2019 Oscars Highlights, Results & Reaction #Oscars #AcademyAwards #Results

Green Book took home the top honor of the night winning Best Picture. As I have said here before, I enjoyed this film. It was a feel-good story about an amazingly talented African-American classical pianist and a blue-collar Italian-American from New York City, who travel to the Deep South for a series of concert performances. He encounters constant racism and prejudice during his tour and the two bond while maintaining their dignity despite all they face. It was undeniably an important film, but to me, it wasn’t the best film of the year.

Alfonso Cuarón’s acceptance speech for Best Director was my favorite part of the night. His statement “As artists, our job is to look where other don’t; this responsibility becomes much more important in times when we are being encouraged to look away.” His film Roma highlights the importance and the contribution of one of the 70 million domestic workers in the world without worker rights and their impact on our everyday lives.

Of the predictions I made, I got 15 of 24 correct. Not so good.

Here are the results of this year’s Oscars:

Best Picture

Green Book
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in “Green Book.” Photo Credit: Patti Perret / Universal Pictures

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born
Vice

Winner: Green Book

Actress in a Leading Role

The Favourite
Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” / Fox Searchlight Pictures

Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Winner: Olivia Colman

Actor in a Leading Role

Bohemian Rhapsody
Rami Malek in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Photo Credit: Alex Bailey / 20th Century Fox

Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortenesen, Green Book

Winner: Rami Malek

Actress in a Supporting Role

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Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” / Annapurna Pictures

Amy Adams, Vice
Marina De Tavira, Roma
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Winner: Regina King

Actor in a Supporting Role

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Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in “Green Book.” Photo Credit: Patti Perret / Universal Pictures

Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Winner: Mahershala Ali

Director

Alfonso Cuaron Roma

Alfonso Cuaron on the set of “Roma.” / Netflix

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Adam McKay, Vice

Winner: Alfonso Cuarón

Adapted Screenplay

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Adam Driver and John David Washington in “BlacKkKlansman.” / Focus Features

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Winner: BlacKkKlansman

Original Screenplay

The Favourite
First Reformed
Green Book
Roma
Vice

Winner: Green Book

Animated Feature Film

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“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” / Sony Animation Studios

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

Winner: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Cinematography

Cold War
The Favourite
Never Look Away
Roma
A Star Is Born

Winner: Roma

Documentary Feature

Alex Honnold Free Solo
Alex Honnold in “Free Solo.” / National Geographic

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

Winner: Free Solo

Foreign Language Film

Capernaum
Cold War
Never Look Away
Roma
Shoplifters

Winner: Roma

Original Score

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns

Winner: Black Panther

Original Song

“All the Stars” — Black Panther
“I’ll Fight” — RBG
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” — Mary Poppins Returns
“Shallow” — A Star Is Born
“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” — The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Winner: “Shallow”

Production Design

Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma

Winner: Black Panther

Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scraggs
Black Panther
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of the Scots

Winner: Black Panther

Film Editing

BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Vice

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

Sound Editing

A Quiet Place
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Roma

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

Sound Mixing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Roma
A Star Is Born

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

Visual Effects

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

Winner: First Man

Makeup

Vice
Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in “Vice.” / Plan B Entertainment

Border
Mary Queen of the Scots
Vice

Winner: Vice

Documentary Short Subject

A Night at the Garden
Black Sheep
End Game
Lifeboat
Period. End of Sentence.

Winner: Period. End of Sentence.

Short Film, Animated

Animal Behaviour
Bao
Late Afternoon
One Small Step
Weekends

Winner: Bao

Short Film, Live Action

Detainment
Fauve
Marguerite
Mother
Skin

Winner: Skin

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