There was disappointment once again for Saoirse Ronan at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Sunday with the Irish star losing out on Best Actress to Renée Zellweger, on a night when the history-making Parasite was the biggest winner.
After gracing the red carpet, Zellweger, the favourite, won Best Actress for her performance in Judy Garland biopic Judy. As expected, Joker star Joaquin Phoenix was also honoured with Best Actor for his portrayal of the super villain.
Zellweger, winning her second Oscar - she previously won Best Supporting Actress for Cold Mountain - paid tribute to Ronan and the other Best Actress nominees in her acceptance speech at the the Dolby Theater.
"Cynthia (Erivo), Scarlett (Johansson), Charlize (Theron), Saoirse; I have to say, boy, it is an honour to be considered in your company."
An emotional Phoenix remembered his late brother, fellow actor River Phoenix, during his speech.
"When he was 17, my brother wrote this lyric, 'Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow'."
The favourites also won in the Supporting categories: Laura Dern was named Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story, with Brad Pitt winning Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.
There were four wins for the South Korean class satire Parasite: Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay. It has made history by becoming the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture.
Parasite director Bong Joon Ho - vowing to "drink until next morning" - and 1917 filmmaker Sam Mendes had been at the centre of a fascinating contest to see which film would win Best Picture and Best Director, or if the awards would be split. In the end the two big awards headed east.
Ronan's Oscar nomination for Little Women was her fourth. She was previously shortlisted for Atonement (Best Supporting Actress, 2008), Brooklyn (Best Actress, 2016) and Lady Bird (Best Actress, 2018). She has some distance to catch up with Glenn Close, who has seven nominations and no win.
The Oscars are on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player on Monday at 9:35pm.
The Winners in Full:
Renée Zellweger, Judy
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Best Supporting Actor
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Best International Feature Film
Best Adapted Screenplay
Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi
Best Original Screenplay
Parasite, Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won
Best Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 4
Best Documentary Feature
1917, Roger Deakins
Best Original Score
Joker, Hildur Guđnadóttir
Best Original Song
(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again; from Rocketman Music by: Elton John Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin
Best Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari, Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
Best Short Film (Animated)
Best Short Film (Live Action)
The Neighbors' Window
Best Documentary (Short Subject)
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)
#Oscars Moment: "Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You're a Girl)" wins for Best Documentary Short. Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva (@_Andreicheva) accept their Oscars. pic.twitter.com/PJThEPxXJJ— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2020
Best Production Design
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
Best Costume Design
Little Women, Jacqueline Durran
Best Sound Editing
Ford v Ferrari, Donald Sylvester
Best Sound Mixing
1917, Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Bombshell, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker
Best Visual Effects
1917, Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy
The Oscars, which saw Irish composer Eimear Noone become the first woman to conduct a section of the ceremony, are on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Plater tonight from 9.35pm.