Film’s biggest night The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars honoured some of the brightest stars and works in Hollywood, and beyond at its prestigious award ceremony last night.
The show which was a little over three hours in its runtime saw Bohemian Rhapsody and Black Panther cart home most statues with four wins apiece with Green Book and Roma trailing closely behind with three wins each .
Rami Malek continued in his winning streak following his win in Best Actor category at the Golden Globes and SAG awards, he maintained this initial win streak with Glenn Close who lost in the Best Actress category to Olivia Colman for her rivetting role of Ann, Queen of Great Britain in The Favourite.
While critics and Oscar voters slammed Bradley Cooper’s directorial efforts and Lady Gaga’s acting chops, Shallow stayed afloat as the film’s saving grace. It won Best Original Score, just like it achieved at the Golden Globe. Black Panther won in the Best Original Score category.
Green Book took home the evening’s biggest prize in the Best Picture category, a win that didn’t sit well with Spike Lee whose BlacKKKlansman was nominated alongside. Netflix’s Roma which scored good wins with three awards out of its 10 notations failed in the Best Picture category.
Promoting diversity more that ever before, Regina King won in the Best Supporting Actress category. Though not the only black female figure to be honoured, Hannah Beachler (production design) and Ruth E. Carter (costumes) (both for Black Panther), became the first African-Americans to receive Oscars in their respective categories. Blacks weren’t the only ones who achieved glory. With Bao and Free Solo, the Asian culture was celebrated with a win in Best Documentary and Best Animated Short respectively.
Here’s a complete list of winners from the show.
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Foreign Language Film:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Live Action Short:
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Shallow from A Star Is Born
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