The last, the 92nd Academy Awards were groundbreaking.
The two most prized awards, for Best Picture and Best Director, were awarded to the movie Parasite.
This is the first time they have been awarded to a movie in which the actors do not speak English.
So far, only ten films in a non-English language have been nominated for the most important award – the Best Picture Award. But none of them was successful and received it.
South Korean director Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite tells the story of two families, one very poor and the other very rich, and what happens when their lives intertwine.
The film received two other awards – for international (until last year, foreign-language) film and for the Original Screenplay.
The Oscars went to Joaquin Phoenix (for his role in the movie Joker) and Renee Zellweger (for her role in the movie Judy).
Brad Pitt won his first Oscar in the Supporting Actor actor category (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood). The supporting actor [Oscar] was also received by Laura Dern (for the movie Marriage Story).
The Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay was awarded to the makers of Jojo Rabbit, a satire about a boy and his imaginary friend, Hitler.
The best short film was The Neighbors’ Window. Among others, the Oscars for costume design were given to the film Little Women, and for the set for Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.
Perhaps the most disappointed were the makers of the movie The Irishman (directed by Martin Scorsese), which had ten nominations, but won none.
Points to Consider
- Have you seen any of the movies that got an Oscar?
- Which is your favourite movie?
- Do you know what is a parasite?
The original version of this article was published on February 11th.