First non-English language film to win best picture
February 10, 2020 - “Parasite” is the first non-English language film to win the best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. Bong Joon Ho’s class satire took Hollywood’s top prize at the Oscars on Sunday night, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay.
Joaquin Phoenix won the best actor for his role as a supervillain in “Joker” -- Phoenix’s first Oscar and fourth nomination. Renée Zellweger won the best actress award for her tumultuous performance as Judy Garland in the biopic “Judy.”
Four-time nominee Brad Pitt won his first Oscar as best supporting actor for his role as a stuntman in “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” The supporting actress award went to Laura Dern for her role as an ambitious divorce attorney in “Marriage Story.” Netflix itself, which collected 24 nominations, the most of any studio, grabbed only two Oscars -- “Marriage Story” and for the documentary “American Factory.”
Elton John and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin became Oscar winners for the best original song “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” -- a song they created for “Rocketman.”
Woody, Buzz and Bo Peep did it again in the fourth instalment in the Pixar franchise, with “Toy Story 4” winning the Academy Award for the best animated feature film.
The montage features Sam Mendes-directed war movie “1917”; Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman”; Todd Phillips in “Joker”; Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in “Judy”; Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”; Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”; Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”; Scarlett Johansson in “Jojo Rabbit” and Kang-ho Song in “Parasite.”
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