Parasite wins Best Picture at the 2020 Academy Awards (full list of winners)

Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite made history at the 92nd Academy Awards by becoming the first Best Picture winner not in the English language. Pulling off an incredible upset against hot favourites 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the South Korean thriller claimed three other Oscars that night—Best International Feature, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director—and was nominated for two more—Best Editing and Best Production Design.

“After winning Best International feature, I thought I was done for the day,” director Bong said in his Best Director acceptance speech. “When I was young and studying cinema, there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart, which is, ‘The most personal is the most creative.’ That quote was from our great Martin Scorsese.” Scorsese, also a Best Director nominee for The Irishman, was in attendance.

1917 claimed the second largest number of Oscars with three wins, including Roger Deakins’ second win for Best Cinematography (his first being Blade Runner 2049). Taika Waititi also scored big, winning Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit. After thanking his mum, author Christine Leunens, and his producers, Waititi dedicated his win to all the indigenous kids, stating “we are the original storytellers, and we can make it here as well.”

The acting categories held no surprises. Joaquin Phoenix picked up Best Lead Actor for Joker, Renee Zellweger secured her win for Judy, Brad Pitt added to his Globe and BAFTA with an Oscar for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and so did Laura Dern for Marriage Story.

See the full list of nominees—winners are in bold.

Best Picture

Ford V Ferrari


The Irishman


Jojo Rabbit

Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite – Winner

Best Director

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Sam Mendes – 1917

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite – Winner

Todd Phillips – Joker

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker – Winner

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Best Actress

Renee Zellweger – Judy – Winner

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Winner

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story – Winner

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Florence Pugh – Little Women

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell

Best Original Screenplay

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino

Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach

Parasite – Bong Joon-ho – Winner

Knives Out – Rian Johnson

1917 – Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman – Steven Zaillian

Joker – Todd Phillips & Scott Silver

Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi – Winner

Little Women – Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten

Best International Film

Corpus Christi – Poland

Honeyland – North Macedonia

Les Misérables – France

Pain and Glory – Spain

Parasite – South Korea – Winner

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body


Missing Link

Toy Story 4 – Winner

Best Documentary — Feature

American Factory – Winner

The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama


Best Cinematography

The Irishman


The Lighthouse

1917 – Winner

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Film Editing

Ford V Ferrari – Winner

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit



Best Production Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Winner


Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

1917 – Winner

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Bombshell – Winner



Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


Best Costume Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Little Women – Winner

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Original Score

Joker – Winner

Little Women

Marriage Story


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Original Song

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

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

“I’m Standing with You” – Breakthrough

“Into the Unknown” – Frozen II

“Stand Up” – Harriet

Best Sound Editing

Ford V Ferrari – Winner



Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Sound Mixing

Ad Astra

Ford V Ferrari


1917 – Winner

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Documentary — Short Subject

In the Absence

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

Life Overtakes Me

St. Louis Superman

Walk Run Cha-Cha

Best Live Action Short Film


Nefta Football Club

The Neighbors’ Window – WINNER


A Sister

Best Animated Short Film

Dcera (Daughter)

Hair Love – WINNER