As the 2020 Academy Awards came to an end this year’s illustrious award ceremony was no short of surprises. The 24 awards were handed out at the illustrious Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The full list of winners and fellow nominees are mentioned below:

Actor in a leading role 

Joaquin Phoenix pays tribute to his late brother River Phoenix in his first Oscar win.

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Actor in a supporting role 

Brad picked up the Oscar for actor in a supporting role for his portrayal of Cliff Booth. This is Brad’s second Academy Award as he has won previously for his behind the scenes work on the film 12 Years A Slave.

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Actress in a leading role 

Renee Zellwegger is all smiles as she picks up her first Oscar win for her portrayal as Judy Garland an American actress, singer, musician whose career spanned over 45 years. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour

Renee Zellweger – Judy

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Actress in a supporting role 

Laura Dern earned her Oscar for best actress in a supporting role in the Netflix film Marriage Story.

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell

Scarlette Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh – Little Women

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Best Animated Feature Film 

Toy Story wrapped up it’s quadrilogy movie series with an Oscar win for Best Animated Feature Film. A win for all us who grew up watching these films

Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera

How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World – Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold

I Lost My Body – Jeremy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice

Klaus – Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román

Missing Link – Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight


Roger Deakins – 1917

Rodrigo Prieto – The Irishman 

Lawrence Sher – Joker

Jarin Blaschke – The Lighthouse

Robert Richardson – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran – Little Women

Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson – The Irishman

Mayes C Rubeo – Jojo Rabbit

Mark Bridges – Joker

Arianne Phillips – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood 

Best Directing 

Bong Joon-Ho made history this year at the 92nd Academy Award with a win not only for The Best Director for Parasite but Bong joined nine other individuals who have won three Oscars for one film in one night.

Bong Joon-Ho – Parasite

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Todd Phillips – Joker

Sam Mendes – 1917

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood 

Documentary (Feature)

American Factory – Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert

The Cave – Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær

The Edge of Democracy – Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan

For Sama – Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts

Honeyland – Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

Documentary (Short subject)

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If you’re a girl) – Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

In the Absence – Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam

Life Overtakes Me – John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

St Louis Superman – Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan

Walk Run Cha-Cha – Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

Film Editing

Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland – Ford v Ferrari 

Thelma Schoonmaker – The Irishman

Tom Eagles – Jojo Rabbit

Jeff Groth – Joker

Yang Jinmo – Parasite

International Feature Film

Parasite – South Korea

Corpus Christi – Poland

Honeyland – North Macedonia

Les Miserables – France

Pain and Glory – Spain

Make-Up and Hairstyling

Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker – Bombshell

Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou – Joker

Jeremy Woodhead – Judy

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

Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole – 1917

Music (Original Score)

Hildur Guonadottir – Joker

Alexandre Desplat – Little Women

Randy Newman – Marriage Story

Thomas Newman – 1917 

John Williams – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 

Best Music (Original Song)

(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again; Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin – Rocketman

I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away; Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman – Toy Story 4

I’m Standing With You; Music and Lyrics by Diane Warren – Breakthrough

Into the Unknown; Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez – Frozen II

Stand Up; Music and Lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Best Picture

Bong Joon-Ho and associate Kwak Sin Ae made history yet again as Parasite became the first foreign film to win best picture at the Oscars. Mandatory Credit: (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Parasite – Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho

Ford v Ferrari – Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold

The Irishman – Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Jojo Rabbit – Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley

Joker – Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Little Women – Amy Pascal

Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach and David Heyman

1917 – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall

Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood – David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino

Production Design

Barbara Ling, Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh – Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood

Bob Shaw, Set Decoration: Regina Graves – The Irishman

Ra Vincent, Set Decoration: Nora Sopkova – Jojo Rabbit

Dennis Gassner, Set Decoration: Lee Sandales – 1917

Lee Ha Jun, Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo – Parasite 

Short Film (animated)

Hair Love – Matthew A Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

Dcera (Daughter) – Daria Kashcheeva

Kitbull – Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson

Memorable – Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre

Sister – Siqi Song

Short Film (Live Action)

The Neighbor’s Window – Marshall Curry

Brotherhood – Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon

Nefta Football Club – Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi

Saria – Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre

A Sister – Delphine Girard

Sound Editing

Donald Sylvester – Ford v Ferrari

Alan Robert Murray – Joker 

Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate – 1917 

Wylie Stateman – Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood

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

Sound Mixing

Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson – 1917 

Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano – Ad Astra

Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A Morrow – Ford v Ferrari

Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland – Joker 

Michael Minkler, Christian P Minkler and Mark Ulano – Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood 

Visual Effects

Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy – 1917 

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

Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli – The Irishman

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

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

Todd Phillips and Scott Silver – Joker 

Greta Gerwig – Little Women

Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won; Story by Bong Joon Ho – Parasite

Rian Johnson – Knives Out

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story

Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns – 1917 

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood 

We hope to see more racial diversity in the 93rd Academy Awards but nonetheless a big congratulations to all the winners and nominees for their work this past year and we look forward to see what you all do in the year 2020!