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92nd Oscars: ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Hair Love’ and ‘1917’ Win Academy Awards

‘1917’ also takes home Oscars for Best Cinematography and Sound Mixing in the final ceremony of the 2020 awards season.

LOS ANGELES – The wait is finally over… the 2020 awards season marathon has finally concluded. Statuettes were handed out at the 92nd Academy Awards Sunday night, with the Oscar for Best Animated Feature going to Josh Cooley, Jonas Rivera and Mark Neilson for Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Hair Love, directed by Matthew A. Cherry and produced by Karen Rupert Tolliver, won the Oscar for Best Animated Short. MPC Film’s Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy, and Greg Butler took home the gold for Best Visual Effects for their work on Universal/Amblin Partners and Sam Mendes’ 1917, which also won awards for Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins) and Best Sound Mixing (Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson).

“There's people from all over the world working there that are supporting these films and we're just so proud of the work they did,” producer Mark Neilson commented backstage following his award for Toy Story 4. “You know, the three of us are just standing up here to represent this film, but it was really 250 artists from all around the world back at Pixar that helped us build this thing over a five-year period. So, we're just so grateful for all the work the crew did.”

“Thank you so much to the Academy and everybody out there that supported this film,” said producer Karen Rupert Tolliver, in accepting the award for Hair Love. “There were lots of you. We share this award with you. There were so many filmmakers that worked so hard on this and it was a labor of love and it was because we have a firm belief that representation matters deeply. Especially in cartoons, because in cartoons that’s when we first see our movies and it’s how we shape our lives and think about how we see the world.” “Hair Love was done because we wanted to see more representation in animation,” added the film’s director Matthew A. Cherry. “We wanted to normalize black hair. There’s a very important issue that’s out there; it’s the Crown Act. And if we can help to get this passed in all 50 states, it will help stories like DeAndre Arnold’s, who’s our special guest tonight, stop to happen.” Backstage, he added, “You know, for us, you know, this was kind of an opportunity, I think, to put a little bit of positivity in animation… So, to be here and doing something like this with black hair and black families, it's just, it's literally a dream. And I never would have thought in a million years we would win an Oscar for something like this. It's crazy.”

“Thank you for the Academy for this tremendous honor,” 1917 production VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron said in accepting the award. “1917 is what you call a dream project, an opportunity to challenge how we approach visual effects, but also a chance to collaborate with some truly fantastic people. Thank you to Sam Mendes for being so inspirational and leading us through this epic journey.”

See the full list of nominees and winners for the 92nd Academy Awards below:

Best Picture

  • 1917 (Universal)
  • Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  • The Irishman (Netflix)
  • Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)
  • Joker (Warner Bros.)
  • Little Women (Sony)
  • Marriage Story (Netflix)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)
  • Parasite (Neon) -- WINNER

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
  • Adam Driver (Marriage Story)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) -- WINNER
  • Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)
  • Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)
  • Charlize Theron (Bombshell)
  • Renée Zellweger (Judy) -- WINNER

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)
  • Laura Dern (Marriage Story) -- WINNER
  • Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit)
  • Florence Pugh (Little Women)
  • Margot Robbie (Bombshell)

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)
  • Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)
  • Al Pacino (The Irishman)
  • Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
  • Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)  -- WINNER


  • Bong Joon Ho (Parasite) -- WINNER
  • Sam Mendes (1917)
  • Todd Phillips (Joker)
  • Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Animated Feature Film

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold)
  • I Lost My Body (Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice)
  • Klaus (Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román)
  • Missing Link (Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight)
  • Toy Story 4 (Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera) -- WINNER

Animated Short Film

  • Dcera (Daughter) (Daria Kashcheeva)
  • Hair Love (Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver) -- WINNER
  • Kitbull (Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson)
  • Memorable (Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre)
  • Sister (Siqi Song)

Adapted Screenplay

  • The Irishman (Steven Zaillian)
  • Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi) -- WINNER
  • Joker (Todd Phillips & Scott Silver)
  • Little Women (Greta Gerwig)
  • The Two Popes (Anthony McCarten)

Original Screenplay

  • 1917 (Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns)
  • Knives Out (Rian Johnson)
  • Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
  • Parasite (Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han) -- WINNER

International Feature Film

  • Corpus Christi (Poland)
  • Honeyland (North Macedonia)
  • Les Miserables (France)
  • Pain and Glory (Spain)
  • Parasite (South Korea) -- WINNER

Production Design

  • The Irishman (Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves)
  • Jojo Rabbit (Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková)
  • 1917 (Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales)
  • Once upon a Hollywood (Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh) -- WINNER
  • Parasite (Production Design: Lee Ha Jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo)

Film Editing

  • Ford v Ferrari (Andrew Buckland & Michael McCusker) -- WINNER
  • The Irishman (Thelma Schoonmaker)
  • Jojo Rabbit (Tom Eagles)
  • Joker (Jeff Groth)
  • Parasite (Jinmo Yang)


  • 1917 (Roger Deakins) -- WINNER
  • The Irishman (Rodrigo Prieto)
  • Joker (Lawrence Sher)
  • The Lighthouse (Jarin Blaschke)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Robert Richardson)

Visual Effects

  • 1917 (Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy) -- WINNER
  • Avengers: Endgame (Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick)
  • The Irishman (Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli)
  • The Lion King (Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy)

Costume Design

  • Jojo Rabbit 
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
  • The Irishman
  • Joker 
  • Little Women -- WINNER

Sound Mixing

  • 1917 -- WINNER
  • Ad Astra
  • Ford v Ferrari 
  • Joker 
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 

Sound Editing

  • 1917
  • Ford v Ferrari  -- WINNER
  • Joker 
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Original Score

  • 1917 (Thomas Newman)
  • Joker (Hildur Guðnadóttir) -- WINNER
  • Little Women (Alexandre Desplat)
  • Marriage Story (Randy Newman)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Documentary Feature

  • American Factory (Netflix) -- WINNER
  • The Cave (National Geographic)
  • The Edge of Democracy (Netflix)
  • For Sama (PBS)
  • Honeyland (Neon)

Documentary Short Subject

  • In the Absence
  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) -- WINNER
  • Life Overtakes Me
  • St. Louis Superman
  • Walk Run Cha-Cha

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • 1917
  • Bombshell --WINNER
  • Joker
  • Judy
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Live-Action Short Film

  • Brotherhood
  • Nefta Football Club
  • The Neighbors’ Window --WINNER
  • Saria
  • A Sister

Original Song

  • "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" (Toy Story 4) — Randy Newman
  • "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (Rocketman) — Elton John & Bernie Taupin -- WINNER
  • "I'm Standing With You" (Breakthrough) — Diane Warren
  • "Into the Unknown" (Frozen 2) — Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
  • "Stand Up" (Harriet) — Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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