Academy Awards 2020: Winners

A monumental night for South Korean film

Academy Awards 2020: Winners

History was made at the 92nd Academy Awards when the scathing social satire Parasite took home best picture – the first time a non-English language film has ever won the top prize.

Directed by Bong Joon-ho, the subtitled South Korean film focused on two families from different classes, and the exceptionally different lives they both lead. 

The film additionally picked up the award for best original screenplay, and Bong Joon-ho also picked up best director, an award expected to go to Sir Sam Mendes for 1917. 

But 1917 didn’t go home empty handed, winning three awards: best cinematography; best sound mixing and best visual effects.

Joker, nominated for 11 awards, took home just two. Hildur Guðnadóttir picked up the best score, and inevitably, Joaquin Phoenix received best actor. 

Best actress went to Renée Zellweger for her performance in Judy. 

Voice’s resident film buff Tayo had a cracker of a night with his predictions, so check them out here and comment on how clever he is. He will also be posting a more in-depth analysis of the night so keep your eyes peeled for that.


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 – WINNER

Best animated feature

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4 – WINNER

Best original screenplay

  • Knives Out
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite – WINNER

Best adapted screenplay

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit – WINNER
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • The Two Popes

Best live action short

  • Brotherhood
  • Nefta Football Club
  • The Neighbors’ Window – WINNER
  • Saria
  • A Sister

Best animated short

  • Dcera (Daughter)
  • Hair Love – WINNER
  • Kitbull
  • Memorable
  • Sister

Best production design

  • Advertisement
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER
  • Parasite

Best costume design

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women – WINNER
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best documentary

  • American Factory – WINNER
  • The Cave
  • The Edge of Democracy
  • For Sama
  • Honeyland

Best documentary short

  • In the Absence
  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) – WINNER
  • Life Overtakes Me
  • St Louis Superman
  • Walk Run Cha-Cha

Best supporting actress

  • Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
  • Laura Dern, Marriage Story – WINNER
  • Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
  • Florence Pugh, Little Women
  • Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best cinematography

  • The Irishman
  • Joker
  • The Lighthouse
  • 1917 – WINNER
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best sound editing

  • Ford v Ferrari – WINNER
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best sound mixing

  • Advertisement
  • Ad Astra
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • 1917 – WINNER
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best film editing

  • Ford v Ferrari – WINNER
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Parasite

Best visual effects

  • Avengers Endgame
  • The Irishman
  • 1917 – WINNER
  • The Lion King
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best makeup and hair

  • Bombshell – WINNER
  • Joker
  • Judy
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • 1917

Best international feature film

  • Corpus Christi
  • Honeyland
  • Les Misérables
  • Pain and Glory
  • Parasite – WINNER

Best original score

  • Joker – WINNER
  • 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 – WINNER
  • I’m Standing With You, Breakthrough
  • Into the Unknown, Frozen II
  • Stand Up, Harriet

Best actor

  • Advertisement
  • Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Adam Driver, Marriage Story
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Joker – WINNER
  • Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best actress

  • Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
  • Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
  • Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
  • Charlize Theron, Bombshell
  • Renée Zellweger, Judy – WINNER

Best director

  • Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
  • Todd Phillips, Joker
  • Sam Mendes, 1917
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Bong Joon-ho, Parasite – WINNER

Best picture

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite – WINNER
Header Image Credit: Ki-jung Kim (So-dam Park) and Ki-woo Park (Woo-sik Choi) in Parasite. Courtesy of NEON + CJ Entertainment

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