“Parasite” won best picture Sunday at the 92nd Academy Awards, capping off a night of surprise wins for the first foreign-language film to ever win the award.

In addition to making history in the night’s most prestigious category, the darkly comedic thriller is the first South Korean film to ever be nominated for an Oscar. Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho also won in the international feature and original screenplay categories, as well as best director -- triumphing over “1917” front-runner Sam Mendes, whose film didn’t wind up with quite as many awards as expected. (The World War I epic, made to look like it was filmed in one shot, did land cinematographer Roger Deakins his second win.)

All four acting trophies wound up with the artists who dominated throughout this award season: leads Joaquin Phoenix and Renée Zellweger for “Joker” and “Judy,” respectively, and supporting acts Brad Pitt and Laura Dern for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Marriage Story.”

Keep reading for a more thorough look at how the night unfolded.


  • “Parasite” dominates, winning best picture and best international feature as Bong Joon-ho wins best director and Bong and Han Jin-won win best original screenplay
  • Renée Zellweger wins best actress for “Judy”; Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor for “Joker”
  • Brad Pitt wins best supporting actor for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”; Laura Dern wins best supporting actress for “Marriage Story.”
  • Taika Waititi wins best adapted screenplay for “Jojo Rabbit”
  • “Toy Story 4” wins best animated feature film
  • Elton John and Bernie Taupin win for best original song for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”
  • Matthew Cherry wins best animated short film for “Hair Love.” Cherry, a former NFL player, is the second professional athlete to win an Oscar, following the late Kobe Bryant’s win for “Dear Basketball” in 2018.
  • Barack and Michelle Obama-produced “American Factory” wins best documentary feature