Oscars 2020 Update: Netflix didn’t see this coming.
Netflix headed into the 92nd Oscars with 24 nominations — the most of any studio — expecting to dominate award season’s biggest night the same way it’s dominated the entertainment industry. Instead, Netflix walked away practically empty handed.
The streaming giant barely made it out with two awards: Best Documentary for American Factory (produced by President Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company) and Best Supporting Actress for Laura Dern.
To say Netflix was Heart broken would be putting it mildly.
Its biggest films — The Irishman and The Two Popes went unawarded.
Only just a week prior, Netflix’s studio chief Ted Sarandos rebuked claims that its lack of awards at previous award shows is part of a “backlash to a tech giant that is upending entertainment-industry business practices and threatening Hollywood power hierarchies,” -New York Times.
“A pushback? Nobody can say that with a straight face,” Sarandos said. “We got 24 nominations, the most of any studio. Our films have been honored across the board.”
Netflix’s Oscar push has been aggressive. Some industry competitors have estimated that Netflix spent approximately $70 million on its Oscars campaign — much higher than what most studios spend. Netflix hasn’t shied away from its Oscar ambitions, but the company is trying to increase its film output and become a full fledged studio in 2020.
Award show prestige is important to the company — especially when it comes to drawing in the best talent, like Martin Scorsese. Netflix has proven over the last few years that it can secure the nominations, and even win from time-to-time, but getting the big wins are still a struggle. It’s clear that while Netflix moved from the kids table to sit with the adults, it’s still the odd one out right now.
Oh well, there’s still next year’s Oscar.
Adapted from the verge.com
Parasite goes viral; takes best picture, best international film, best director and best original screenplay.
There’s an ancient saying about ‘one man’s net being another man’s parasite.’
Something like that. This ‘made-up’ saying has some truth to it though.
Netflix’s night at the 2020 Oscars may not have gone as planned, but director of the movie ‘Parasite’ Bong Joon-ho’s night did.
The movie’s director and his team walked away with a number of major awards, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, and Best Director.
Bong on receiving his award gave tribute to his fellow director nominees, including Martin Scorsese, who received a standing ovation during Bong’s speech.
He also revealed how he would celebrate his historic win.
“I’m ready to drink tonight,” he joked on stage.
Oscar 2020 Update: The Joke is on Joker.
One of the biggest upset at this year’s Oscar ( apart from Netflix’s 24 Nominations to 2 wins ratio upset)would have to be the laughable result of the Joker movie earning only two awards.
This comes after an inordinate amount of nominations.
The most nominations for any individual movie.
The two awards the movie managed to secure was for the ‘Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix’ and ‘Best Original Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir.’
Although, depending who’s opinion you seek, this may not be a total upset after all.
Oscars 2020: The Complete List of Nominees & Winners.
The results of the 92nd Oscars are in and we have the complete scoop on who won what and who didn’t ( the curious case of Netflix).
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Winner: Renee Zellweger – Judy
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Winner: Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes
Best supporting actress
Winner: Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh – Little Women
Margot Robbie – Bombshell
Best supporting actor
Winner: Brad Pitt – Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Sir Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Winner: Parasite – Bong Joon-ho
The Irishman – Martin Scorsese
Joker – Todd Phillips
1917 – Sam Mendes
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
Best original screenplay
Winner: Parasite – Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin Won
Knives Out – Rian Johnson
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach
1917 – Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
Best adapted screenplay
Winner: Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi
The Irishman – Steven Zaillian
Joker – Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
Little Women – Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten
Best animated feature
Winner: Toy Story 4
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Best documentary feature
Winner: American Factory
The Edge of Democracy
Best international feature
Winner: Parasite – South Korea
Corpus Christi – Poland
Honeyland – North Macedonia
Les Miserables – France
Pain and Glory – Spain
Best original song
Winner: (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again – Rocketman (Elton John & Bernie Taupin)
I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away – Toy Story 4 (Randy Newman)
I’m Standing With You – Breakthrough (Diane Warren)
Into the Unknown – Frozen 2 (Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez)
Stand Up – Harriet (Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo)
Best original score
Winner: Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir
Little Women – Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story – Randy Newman
1917 – Thomas Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams
Winner: 1917 – Roger Deakins
The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto
Joker – Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – Robert Richardson
Best visual effects
Winner: 1917 – Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler & Dominic Tuohy
Avengers: Endgame – Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken & Dan Sudick
The Irishman – Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser & Stephane Grabli
The Lion King – Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R Jones & Elliot Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach & Dominic Tuohy
Best film editing
Winner: Ford v Ferrari – Michael McCusker & Andrew Buckland
The Irishman – Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit – Tom Eagles
Joker – Jeff Groth
Parasite – Yang Jinmo
Best costume design
Winner: Little Women – Jacqueline Durran
The Irishman – Sandy Powell & Christopher Peterson
Jojo Rabbit – Mayes C Rubeo
Joker – Mark Bridges
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – Arianne Phillips
Best sound editing
Winner: Ford v Ferrari – Donald Sylvester
Joker – Alan Robert Murray
1917 – Oliver Tarney & Rachael Tate
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – Wylie Stateman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Matthew Wood & David Acord
Best sound mixing
Winner: 1917 – Mark Taylor & Stuart Wilson
Ad Astra – Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson & Mark Ulano
Ford v Ferrari – Paul Massey, David Giammarco & Steven A Morrow
Joker – Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic & Tod Maitland
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – Michael Minkler, Christian P Minkler & Mark Ulano
Best production design
Winner: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – Barbara Ling & Nancy Haigh
The Irishman – Bob Shaw & Regina Graves
Jojo Rabbit – Ra Vincent & Nora Sopková
1917 – Dennis Gassner & Lee Sandales
Parasite – Lee Ha Jun & Cho Won Woo
Best make-up and hairstyling
Winner: Bombshell – Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan & Vivian Baker
Joker – Nicki Ledermann & Kay Georgiou
Judy – Jeremy Woodhead
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten & David White
1917 – Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis & Rebecca Cole
Best live action short
Winner: The Neighbors’ Window
Nefta Football Club
Best animated short
Eminem gives an iconic Oscar performance
Eminem Creates An Iconic Oscar Moment.
No one really expected it.
One of the highlights of yesterdays Oscar awards was an Eminem moment.
If someone had predicted that controversial and iconic hip-hop legend, Eminem would perform at the 2020 Oscars, it would have sounded like a joke.
But there it was, an amazing performance by controversial artiste Eminem as he took us through his biggest hits from years ago.
Eminem’s performance deserved a standing ovation and it got one from the prim and proper Oscar audience who sang along to the artiste’s favourite hits.
Eminem recently dropped another album titled ‘Music to Be Murdered By’, his 11th studio album, released on January 17, 2020, by Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records and Shady Records with no prior announcement, in a similar fashion to his previous album Kamikaze (2018).
Oscars 2020: Parasite Movie Breaks The Mold.
“Parasite” was the first movie not in English to win best film. It also won best director, best international film and best original screenplay.
It was a historic night for ‘Parasite.’
In a historic victory that highlighted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ scramble to diversify its voting ranks following the outcry over #OscarsSoWhite, the South Korean thriller “Parasite” won best picture — the first foreign-language film to do so — and collected three other trophies on Sunday night, including one for Bong Joon Ho’s directing.
“Parasite,” a genre-defying tale of class warfare, allowed voters to simultaneously embrace the future — Hollywood may finally be starting to move past its overreliance on white stories told by white filmmakers — and remain reverential to decades-old tradition: Unlike some other best-picture nominees, “Parasite” was given a conventional release in theaters.
“I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now,” Kwak Sin Ae, who produced “Parasite” with Bong, said as she accepted the Oscar for best picture. No film from South Korea had previously been nominated for Hollywood’s top prize.
The seismic win for “Parasite,” with its predominantly Asian cast, capped an Academy Awards ceremony that accentuated the importance of inclusion at every possible turn.
In honoring “Parasite,” voters slowed the rise of Netflix, which entered the 92nd Academy Awards with a field-leading 24 nominations but left with only two prizes. It was a rebuke, perhaps, to the streaming giant for spending a sultan’s ransom to campaign for votes and for largely bypassing theaters with its films. Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” relentlessly hyped by Netflix as one of the best films of the decade, was shut out on Sunday.
“Parasite” won four Oscars, the most for any film.
“To the girls, to the women, to the mothers, to the daughters who hear the music bubbling within — please speak up, we need to hear your voices,” Hildur Gudnadottir said as she collected the Oscar for best score for “Joker.” Her Oscar ended the academy’s 22-year streak of honoring male composers