The 2020 Oscars Winners Who Took Home The Gold
After months of waiting and anticipating, the 92nd Academy Awards are here! This annual awards ceremony has been called the Super Bowl for movie lovers, and for good reasons. The long road to the biggest night in Awards Season has been riddled with snubs, surprises, and well-deserved wins across the shows leading up to tonight. So, let’s see how it all went down with our definitive list of the 2020 Oscars winners! You can go back to our 2020 Oscar nominations list and see if our predictions came true.
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The 2020 Oscars Winners
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Parasite – WINNER
Well, here it is! The big winner of the night to start you off if you didn’t watch the ceremony live. Parasite and 1917 were clear frontrunners after their performances at other ceremonies. I had 1917 on my personal predictions. While Parasite is an original work of art, I still had my doubts about the academy and their willingness to accept a non-English film. It is also the first film in years to win Best Picture without any acting nominations. Yet somehow it managed to defy audience expectations, and we couldn’t be happier! Parasite more than deserves this award.
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Woman
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy – WINNER
Judy was a beautiful film backed by a beautiful performance. While I think that there were more deserving actresses in this category, Zellweger acted her heart out.
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Pheonix, Joker – WINNER
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Early predictions had Pheonix and Driver head-to-head in this category. Though, as time went on and Joaquin swept every award, he was an obvious lock to join the list of the 2020 Oscars winners.
Best Supporting Actress
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story – WINNER
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
The Best Supporting Actress category was one of the few locks of the night. Laura Dern has won in this category all season, and her role in Marriage Story was certainly an Oscar-winning one.
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
Pitt has been picking up award after award all season. So, his win here was no real shocker. Pitt has previously won an award for producing 12 Years a Slave, but this is his first Oscar for acting.
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite – WINNER
Bong Joon Ho has been a fan favorite to win. Though, I was still hesitant to put him on my predictions list, as he was up against some heavy hitters.
Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland, Ford v Ferrari – WINNER
Thelma Schoonmaker, The Irishman
Tom Eagles, Jojo Rabbit
Jeff Groth, Joker
Yang Jinmo, Parasite
All of the films on this list were incredible for different reasons, but there’s no denying that Ford v Ferrari became the film that it is today because of some amazing behind-the-scenes work done by editors McCusker and Buckland.
International Feature Film
Pain and Glory
Parasite – WINNER
Yeah. Absolutely no surprise there.
Hildur Guonadottir, Joker
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917
John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker
“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 2
“Stand Up,” Harriet
Rocketman was one of the biggest snubs, in general, this year at the Oscars. Taron Egerton gave a knockout performance that earned him the Best Actor award at the Golden Globes, yet did not secure a nomination at the Oscars. The film was filled with beautiful designs, songs, and heart. The film may have won here, but it deserved more.
Bob Shaw and Regina Graves, The Irishman
Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova, Jojo Rabbit
Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales, 1917
Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood – WINNER
Lee Ha Jun and Cho Won Woo, Parasite
This category was full of wonderful designs. Though, OUATIH managed to re-create an iconic time in history. And we all know how much Hollywood likes to reminisce about Hollywood.
The Lion King
1917 – WINNER
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The visual effects of 1917 may not have been as in-your-face as films like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. They were far more subtle and relied on practical and CGI effects to create the cinematographic masterpiece that it was. I don’t think any wins in this category would have felt undeserved.
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit – WINNER
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, Joker
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Jojo Rabbit was an incredibly refreshing take on the genre of war movies. Taika managed to bring charisma, charm, and humor to an otherwise dark story.
Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Parasite – WINNER
Parasite is easily the most original story in recent memory. While the win here wasn’t a lock, fans have been rooting for a Parasite sweep for weeks. Regardless of who you had hoped of winning, watching Bong Joon Ho taking a moment to himself and smiling at his Oscar statue while Han Jin Won spoke to the audience was a beautiful moment and reminds us how important those little statues can be to writers and creators.
Animated Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Toy Story 4 – Winner
The award for Best Animated Feature seemed like a lock from the beginning. Though with the surprise win for Missing Link at the Golden Globes, amongst other awards show surprises, Toy Story‘s win no longer seemed so certain.
Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
Lawrence Sher, Joker
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins, 1917 – WINNER
Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
You see “Roger Deakins” and you automatically know that it’s going to be beautiful. This director behind a film is usually the name that you see attached to the movie, but 1917 feels as much Daekins as it is Mendes.
Mayes C. Rubeo, Jojo Rabbit
Jacqueline Durran, Little Women – WINNER
Mark Bridges, Joker
Arianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson, The Irishman
I am very happy to report that Little Women won something! The film, and especially Gerwig’s direction, has been receiving less attention than deserved this awards season.
Makeup and Hairstyling
Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker, Bombshell – WINNER
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
Bombshell managed to completely transform Charlize Theron, making it one of the biggest talking points about the film.
Donald Sylvester, Ford v Ferrari – WINNER
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 the Skywalker
Ford v Ferrari was a good movie that was made excellent through its amazing sound editing. Cars driving around in circles could not have been made more exhilarating!
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
Mark Taylor and Stuard Wilson, 1917 – WINNER
Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
1917 was a powerhouse in all things design, editing, sound, and effects. A Sound Mixing win is nothing but well earned.
Animated Short Film
Hair Love – Winner
Live-Action Short Film
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window – WINNER
American Factory – WINNER
The Edge of Democracy
Documentary Short Subject
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
So, readers, there we have it. The 2020 Oscars winners have been announced. It’ll be exciting to see what the next year has in store for us, and what we’ll be reporting on winning at next year’s ceremony.
Are there any films that you wanted to see win big but came away disappointed? Or, are you thrilled with the results? Let us know what you think about the 2020 Oscars winners in the comments!
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Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.