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Oscars 2020: Parasite makes history and Netflix nabs double win

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Parasite made history at the 2020 Oscars last night, becoming the first non-English language film to win Best Picture.

Bong Joon-ho’s dark comedy took home a total of four awards, not only Best Picture but also Best Director, Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. The filmmaker won hearts at the ceremony and at home, as he spent the whole of his directing acceptance speech paying tribute to the other directors nominated.

1917, the other big contender for the evening, took home three Oscars, including Cinematography for Roger Deakins, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects, with Le Mans 66 (Ford v Ferrari) also dominating in the technical categories, including Film Editing and Sound Editing.

Other awards played it relatively safe, with Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Renee Zellweger (Judy) and Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) all taking home acting prizes as expected, while Disney’s Toy Story 4 also saw off competition from Netflix’s Klaus and I Lost My Body to win Animated Feature. Netflix, meanwhile, converted its record 24 nominations (up from 17 in 2019) into just two wins: Laura Dern for Supporting Actress in Marriage Story and Documentary Feature for American Factory.

Here’s the full list of winners, plus where you can watch them online:

Best Picture:

Parasite Available on Curzon Home Cinema from 1st June

Lead Actor:

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker Buy online

Lead Actress:

Renee Zellweger, Judy Buy/Rent online

Supporting Actor:

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Buy/rent online

Supporting Actress:

Laura Dern, Marriage Story Watch on Netflix UK


Bong Joon-ho, Parasite Available on Curzon Home Cinema from 1st June

Animated Feature:

Toy Story 4, Josh Cooley Buy/rent online

Adapted Screenplay:

Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi Not available on VOD

Original Screenplay:

Parasite, Bong Joon-ho, Jin Won Han Available on Curzon Home Cinema from 1st June


1917, Roger Deakins Not available on VOD

Best Documentary Feature:

American Factory, Julia Rieichert, Steven Bognar Watch on Netflix UK

Best International Feature Film:

Parasite, Bong Joon-ho Available on Curzon Home Cinema from 1st June

Film Editing:

Ford v Ferrari, Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland Available from 9th March

Sound Editing:

Ford v Ferrari, Don Sylvester Available from 9th March

Sound Mixing:

1917 Not available on VOD

Production Design:

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh Buy/rent online

Original Score:

Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir Buy online

Original Song:

I’m Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman Buy/rent online

Makeup and Hairstyling:

Bombshell Not available on VOD

Costume Design:

Little Women, Jacqueline Durran Available from 19th April

Visual Effects:

1917 Not available on VOD

Best Documentary Short Subject:

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone, Carol Dysinger

Buy shorts on Apple TV / iTunes

Best Live Action Short Film:

The Neighbors’ Window, Marshall Curry Watch on Vimeo

Buy the other shorts on Apple TV / iTunes

Animated Short:

Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry Watch on YouTube

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