Welcome to the press room at the 92nd annual Academy Awards! @thathagengrrl here once again to bring you exclusive highlights from winners backstage, thoughts on #Oscars history, and much more! So thrilled to be here - let’s get started!
Two Black List scripts are nominated for #Oscars tonight! First up: @jojorabbitmovie, a 2012 Black List script by @TaikaWaititi! The film is up for SIX awards tonight, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
And @tomhanks is up for Best Supporting Actor in @ABeautifulDay, a 2013 Black List script by @noahharpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue! Best of luck to all nominated films - I think it’s going to be a very exciting evening!
But down to matters of the utmost importance: Who’s you best-dressed so far? I’m loving Laura Dern, Regina King, and of course the one and only @theebillyporter!
Well hello @JanelleMonae! So happy to see a song and dance number open the show!
The first award of the night, Best Supporting Actor, goes to Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth in ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD! Hopefully this means Brandy will get an extra dog treat tonight... #Oscars
.@toystory 4 takes home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature!
Congratulations to @MatthewACherry and Karen Rupert Toliver - HAIR LOVE has just won the Oscar for Best Animated Short!
🚨 Time for the screenwriting awards! 🚨
In the press room, Brad Pitt says that speeches make him nervous, so he spent time writing and practicing on his all throughout the season. #Oscars
Pitt says that this week was a “disappointment,” which prompted him to mention John Bolton in his acceptance speech. #Oscars
The TOY STORY 4 filmmakers say that the idea of giving Woody a second chance is what initially inspired the plot of the film. #Oscars
The producers of HAIR LOVE say that they are most proud of the positive, meaningful images the film provides black families. @MatthewACherry says flipping the script on gender norms was also of paramount importance to him. #Oscars
Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh take home Best Production design for ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD! It’s the first film of the night to win multiple awards. #Oscars
.@TaikaWaititi tells his former 2012 self to “Eat his vegetables, don’t take things to seriously, and kiss that baby,” in reference to his child who was born around the same time as when @jojorabbitmovie was on The Black List!
The ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD production designers say that their biggest challenge in creating the film’s aesthetic was Los Angeles’ current, constant redevelopment. #Oscars
What’s your favorite Best Original Song winner? #Oscars
AMERICAN FACTORY filmmaker Julia Reichert stresses “sisterhood and solidarity” for women in the industry as we continue pushing for gender parity in all areas of filmmaking. #Oscars
Dern encourages women who want to break into filmmaking to “honor their own voice” and take some advice from her fourth grade teacher: “Keep your eyes on your own paper.” #Oscars
“I would give this award to Greta Gerwig if I could...I share this with Noah and Greta after our wonderful year of art and friendship.” -Laura Dern #Oscars
“Make sure your story and your crew reflects our global community.” -Laura Dern on the power producers and financiers have to make films more inclusive. #Oscars
Mother Diane Ladd and godmother Shelley Winters are named by Dern as her biggest inspirations as an actor. #Oscars
Only a handful of awards left...last call for Best Picture predictions! #Oscars
Hildur Guðnadóttir becomes the first woman EVER to win Best Score (as the award exists today) at the Academy Awards for JOKER! #Oscars
Bong Joon Ho wins Best Director for @ParasiteMovie! Read @thathagengrrl’s interview with Bong on the blog: https://blog.blcklst.com/the-black-list-interview-bong-joon-ho-on-parasite-5fd0cb0baa12 …
It’s been an especially tough year for saying goodbye to cinematic titans who’ve shaped our understanding of the world - thanks to the many, many gifts you shared with us.
Joaquin Phoenix takes home Best Actor for his harrowing turn in JOKER! #Oscars
We’re in the presence of royalty in the press room: Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin are here! Both men credit their partnership and friendship of five decades as a constant in their own lives. #Oscars
Renee Zellweger takes home her second Academy Award for her leading role as Judy Garland in JUDY! #Oscars
The one and only Jane Fonda is here to present Best Picture! Drumroll please...
The show might be over but the press room is still lit! We’ll have more insight from winners as they head backstage...
And we’re back! Renee Zellweger says singing in the car on the 405 in traffic helped her prepare for the many performance moments in JUDY. #Oscars
“How much time do you have?” -Renee Zellweger on the ways she’s changed as an actor and a person since her first Academy Award win for COLD MOUNTAIN in 2004. #Oscars
Zellweger also kindly wishes the press room best of luck with their deadlines as the night goes on - thanks Renee! #Oscars
“I feel like something will hit me and I’ll wake up from this dream - this is really fucking crazy!” -Bong Joon Ho on how his life has changed since PARASITE premiered. #Oscars
Bong says it was a huge honor to be nominated alongside one of his heroes, Martin Scorsese - and expresses his frustration at Scorsese’s Best Director snubs over the years! #Oscars
PARASITE is not only the first foreign language film to win Best Picture, but the first South Korean film was ever nominated for ANY #Oscars!
Bong recommends THE HOUSEMAID, the films of Edward Yang, and more as influences on his work. #Oscars
What’s next for Bong? “I have to go back to work. I’m working on two projects, one in English and one in Korean, and awards don’t change that.” #Oscars
Bong tells us he cannot wait to read translator Sharon Choi’s script - what a perfect note to end the night on! #Oscars
And that makes it a wrap on the 2020 #Oscars! It was my absolute pleasure to join you once again on such a historic night for PARASITE and international cinema - cheers to all nominees and winners, this was such fun. @thathagengrrl out!
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