Highlights From the 92nd Annual Academy Awards

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Andy Mourelatos, A&E Editor

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The 92nd Annual Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, took place on Sunday, February 9th in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The annual showcase honoring the best movies of the past year, for the second year in a row, decided to hold the awards show with no host. They instead opted with using a large cast of previous Oscar winners and nominees to announce performances, award winners, and their commentary or skits.

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The first award given out that night was for Best Supporting Actor, and the award was given to Brad Pitt for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which also had 10 nominations that night. Tarantino’s most recent film also won the award for Achievement in Production Design.

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Parasite, a South Korean film by Bong Joon Ho, took away the most awards during the awards and made Oscar history, earning the four awards for Best Writing (Original Screenplay), International Feature Film, Best Directing, and the highest honor at the Oscars, Best Picture. This was the first film not in English that won Best Picture, and Bong Joon Ho spoke about Martin Scorsese and the impact he has had on Bong as a director during his speech.

Half-way through the show, a small showcase was played honoring some of the most iconic songs from films such as music from The Breakfast Club, and rapper Eminem’s 2002 film, 8 Mile. The rapper himself then rose onto the stage with an orchestra behind him and performed “Lose Yourself,” the lead single from 8 Mile’s soundtrack. Before the last award was announced, Billie Eilish performed a cover of The Beatles’s “Yesterday” to honor the people in the film industry who passed away in the past year while a slideshow played.

Joaquin Phoenix holding his Oscar for Best Actor (Photo from MTV)

Half-way through the show, a small showcase was played honoring some of the most iconic songs from films such as music from The Breakfast Club, and rapper Eminem’s 2002 film, 8 Mile. The rapper himself then rose onto the stage with an orchestra behind him and performed “Lose Yourself,” the lead single from 8 Mile’s soundtrack. Before the last award was announced, Billie Eilish performed a cover of The Beatles’s “Yesterday” to honor the people in the film industry who passed away in the past year while a slideshow played.

The film with the most nominations that night, Todd Phillip’s Joker, was nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, and received two. The first award was for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, which went to Hildur Guðnadóttir, the ninth female nominated for this award, and the composer of Joker’s chilling and fitting soundtrack. One of the highest awards the Academy gives out, the award for Best Actor, went to Joaquin Phoenix for his role as Arthur Fleck in Joker. Phoenix used his speech as a platform to speak against the dairy industry, which is not the first time he’s used his position to speak about social issues.

World War I movie, 1917, provided an intense war story and pulled off the cinematic feat of making a seemingly seamless film, with no apparent time jumps or cuts. The film was nominated for 10 awards, including Best Picture, and director Sam Mendes was nominated for Best Director. The film won the second most awards, those being Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects.

This year’s Academy Awards were reported to be the least viewed Oscars of all time. The show was only viewed by 23.6 million, which is almost 6 million fewer viewers compared to last year’s 29.6 million viewers.