The fear was this would be a predictable Oscars. The thing about the Academy Awards is that they are the last of the award shows, so by the time they air we’ve seen all the guilds, the Independent Spirit Awards, and even the Golden Globes hand out awards. It seemed like we knew who was going to win all the big awards. To be fair, most of the predictions were right, including all four of the major acting awards. However, two awards were huge surprises. The expectation was that Sam Mendes would win Best Director and his film 1917 would win Best Picture. Then, Bong Joon-Ho and his film Parasite both won. It was a true surprise.