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Monday, February 10, 2020

The Oscar Results 2020

Hello, everyone!

One of the biggest days for movies in the year was yesterday, the Oscars! Also known as the Academy Awards, this has been going for 92 years honoring and awarding movies for their accomplishments through the last year. As a tradition on this blog (I don't know why I started it) each year I have posted the results (along with pictures of my favorite outfits) in case anyone was wondering about the results.

Disclaimer: Even though I am putting these here, it does not mean that I support or want to watch these movies. I am just here to tell you who won.

Actress: Penelope Cruz (Source)
Best Supporting Actress:
The nominees:
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margo Robbie, Bombshell
Winner: Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Best Costume Design:
The nominees:
The Irishman (Sandy Powell and Christopher Pererson)
Jojo Rabbit (Mayes C. Rubeo)
Joker (Mark Bridges)
Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood (Arianne Phillips)
Winner: Little Women (Jacqueline Durran)

Best Sound Mixing:
The nominees:
Ad Astra (Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano)
Ford vs. Ferrari (Pual Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow)
Joker (Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, and Tom Maitland)
Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood (Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler, and Mark Ulano)
Winner: 1917 (Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson)

Actor: Oscar Isaac and Actress: Salma Hayek (Source)

Best Sound Editing:
The nominees:
Joker (Alan Robert Murray)
1917 (Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate)
Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood (Wylie Stateman)
STAR WARS: The Rise of Skywalker (Matthew Wood and David Acord)
Winner: Ford vs. Ferrari (Donald Sylvester)

Best Original Score:
The nominees:
Little Women (Alexandre Desplat)
Marriage Story (Randy Newman)
1917 (Thomas Newman)
STAR WARS: The Rise of Skywalker (John Williams)
Winner: Joker (Hildur Gudnadóttir)

Comments: This was super neat that for the demonstration it was a female conductor and the winner was a lady, too!

Best Animated Short:
The nominees:
Dcera [Daughter] (Daria Kashcheeva)
Kitbull (Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson)
Memorable (Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre)
Sister (Siqi Song)
Winner: Hair Love (Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver)

Journalist: Tamron Hall (Source)

Best Live Action Short:
The nominees:
Brotherhood (Meryam oobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon)
Nefta Football Club (Yves Piat and Damian Megherbi)
Saria (Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre)
A Sister (Delphince Girard)
Winner: The Neighbor's Window (Marshall Curry)

Best Supporting Actor:
The nominees:
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Winner: Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood

Comment: Why was Tom Hanks nominated for Supporting Actor? I haven't seen the movie, but I thought that he was the main person in that movie.
Oh, and one of my favorite moments was when he had been talking about the Academy Museum they are working on he ended with, "I am Spartacus!" honoring Kirk Douglas.

Best Documentary Feature:
The nominees:
The Cave (Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod, and Sigrid Dykj(ae)r)
The Edge of Democracy (Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris, and Tiago Pavan)
For Sama (Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts)
Honeyland (Liubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska, and Atanas Georgiev)
Winner: American Factory (Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, and Jeff Reichert)

Actress: Mindy Kaling (Source)

Best Documentary Short:
The nominees:
In the Absense (Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam)
Life Overtakes Me (John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson)
St. Louis Superman (Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan)
Walk Run Cha-Cha (Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt)
Winner: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're A Girl) (Carol Dysinger, and Elena Andreicheva)

Best International Feature Film:
The nominees:
Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Misérables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Winner: Parasite (South Korea)

Best Production Design: (Production Design [PD] and Set Decoration [SD])
The nominees:
The Irishman (PD: Bob Shaw, SD: Regina Graves)
Jojo Rabbit (PD: Ra Vincent, SD: Nora Sopková)
1917 (PD: Dennis Gassner, SD: Lee Sandles)
Parasite (PD: Lee Ha Jun, SD: Cho Won Woo)
Winner: Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood (PD: Barbara Ling, SD: Nancy Haigh)

Actress: Margaret Qualley (Source)

Best Film Editing:
The nominees:
The Irishman (Thelma Schoonmaker)
Jojo Rabbit (Tom Eagles)
Joker (Jeff Groth)
Parasite (Yang Jinmo)
Winner: Ford vs. Ferrari (Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland)

Best Cinematography:
The nominees:
The Irishman (Rodrigo Prieto)
Joker (Lawrence Sher)
The Lighthouse (Jarin Blaschke)
Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood (Robert Richardson)
Winner: 1917 (Roger Deakins)

Best Visual Effects:
The nominees:
Avengers: Endgame (Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken, and Dan Sudick)
The Irishman (Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser, and Stephanie Grabli)
The Lion King (Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Elliot Newman)
STAR WARS: The Rise of Skywalker (Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, and Dominic Tuohy)
Winner: 1917 (Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy)

Actress: Kaitlyn Denver (Source)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
The nominees:
Joker (Nicki Ledermann, and Kay Georgiou)
Judy (Jeremy Woodhead)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White)
1917 (Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis, and Rebecca Cole)
Winner: Bombshell (Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker)

Best Animated Feature Film:
The nominees:
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis, and Bonnie Arnold)
I Lost My Body (Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice)
Klaus (Sergio Pablos, Kinko Gotoh and Marisa Román)
Missing Link (Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner, and Travis Knight)
Winner: Toy Story 4 (Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera)

Best Original Song:
The nominees:
"I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" (by Randy Newma from Toy Story 4)
"I'm Standing With You" (by Diane Warren from Breakthrough)
"Into the Unknown" (by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez from Frozen II)
"Stand Up" (by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo from Harriet)
Winner: "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (by Elton John from Rocket Man)

Actress: Natalie Portman (Source)
On her jacket are embroidered the names of the female directors who weren't nominated. That's some detail!

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The nominees:
The Irishman, written by Steven Zailian, based on I Heard You Paint Houses - by Charles Brandt.
Joker, written by Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, based on the characters created by Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson, and Bob Kane.
Little Women, written by Greta Gerwig, based on the book by Lousia May Alcott.
The Two Popes, written by Anthony McCarten, based on his play The Pope.
Winner: Jojo Rabbit, written by Taika Waititi, based on Caging Skies - by Christine Leunens

Best Original Screenplay:
The nominees:
Knives Out, written by Rian Johnson
Marriage Story, written by Noah Baumbach
1917, written by Sam Mendes and Kristy Wilson -Cairns
Once Upon A Time...in Hollywood, written by Quentin Tarantino
Winner: Parasite, written by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

Best Leading Actor:
The nominees:
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Winner: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Actress: Kelly Marie Tran (Source)

Best Leading Actress:
The nominees:
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Winner: Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Directing:
The nominees:
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time...in Hollywood
Winner: Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Best Picture:
The nominees:
Ford vs. Ferrari (Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and James Mangold)
The Irishman (Martin Scorsese, Robert de Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff)
Jojo Rabbit (Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi)
Joker (Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff)
Little Women (Amy Pascal)
Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach and David Heyman)
1917 (Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Teggren, Callum McDougall)
Once Upon A Time...in Hollywood (David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino)
Winner: Parasite (Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho)

Comment: This was a big occasion because a movie that isn't in English has never won Best Picture. How neat! Now I want to see this.

Oscar win tally:
Parasite: 4
1917: 3
Ford vs. Ferrari: 2
Joker: 2
Once Upon A Time...in Hollywood: 2
American Factory: 1
Bombshell: 1
Hair Love: 1
Jojo Rabbit: 1
Judy: 1
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're A Girl): 1
Little Women: 1
Marriage Story: 1
The Neighbor's Window: 1
Rocketman: 1
Toy Story 4: 1

My thoughts: Of all of these I've only seen Little Women, but the costumes were really great!

You might have noticed something different about my blog. I have a new header! I really like my old one and you'll be seeing it again, but for February I have this one. My sister made it for me! I love how it shows people hugging. It only has one romantic one (from Emma) and I really like how the rest are hugs between best friends and parental figures.

Now it's your turn! What do you think of the results and of the outfits I posted? Thanks for reading!



  1. I've only seen Little Women as well and thought the costumes were terrific!! I was really disappointed tho that it didn't win any more awards even tho it was nominated for a lot. I thought it was really well done and should have won, honestly.

    1. Oh, yeah! They were beautiful! And I'm with you on that, both Saorise Ronan and Florence Pugh were brilliant and I think they were definitely worthy of both awards. The music was lovely as well, an it would have been really awesome if it had won Best Picture!

    2. To add to that, I actually have seen Toy Story as well, not just Little Women. ;) But yes...I was sure Saoirse Ronan would get it.

    3. I've also seen the short Hair Love. It's hard to keep track of all of them! ;) What did you think of Toy Story 4? It's amazing that she has already had four nominations throughout her career!

  2. I really liked reading this! I don't normally now much about the Oscars. :)


    1. I'm glad that I was able to fill you in on the details. :)

  3. Totally agree about Tom Hanks, I saw the movie and he is totally a co-lead. I think they stuck him in that category because there are more scenes of the other guy and his family. Same with Brad Pitt--he's the co-lead. It drives me crazy.

    1. Really? There are more scenes with someone else? Huh. Co-leads deserve as much credit as the people who are credited as a lead because they do a lot more than just being a supporting character. Thanks for checking out my blog!

  4. I never watch the Oscars but I make a point to learn the results just because I'm a nerd. XD

    1. It's funny, my sister only watches the red carpet and I only watch the ceremony because I want to know all of the stats. XD I'm a nerd, too.

  5. Y'know, since I'm such a movie fan I should really watch the Oscars sometime.
    I've seen none of the winners, I don't think. I would like to see JoJo Rabbit and Little Women at some point, though.
    I did see some of the nominated movies (Knives Out had a really unique story, though).

    1. It took me awhile to get into it because it is so long! Only the last two years have I watched the whole thing, where before that I just watched parts.
      I want to see JoJo Rabbit, too! I really enjoyed Little Women.
      Yeah, I saw more nominees than usual. Star Wars, Endgame, and Knives Out, and I really liked all of them! I thought for sure that Knives Out would win Best Original Screenplay.

    2. Same! All three of them were pretty good movies.
      Right? It had a very unique twist.

    3. I liked them so much that two are featured in my current header!
      It fooled and surprised me more than Gosford Park, a mystery that won that category in 2001!

  6. I also always check to see who one, but I never see more than two or three on the list 😂. This year I've seen Toy Story 4 and the Rise of Skywalker, but I hope to see The Fred Rogers one and Little Women.

    1. Same. 😂 I always think, "Maybe I'll have seen some of the winners!" But I never have. I'm still catching up from the last few years. I want to see Tom Hanks in the Free Rogers one, too!


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