By SM.26 Feb, 2019
LOS ANGELES: Nobody really knew what would happen at 2019 Oscars on February 24 — the first ceremony in 30 years without a host. The evening concluded with the awards spread around; every Best Picture nominee earned at least one trophy, and 15 movies in all earned the 24 awards.
But someone has to win the big prize, and that winner was Green Book, which won Best Picture in addition to two other awards: Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, and Original Screenplay. And it did so despite being the subject of a number of controversies, particularly because of its depiction of the history of race in America.
Bohemian Rhapsody earned the most Oscars overall, with four, including Lead Actor for Rami Malek, who played Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The movie has come under fire for its treatment of Mercury’s sexuality.
Green Book’s three Oscars were matched by Roma and Black Panther. Roma’s Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director and Cinematography, making him the first director in Oscars history to take home both of those prizes. The film also won Best Foreign Language Feature.
Meanwhile, Black Panther — the third-highest-earning movie of all time in the US and the first superhero movie in history to be nominated for Best Picture — won for Original Score, Production Design, and Costume Design.
2019 was the first year in history that the majority of acting winners were people of color. In addition to Malek and Ali, Regina King won Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk. The Favourite’s Olivia Colman won Lead Actress.
And though A Star Is Born didn’t win any of the night’s big prizes, Lady Gaga didn’t come away empty-handed; she, Bradley Cooper, and the team from A Star Is Born won Best Original Song for “Shallow.”
And the Oscars 2019 went to:
Best Picture: Green Book
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron [Roma]
Best Actress: Olivia Colman [The Favourite]
Best Actor: Rami Malek [Bohemian Rhapsody]
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King [If Beale Street Could Talk]
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali [Green Book]
Best Foreign Film: Roma (Mexico)
Best Animated Feature Film: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Best Original Screenplay: Green Book
Best Adapted Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman
Best Original Score: Black Panther
Best Original Song: Shallow from A Star Is Born
Best Documentary Feature: Free Solo
Best Documentary Short: Period. End Of Sentence
Best Live Action Short: Skin
Best Animated Short: Bao
Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron for Roma
Best Production Design: Black Panther
Best Costume Design: Black Panther
Best Hair And Makeup: Vice
Best Sound Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Sound Mixing: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Visual Effects: First Man
Best Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody