Oscars 2019: Despite Previous Setbacks, A Very Successful Show

For several months now we have heard nothing but negative press surrounding the 2019 academy awards, and finally, the night everyone has been talking about has come and gone. And you know what? It went way better than anybody could have expected.

Like any other Academy awards, there were surprises, like Peter Farrelly’s Green Book winning Best Picture over Roma, and there were easy predictions, such as Rami Malek winning best Actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. There were great speeches, and many memorable moments – director Spike Lee won his first Oscar for BlacKkKlansman, and Marvel’s Black Panther won three academy awards for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design. All very deserving.

The biggest shock of the night, however, was not the awards, but the show itself. The lack of a host for the first time in the Academy Award’s history lingered on everyone’s mind like a raincloud. Many people probably tuned in just to watch the inevitable train wreck that would come after the firing of comedian Kevin Heart from his hosting position – a train wreck than never came to be. The lack of a host actually worked out great!

The show felt like it had a great pace for the first time in years, the diversity of presenters gave a great perspective to each of the categories, and with no host it meant the academy had to focus more on the movies being honored, instead of a host leading an awards show with the movies coming secondary to the entertainment. Sure there were a few things that could have gone smoother – but nothing is perfect. This is without a doubt the best Academy Awards show in years. It was so good in fact, don’t be surprised if it is announced next year that there will be no host again.

What did you think of this year’s Oscars? How did your pics go? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.  Also, check out all of the nominees and winners below from each category.

Best Picture

Winner: Green Book
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman                                     Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
A Star is Born

Best Director 

Winner: Roma — Alfonso Cuarón
BlacKkKlansman — Spike Lee
Cold War — Paweł Pawlikowski
The Favourite — Yorgos Lanthimos
Vice — Adam McKay

Best Actress

Winner: Olivia Colman — The Favourite
Yalitza Aparicio — Roma
Glenn Close — The Wife
Lady Gaga — A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy — Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Actor

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

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

Winner: Mahershala Ali — Green Book
Adam Driver — BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliot — A Star is Born
Richard E. Grant — Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell — Vice

Best Original Song

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

Best Original Score

Winner: Black Panther — Ludwig Goransson
BlacKkKlansmen — Terence Blanchard
If Beale Street Could Talk — Nicholas Britell
Isle of Dogs — Alexandre Desplat
Mary Poppins Returns — Marc Shaiman

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Green Book — Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
The Favorite — Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
First Reformed — Paul Schrader
Roma — Alfonso Cuaron
Vice — Adam McKay

Best Live Action Short Film

Winner: Skin

Best Visual Effects

Winner: First Man
Avengers: Infinity War
Christopher Robin
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Documentary — Short Subject

Winner: Period. End of Sentence
Black Sheep
A Night at The Garden

Best Animated Short Film

Winner: Bao
Animal Behavior
Late Afternoon
One Small Step

Best Animated Feature Film

Winner: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet

Best Film Editing

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book

Best Foreign Language Film

Winner: Roma — Mexico
Capernaum — Lebanon
Cold War — Poland
Never Look Away — Germany
Shoplifters — Japan

Best Sound Mixing

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody
Black Panther
First Man
A Star is Born

Best Sound Editing

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody
Black Panther
First Man
A Quiet Place

Best Cinematography

Winner: Roma
Cold War
The Favourite
Never Look Away
A Star is Born

Best Production Design

Winner: Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Costume Design

Winner: Black Panther
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Winner: Vice
Mary Queen of Scots

Best Documentary — Feature

Winner: Free Solo
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons

Author: Kylan Riley

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