The 92nd Academy Awards finished off a largely predictable ceremony on Sunday night with one major surprise: Parasite beating out 1917 for Best Picture. The biggest award of the night went to Bong Joon-ho’s thriller.
The film also earned the Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature trophies. Parasite is not only the first South Korean movie ever to win any kind of Oscar, it’s also the first Best Picture winner in a language other than English.
Joaquin Phoenix was named Best Actor for his leading role in Joker. Renée Zellweger won Best Actress for portraying July Garland in Judy.
1917, the World War I drama from Sam Mendes, won three awards, for best visual effects, cinematography and sound mixing. Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman had 10 nominations, yet it left empty-handed.
Here are the winners of the 92nd Academy Awards:
Best Picture “Parasite”
Director Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”
Actor Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Actress Renée Zellweger, “Judy.”
Supporting Actor Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”
Supporting Actress Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Original Screenplay “Parasite”
Adapted Screenplay “Jojo Rabbit”
International Feature “Parasite” (South Korea)
Animated Feature “Toy Story 4”
Sound Editing “Ford v Ferrari”
Visual Effects “1917,”
Film Editing “Ford v Ferrari”
Animated Short “Hair Love”