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2020 Oscars

Jojo Rabbit takes the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay

Jojo Rabbit won't walk away from the 2020 Oscars empty-handed.

Taika Waititi's World War II comedy on Sunday won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, beating out The Irishman, Joker, Little Women, and The Two Popes. Waititi's main competitor in the Best Adapted Screenplay category was thought to be Little Women.

The New York Times' Kyle Buchanan notes with Waititi's win, he becomes the first indigenous director to win an Oscar.

Waititi was previously nominated at the Oscars in 2005, when his short Two Cars, One Night was up for Best Live Action Short Film. Prior to the Academy Awards, Jojo Rabbit took screenplay prizes from the Writers Guild of America Awards and the British Academy Film Awards. It also won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, the same prize Best Picture winner Green Book took last year.