YaY, Parasite wound up being the surprise Best Picture winner! Well-deserved!

I am, however, disappointed that Little Women only won the Best Costume Design award while even the Joker movie walked away with two awards. Let me point something out here, people:

Average review scores on Rotten Tomatoes:

Little Women: 85.7%
Joker: 72.4%

Average review scores on Metacritic:

Little Women: 91%
Joker: 59%

Audience review scores:

Little Women

PostTrak: 5 stars
CinemaScore: A-
Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92%

Joker

PostTrak: 4 stars
CinemaScore: B+
Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 88%

Matter-of-factly, Little Women similary out-scored most of the of other Oscar nominees similarly, including not only such movies as Joker and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but also the the likes of 1917, which was considered to be the frontrunner for Best Picture going into tonight (and which came away with wins in three categories). Yet only the "girly" award that's about outward appearance? *sighs* Just because a movie is directed by a woman and about the domestic lives of women rather than male violence doesn't mean it's therefore undeserving of any recognition, jeez.