Kiwi director Taika Waititi joked that he gave the "worst" speech, James Corden and Rebel Wilson brought Cats to the stage, Billie Eilish performed Yesterday by The Beatles, while Eminem made a surprise performance and Parasite was the big winner at the 2020 Academy Awards, taking home four prizes.
The comedy-thriller made history as the first non-English language movie to scoop the coveted Best Picture honour at this year's ceremony, as well as taking the International Feature Film prize, while Bong Joon-ho scooped both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Speaking as he collected the International Feature Film award, which was previously known as Best Foreign Language Film, he said: "The category has a new name now, I'm so happy to be its first recipient under the new name.
"I applaud and support the new direction this change symbolises."
Producer Kwak Sin-ae took the microphone when the cast and crew took to the stage at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre to accept Best Picture.
She said through a translator: "I'm speechless. We never imagined this would ever happen, we are so happy. I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now.
"I express my deepest gratitude and respect to the Academy for making this decision."
Meanwhile, the movie Cats was snubbed on the night, but that didn't stop the film's actors Rebel Wilson and James Corden take the stage in full Cats costume to present an award.
Elsewhere at the ceremony, although it was snubbed in the major categories, 1917 still had a successful evening, taking home three prizes for visual effects, cinematography and sound mixing.
Joker star Joaquin Phoenix and Judy's Renee Zellweger won the Leading Actor and Actress prizes.
Supporting Actor and Actress honours went to Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story actress Laura Dern.
Laura Dern said winning the award was a great birthday surprise while, Brad said during his acceptance speech: "Historically I've always been really tentative about speeches. They make me nervous.
"So this - this round, I figured if we're going to do this - like, but some, like, some real work into it and try to get comfortable, and this is the result of that.
"No, I definitely write them. I have some funny friends. I have some very, very funny friends that helped me with some laughs, but, no, it's, you know, it's got to come from the heart.
"For me, it was just about getting cosy up in front of a mass of people. I know that sounds antithetical given the profession I've chosen but it's not necessarily my thing. So that's probably what I'll remember [about this awards season]."
Taika Waititi took home the Adapted Screenplay honour for Jojo Rabbit and Ford v Ferrari won two prizes, for sound editing and film editing.
After taking to the stage, Taika said: "Thank you. Amazing. Thank you. This is really light, it's supposed to be heavy."
The acclaimed filmmaker then went on to thank his mother, largely for introducing him to Christine Leunens novel, on which the movie is based on.
He continued: "I'd like to thank my mother, where are you? I lost you hours ago.
"Thank you for being my mother and many other reasons, but for giving me the book that I adapted, this film wouldn't have existed without you doing that.
"Christine, thank you for writing the book, the producers, thank you. There are many other people I wanted to thank but I can't remember them. That's it.
"This is really great and I dedicate it to all those indigenous kids in the world who want to do are and write stories. We can make it too. Thank you. Kia ora!"
Speaking backstage, Taika joked that his speech was the "worst" of the night because he didn't thank anyone for helping him on Jojo Rabbit.
He quipped: "You don't want to go up there and actually say lots of people's names. That seems like a waste of time.
"I've said to people before I came here, 'If I have to go up, I'm not going [to] thank you. Because why should I? I did all the typing. No one else did it. And all the words came from my head.'
"So, bottom line, I'm not going to thank my lawyer for that. I love him. He's done great stuff for me - he got me a bloody good deal on Thor: Love and Thunder, but he didn't type anything on Jojo Rabbit."
Toy Story 4 was the winner of Animated Feature Film, and Animated Short Film went to Hair Love.
Idina Menzel was joined by singers from around the world to perform Into the Unknown from Frozen 2, while Billie Eilish Yesterday by The Beatles during the In Memoriam portion of the award ceremony, while rapper Eminem gave a surprise performance of is Oscar-winning song from 8 Mile.
92nd Academy Awards select list of winners:
Bong Joon-ho, 'Parasite'
Actor in a Leading Role:
Joaquin Phoenix, 'Joker'
Actress in a Leading Role:
Renée Zellweger, 'Judy'
Actor in a Supporting Role:
Brad Pitt, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
Actress in a Supporting Role:
Laura Dern, 'Marriage Story'
'Parasite', Screenplay by Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won
'Jojo Rabbit', Screenplay by Taika Waititi
Animated Feature Film:
'Toy Story 4'
‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again from ‘Rocketman’, Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
- Bang! Showbiz