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Oscar winners: South Korea’s Parasite makes history by winning best picture, Renee Zellweger best actress, Joaquin Phoenix best actor

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The Academy Awards prize-giving ceremony is underway in Los Angeles, after controversy over a lack of diversity among the nominees. South Korean thriller Parasite won four awards, including best picture.

The Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, began on Sunday night in Los Angeles, with a first acting award for Brad Pitt for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time.

See full list of winners here

Laura Dern picked up the award for supporting actress for her role in Netflix’s Marriage Story while South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho picked up three awards for Parasite.

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Joaquin Phoenix accepts his Oscar for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for ‘Joker’ during the 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 09 February 2020. The Oscars are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in filmmaking in 24 categories. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT

Joaquin Phoenix won best actor for Joker, delivering an emotional speech, and Renee Zellweger won best actress for Judy Garland biopic Judy.

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Brad Pitt delivers his acceptance speech after winning Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role during the 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 09 February 2020. The Oscars are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in filmmaking in 24 categories. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT

Pitt previously won as a producer of 12 Years a Slave but this is his first acting win. Other winners include costume design for Little Women and animated feature film for Toy Story 4.

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Renee Zellweger accepts the Oscar for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for ‘Judy’ during the 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 09 February 2020. The Oscars are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in filmmaking in 24 categories. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT

Favorite 1917 picked up wins for sound mixing, cinematography and visual effects.

Ceremony - 92nd Academy Awards
Laura Dern accepts the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for ‘Marriage Story’ during the 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 09 February 2020. The Oscars are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in filmmaking in 24 categories. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT

For the second year in a row, the ceremony was without a main presenter.

Dark comic thriller Joker led the nominations with 11, while Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, World War I epic 1917 and Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood all had 10 nods.

Parasite won four awards in total, while Sir Sam Mendes’s 1917 took three.

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