Top news for year 2020

Date Headline
January 3, 2020 US drone strike kills Iranian general Qasem Soleimani
January 26, 2020 Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
March 11, 2020 WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic
May 25, 2020 George Floyd killed by police in Minneapolis
June 15, 2020 India-China border clash kills 20 Indian soldiers
July 30, 2020 NASA launches Mars rover Perseverance
August 4, 2020 Explosion in Beirut kills over 200 people
August 23, 2020 Protests erupt in Belarus after disputed presidential election
September 18, 2020 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies
October 2, 2020 President Trump tests positive for COVID-19
November 3, 2020 US presidential election
November 28, 2020 Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated
December 8, 2020 UK begins COVID-19 vaccination program
December 14, 2020 Electoral College confirms Joe Biden as US president-elect
December 21, 2020 First COVID-19 vaccine approved in the US

Movies of the year

Movie Title Director Genre Release Date
Parasite Bong Joon-ho Thriller, Comedy, Drama May 21, 2019
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Aaron Sorkin Drama, History, Thriller October 16, 2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom George C. Wolfe Drama, Music December 18, 2020
Soul Pete Docter, Kemp Powers Animation, Adventure, Comedy December 25, 2020
Da 5 Bloods Spike Lee Drama, War June 12, 2020
Hamilton Thomas Kail History, Musical July 3, 2020
Mank David Fincher Drama, Biography November 13, 2020
The Invisible Man Leigh Whannell Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller February 28, 2020
Onward Dan Scanlon Animation, Adventure, Comedy March 6, 2020
Sound of Metal Darius Marder Drama, Music December 4, 2020

Oscar award winner of year

Award Winner Description
Best Picture Parasite The first non-English language film to win Best Picture, directed by Bong Joon-ho.
Best Director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) Bong Joon-ho became the first South Korean director to win this award.
Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) Phoenix won his first Oscar for his portrayal of the iconic comic book villain.
Best Actress Renee Zellweger (Judy) Zellweger won her second Oscar for her portrayal of Judy Garland in the biopic.
Best Supporting Actor Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) Pitt won his first acting Oscar for his role as a stuntman in Quentin Tarantino's film.
Best Supporting Actress Laura Dern (Marriage Story) Dern won her first Oscar for her role as a divorce lawyer in the Netflix film.
Best Original Screenplay Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (Parasite) The screenplay for Parasite won this award, making it the first non-English language film to do so.
Best Adapted Screenplay Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) Waititi won for his adaptation of the novel Caging Skies, which tells the story of a young boy in Nazi Germany.
Best Animated Feature Toy Story 4 The fourth installment in the Toy Story franchise won this award.
Best International Feature Film Parasite Parasite also won this award, representing South Korea.
Best Documentary Feature American Factory The Netflix documentary about a Chinese-owned factory in Ohio won this award.
Best Original Score Hildur Gu�nad�ttir (Joker) Gu�nad�ttir won for her haunting score for the dark comic book film.
Best Original Song "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman The song, written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, won this award.
Best Cinematography Roger Deakins (1917) Deakins won his second Oscar for his work on the World War I epic, which was filmed to look like one continuous shot.
Best Production Design Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) The team won for their recreation of 1960s Hollywood.
Best Costume Design Jacqueline Durran (Little Women) Durran won for her work on the period drama.
Best Makeup and Hairstyling Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker (Bombshell) The team won for their work transforming Charlize Theron and others into Fox News personalities.
Best Film Editing Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland (Ford v Ferrari) The team won for their work on the racing drama.
Best Sound Editing Donald Sylvester (Ford v Ferrari) Sylvester won for his work on the film's sound effects.
Best Sound Mixing Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson (1917) The team won for their work on the immersive sound design of the war film.