The Oscars took place on Feb. 9 with a record-breaking show. The Oscars saw their lowest ratings ever, receiving only approximately 23.6 million views. This new low record beat the viewership of 2018, which was 26.5 million views.
Despite the lower viewership, The Oscars had a historic night as a result of the foreign film “Parasite,” which took home four Oscars including Best Original Screenplay, Best Director by Bong Joon-ho, Best International Feature Film and Best Picture, which has never been won by a non-English film.
Steve Martin and Chris Rock welcomed everyone to the 92nd Academy Awards. From there, Janelle Monáe opened the show by giving shoutouts to people of color and women directors who were shut out. A surprise performance from Eminiem followed, rapping “Lose Yourself,” for which he won an Oscar in 2003 for best original song.
Performances by Idina Menzel and Aurora, Billie Eilish and many more artists attracted our attention. One of the many performances aside from the awards for acting directing and writing was Elton John’s performance, the song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from the very successful movie, “Rocketman.”
Randy Newman sang “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from the recent film, Toy Story 4. The performances were each different and outstanding on their own.
Actors such as Laura Dern (best supporting actress), Brad Pitt (actor in supporting role), Renée Zellweger (best actress), Joaquin Phoenix (leading role in “Joker”) and so many other talented people won an Oscar for all their work which had been recognized.
With “Joker” being one of the movies in lead for nominations, there were many who were surprised since movie critics were not all on the same side after seeing the movie portraying images of terrifying violence and scenes that were put together.
The Oscar additionally included a tribute to basketball star Kobe Bryant, who died on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash that killed eight other people, including his 13-year old daughter Gianna Bryant.
The former Lakers player Bryant had won an Oscar in 2018 for the animated short film “Dear Basketball.”
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