And The Award Goes To...
With another year of movies said and done, the 92nd Oscars showcased some of the best and well-deserved individuals in the film industry. While most of the awards were justified, I personally felt that some were not the best choice.
Best actor went to Joaquin Pheonix for his transcendent role as Arthur Fleck in the movie “Joker.” This film also won best original score.
Best actress was Renée Zellweger for her role as Judy Garland in the film “Judy.”
Best supporting actor was awarded to Brad Pitt for his role as Cliff Booth in “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” and the film also won for best production design.
Best supporting actress went to Laura Dern for her role as family law attorney Nora Fanshaw in “Marriage Story.” I personally felt that, in comparison to all the nominees, Dern should not have won this award. Her character was not original nor ground-breaking, so while she had a good performance, I would not have granted her this award.
Best adapted screenplay was awarded to “Jojo Rabbit,” directed by Taika Watiti.
Best original song was “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman.”
Best sound editing was awarded to “Ford v. Ferrari.”
Best sound mixing went to “1917,” and the film was also given the award for best visual effects and best cinematography.
Best makeup and hairstyling went to “Bombshell.”
Best costume design was given to “Little Women.”
Best animated feature film was “Toy Story 4.”
Best animated short film was awarded to “Hair Love.”
Frankly, the most surprising turn of events was the sheer amount of awards Parasite won. This movie won best picture, best director, best original screenplay, and best international feature film. Foreign films famously get little attention at awards shows of this size, so having 4 awards given to it was pleasantly surprising.