JOKER & PARASITE big winners at last night’s Oscars ceremony

Joker (Warner Bros.)

As expected there were plenty of shocks at last night’s Oscars ceremony as Parasite took the prize for Best Picture and Best Director for Boon Joon-ho.

In a year when the lack of diversity amongst the nominee’s was the top headline, Parasite becomes the first non-English film to take the top prize in a record breaking year.

In recent days Parasite had become the favourite to take the award, overtaking original favourites Joker and 1917.

Sam Mendes 1917 had to settle for technical prizes, taking the awards for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing. The film has been experience unrivalled holdovers at the US box office, you can read all about it in our box office roundup coming later this morning.

As expected Joaquin Phoenix took the award for Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Arthur Fleck in Joker. Joker also picked up the award for Best Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir’s outstandingly haunting music. Guðnadóttir has now picked up almost every major musical score award this season.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best picture

Best actress in a leading role
Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

Best actor in a leading role
Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

Best director
Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite”

Actress in a supporting role
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

Actor in a supporting role
Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Best animated feature film
“Toy Story 4”

Best original song 
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” “Rocketman”

Best original screenplay
“Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin Won

Best adapted screenplay
“Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi

Best international feature film
“Parasite” (South Korea)

Best documentary
“American Factory”

Best visual effects

Best cinematography
“1917,” Roger Deakins

Best production design
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Best costume design
“Little Women,” Jacqueline Durran

Best makeup and hair styling

Best film editing
“Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

Best original score
“Joker,” Hildur Guonadottir 

Best sound editing
“Ford v Ferrari”

Best sound mixing

Best documentary short subject
“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)”

Best animated short film
“Hair Love”

Best live action short film
“The Neighbors’ Window”

Congratulations to all the winners!

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By Neil Vagg

Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & TV and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG