2020 Academy Award Winners

The 2020 Oscar winners were announced during the 92nd Academy Awards presentation which aired live on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood Highland Center. The 2020 Academy Awards honor movies released in 2019.

The show had no formal host and was kicked off with musical number by Janelle Monae and a monologue featuring Steve Martin and Chris Rock and they used the presenters to transition the categories with a few celebrity stand-ins.  Most of the films that were expected to win awards won them with a few surprises thrown in the mix. However, the awards were fairly evenly distributed between the main films in contention.  With a strong focus again on women and a continuation of the two years running “#MeToo” movement, the Hollywood diversity agenda played on as well.

Nearly half of the awards (13 of 32 total awards) were divided between five films including Parasite, 1917, Ford v. Ferrari, Little Women and Joker. ‘Parasite‘, the fan-favorite underdog, was the first foreign-language film in Oscars history to claim the top prize and highest honor by being awarded the Academy Award for Best Picture of the year. Bong Joon Ho’s film took took home four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay. ‘1917‘ was awarded three Oscars including Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing and Best Cinematography. The other big winners of the night were ‘Ford v. Ferrari‘ taking home awards for Best Editing and Best Sound Mixing, ‘Little Women‘ for Best Costume Design and Best Supporting Actress for Laura Dern with ‘Joker‘ rounding out the top awards winning for for Best Original Score and Joaquin Phoenix winning for Best Actor.

In our previous post 2020 Academy Award Nominations, we listed out all of the categories and the nominees.  The winners of each category are highlighted in Orange below along with the entire list of nominees.

And The Winner Is …

Best Picture

Best Actor (Performance by an actor in a leading role)

Best Actress (Performance by an actress in a leading role)

Best Supporting Actress (Performance by an actress in a supporting role)

Best Supporting Actor (Performance by an actor in a leading role)

Best Director (Achievement in directing)

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Toy Story 4– Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Missing Link

Best Documentary Feature

  • American Factory– Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jef Reichert
  • The Cave
  • The Edge of Democracy
  • For Sama
  • Honeyland

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best International Feature Film (Formerly Best Foreign Language Film)

  • Parasite” (South Korea)
  • Corpus Christi” (Poland)
  • Honeyland” (North Macedonia)
  • Les Miserables” (France)
  • Pain and Glory” (Spain)

Best Original Score (Achievement in music written for motion pictures)

Best Original Song (Achievement in music written for motion pictures)

  • (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman” – Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
  • I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4” – Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
  • I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough” – Music and Lyrics by Diane Warren
  • Into the Unknown” from “Frozen II” – Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • Stand Up” from “Harriet” – Music and Lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Best Animated Short Film

  • Hair Love” Director: Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver
  • Dcera (Daughter)” Director: Daria Kashcheeva
  • Kitbull” Director: Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson
  • Memorable” Director: Bruno Collet and Jean-Francois Le Corre
  • Sister” Director Siqi Song

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)” by Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
  • In the Absence” by Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
  • Life Overtakes Me” by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
  • St. Louis Superman” by Smiriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
  • Walk Run Cha-Cha” by Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

Best Live Action Short Film

  • “The Neighbors’ Window” Director: Marshall Curry
  • Brotherhood” Director: Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon
  • Nefta Football Club” Director: Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi
  • Saria” Director: Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre
  • A Sister” Director: Delphine Girard

Best Editing (Achievement in film editing)

Best Visual Effects (Achievement in visual effects)

  • Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy for “1917
  • Dan DeLeeuw, Russel Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick for “Avengers: Endgame
  • Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli for “The Irishman
  • Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman for “The Lion King
  • Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Sound Editing (Achievement in sound editing)

Best Sound Mixing (Achievement in sound mixing)

  • Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson for “1917
  • Bary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano for “Ad Astra
  • Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow for “Ford v Ferrari
  • Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland for “Joker
  • Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano for “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Cinematography (Achievement in cinematography)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Achievement in makeup and hairstyling)

  • Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker for “Bombshell
  • Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou for “Joker
  • Jeremy Woodhead for “Judy
  • Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White for “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole for “1917

Best Costume Design (Achievement in Costume Design)

Best Production Design (Achievement in production design)

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