The Academy Awards

The Academy Awards

Katie Nelson, Staff Writer

In case you hadn’t realized, the 92nd Academy Awards, or Oscars, took place last Sunday, February 9th.  The winner for best picture, the most prestigious award, went to Parasite, a thriller movie filmed in South Korea.  This movie made history for being the first non-english Best Picture winner.  Parasite was nominated for six different awards and took home four trophies.  

 

Hildur Gudnadottir also made history by ending the 22 year streak of only male winners for Best Original Music Score category.  “ To all 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” she said as she collected her award for making the musical score for the movie Joker.  

 

Joaquin Phoenix got the award for best actor after his leading role in Joker, this was his third time being nominated for this category.  The award winner for best actress went to Renee Zellweger for his performance in the movie Judy.