If you want to know who the most trending actors, actresses and directors are in the world of entertainment, this Oscars list is for you. From Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt to Oscar sweeping Director Bong Joon Ho, here are the top names that appeared at the Oscars award show, 2020.
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1. Joaquin Phoenix
Number one on the list goes to the Oscars’ Best Actor award winner, the one and only, Joaquin Phoenix. Phoenix’s chilling portrayal of the famous villain, the Joker, was critically acclaimed, as he brought a whole new side to the comic book character. His collaboration with director Todd Philip, producer Bradley Cooper and co-star Robert De Niro turned out to be a wild success as he swept award season, winning Best Actor at the Golden Globes, BAFTA, SAG and others. Phoenix took advantage of his platform to share his passionate views on animal rights and climate change. Phoenix will look to follow up this performance with another strong performance this year.
2. Bong Joon Ho
If you didn’t know the Korean Director before the Oscars, you certainly do now. If you still don’t he directed Best Picture winner Parasite, as well as other acclaimed movies including Snowpiercer. Parasite became the first international film to win Best Picture, and the director took home Best Director among 2 other awards. With his trusty translator by his side, Bong Joon Ho became a fan favorite on the award stages, and made a significant difference in bringing to light the impact foreign movies can have on American pop culture.
3. Renée Zellweger
Zellwegger made a triumphant return to Hollywood this year, due in part to her portrayal of old Hollywood star Judy Garland in the biopic Judy. Much like Phoenix, Zellweger swept the award season, winning award after award, graciously accepting the honor, with touching speeches, thankful to her fellow actors and actresses. While known for her roles in Jerry Maguire and the Bridget Jones movies, Zellweger is primed to return to the spotlight for the next few years.
4. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt got a lot of love this Awards season and it was all much deserved. Collaborating with Quentin Tarantino for the second time in his career for the comedy and love letter to Hollywood, Once Upon a Time..In Hollywood, Pitt’s performance was met with plenty of acclaim. The awards season was kind to Pitt as well, taking home almost every Best Supporter Actor award. The best part of his epic run was his hilarious acceptance speeches, going viral on multiple occasions for his references to Tinder, Titanic, Prince Harry and more. After securing his first acting Oscar, Pitt has entered a new category, adding to his already impressive resume.
5. Laura Dern
Netflix’s Marriage Story was one of the most visceral movies of the year. Dern starred alongside fellow Oscar nominees Scarlett Johansson and Adam Drive, taking home Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars as well as many other award shows. Playing the role of a divorce attorney, Dern sole nearly every scene she was in, bringing flair to the solemn film. Dern also played a role in the Little Women reboot, which also received some Oscars love.
6. Billie Eilish
Despite not being an actress, that didn’t stop Eilish from stealing the show at the Oscars. The popstar has absolutely dominated the entertainment industry and was tapped to perform and emotional rendition of the Beatles song Yesterday. Alongside her brother and performing partner, Finneas, Eilish honored all the actors, actresses and contributors who passed away this last year. Although she was only featured in a musical performance this year, Eilish is featured in upcoming James Bond movie, No Time to Die, singing the theme song, taking her prestige in the movie industry to a whole new level.
7. Matthew Cherry
The late great Kobe Bryant showed athletes everywhere that no sport should hold you back from accomplishing the greatest feat in entertainment; winning an Oscar. This year, former NFL player Matthew Cherry followed in Kobe’s footsteps by taking home the Oscar for Best Animated Short film, Hair Love. Now an executive at Monkeypaw Productions after playing in the league for 3 seasons, Cherry has worked on multiple projects and has furthered the legacy of athletes in film after securing an Oscar this year.
8. Cynthia Erivo
Best Actress nominee, Erivo is the first nominee on this list not to secure a victory, however she delivered a strong performance of Best Original Song nominated song, Stand Up, from her movie Harriet. While Tony Award winner Erivo was the only black nominee out of the major awards, she furthered her position as a powerhouse in the acting and performing world with her presence on the Oscar stage. Earlier this year Erivo appeared in HBO’s miniseries The Outsider and will appear in National Geographic’s Genius series, this season featuring Erivo in the role of the great Aretha Franklin.
9. Chrissy Metz
The actress performed the powerful song, I’m Standing with You on the Oscars stage this past award season. The outstanding performance was the most recent of many for the actress and singer. The song was featured in her recent movie, Breakthrough. The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated performer is a regular on the hit series This is Us, and is sure to continue her breakthrough into the industry.
10. Scarlett Johansson
One of the most popular and blockbuster leading actresses in Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson had not one but two nominations at the Oscars this year. Getting a nom for Best Actress for her powerful performance in Marriage Story, as well as a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in the irreverent film by the hilarious Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit. Johansson adds to her big year with her upcoming film Black Widow, returning one final time to her Avengers role, alongside 2020 Oscars nominee Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz.
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