The 92nd Academy Awards ended with a surprise, as “Parasite” took home the best picture prize, serving as a capstone for a remarkable run that began with winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes last May, and concluded by making history on the Oscars stage as the first foreign language film to west best picture…
The Oscars by the numbers…
–By film: Parasite – 4… 1917 – 3… Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – 2… Joker – 2… Ford v Ferrari – 2… Judy – 1… Jojo Rabbit – 1… Marriage Story – 1… Little Women – 1… Bombshell – 1
While Parasite and Bong Jon Ho swept the field in categories like original screenplay, best director, and best international film, the movie’s lack of acting nods meant that those categories split in different directions, with favorites Joaquin Phoenix and Renée Zellweger taking home top honors, and Brad Pitt and Laura Dern taking home the supporting statuettes.
What’s news: Parasite shocked Hollywood and made history, inclusion was on full display, politics was a common thread throughout the night, Janelle Monae’s opening and the rest of the highlights from the Oscars, 10 things you didn’t see on TV, Natalie Portman and Spike Lee’s fashion statements, a review and analysis of
Segment 2: ‘Birds of Prey’ Fail To Take Flight At Box Office
►Box office: Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn failed to gain altitude in its box office debut over the weekend, earning a tepid $33.3 million from 4,236 theaters to mark one of the lowest domestic launches in modern times for a studio superhero pic. The female-led film also struggled overseas, where it bowed to $48 million from 78 markets for a global start of $81.3 million.
–The pic was never meant to score a mega-opening since it is a spinoff and sports an R rating. Still, the Warner Bros. and DC title had been tracking to start off with at least $50 million to $55 million in North America and $60 million or more
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