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Who Won the Oscars 2020?

Jenna Daudpota Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Pawprint

Yesterday (February 9, 2020), ABC aired the AMPAS Awards Ceremony, commonly known as the Oscars. The almost a century-old award, this one having been the 92nd, is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The ceremony took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, LA. This is the second year the ceremony will take place without a host. There are 24 award categories and 2 honorary awards that were presented. 

There’s one film that was nominated in almost half of the award categories: Joker. With 11 nominations, Joker only won two awards, just like Ford v Ferrari (4 nominations) and Once Upon a Time (10 nominations). Above these awards were 1917 (10 nominations, 3 wins) and Parasite (4 wins, 6 nominations). It is worth noting that Parasite was the first foreign film to win the Best Picture award. There were many other movies with multiple nominations: The Irishman (10), Jojo Rabbit (6), Little Women (6), Marriage Story (6), Bombshell (3), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (3), The Two Popes (3), Harriet (2), Honeyland (2), Judy (2), Pain and Glory (2), and Toy Story 4 (2).

Here’s a look at the nominees and winners:

Best Picture

Presented by: Jane Fonda

Winner: Parasite


Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Little Women

Marriage Story


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Director

Presented by: Spike Lee

Winner: Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)


Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)

Todd Phillips (Joker)

Sam Mendes (1917)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Best Actor

Presented by: Olivia Colman

Winner: Joaquin Pheonix (Joker as Arthur Fleck | Joker)


Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo)

Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Rick Dalton)

Adam Driver (Marriage Story as Charlie Barber)

Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio)

Best Actress

Presented by: Rami Malek

Winner: Renée Zellweger (Judy as Judy Garland)


Cynthia Erivo (Harriet as Harriet Tubman)

Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story as Nicole Barber)

Saoirse Ronan (Little Women as Josephine March | Jo)

Charlize Theron (Bombshell as Megyn Kelly)

Best Supporting Actor

Presented by: Regina King

Winner: Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Cliff Booth)


Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood as Fred Rogers)

Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes as Pope Benedict XVI)

Al Pacino (The Irishman as Jimmy Hoffa)

Joe Pesci (The Irishman as Russell Bufalino)

Best Supporting Actress

Presented by: Mahershala Ali

Winner: Laura Dern (Marriage Story as Nora Fanshaw)


Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell as Barbara Jewell | Bobi)

Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit as Rosie Betzler)

Florence Pugh (Little Women as Amy March)

Margot Robbie (Bombshell as Kayla Pospisil)

Best Original Screenplay

Presented by: Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves

Winner: Parasite (Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won)


Knives Out (Rian Johnson)

Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)

1917 (Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Presented by: Timothée Chalamet and Natalie Portman

Winner: Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi, based upon Christine Leunens’ novel Caging Skies)


The Irishman (Steven Zaillian, based upon Charles Brandt’s book I Heard You Paint Houses)

Joker (Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, based upon Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson’s characters)

Little Women (Greta Gerwing, based upon Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women)

The Two Popes (Anthony McCarten, based upon his own play The Pope)

Best Animated Feature Film

Presented by: Mindy Kaling

Winner: Toy Story 4 


How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body


Missing Link

Best International Feature Film

Presented by: Penélope Cruz

Winner: Parasite (South Korea, Korean)


Corpus Christi (Poland, Polish)

Honeyland (North Macedonia, Turkish and Macedonian)

Les Misérables (France, French)

Pain and Glory (Spain, Spanish)

Best Documentary Feature

Presented by: Mark Ruffalo

Winner: American Factory


The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama


Best Documentary Short Subject

Presented by: Mark Ruffalo

Winner: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)


In the Absence

Life Overtakes Me

St. Louis Superman

Walk Run Cha-Cha

Best Live Action Short Film

Presented by: Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen

Winner: The Neighbors’ Window



Nefta Football Club


A Sister

Best Animated Short Film

Presented by: Mindy Kaling

Winner: Hair Love






Best Original Score

Presented by: Gal Gadot, Sigourney Weaver and Brie Larson

Winner: Joker (Hildur Guðnadóttir)


Little Women (Alexandre Desplat)

Marriage Story (Randy Newman)

1917 (Thomas Newman)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (John Williams)

Best Original Song

Presented by: Gal Gadot, Sigourney Weaver, Brie Larson, Zazie Beetz, and Josh Gad

Winner: “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (Rocketman, Elton John and Bernie Taupin)


“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” (Toy Story 4, Randy Newman) 

“I’m Standing with You” (Breakthrough, Diane Warren)

“Into the Unknown” (Frozen II, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)

“Stand Up” (Harriet, Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo)

Best Sound Editing

Presented by: Salma Hayek and Oscar Isaac

Winner: Ford v Ferrari (Donald Sylvester)


Joker (Alan Robert Murray)

1917 (Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Wylie Stateman)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Matthew Wood and David Acord)

Best Sound Mixing

Presented by: Salma Hayek and Oscar Isaac

Winner: 1917 (Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson)


Ad Astra (Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano)

Ford v Ferrari (Paul Massey, David Giammarco, and Steven A. Morrow)

Joker (Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler, and Mark Ulano)

Best Production Design

Presented by: Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph

Winner: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh)


The Irishman (Bob Shaw and Regina Graves)

Jojo Rabbit (Ra Vincent and Nora Sopková)

1917 (Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales)

Parasite (Lee Ha-jun and Cho Won-woo)

Best Cinematography

Presented by: Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Winner: 1917 (Roger Deakins)


The Irishman (Rodrigo Prieto)

Joker (Lawrence Sher)

The Lighthouse (Jarin Blaschke)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Robert Richardson)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Presented by: Ray Romano and Sandra Oh

Winner: Bombshell (Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker)


Joker (Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou)

Judy (Jeremy Woodhead)

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten, and David White)

1917 (Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis, and Rebecca Cole)

Best Costume Design

Presented by: Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph

Winner: Little Women (Jacqueline Durran)


The Irishman (Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson)

Jojo Rabbit (Mayes C. Rubeo)

Joker (Mark Bridges)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Arianne Phillips)

Best Film Editing

Presented by: Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Winner: Ford v Ferrari (Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker)


The Irishman (Thelma Schoonmaker)

Jojo Rabbit (Tom Eagles)

Joker (Jeff Groth)

Parasite (Yang Jin-mo)

Best Visual Effects

Presented by: James Corden and Rebel Wilson

Winner: 1917 (Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy)


Avengers: Endgame (Dan DeLeeuw, Matt Aitken, Russell Earl, and Dan Sudick)

The Irishman (Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, and Nelson Sepulveda)

The Lion King (Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Elliot Newman)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, and Dominic Tuohy)

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