Oscars 2019: ‘Green Book’ Wins Award For ‘Best Picture’
Period. End of Sentence, the short documentary film on the stigma surrounding women during menstruation in rural India wins an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category.
The run-up to the 91st Academy Awards has been a series of missteps and backtracks by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
- Rami Malek picked up the award for ‘Actor In a Leading Role’ for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
- While many expected Glenn Close to finally win the Oscar, Olivia Colman wins the award for ‘Actress In a Leading Role’ for ‘The Favourite’
- ‘Green Book’ won ‘Best Picture’; Mahershala Ali also won the award for ‘Actor In a Supporting Role’ for his performance in the film
- Alfonso Cuarón won the award for ‘Best Director’ for ‘Roma’; the Netflix film also won ‘Best Foreign Language Film’
- ‘Black Panther’ made history at the Oscars by winning the Academy Award for production design and costume design
And 'Best Picture' Goes To...
Green Book! The film, which explores racial tensions in 1960s US, won the Academy Award for best picture.
The film from Universal Pictures stars Mahershala Ali as an African-American concert pianist in the 1960s and Viggo Mortensen as his driver. It won three Oscars on Sunday, including best supporting actor for Ali and best original screenplay.
Alfonso Cuarón Wins 'Best Director' Award
Alfonso Cuarón, who won the award for ‘Best Director’ for Roma, thanked the Academy for recognising indigenous talent.
It's the second time Cuarón has won an Oscar as best director. He previously won in 2014 for Gravity. His film Roma is based on his childhood in Mexico and the woman who raised him.
Cuarón has also won two Oscars Sunday night, as well as the best foreign language film for Mexico, its first.
The writer-director dedicated his speech to domestic workers, noting that tens of millions of them work around the world with any rights.
Olivia Colman Wins ‘Actress In a Leading Role’ For Her Performance In 'The Favourite'
Olivia Colman, who won the award for her performance in The Favourite, called Glenn Close her idol in her acceptance speech. She beat out Glenn Close, who was considered the front-runner going into Sunday's Oscars.
It's the first Oscar in her first nomination for Colman, who plays Queen Anne. She has won four British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards and two Golden Globes throughout her career.
She thanked The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos, as well as her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
Colman also thanked her children, who she said she hoped were watching at home. She says, "This is not going to happen again."
Rami Malek Wins ‘Actor In a Leading Role’ For His Performance In 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Rami Malek is the winner of the Academy Award for best actor for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Malek wins his first Oscar in his role as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. He was the only first-time nominee in the category.
The actor thanked his mother, who was in the audience Sunday, and also paid tribute to his later father, who he said didn't get to see him become a film star.
Rami Malek did not comment on the sexual harassment allegations against director Bryan Singer in his speech.
Lady Gaga Gives Emotional Speech After She Bags Award For 'Original Song'
Shallow from A Star Is Born wins ‘Best Original Song’. An emotional Lady Gaga took to the stage, along with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt.
“It’s not about winning, but what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it,” said Lady Gaga in her acceptance speech.