It’s the biggest night in Hollywood with the Academy Awards celebrating 92 years of film.
The theme song from “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood” open the show as Janelle Monet and Billy Porter get the night started with a musical performance.
Comedians Steve Martin and Chris Rock take the stage for a little comedy.
Regina King presents the first award of the night for Best Supporting Actor in a Film to Brad Pitt for his role in “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”. This is Pitt’s first Oscar for acting but his second overall win.
The award for Best Animated Feature Film went to “Toy Story 4”.
The award for Best Animated Short Film went to “Hair Love”. The film makers dedicated the award to Kobe Bryant. They noted that the film was made to promote diversity.
Indina Menzel performed “Into the Unknown” from “Frozen 2”. She is joined by several performers who voice the film in other languages around the world.
The award for Best Original Screenplay went to Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won for “Parasite”.
The award for Best Adapted Screenplay went to Taika Waititi for “Jojo Rabbit”.
The award for Best Live Action Short Film went to “The Neighbor’s Window”.
The award for Best Achievement in Production Design and Set Design went to Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh for “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”.
The award for Best Achievement in Costume Design went to Jacqueline Durran for “Little Women”
“i’m Standing with You” from “Breakthrough” by Diane Warren.
The award for Best Feature Documentary went to “American Factory”.
The award for Best Short Subject Documentary went to “Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You’re a Girl)”
The award for Best Supporting Actress went to Laura Dern for her role in “Marriage Story”
The award for Best Achievement in Sound Editing went to Donald Sylvester for “Ford v. Ferrari”
The award for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing went to Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson for “1917”
Randy Newman takes the stage to perform “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4”.
The award for Best Achievement in Cinematography went to Roger Deakins for “1917”.
The award for Best Achievement in Film Editing went to Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland for “Ford v. Ferrari”
Tom Hanks announced that a museum dedicated to film; later this year a new museum dedicated the the Film Academy will be opening in December.
Cynthia Erivo performed “Stand Up” from the film “Harriet” in which she stars as abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Rebel Wilson and James Corden took the stage dressed as “Cats” to present the award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects to Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy.
The award for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling went to Anne Morgan, Vivian Baker, and Kozo Hiro
The award for Best International Film went to “Parasite” from South Korea
Sir Elton John takes the stage to perform “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from the film “Rocketman” and Sir Elton brought his red piano for the occasion.
For the first time in Oscar history, a female conductor leads the orchestra at the awards as the nominees for best original score are shown.
The award for Best Original Film Score went to Hildur Gudnadottir for “Joker”. Hildur told the women who feel the music from within, speak up, we need to hear your voices.
The award for Best Original Song for a Film went to Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin for “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”.
Spike Lee presented the award for Best Achievement in Directing to Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite”
Steven Spielberg presented the In Memoriam segment with Billie Eilish and Finneas performed “Yesterday” while those who have died over the past year aired on the screen beginning with Kobe Bryant. Having died the day before the Oscars, Robert Conrad was not among those shown.
The award for Leading Actor in a Leading Role went to Joaquin Phoenix for his role in “Joker”. Noting that his position gives him a voice, Joaquin spoke on injustice; noting that we (as humans) should use love and guidance.
Rami Malek presented the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role to Renee Zellweger for her role as Judy Garland in “Judy”.
Jane Fonda presented final award of the night for Best Picture to “Parasite”. It is the first non English language film to win the award for Best Picture.