As expected Brad Pitt collected his award for Best Supporting Actor, thanks to his performance in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.
Then, Toy Story 4 scored a new win for the blockbuster animated saga and picked up the Oscar for the best animation. The best animated short film of 2019 is Hair Love.
Then, the Dolby Theater auditorium enjoyed the song that identifies the sequel to Frozen, in the voice of a group of “Elsas.”
The red carpet and the hours before the event were marked by rain in the city of California, which dazzled the prelude to the awards although the stars were able to parade without getting wet thanks to a transparent tent that the organization has used for years so that it can water the Great movie gala.
Without a master of ceremonies for the second consecutive year, these Oscar arrive after an exceptional year of quality and variety in international cinema.
“Joker”, with eleven nominations, starts with an advantage ahead of “1917”, “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”, all with ten nominations each.
The war drama “1917” and the South Korean phenomenon “Parasite” are the leading candidates for the best film award, a category where they are also nominated “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”, “The Irishman”, “Ford v Ferrari”, “Jojo Rabbit”, “Joker”, “Little Women” and “Marriage Story”.
Sam Mendes, from “1917”, is the rival to beat in the best direction section, one more year without nominated women and where they are also candidates Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”), Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood ”), Todd Phillips (“ Joker ”) and Bong Joon-ho (“ Parasite ”).
Antonio Banderas, with his first Oscar nomination thanks to Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory”, will have a hard time defeating Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”) in the competition for the best actor award.
Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”) and Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”) are the other three nominees.
And the best actress award will include Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”), Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”), Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”), Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”) and Renee Zellweger (“Judy”), which is the big favourite to take that statuette.
“Pain and glory” will qualify for recognition for the best international film, where the South Korean “Parasite” is the most prominent candidate.
Another trick for Spain appears in the Oscar for best-animated film, where Sergio Pablos’s “Klaus” film competes.
Latin fans will also have to be aware of Ibero-American options.
Brazil’s Petra Costa is nominated for best documentary for “The Edge of Democracy”; the Mexican Mayes C. Rubeo opts for the award for best costumes for “Jojo Rabbit”; Mexican Rodrigo Prieto will look for the Oscar for best photography for “The Irishman”; and the Argentines Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena and Nelson Sepulveda will try to triumph for the special effects of that same film.