The Academy Awards 2020 took place this morning (last night in the US) honoring the best artists in cinema in 2019. As always, we were rooting for most of the winners while some of them left us shocked. There were surprise performances and the presenters kept the overall mood light and breezy with their funny jokes and crazy acts. So if you missed watching the Academy Awards 2020 ceremony live, here’s a glimpse of what went down at the Academy Awards 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Parasite bagged all the big awards. 

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Parasite is the first movie from South Korea to be nominated and win an Academy Award.
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Spike Lee presented the Academy Award for Best Director to Bong Joon-ho.
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The Best Foreign Language Film category is now renamed to Best International Feature Film and Bong Joon-ho bagged the first-ever prize for Parasite.
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Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won bagged the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

1917 was a close second, winning three Academy Awards, including Best Cinematography.

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Roger Deakins won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his brilliant long takes in 1917 that made the movie appear like one continuous shot.
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Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson won the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing.
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Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy bagged the award for Best Visual Effects.

The awards for the best performances were a no-brainer.

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Brad Pitt won the first Academy Award of the night for Best Supporting Actor for One Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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Laura Dern won the Best Supporting Actress award for Marriage Story, which had six overall nominations.
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Renée Zellweger won Best Actress for her portrayal of Oscar-nominee July Garland in Judy.
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Joaquin Phoenix took home the Best Actor award for his performance in Joker.

Taika Waititi gave a super-awkward speech.

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The Thor director won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit.

People were legit upset that Klaus did not win. 

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Toy Story 4 bagged the award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Several movies bagged awards in the more technical categories. 

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Hildur Guðnadóttir won Best Original Score for the haunting melody of Joker.
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Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker won Best Film Editing Awards for Ford V Ferrari.
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Ford V Ferrari also bagged an award for Best Sound Editing, which was given to Donald Sylvester.
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood bagged its second award of the night for Best Production Design given to Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh.
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Jacqueline Durran won the Best Costume Design award for period-accurate and aesthetic costumes in Little Women.
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Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker gave a shout-out to Charlize Theron after winning the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Some lesser-known movies made a big impact. 

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Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert won awards for Best Documentary Feature for American Factory.
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Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) won Best Documentary Short Subject.
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Marshall Curry took home the award for Best Live Action Short Film for The Neighbors’ Window.
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Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver made a statement after winning Best Animated Short Film for Hair Love.

There was plenty of music all night long. 

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Janelle Monáe opened the show, singing “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” and “Come Alive”.
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Billy Porter joined her on stage for “I’m Still Standing”.
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Idina Menzel performed “Into the Unknown” from Frozen II with ten Elsas from around the world.
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Eminem sang “Lose Yourself” in a surprise performance.
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Elton John performed and won an award for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman along with lyricist Bernie Taupin.
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Billie Eilish performed “Yesterday” during the ‘In Memoriam’ sequence.
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Utkarsh Ambudkar did an Oscars Recap Rap.

Some of the presenters were a hoot.

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Former hosts Steve Martin and Chris Rock began the show with a hilarious monologue.
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Something’s Gotta Give co-stars Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves reunited to present an award.
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James Corden and Rebel Wilson presented an award in their ‘Cats’ avatars.
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Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig were one insane presenting duo.

The Red Carpet had its share of highlights. 

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63-year-old Tom Hanks did push-ups.
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Natalie Portman wore the best dress of the night.
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On the hem of her coat were the names of the deserving women who were not nominated tonight.

Did you catch the Academy Awards live? Comment with your favorite moment of the show and don’t forget to check out the list of where you can watch the Oscar winners and nominees.

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