The 91st Academy Awards concluded in Los Angeles on Monday morning with Regina King taking home the first award – Best Supporting Actress for her work in If Beale Street Could Talk.
Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director for Roma, which also won Best Foreign Film and Best Cinematography. Best Picture, however, was taken by Green Book, which also won Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Best Original Screenplay.
Olivia Colman won Best Actress for playing Queen Anne in The Favourite, beating the redoubtable Glenn Close. Rami Malek won Best Actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, which also won sound and editing awards.
Crowd favourite Black Panther scored wins for Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. Shallow from A Star Is Born won Best Original Song, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performing it live. The Guneet Monga-produced Period. End Of Sentence, set in India, won Best Documentary Short.
The Oscars opened with a performance by Queen and Adam Lambert. Two films lead the nomination roster – Roma and The Favourite, both competing for Best Picture and other major Oscars, have 10 nominations each. The recipients of this year’s honorary Oscars are actress Cicely Tyson, composer Lalo Schifrin and publicist Marvin Levy while producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall receive the Irving G Thalberg Memorial Award.
The Oscars have been mired in controversy this year, from the lack of a host after Kevin Hart withdrew over homophobic tweets to a reversed decision to present four awards in commercial breaks.
And the Oscars 2019 went to:
Best Picture: Green Book
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron,Roma
Best Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Best Actor: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Best Foreign Film: Roma (Mexico)
Best Animated Feature Film: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Best Original Screenplay: Green Book
Best Adapted Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman
Best Original Score: Black Panther
Best Original Song: Shallow from A Star Is Born
Best Documentary Feature: Free Solo
Best Documentary Short: Period. End Of Sentence
Best Live Action Short: Skin
Best Animated Short: Bao
Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron for Roma
Best Production Design: Black Panther
Best Costume Design: Black Panther
Best Hair And Makeup: Vice
Best Sound Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Sound Mixing: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Visual Effects: First Man
Best Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody