Oscars 2020: review of the night


This is the 92nd Oscars, the 1st award ceremony was held May 16th, 1929. Graphic Credit: Ava Weinreb

Ava Weinreb, Director of Buisness

Yards of sequins, frill and designer fabrics covered the red carpet last Sunday evening as the film industry celebrated the 92nd annual Oscars. Not only did this year set records on the runway, it will go down in history as one of the most diverse awards ceremonies.


 This year, the Oscars made history when the South Korean film “Parasite” won best picture, making it the only film in a foreign language to win the nomination. There have only been 10 other films in foreign languages that have been nominated for the title of best picture, including last year’s most nominated picture Roma, which was originally made in Spanish. 


Director Bong Joon-Ho spoke about the importance of diversity within the film industry in his acceptance speech after he won his second award of the night for the newly named title: International feature film. He discussed how the film industry is an amazing way to add diversity to our lives and accept other cultures from around the world, as well putting an emphasis on Asian and specifically South Korean film culture.


Parasite went on to win 3 awards that night, best picture, best international feature film and best director.


Other awards of the night included:

Actor in a leading role: Joaquin Phoenix for Joker

Actress in a leading role: Renee Zellweger for Judy 

Supporting actor: Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Supporting Actress: Laura Dern for Marriage Story 

Animated feature film: Toy Story 4