The Oscars 2019 marked the 91st edition of the biggest night in film. It came during a monumental time in Hollywood. Always the highlight of awards season, this year’s Oscars were full of surprises - with unexpected wins in several of the major categories. Below, I share its definitive guide to the 2019 Academy Awards, from the red-carpet gowns to the tear-jerking speeches.
The 91st Academy Awards, commonly referred to as The Oscars and presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2018. The ceremony was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. AMPAS presented Academy Awards in 24 categories. The ceremony was televised in the United States by American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and produced by Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss, with Weiss also serving as director. It was the first ceremony in three decades, since the 61st Academy Awards in 1989, to be conducted with no host.
Here are the list of the official Oscar winners and their details that they had won in the 91st Academy Awards. Winning an Oscar is all well and good. Like everyone else in the world.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Best Actor in Leading Role - Rami Malek
Best Sound Mixing - Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, and John Casali
Best Sound Editing - John Warhurst
Best Film Editing - John Ottman :- Bohemian Rhapsody.
In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and a mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots and the story goes on.
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Olivia Colman.
Roma is a 2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who also produced, shot, and co-edited it. Set in 1970 and 1971, Roma, which is a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón’s upbringing in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira and follows the life of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family.
Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she’s pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family.
Best Director - Alfonso Cuarón
Best Cinematography - Alfonso Cuaron
Best Foreign Language Film :- Roma.
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as a king – and as Black Panther – gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
Best Costume Design - Ruth E Carter
Best Production Design - Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart
Best Original Score - Ludwig Goransson
Green Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer who served as Shirley’s driver and bodyguard.
Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
Best Actor in Supporting Role - Mahershala Ali
Best Original Screenplay - Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
If Beale Street Could Talk.
If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American romantic drama film directed and written by Barry Jenkins, and based on James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. It stars KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry and Regina King. The film follows a young African-American woman who, with her family’s support, seeks to clear the name of her wrongly charged lover and prove his innocence before the birth of their child.
In early 1970s Harlem, daughter, and wife-to-be Tish vividly recall the passion, respect, and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Funny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.
Actress in a Supporting Role - Regina King
A Star Is Born.
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers – and falls in love with – struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons and the story goes on.
Original Song - Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, & Andrew Wyatt - "shallows"
First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in the history of mankind.
Visual Effects - Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, and J.D. Schwalm.
Governor George W Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip, and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.
The film received numerous awards and nominations, with eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including a Best Picture nomination and the most prestigious Oscar award win for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
Makeup and Hairstyling - Vice.
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock … the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope.
Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your-seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.
Best Documentary - Free Solo
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimension to stop a threat for all realities from all over the world.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse :- Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman.
Bao is a 2018 computer-animated short film written and directed by Domee Shi and produced by Pixar Animation Studios. The story is simple and sweet: an aging and lonely Chinese mother, suffering from empty nest syndrome, receives an unexpected second chance at motherhood when her homemade dumpling comes to life as a boy.
Animated Short Film - Bao (Domee Shi).
Skin is an American biographical drama film written and directed by Guy Nattiv. It follows the life of former skinhead group member Bryon Widner and stars Jamie Bell, Vera Farmiga, Danielle Macdonald, Mike Colter, and Bill Camp.
The film is about a small supermarket in a blue-collar town, a black man smiles at a 10-year-old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
Live Action Short Film - Skin (Guy Nattiv & Jamie Ray Newman).
From visionary filmmaker, Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning Get Out.
Best Adapted Screenplay - BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele).
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The documentary short film follows a group of women in Hapur, India, while they learn to use a machine that produces low-cost biodegradable absorbents, which they sell to other women who can not emit them. This not only helps improve female hygiene by providing access to basic products but also supports and gives women the chance to eliminate a menstruation taboo in India, while contributing to the economic future of their community.
Documentary Short Subject - Period. End of Sentence(Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton)