The 91st Academy Awards, honoring the best films and performances of 2018, wrapped up yesterday night. For the first time, since 1989, there was no host in the 2019 Oscars.
Green Book took away the title of the best picture and best original screenplay. The film has won several awards this season, including a Golden Globe for best screenplay and best motion picture.
“We made this film with love, we made it with respect, and we made it with tenderness,” producer Jim Burke said.
Movies like Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born were among a few nominated for the 2019 Oscar for the best picture.
Alfonso Cuarón, director of Roma, grabbed the award for best director. This was his fourth win at the Oscars and second at the 91st Academy Awards.
“I want to thank the academy for recognizing the film centered around an indigenous woman,” he said.
British actress Olivia Colman won the best actress award for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite, a historical drama.
“It’s genuinely quite stressful,” a teary-eyed Colman said. “This is hilarious. I got an Oscar.”
Rami Malek took home the trophy for best actor for his character Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. He is the second actor of Arab descent to be nominated for the Oscars, but the first to win it.
Shallow, song from A Star Is Born, brought the trophy to Lady Gaga for original song. The movie was also Gaga’s acting debut, for which she also received a nomination for the actress in a leading role.
Gaga was left in tears, when she went on the stage to accept the award. She thanked her sister, her parents and co-star Bradley Cooper.
“There’s not a single person on the planet that could have sang this song with me but you,” Gaga said of Cooper. “Thank you for believing in us.”
It was the first win for director Spike Lee at the 91st Academy Awards for best adapted screenplay for his film BlacKkKlansman.
The Academy Award for actress in a supporting role and actor in a supporting role was taken by Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk and Mahershala Ali for Green Book respectively.
After Burke accepted the award for the best picture, actress Julia Roberts abruptly wrapped up the ceremony.
“Well, apparently, that wraps up the 91st Academy Awards,” Roberts said.
“I would like to say congratulations to all the nominees and winners. And good night to Bradley Cooper’s mother and my children. And thank you for watching,” she added.