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Joaquin Phoenix and Renée Zellweger wins best actor and actress at the Oscars

Joaquin Phoenix and Renée Zellweger wins best actor and actress at the Oscars

By Naveel Krishant
Monday 10/02/2020

Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger have won the Best Actor and Actress Award at the Oscars.

Phoenix won for his portrayal of the Joker in the movie Joker while Zellweger won for her portrayal of Judy Garland.

Phoenix paid tribute to his late brother River Phoenix and also talked about justice.

While accepting the award, Zellwegger said Ms Garland, you are certainly among the heroes who unite and define us, and this is certainly for you.

Brad Pitt won the award for the Best Supporting Actor for his role in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

Pitt paid tribute to director Quentin Tarantino, and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.

Laura Dern won best supporting actress for her role in Marriage Story.

Zellweger, Phoenix, Pitt and Dern have won their acting prizes at every major ceremony this awards season.

South Korean film, Parasite won the award for best movie by beating Joker, 1917, Little women, Jojo Rabbit, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, The Irishman and Ford vs Ferrari.

Parasite is the first foreign language film to win best picture.

Parasite’s director, Bong Joon-ho won the best director award.

Toy Story 4 has won the award for the Best Animated Feature.

Eminem gave a surprise performance of his hit "Lose Yourself" from his film 8 Mile at the 92nd annual Academy Awards.

During Eminem’s performance, a number of stars sang along and bobbed their heads to the rapper’s Oscar-winning song.

Among those seen listening but also confused by the performance were Anthony Ramos, Kelly Marie Tran, Idina Menzel, Billie Eilish and Martin Scorsese.

The number won best original song in 2003.

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