After a season of awards which was filled with surprises and snubs, film-lovers fervidly writing, re-drafting, and editing their predictions ballots, the 2019 Oscars finally arrived at long last. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences won the best of the best films and the people making them shine at the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24.
For those who didn’t catch the festivities of this evening, which were quite entertaining in spite of the ceremony going without a host for the first time in more than 30 years, there is the full list of winners right here.
The biggest prize, Best Picture, belonged to Green Book, which crushed its competition in Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, A Star Is Born, The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma, and Vice.
The Best Actor award went to Rami Malek, thanks to his sterling role in Bohemian Rhapsody as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. This film also won the Academy Awards for Best Film Editing (to John Ottman), Best Sound Editing (to Nina Hartstone and John Warhurst), and Best Sound Mixing (to Tim Cavagin, Paul Massey, and John Casali).
Joining in the best actor category with Rami Malek was Olivia Colman, who captivated the audiences with her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite. Lady Gaga was believed to be a shoo-in for Best Actress with her performance as Ally Maine in the film A Star Is Born. However, she didn’t leave empty-handed because she won for her original song “Shallow” in this film.
In the supporting actor category, Mahershala Ali of Green Book picked up the golden statue for his role as Don Shirley, while Regina King scored the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for portraying Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street Could Talk.
The writing teams of Green Book and BlacKkKlansman were well rewarded at the 2019 Oscars, with the former winning for Best Original Screenplay and the latter taking the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Another top winner at this year’s Oscars was Alfonso Cuarón, who was recognized as the Best Director for his visually gorgeous work, the semi-autobiographical drama Roma.