barry Ben Platt – The Politician Paul Rudd – Living With Yourself WINNER: Ramy Youssef – Ramy Best television limited series or motion picture made for television Catch-22 WINNER: Chernobyl Fosse/Verdon The Loudest Voice Unbelievable Best actress in a limited series or TV movie WINNER: Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon Helen Mirren – Catherine the Great Merritt Wever – Unbelievable Kaitlyn Dever – Unbelievable Joey King – The Act Best actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television Chris Abbott – Catch-22 Sacha Baron Cohen – The Spy WINNER: Russell Crowe – The Loudest Voice Jared Harris – Chernobyl Sam Rockwell – Fosse/Verdon Best actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or a motion picture made for television Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown Emily Watson – Chernobyl WINNER: Patricia Arquette – The Act Toni Collette – Unbelievable Best actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television lan Arkin – The Kominsky Method Kieran Culkin – Succession Andrew Scott – Fleabag WINNER: Stellan Skarsgård – Chernobyl Henry Winkler – Barry