Well…that’s it for another year. Another exhausting round of Oscar winners. Some amazing, some OK, and some just plain bad. The 91st Academy Awards have seemed to be the most exhausting with just a few films feeling worthy of even a nomination let alone an accolade. Despite this, the show must go on…
…which is apt because Bohemian Rhapsody went home with the most awards for Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, and Best Actor for Rami Malek. Hmmmm. Many will be in dispute for its wins but Malek for Best Actor certainly seems justified somewhat. Green Book went home with the biggest gong – Best Picture and, again, that seems like a lot of derision and contention will come from that win.
Roma scooped up three awards for Best Foreign Film, Best Director, and Best Cinematography meaning Cuaron is going home with all the prizes as the most awarded individual. Black Panther won for Best Costuming, Best Production Design, and Best Score, the latter two awards being the first wins for a black artist for Ruth Carter and Hannah Beachler respectively. Best Documentary went to Free Solo naturally.
Our favourite awards go to Regina King for Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse scooped up Best Animation which is….it is just absolutely genius.
Perhaps the biggest (and happiest) win goes to Olivia Colman for her performance in The Favourite and the absolute best speech of the night.
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 Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Best Foreign Language Film: Roma
Best Documentary: Free Solo
Best Animation: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Sound Mixing & Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Costume Design: Ruth Carter, Black Panther
Best Original Score: Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther
Best Original Song: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrea Wyatt, Shallow (from A Star is Born.)
Best Documentary Short: Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Barton, Period. End of Sentence
Best Film Editing: John Ottman, Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Make-Up & Hairstyling: Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, and Patricia Dehaney, Vice
Best Production Design: Hannah Beachler (Production Design) and Jay Hart (Set Decoration,) Black Panther
Best Live Action Short: Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, Skin
Best Visual Effects: Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, and J.D. Schwalm, First Man
Best Adapted Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, an Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Best Original Screenplay: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter Farrelly, Green Book