Coming to a library near you
For those who didn’t sit through three-and-a-half hours of the Oscar Awards Sunday evening, I’m happy to share some results. These include some of the names of the major winners and films, but you might need to check online for details. Soon a number of these movies will be available for checkout at your library.
Of course, the show includes many commercials, comments from the presenters and musical interludes. But we’ll cut right to the results here and get on with our day. You’ll see the highlights on television and online, I’m sure.
The show always begins with the supporting efforts of film makers, and leads up to the finale announcing Best Actor and Actress, and finally the winning movie. These may not be in exact order and I may have missed one or two for a short break, so bear with me, okay? We’ll start with the only winner I actually saw at the theater: The Animated Short Film, “Hair Love.” I had hoped Pixar’s “Kitbull,” might win. The Animated Feature Film was “Toy Story 4.” The Documentary Short Subject was “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone.” Live-Action Short Film was “The Neighbor’s Window.”
Original Screenplay “Parasite” was the big winner of the night with three additional awards. Adapted Screenplay was “Jojo Rabbit.” Production Design was Quentin Tarentino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Costume Design was “Little Women,” while the contemporary movie “Bombshell” won for Hairstyling and Makeup. “Ford vs. Ferrari,” won for both Sound Editing and Film Editing. The Sound Mixing award went to the film “1917,” which also won for Visual Effects and Cinematography.
Documentary Feature film award was won by “American Factory.” Best Original Score was from the film “Joker,” and Best Original Song was from “Rocketman” and sung on stage by Elton John. He and Bernie Taupin accepted the award and were pleased to receive it after 53 years of musical collaboration.
Back to the big winner, “Parasite.” It also won for Best International Feature Film, Best Director, and Best Movie of the Year. According to its director, it was the first time a non-English-language film had won the Academy’s top honor.
The Best Supporting Actor was Springfield, Missouri’s hometown boy, Brad Pitt, for his part in the Movie “Once Upon a time in Hollywood.” He sat beside his longtime manager Cynthia Pett-Dante, in the front row. Best Supporting Actress was Laura Dern for her part in the movie “Marriage Story.” During her acceptance speech she thanked her parents Bruce Dern and Diane Lane, who sat beside her in the audience.
And finally, Best Actress Award winner was Renee Zellweger, who won for her portrayal of Judy Garland, in the film aptly named, “Judy.” Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor Award for his part in the movie “Joker.” I can’t wait to see what happens at next year’s Oscar Awards!
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