Oscar 2019: Actors Rami Malek, Olivia Colman are Best Actor, Best Actress; Green Book gets Best Picture

A few predictable names and surprises, the awards reflected the times we live in.
Oscars 2019
Oscars 2019

It was a night of unexpected twists and turns. The 91st Academy Awards or the Oscars 2019 night was sort of predictable, and yet threw surprises with its list of winners.

Rami Malek as expected, won the Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, while Olivia Colman won the Best Actress for The Favourite. "I may not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out," said Rami, about his win and he even drew parallels between his and Freddie Mercury's life experiences.

<em>Alfonso Cuarón</em>
Alfonso Cuarón

The biggest surprise, however, of the evening was the Best Picture award that was given to the Green Book. Best Director was won by Alfonso Cuarón for his film Roma

<em>Mahershala Ali</em>
Mahershala Ali

Alfonso thanked the Oscars, "For recognising a film centred around an indigenous woman... As artists, our job is to look where others don't." While Rami encouraged people to listen to their inner voices, "To anyone trying to discover their voice, listen – we made a film about a gay man and an immigrant who lived his life unapologetically himself."

<em>Regina King</em>
Regina King

Mahershala Ali won the Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Green Book and Regina King won Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk.

<em>Lady Gaga</em>
Lady Gaga

Meanwhile, one of the top favourites, A Star Is Born was recognised for its featured song, Shallow. Lady Gaga was awarded Music (Original Song) Award for this track.

Below is the list of other winners:

Cinematography: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Sound Editing: John Warhurst, Bohemian Rhapsody

Sound Mixing: Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, and John Casali, Bohemian Rhapsody

Foreign Language Film: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Animated Short Film: Domee Shi, Bao

Documentary Short Subject: Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton, Period. End of Sentence.

Visual Effects: Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm, First Man

Live Action Short Film: Guy Nattiv and Jamie Ray Newman, Skin

Best Original Screenplay: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Best Adapted Screenplay: Spike Lee, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, BlacKkKlansman

Original Score: Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther

Makeup and Hairstyling: Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, and Patricia Dehaney, Vice

Costume Design: Ruth E Carter, Black Panther

Production Design: Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart, Black Panther

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