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With big victories for films from Green Book to Bohemian Rhapsody, and performers from Lady Gaga to Olivia Colman, the 2019 Oscars were a night of triumphs, sprinkled with surprises. We’ve rounded up a list of all the champions from Hollywood’s biggest night!
Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay: Green Book
The most prestigious award of the ceremony, Best Picture, may have been the most controversial.
In the words of Rolling Stone Magazine film critic Peter Travers …
“The Academy had three chances to make history this year. Roma would have been the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture, A win for BlackKklansman would have given Spike Lee his rightful place in the Oscar time capsule … and a win for Black Panther might indicate Oscar voters had the sense to appreciate a comic book movie that was artfully done and gave black children a chance to see themselves reflected in the Marvel universe.”
Instead, Travers wrote via Instagram, Green Book was “safe” and “conventional.” Do you agree with Travers’ Best Picture argument?
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
King started the show on the perfect note with her acceptance speech for If Beale Street Could Talk:
“It’s appropriate for me to be standing here because I am an example of what happens when support and love is poured into someone.”
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Beating out awards-circuit dark horse Richard E. Grant and his performance in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” Ali, who is also starring on the current season of True Detective, came out on top for his role as Dr. Don Shirley in Green Book.
Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography: Roma
Though Roma didn’t pull out a win for Best Picture, Alfonso Cuarón did take home the Academy Award for Best Director, and the movie for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.
“I want to thank the academy for recognizing a film centered around an indigenous woman, one of the 70 million domestic workers in the world without work rights, a character that has historically been relegated in the background in cinema,” Cuarón said during his Best Director acceptance speech. “As artists, our job is to look where others don’t.”
Best Documentary (Short): Period. End of Sentence.
Even menstruation had a moment during this year’s Oscars! In her speech, 25-year-old Period. End of Sentence. director Rayka Zehtabchi highlighted how the taboos surrounding periods are prominent internationally, not just in India where the film is set.
Best Documentary Feature: Free Solo
It was a gratifying night for the team that brought us a heart-racing look into free solo climber Alex Honnold’s scale of the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
Best Original Song: ‘Shallow’
Lady Gaga became the first woman in history to win an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Grammy in the same year when she nabbed an Oscar for ‘Shallow’ from the A Star is Born soundtrack.
Gaga and co-star Bradley Cooper gave a stunning live performance of the song—which was co-written by Gaga, Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando, and Mark Ronson — during the Oscars ceremony.
Best Animated Feature Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spiderman came swinging into the winner’s circle on the same night legendary comic book writer and producer Stan Lee was honored during the ceremony’s annual In Memoriam segment.
Best Adapted Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman
For those who were disappointed to see BlacKkKlansman lose the title for Best Picture, there was some redemption for the film: it was awarded Best Adapted Screenplay!
Best Leading Actor: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Malek received one of the highest honors of the night for his uncanny portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the film.
Best Leading Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
The actress’ win, topped off with an endearing acceptance speech, was one of the most celebrated moments of the show.
Best Production Design, Costume Design, Original Score: Black Panther
The Marvel hit took home a total of three awards on Oscars Sunday!
Best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Film Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody
Not only was the film’s Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek, recognized for his work, the film itself received awards in three production categories.
Best Animated Short Film: Bao
It was a big night for the quirky and heartwarming short, which tells the story of an aging and lonely Chinese-Candadian mother whose handmade dumpling comes to life as a boy.
Best Live Action Short Film: Skin
Israeli filmmaker Guy Nattiv had a moment last night when his film Skin was honored.
“My grandparents are Holocaust survivors,” he said in his speech. “The bigotry that they experienced in the Holocaust – we see that everywhere today, in America, in Europe. This film is about education, about teaching your kids a better way.”
Best Visual Effects: First Man
In his second collaboration with Ryan Gosling, La La Land director Damien Chazelle’s new film stunned again with his film about NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon.
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Vice
No vices here: all praise went to Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney for their work transforming Christian Bale into former Vice President Dick Cheney.