Oscars 2020 as it happened: Winners, best speeches, biggest moments and more

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Hollywood's biggest night came and went with surprise wins, political moments and a lot of ... singing. "Parasite," Bong Joon Ho's twisted social thriller, took home the biggest prize of the night, winning best picture. Joaquin Phoenix and Renée Zellweger both gave memorable acceptance speeches. And "1917" beat a crowded field for visual effects Oscar.

Catch up on the full night of major moments, musical numbers and our commentary throughout the 92nd Academy Awards.

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Fun fact: Elton John did not take his last name from John Lennon

Contrary to what "Rocketman" depicts, Elton John, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, did not take the "John" in his stage name from the Beatles' John Lennon.

According to Rolling Stone, the first part of his stage name is from his Bluesology bandmate Elton Long, while the second part is from John Baldry, a mainstay of the 1960s London rock scene who was one of his earliest mentors.

No surprise: 'Parasite' wins best international feature

Bong Joon-ho's genre-bending tale of class warfare just won the best international feature Oscar, as just about everyone expected. But will it pull double duty with a history-making best picture victory? We'll find out in the next 30 to 45 minutes!

'1917' beats a crowded field for visual effects Oscar

The World War I epic "1917" took the Oscar for best visual effects, beating out some Hulk-size competition in the category, including Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame." 

Disney came up empty-handed despite having three of the highest-profile and showiest nominees in "Avengers," "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" and "The Lion King." The CGI de-aging effects in the other nominee, "The Irishman," were not well received by many critics, and it probably was never a real contender.

But the effects in "1917" were award-worthy precisely because they were subtle. Director Sam Mendes needed an army of FX wizards to help make the film look as if it was shot completely in one take — even though it wasn't.  

Jonas Rivera finds out he's the first U.S.-born Latino to win multiple Oscars

Although Jennifer Lopez didn't earn an Oscar nomination for "Hustlers," the 2020 Academy Awards turned out nonetheless be a groundbreaking night for Latinos after "Toy Story 4" producer Jonas Rivera won an Oscar for best animated feature.

Rivera, who previously an Academy Award for the 2015 film "Inside Out," is the first U.S.-born Latino to win multiple Oscars.

"As if my mind couldn't be more blown about the last five minutes, thank you for that," Rivera said during a backstage interview after interviewers informed him that he had made history Sunday. "I'm a little bit out of my body right now. It means the world to me. I can't even really put it into words."

While Rivera, who is Mexican American, doesn't speak Spanish fluently, he said that he feels connected to his Latino identity and that he tries to bring his culture into his work, as he did in "Toy Story 4" by hiring Jay Hernandez to play Bonnie's father. Rivera was particularly close to his Mexican grandfather, to whom he dedicated the animated feature "Up." 

"The only Spanish I learned was when my grandparents would fight," Rivera said. "You work hard, you put your guts into it ... and it does happen."

May we all mourn our lost invitations to the Jellicle Ball

Yes, James Corden and Rebel Wilson used their "Cats" characters to re-horrify and remind us of what feline-centric terrors we once played witness to, but most important ... actually, that's it.

Their mere presence reminded us that we should all have seen "Cats" by now. That we should have paid our hard-earned dollars to watch them sing and dance like CGI cats as we were forced to scream at the screen, "WHY?" That all that glitters isn't gold. And that if we have anything bad to say about the Jellicle Ball, then there's a reason we were not invited.

Fun fact: Arguably the most uncomfortable scene in 'Bombshell' was shot only once

The scene in which Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) asks Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie) to lift up her skirt was filmed with multiple cameras capturing all the angles at once. Director Jay Roach said he didn't want Robbie to need to perform the scene for more than one take.

Brie Larson let us know what Taika Waititi did with his Academy Award

We all sometimes wonder what celebrities do with their Academy Awards after they walk off the Oscars stage.

Brie Larson gave us a glimpse of what actor and filmmaker Taika Waititi did with his after he win for best adapted screenplay for "Jojo Rabbit."

Larson posted a video on her Instagram story showing Waititi putting his award under the seat in front of him while Oscar Isaac and Salma Hayek were on stage presenting an award.

Waititi won his first Oscar, making him the first person of indigenous descent to ever receive the honor in the screenwriting category. He is of Maori and Jewish descent.

Fun fact: 'Joker' fans believe a Heath Ledger Easter egg was hidden in the film

While "Joker" made numerous references to the Batman universe, fans believe the ambulances in the film, which bear a resemblance to Heath Ledger's Joker, are a nod to "The Dark Night." 

When did this become the Grammy Awards?

The guiding principle of the 92nd Academy Awards seems to have been borrowed from Jake Gyllenhaal's character in John Mulaney's recent Netflix special.

Good news! 'Downhill' might be really good!

Thanks to the onstage banter/timing/camaraderie of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell while presenting best editing and best cinematography, we have been given hope: Their coming comedy, "Downhill," might be hilarious. Which, frankly, we all need. The movie, slated to open Friday, is the American version of "Force Majeure" (only a little lighter), and stars the two as a long-married couple. And frankly, I will gladly accept this. Some of us (hello) are going through real "Veep" withdrawal and are desperate for any version of President Selena Meyer, aka Julia Louis-Dreyfus, aka our queen.

'Ford v Ferrari' scoops up second award of the night

"Ford v Ferrari," an exhilarating racing drama and top-tier Dad Movie, drove off with the best editing award. It won for sound editing earlier in the night. (Honestly, that feels like hours ago.)