The 2020 Academy Awards

…and the Oscar goes to. Welcome to Episode 66 of the Back Lot 605 Podcast! This week will be breaking down the 92nd Academy Awards. We look at each winner, the best moments, and the shocking surprises! What are some of your favorite moments from the 2020 Academy Awards?

The Box Office

Birds of Prey tops this week’s box office with a $33 million opening weekend. Bad Boys For Life continues strong with $12 million in the number two spot. At number three is the Oscar nominated 1917 with $9.2 million. Dolittle drops to number four with $6.5 million. Lastly, Jumanji The Next Level takes in $5.5 million.

The News

Ryan and Andy Tohill, directors of The Dig, have been tapped to direct the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake. The film is produced by Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead). In further directing news, Side Effects director Matt Stawski will direct a musical monster film for Universal titled Monster Mash. Finally, Urban Legend is getting a remake to be written and directed by Colin Minihan (Grave Encounters).

Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Spider-Man) is being eyed by Marvel Studios to take on Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Raimi would be taking over for Scott Derrickson in the directing chair. Last piece of news, we get our first poster and trailer for the Chris Rock produced Spiral: From the Book of Saw.

2020 Academy Awards

The following are the winners at the 92nd Academy Awards:

Picture: Parasite

Director: Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)

Actress: Renee Zellweger (Judy)

Actor: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Supporting Actress: Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Original Score: Joker

Original Song: I’m Gonna Love Me Again (Rocketman)

International Feature Film: Parasite

Makeup and Hairstyling: Bombshell

Visual Effects: 1917

Film Editing: Ford v Ferrari

Cinematography: Roger Deakins (1917)

Sound Mixing: 1917

Sound Editing: Ford v Ferrari

Documentary Short: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone

Documentary Feature: American Factory

Costume Design: Little Women

Production Design: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Live-action Short: The Neighbor’s Window

Adapted Screenplay: Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)

Original Screenplay: Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)

Animated Short: Hair Love

Animated Feature: Toy Story 4

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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