“Parasite” and Bong Joon-ho won four Oscars, including that of the best film, on February 9, 2020. - Chris Pizzello / AP / SIPA
"Now I'm going to drink," joked Bong Joon-ho after winning the Oscars for Best Foreign Film and Best Original Screenplay. He was far from suspecting that he was going to have to come back on stage twice, Sunday evening, to be crowned best director and to win the most prestigious prize: the Oscar for best film, defeating the 1917 favorite. A high-flying quadruple for this social satire with planetary success. And which enters the history of the Oscars by becoming the first foreign language film to prevail in 92 editions.
By accepting the Oscar for best director from Spike Lee, Bong Joon-ho praised his idols. “Since I started, a quote has guided me: '' The most personal is always the most creative. '' It is by Martin Scorsese. A handsome player, the director named for The Irishman stood up, applauded by the whole audience. Bong Joon-ho also thanked Quentin Tarantino "who, when my films were not very well known in America, put them on his lists. Quentin, I love you! "
#Oscars Moment: Bong Joon Ho accepts the Oscar for Best Directing for @ParasiteMovie. pic.twitter.com/b7t6bYGdzw- The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2020
A fierce fable about social inequality in South Korea, Parasite has resounded all over the world. And has won everywhere, from Cannes to the Oscars, including the Golden Globes, raising more than $ 165 million at the world box office. With his quadruplet, he left only technical crumbs in 1917 (photography, sound editing and special effects).
Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern sacred
We take the same and start again. Unsurprisingly, Joaquin Phoenix and Renée Zellweger, already victorious at the Golden Globes, were distinguished for their role in Joker and Judy . At the microphone, Joaquin Phoenix delivered a long plea against the exploitation of the planet and animals by humans: "We have given ourselves the right to artificially inseminate a cow, when she gives birth, she steals her baby. And then we take their milk which was intended for their young, and put it in our coffee and our cereals. "
#Oscars Moment: Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor for his work in @jokermovie. pic.twitter.com/M8ryZGKGHV- The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2020
In the supporting roles, Brad Pitt has reoffended with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood , as has Laura Dern with Marriage Story . Rarely political, Brad Pitt addressed a spike on the impeachment of Donald Trump: "I am entitled to 45 seconds, it is 45 seconds more than the republican senators gave to John Bolton" (after refusing to hear witnesses, the Senate acquitted Donald Trump last week).
A French victory for the special effects of "1917"
With six French chances, we almost witnessed a zero point. Les Misérables (beaten by Parasite in the foreign film category), I lost my body (defeat against Toy Story 4 in animation) and Alexandre Desplat (the Oscar went to Joker's music) went away empty-handed. But the evening was embellished by the victory of Guillaume Rocheron, with Greg Burler and Dominic Tuohy for the special effects of 1917 . At the microphone, the Frenchman played it collectively, thanking "the 600 artists" who worked on the film by Sam Mendes.
#Oscars Moment: Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy accept the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for @ 1917. pic.twitter.com/gb9rKXllox- The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2020
For the rest, the ceremony was placed under the sign of diversity. After the controversy of #OscarsSoWhite, we attended the quadruple of Parasite , some scuds well felt by Chris Rock in his opening monologue, the victory of the animated short film Hair Love and the performance of Cynthia Erivo for the song Stand Up, from the biopic on abolitionist Harriet Tubman. A very nice evening.
Cynthia Erivo performs “Stand Up” from her movie 'Harriet' # Oscars # Oscars2020 pic.twitter.com/LQKwmmBGlz- News From The Couch (@NFTCouch) February 10, 2020
Relive the crazy evening of “Parasite” at the Oscars
The main categories
- Best film: Parasite
- Best director: Bong Joon-ho ( Parasite )
- Best Actress in a Leading Role: Renée Zellweger ( Judy )
- Best actor in a leading role: Joaquin Phoenix ( Joker )
- Best international film: Parasite
- Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern ( Marriage Story )
- Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt ( Once Upon a Time in Hollywood )
- Best animated film: Toy Story 4