What we loved about the biggest night in Hollywood
This year's Oscars took place at LA's Dolby Theatre on the 9th February, and it certainly was a night to remember - for both positive and negative reasons.
Overlooking the various social, political and economical statements that dominated much of the night, one of the biggest talking points was Korean underdog Parasite walking away with four of the film industry's most prestigious accolades - the most of the night - including Best Picture and Best Director. Beating out tough competition from Sir Sam Mendes' WW1 epic, 1917, Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Todd Phillips' gripping thriller, Joker, Parasite made history as the first foreign language film to be awarded the night's highest honour.
In addition to shining the spotlight on the movie's charming Director, Bong Joon-ho, the success of Parasite highlighted the unifying, global power of film and, more widely, of the creative industries. Language ceases to be a barrier when it comes to creativity. People from all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs can come together to appreciate the brilliance of creative work, and that's truly something to celebrate. Quoting his idol and fellow nominee, Martin Scorsese, in his acceptance speech, Bong said "The most personal is the most creative". Words to live by.
Here is a complete list of the winners: