This weekend, Korean satirical thriller Parasite triumphed at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony. Bong Joon-ho’s darkly humorous story about wealth disparity and surviving in the gig economy was nominated for six awards. It won four of them: Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay (written by Bong Joon-ho) and Best International Feature. It was a night of triumph for the 50-year old filmmaker who previously directed The Host, Memories of Murder and Snowpiercer.
Parasite was followed closely by Sam Mendes’ 1917. This epic World War I drama was nominated in ten categories. It won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood received ten nominations and won two – Best Production Design and Best Supporting Actor (for Brad Pitt). Todd Phillips’ psychological thriller Joker won Academy Awards for Best Actor (for Joaquin Phoenix) and Best Original Score (for the film’s music composer Hildur Guðnadóttir). Finally, sports drama Ford v Ferrari also won two Academy Awards: for Film Editing and Sound Editing.
Renée Zellweger won an award for Best Actress for her role in the biopic Judy. Laura Dern won the Academy Award as the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Marriage Story. Toy Story 4 won for the Best Animated Feature.
The rest of the winners (and nominees) of the 92nd Academy Awards can be seen here.