"Parasite" Makes History, Joaquin Makes A Point, and Pitt Stirs The Pot

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As different as the first 91 Best Picture winners have been they have had one thing in common. Every film since "Wings" in 1929 to "Green Book" in 2018 have been in English. That changed last night when Jane Fonda announced this year's winner.

South Korean dark comedy "Parasite" took home the night's top prize, becoming the first non-English film to win Best Picture.

 

However, the night did not go without controversy. "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" star Brad Pitt decided to rattle some cages in his speech for his Best Supporting Actor win. "They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing.”

One of the night's most touching moments came with the other male actor to win an acting award. "Joker" star Joaquin Phoenix talked about overcoming cancel culture before throwing out a tribute to his late brother River.

 
 

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