A Hostless Oscars Brings Surprises, Activism To The Stage

By Kaely Monahan
Published: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 5:53pm
Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 8:30am

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Backstage during the live ABC telecast of the 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

After a lot of hype and worry, it turns out that the Oscars don't need a host.

That’s the general feeling among many film critics after Sunday night’s 91st Academy Awards. Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler presented the opening monologue and singer Adam Lambert joined the surviving members of Queen to open the ceremony with rousing renditions of the band’s greatest hits.

The big winners were "Green Book" and "Bohemian Rhapsody."

"Green Book" won three awards, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. "Bohemian Rhapsody’s" Rami Malek took home the prize for Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury. In his acceptance speech he pointed out that audiences want to see more diverse stories like Mercury’s.

Olivia Coleman won Best Actress for her role as Queen Anne in "The Favourite."

"Roma" was one of the most talked about films this year and it was nominated for several categories including Best Foreign Film and Best Picture. It was a shoe-in for Best Foreign film and the movie’s director Alfonso Cuarón won the Best Director award.

Spike Lee finally won his Oscar in Best Adapted Screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman." After jumping into the arms of presenter Samuel L. Jackson, Lee delivered an emotional acceptance speech that touched on Black History Month and slavery in America.

Perhaps one of the most surprising wins of the night was the winner for Best Original Score. The Oscar went to Ludwig Göransson for "Black Panther." The first-time Oscar-nominee and winner paid tribute to all the African artists who worked with him on the music.

See the full list of winners and nominees below. 

*Winners

 

Best picture

Peter Farrelly
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Peter Farrelly accepts the Oscar® for original screenplay during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

BlacKkKlansman

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

*Green Book

Roma

A Star Is Born

Vice

Directing

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Paweł Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

*Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Actress in a leading role

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Glenn Close (The Wife)

*Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Actor in a leading role

Rami Malek
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Rami Malek poses backstage with the Oscar® for performance by an actor in a leading role during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Christian Bale (Vice)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate)

*Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Actress in a supporting role

Regina King
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Regina King poses backstage with the Oscar® for performance by an actress in a supporting role during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Amy Adams (Vice)

Marina de Tavira (Roma)

*Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Actor in a supporting role

*Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Animated feature film

Incredibles 2

Isle Of Dogs

Mirai

Ralph Breaks The Internet

*Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Cinematography

Alfonso Cuaron
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Oscar® winner Alfonso Cuaron shares his awards with others during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Łukasz Żal (Cold War)

Robbie Ryan (The Favourite)

Caleb Deschanel (Never Look Away)

*Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Matthew Libatique (A Star Is Born)

Costume design

Mary Zophres (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs)

*Ruth Carter (Black Panther)

Sandy Powell (The Favourite)

Sandy Powell (Mary Poppins Returns)

Alexandra Byrne (Mary Queen Of Scots)

Documentary (feature)

*Free Solo

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Minding The Gap

Of Fathers And Sons

RBG

Documentary (short subject)

Black Sheep

End Game

Lifeboat

A Night At The Garden

*Period. End of Sentence.

Film editing

BlacKkKlansman

*Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Vice

Foreign language film

Capernaum (Lebanon)

Cold War (Poland)

Never Look Away (Germany)

*Roma (Mexico)

Shoplifters (Japan)

Makeup and hairstyling

Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer (Border)

Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher, and Jessica Brooks (Mary Queen Of Scots)

*Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, and Patricia DeHaney (Vice)

Music (original score)

Ludwig Goransson
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Ludwig Goransson poses backstage with Tessa Thompson (L) and Michael B. Jordan with the Oscar® for achievement in music written for motion pictures (original score) during the live ABC telecast of the 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

*Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther)

Terence Blanchard (BlacKkKlansman)

Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs)

Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns)

Music (original song)

"When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs)

"All The Stars" by Mark Spears (aka Sounwave), Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and Anthony Tiffith, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe (aka SZA) (Black Panther)

"The Place Where Lost Things Go" by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Mary Poppins Returns)

"I'll Fight" by Diane Warren (RBG)

*"Shallow" by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt (A Star Is Born)

Production design

*Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart (Black Panther)

Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton (The Favourite)

Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas (First Man)

John Myhre and Gordon Sim (Mary Poppins Returns)

Eugenio Caballero and Bárbara Enríquez (Roma)

Short film (animated)

Animal Behaviour

*Bao

Late Afternoon

One Small Step

Weekends

Short film (live action)

Detainment

Fauve

Marguerite

Mother

*Skin

Sound editing

Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan (First Man)

Benjamin Burtt and Steve Boeddeker (Black Panther)

*John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl (A Quiet Place)

Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay (Roma)

Sound mixing

Black Panther

*Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Roma

A Star Is Born

Visual effects

Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Daniel Sudick (Avengers: Infinity War)

Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould (Christopher Robin)

*Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm (First Man)

Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew Butler and David Shirk (Ready Player One)

Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

Writing (adapted screenplay)

Spike Lee
Mike Baker/©A.M.P.A.S.
Spike Lee backstage with the Oscar® for adapted screenplay during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs)

*Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters (A Star Is Born)

Writing (original screenplay)

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite)

Paul Schrader (First Reformed)

*Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly (Green Book)

Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Adam McKay (Vice)

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