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All the Winners From the 91st Academy Awards

The 91st Academy Awards, handed out Sunday, February 24th, were awash with more controversy than a Moonlight/La La Land snafu before they even started.  On the back of its lowest ratings yet (26.5 million for the 2018 ceremony compared to 43.7 million for 2014) the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tried all sorts of things to desperately gain a wider audience.

Back in August, the Academy announced a new “Popular Film” category that came under fire – that decision was ultimately reversed.  Comedian Kevin Hart was then named Oscar host December 5th, and two days later, after a slew of homophobic tweets from his past came back to light, he stepped down.  In January it was announced that for the first time in 30 years the ceremony would in fact be without a host.  Then Variety reported that in an attempt to shorten the ceremony only two of the five nominated songs would be performed (“Shallow” and “All the Stars” getting the go ahead).  This decision was also reversed.  The Academy also backtracked on a decision to not have last year’s best actor/actress winners present in lieu of bigger stars.  The last controversy was over the announcement that four categories (including cinematography) would be handed out during commercial breaks instead of airing live.  In what should have been entirely predictable to the Academy, Hollywood fought to have these categories reinstated and given the recognition they deserved.  All of this made the 2019 Oscars continuously in the headlines, but not for the reasons it should have been.

So for a ceremony where one didn’t really know what to expect, what did we get?

Well, while the host-less model wasn’t perfect, it worked and it certainly will be interesting to see what the Academy plans for next year.  Queen got things off to a rocking start, though Christian Bale looked less than impressed with the performance.  However having Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph provide a truncated monologue was also helpful to get things moving, right into Regina King’s win for best supporting actress.  Some great presenting pairs including Awkwafina and John Mulaney, Melissa McCarthy (adorned in a rabbit dress in ode to The Favourite) and Brian Tyree Henry, as well as Jason Mamoa and Helen Mirren kept things interesting.  A stunning performance of “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper was also a highlight.

Best Actor went predictably to Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody.  However, Olivia Colman beat odds on favourite Glenn Close for Best Actress honours.  And her speech was the best of the night.  Awards were actually dispersed fairly evenly throughout the nominees.  Best Picture went to Green Book, Roma won three awards (including Cinematography and Directing for Alfonso Cuarón), Bohemian Rhapsody won four, and Black Panther garnered three Oscars.  Check out the full list of winners below.

Best Picture:

“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“A Star Is Born”

Lead Actor:

Christian Bale, “Vice”
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

Lead Actress:

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams, “Vice”
Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”


Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Adam McKay, “Vice”

Animated Feature:

“Incredibles 2,” Brad Bird
“Isle of Dogs,” Wes Anderson
“Mirai,” Mamoru Hosoda
“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller

Animated Short:

“Animal Behaviour,” Alison Snowden, David Fine
“Bao,” Domee Shi, Becky Neiman-Cobb
“Late Afternoon,” Louise Bagnall
“One Small Step,” Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
“Weekends,” Trevor Jimenez

Adapted Screenplay:

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Joel Coen , Ethan Coen
“BlacKkKlansman,” Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins
“A Star Is Born,” Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters

Original Screenplay:

“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
“First Reformed,” Paul Schrader
“Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
“Vice,” Adam McKay


“Cold War,” Lukasz Zal
“The Favourite,” Robbie Ryan
“Never Look Away,” Caleb Deschanel
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
“A Star Is Born,” Matthew Libatique

Best Documentary Feature:

“Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross
“Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu
“Of Fathers and Sons,” Talal Derki
“RBG,” Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Best Documentary Short Subject:

“Black Sheep,” Ed Perkins
“End Game,” Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
“Lifeboat,” Skye Fitzgerald, Bryn Mooser
“A Night at the Garden,” Marshall Curry
“Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi, Melissa Berton

Best Live Action Short Film:

“Detainment,” Vincent Lambe
“Fauve,” Jeremy Comte
“Marguerite,” Marianne Farley
“Mother,” Rodrigo Sorogoyen
“Skin,” Guy Nattiv, Jaime Ray Newman

Best Foreign Language Film:

“Capernaum” (Lebanon), Nadine Labaki
“Cold War” (Poland), Paweł Pawlikowski
“Never Look Away” (Germany), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
“Roma” (Mexico), Alfonso Cuarón
“Shoplifters” (Japan), Hirokazu Kore-eda


Film Editing:

“BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman
“Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito
“The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis
“Vice,” Hank Corwin

Sound Editing:

“Black Panther,” Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Warhurst, Nina Hartstone
“First Man,” Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan
“A Quiet Place,” Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
“Roma,” Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

Sound Mixing:

“Black Panther,” Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
“First Man,” Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
“Roma,” Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio García
“A Star Is Born,” Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow

Production Design:

“Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart
“First Man,” Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
“The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
“Mary Poppins Returns,” John Myhre, Gordon Sim
“Roma,” Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

Original Score:

“BlacKkKlansman,” Terence Blanchard
“Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicholas Britell
“Isle of Dogs,” Alexandre Desplat
“Mary Poppins Returns,” Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Original Song:

“All The Stars” from “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
“I’ll Fight” from “RBG” by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Makeup and Hair:

“Border,” Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer
“Mary Queen of Scots,” Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks
“Vice,” Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney

Costume Design:

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Mary Zophres
“Black Panther,” Ruth E. Carter
“The Favourite,” Sandy Powell
“Mary Poppins Returns,” Sandy Powell
“Mary Queen of Scots,” Alexandra Byrne

Visual Effects:

“Avengers: Infinity War,” Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
“Christopher Robin,” Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould
“First Man,” Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm
“Ready Player One,” Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk
“Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

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One Comment

  1. What a great competition this year in the Academy Awards.
    We had so much expectation for “Roma”.
    Congratulations to all the winners!
    We love filming films. Every year more and more of the big productions of Hollywood are coming to the Canary Islands. Hope to have more around and be nominated to the Awards.
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