2019 Academy Awards: Parasite wins Best Picture


Song Kang Ho, Jang Hye Jin, Park So Dam and Choi Woo Sik in Parasite

There have been faster posts to make it to print about the Oscars this year, but forgive me! I had the 1917 image set to go, and furthermore I had several spontaneous tweets of pure ecstasy freshly set to send. So Parasite - of course Parasite! - makes history as the first non-English language movie to win the Best Picture Oscar, and could it have happened to a worthier candidate? I know that, right now, my answer is no, and I know that, years from now, my answer will still be no.


For all the dullery of the night's other winners, the sheer joy of the Best Picture and Director results tonight, in facing down the potential awfulness of a seemingly inevitable 1917 double whammy, redeems the show entirely. A Greta Gerwig win would have been nice. Avoiding a second 0-for-10 anti-sweep for a Martin Scorsese movie would have been equally nice. A surprise acting award winner would have been nice. But Parasite is naughty, nasty and nice in the same exquisite package, and I'm in love with its wonderful concoction. Here's to another 12 months of acting like the Academy could ever make me feel like this again!


Check out the 2019 Academy Award nominees by clicking on this link.


Best Picture

PARASITE (Bong Joon Ho and Kwak Sin Ae)


Best Directing

BONG JOON HO (PARASITE)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

RENEE ZELLWEGER (JUDY)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

JOAQUIN PHOENIX (JOKER)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

LAURA DERN (MARRIAGE STORY)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

BRAD PITT (ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD)


Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

BONG JOON HO AND HAN JIN WON (PARASITE)


Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

TAIKA WAITITI (JOJO RABBIT)


Best Cinematography

ROGER DEAKINS (1917)


Best Film Editing

ANDREW BUCKLAND AND MICHAEL MCCUSKER (FORD V FERRARI)


Best Production Design

NANCY HAIGH AND BARBARA LING (ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD)


Best Costume Design

JACQUELINE DURRAN (LITTLE WOMEN)


Best Sound Mixing

MARK TAYLOR AND STUART WILSON (1917)


Best Sound Editing

DONALD SYLVESTER (FORD V FERRARI)


Best Visual Effects

GREG BUTLER, GUILLAUME ROCHERON AND DOMINIC TUOHY (1917)


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

VIVIAN BAKER, ANNE MORGAN AND TSUJI KAZUHIRO (BOMBSHELL)


Best Music (Original Score)

HILDUR GUDNADOTTIR (JOKER)


Best Music (Original Song)

ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN - '(I'M GONNA) LOVE ME AGAIN' (ROCKETMAN)


Best Animated Feature Film

TOY STORY 4 (JOSH COOLEY, MARK NIELSEN AND JONAS RIVERA)


Best Documentary (Feature)

AMERICAN FACTORY (STEVEN BOGNAR, JEFF REICHERT AND JULIA REICHERT)


Best International Feature Film

PARASITE - SOUTH KOREA


Best Live Action Short Film

THE NEIGHBOURS' WINDOW (MARSHALL CURRY)


Best Animated Short Film

HAIR LOVE (MATTHEW A. CHERRY AND KAREN RUPERT TOLIVER)


Best Documentary (Short Subject)

LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU'RE A GIRL) (ELENA ANDREICHEVA AND CAROL DYSINGER)

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