First, it was The Shape of Water. Then, it was Green Book. And now, the Academy just honored another lucky film with the most highly coveted award.
Tonight, the 92nd annual Oscars took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Parasite took home the statuette for Best Picture.
The Academy Award for Best Picture has been around since the Oscars debuted in 1929. The statuette is given to the producer(s)—not the cast.
Previous winners include Green Book, The Shape of Water, Moonlight (not La La Land), Spotlight, Birdman, 12 Years a Slave, Argo, The Artist, The King’s Speech, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire, No Country for Old Men, The Departed, Crash, Million Dollar Baby, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Chicago.
Producer Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan) currently holds the record for most nominations in this category, with a total of ten. He’s followed by Scott Rudin (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lady Bird) with nine nods and Kathleen Kennedy (The Color Purple, The Sixth Sense) with eight nods.
And even better than Parasite winning? There was no Moonlight/La La Land mix-up.