The 91st Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars 2019 concluded on Monday, and although Oscars ditched the host, the haunts of #MeToo kept encapsulating the otherwise grandiose affair – they finally seem to have gotten over the white myopia and added a bit of people of people – and women, of course.
The marque “first black and women nominees as well as winner under various categories of the Oscars 2019 – along with the obvious white presence almost balanced this year’s Academy Awards quite perfectly – despite some disappointing choices (Green Book). Credits to the #MeToo Harvey Weinstein controversy last year that kept the Oscars 2019 a little different – in a good way. There were no scandalous revelations to begin with, and there was the first-ever recognition for people of colour and women.
The other stand that the American cinema award took this year was dropping out Kevin Hart – the host of the night – for his homophobic tweets. Yes, the show went on without any host and that has not happened in last 30 years. But at the end, Oscars had to be itself and Green Book, which starred Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, has won Best Picture at Oscars 2019 – beating films like Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, BlackkKlansman, The Favourite, Roma, and Vice. And a movie about the horror of period – directed by Rayza Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton won the Best Short Documentary. All this made the award, a tad bit better and less controversial – despite the aura.
Here is the full list of Sunday night’s winners:
Best Picture – Green Book
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Olivia Colman for The Favourite
Best Directing – Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali for Green Book
Best Supporting Actress – Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk.
Best Original Score – Ludwig Goransson for Black Panther
Best Original Song – Lady Gaga, Mike Ronson, Anthony Rossomondo and Andrew Wyatt for A Star Is Born
Best Adapted Screenplay – Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee for Blackkklansman
Original Screenplay – Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly for Green Book
Best Live Action Short – Skin
Best Visual Effects – Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm for First Man
Best Animated Short – Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb for Bao
Best Documentary Short – Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton for Period. End of Sentence
Best Animated Feature – Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse
Best Film Editing – John Ottman for Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Foreign Language Film – Roma
Best Cinematography – Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
Best Sound Editing – John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone for Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Sound Mixing – Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali for Bohemian Rhapsody
Makeup & Hairstyling – Vice
Best Costume Design – Ruth Carter for Black Panther
Best Production Design – Hannah Beachler (Production Design); Jay Hart (Set Decoration) for Black Panther
Best Documentary Feature – Free Solo