In Case You Missed the 92nd Annual Academy Awards – Here's Everything You Need to Know

By: Rawan

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards have made history – and made the impossible happen and we are here for it.

But, before we get into the gist of the actual ceremony here are a few Red Carpet moments that I have to shed light on, aside from the fact that it rained, but well, you can imagine that was hella messy.

Firstly, Yousra attended the Oscars and she looked absolutely stunning. 

Natali Portman- looking gorgeous as ever, however, her gorgeous attire was a gorgeous tribute to all the female directors that were not nominated for their amazing work for the second year in a row. She had their names on the cape she wore as little golden pins, these names included Lorene Scafaria for Hustlers, Lulu Wang for The Farewell, Greta Gerwig for Little Women, Mati Diop for Atlantics, Marielle Heller for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Melina Matsoukas for Queen & Slim, and Alma Har’el for Honey Boy.

THEN, 

Janelle Monae opened the show, and boy was it one hell of an opening. She started out by singing a sweet rendition of Will You Be My Neighbour wearing the legendary red cardigan and all. As a tribute she gave her hat to Tom Hanks who was sitting in the front row having a blast as he played Mr Rogers in the movie that came out last year.

But, after that she turned the energy up a notch by giving her song “come alive” a twist and to make it Oscar themed, she had back up dancers around her wearing costumes from last year’s films from “Jojo Rabbit” to “Midsommar” and “Little Women”. Her performance was then further upgraded as Bill Porter joined her on stage as they both belted Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing.” 

Janelle also straight out called out the Academy by giving a shoutout to all the female directors in the room. 

The stage was then given to Chris Rock and Steve Martin who have both hosted the Oscars before took the stage for a laugh riot and reality check rolled into one. They called out the lack of female nominees.

“I thought there was something missing on the list this year?”

“Vaginas?” 

They then went on to later say:

“Think how much the Oscars have changed in the past 92 years?”

“Yeah they have changed a lot, Steve”

“Yeah back in 1929 there were no black acting nominees”

“And, Now in 2020 we got one” 

“Amazing growth”

Eminem showed up for a surprise performance that was met with:

Yeah, I am not sure they enjoyed it either. But, to be fair some people started singing along.

Moving on,

Rebel Wilson and James Cordon decided to humiliate themselves and come out dressed in their cats costumes to present an award and honestly this tweet just expresses all my emotions:

I saw this as I arrived at school this morning and literally cannot get it out of my head.

Now, let’s get to the winners. 

Best picture 

1917

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Parasite

Ford v Ferrari

OMG- I have never been happier in my life. Parasite is one of the best films I have ever watched- but never has there been in 92 a non-English speaking film winning the Oscars most prestigious award- the Best Picture. I did not expect this but the fact that it happened, well the Academy did something right. 

Best actress 

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

I am just really proud my predictions were correct on this one. 

Best actor 

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Joaquin gave the most heartfelt speech and it was truly beautiful. He even pain tribute to his late brother.

Best director 

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Sam Mendes, 1917

Todd Phillips, Joker

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Yes ladies and gents Parasite did that. Also, please note how wholesome Bong Joon-ho as he admires his Oscar.

Music (original song)

“I’m Standing With You” from Breakthrough

“Into The Unknown” from Frozen II

“Stand Up” from Harriet

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4

“Glasgow” from Wild Rose

All the original song nominees performed at the Oscars, but Elton John took it home for Rocketman.

Music (original score)

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

1917

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I mean Joker had the most nominations and yeah I don’t have much to say.

International feature film

France, Les Misérables

North Macedonia, Honeyland

Poland, Corpus Christi

South Korea, Parasite

Spain, Pain and Glory

YES. YES. YES. SO WELL DESERVED! 

Makeup and hairstyling 

Bombshell

Joker

Judy

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

1917

Visual effects

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

1917

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

1917 is an insanely good movie so I am happy they took this home because- watch the movie honestly. (I keep switching between saying film and movie- variety) 

Best film editing

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Ford v Ferrari

Parasite

If I am being honest I didn’t watch it.

Best cinematography 

Roger Deakins, 1917

Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman

Lawrence Sher, Joker

Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse

Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best sound mixing

Ad Astra

Joker

1917

Ford v Ferrari

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

1917 sweeped some awards, man. 

Best sound editing

1917

Ford v Ferrari

Joker

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best supporting actress

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Florence Pugh, Little Women

Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit

I think my predictions were correct again. Also, try to find her speech- it was so beautiful (unlike her dress), I sadly couldn’t find a clip on youtube.

Documentary short feature 

In the Absence

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

Life Overtakes Me

St. Louis Superman

Walk Run Cha-Cha

This is a beautiful documentary and I highly recommend it. 

Documentary feature

American Factory

The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama

Honeyland

Best costume design

Sandy Powell & Christopher Peterson, The Irishman

Mark Bridges, Joker

Arianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Jacqueline Durran, Little Women

Mayes C. Rubeo, Jojo Rabbit

Best production design 

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

The Irishman

1917

Jojo Rabbit

Parasite

Live-action short film 

Brotherhood

Nefta Football Club

The Neighbors’ Window

Saria

A Sister

Best adapted screenplay

Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Greta Gerwig, Little Women

Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, Joker

I am yet to watch Jojo Rabbit, but this man tucked his Oscar in under the chair in front of him. MOOD.

Best original screenplay

Rian Johnson, Knives Out

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

4/6 Oscars. Parasite won 4 out of six Oscars. Man this is beautiful.

Animated short film 

Dcera (Daughter)

Hair Love

Kitbull

Memorable

Sister

I was just talking about this yesterday in my Sociology class and I am so happy it won an Oscar- it’s so cute!

Animated feature film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body

Klaus

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

Best supporting actor 

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Al Pacino, The Irishman

Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Brad Pitt got political during his acceptance speech and I loved it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.