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The 2019 Academy Award Winners

The Oscars have been rife with controversy for a number of years due to the lack of diversity when it came to winning picks by the Academy. In the last two years though, there seems to have been some obvious effort in including more works and performances by people of colour. We can hardly credit the Academy for this as it was a long time coming, and it took quite a lot of time and raised voices for them to concede, and attempt to be more inclusive.

We suppose you could say that’s progress but old habits do die hard as is apparent from the Best Picture win for this year; Green Book‘s story of a much recycled trope told through the perspective of the classic racist in Jim Crow era America. Even though it depicts what we must think is a wholesome ending of a reluctant friendship forming in the end with the persecuted, but talented African American, it is a tale that has been revisited time and again. Many would have preferred the Oscar to go to multiple award-wining masterpiece, Roma.

On a more positive note, fan favourite movies like Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody snagged some much deserved wins. This is in spite of disgraced director Brian Singer being fired from Bohemian Rhapsody over sexual assault allegations. Though many would disagree, I personally am glad that this didn’t overshadow Rami Malek’s phenomenal performance, that won him the coveted Oscar in his category.

And the show did run quite smoothly albeit without a host. Here are the winners:

Best Picture

Image credit: Patti Perret/Universal Pictures

Winner: Green Book

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Roma

Promoted

A Star Is Born

Vice

Director

Image credit: Carlos Somonte

Winner: Alfonso Cuarón — Roma

Spike Lee — BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski — Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos — The Favourite

Adam McKay —Vice

Actress in a Leading Role

Image credit: 20th Century Fox

Winner: Olivia Colman — The Favourite

Yalitza Aparicio — Roma

Glenn Close — The Wife

Promoted

Lady Gaga — A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy — Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Actor in a Leading Role

Image credit: Alex Bailey/20th Century Fox

Winner: Rami Malek — Bohemian Rhapsody

Christian Bale — Vice

Bradley Cooper — A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe — At Eternity’s Gate

Viggo Mortensen — Green Book

Best Supporting Actress

Image credit: Annapurna Pictures

Winner: Regina King — If Beale Street Could Talk

Amy Adams — Vice

Marina de Tavira — Roma

Emma Stone — The Favourite

Rachel Weisz — The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor

Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Winner: Mahershala Ali — Green Book

Adam Driver — BlacKkKlansman

Sam Elliott — A Star Is Born

Richard E. Grant — Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell — Vice

Original Song

Image credit: Warner Bros

Winner: “Shallow” — A Star Is Born

“All the Stars” — Black Panther

“I’ll Fight” — RBG

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” — Mary Poppins Returns

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings — The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Original Score

Image credit: Marvel Studios

Winner: Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

If Beale Street Could Talk

Isle of Dogs

Mary Poppins Returns

Adapted Screenplay

Image Credit: David Lee

Winner: BlackKkKlansman

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born

Original Screenplay

Image credit: Universal Pictures

Winner: Green Book

The Favourite

First Reformed

Roma

Vice

Live Action Short

Image credit: IMDb

Winner: Skin

Detainment

Fauve

Marguerite

Mother

Visual Effects

Image credit: TIFF

Winner: First Man

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Documentary Short Subject

Image credit: The Pad Project/Sam Davis

Winner: Period. End of Sentence.

Black Sheep

End Game

Lifeboat

A Night at the Garden

Animated Short Film

Image credit: Pixar

Winner: Bao

Animal Behavior

Late Afternoon

One Small Step

Weekends

Animated Feature Film

Image credit: Sony Pictures Animation

Winner: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Mirai

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Film Editing

Image credit: Alex Bailey/20th Century Fox

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

BlacKkKlansman

The Favourite

Green Book

Vice

Foreign Language Film

Image credit: Carlos Somonte

Winner: Roma (Mexico)

Capernaum (Lebanon)

Cold War (Poland)

Never Look Away (Germany)

Shoplifters (Japan)

Sound Mixing

Image credit: Alex Bailey/20th Century Fox

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther

First Man

Roma

A Star Is Born

Sound Editing

Image credit: Alex Bailey

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther

First Man

A Quiet Place

Roma

Cinematography

Image credit: Carlos Somonte

Winner: Roma

Cold War

The Favourite

Never Look Away

A Star Is Born

Production Design

Image credit: Marvel Studios

Winner: Black Panther

The Favourite

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns

Roma

Costume Design

Image credit: Marvel Studios

Winner: Black Panther

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Queen of Scots

Makeup and Hairstyling

Image credit: Annapurna Pictures

Winner: Vice

Border

Mary Queen of Scots

Documentary Feature

Image credit: Jimmy Chin/National Geographic

Winner: Free Solo

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Minding the Gap

Of Fathers and Sons

RBG

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