Oscars 2019: All the winners!

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The Academy Awards (better known as the Oscars) are finally upon us. And while the awards show itself has been doing everything in its power to try and ruin the whole celebration, the industry is celebrating anyway. After all, the show might not have a host and may be changing its formula a little, but they’re at least still handing out the awards and isn’t that the whole point?

So, just who was going to land up with one of those golden statuettes this year? Could Roma continue to dominate the way it has at the BAFTA and Guild awards or could we see a couple of surprise winners along the way? Then there is the question of exactly how much attraction the star power and popularity of Black Panther has in an award show where it should’ really matter but inevitably will anyway.

Regardless of how you feel about the different movies on the list though, the official record books will always reflect the final vote of the academy, who has for 2019, given out their official awards for moves from 2018, below:

Best Picture

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

Best Director

  • Winner: Roma — Alfonso Cuaron
  • 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 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
  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother

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
  • Endgame
  • Lifeboat
  • A Night at The Garden

Best Animated Short Film

  • Winner: Bao
  • Animal Behavior
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Best Animated Feature Film

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

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 Film Editing

  • Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Vice

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
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born

Best Sound Editing

  • Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Black Panther
  • First Man
  • A Quiet Place
  • Roma

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
  • Roma

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
  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots

Best Documentary — Feature

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

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

So, there were indeed a couple of minor surprises on the night. None perhaps bigger than Best Picture itself going to Green Book, the controversial story that tells of an unlikely friendship that transcends racial barriers. Considering the movie didn’t win any of the Best Picture awards elsewhere it will go down as an upset, even if this year’s awards were an open contest.

While most of the acting prizes went to the clear frontrunners, the biggest surprises came from some of the technical categories, especially First Man in winning Best Visual Effects against all the other big-budget CGI movies and Bohemian Rhapsody cleaning up all the sound and editing awards. Roma and The Favourite might have received the most nominations, but the actual distributions of the awards was a lot more evenly spread out amongst all the top nominees and if there is one thing that it highlights it’s that in this year’s awards, there has been no clear front-runner. Bohemian Rhapsody landed up with the most awards for the night (4), followed by Black Panther, Green Book and Roma on 3. So, not only does Marvel get their first Oscar, but three in one night.

Some memorable events from the evening include Spike Lee finally getting an Oscar. It might have been for Best Adapted Screenplay and not best director, but the legendary BlacKkKlansman filmmaker who has spent many a decade redefining cinema finally has a competitive Oscar to his name (he has previously received an honorary one) and I couldn’t be happier. We also saw Mahershala Ali become only the second black person after Denzel Washington to actually win multiple Oscars and to go along with all that diversity we also saw Ruth Carter win for Best Costume Design for Black Panther. That’s an award that the movie did truly deserve to win.

Perhaps one of the best things about the awards show is that we have now come to an end of awards season and start looking forward to all the good moves coming our way without needing to reminisce over the best movies from last year. After all, times have changed, movies are constantly evolving and who still wants to be stuck in 2018 when there is so much about 2019 to look forward to?

Last Updated: February 25, 2019

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