Academy Awards 2019 Winners and Losers: What Happened Last Night?

Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Alfonso Cuarón Dominated the Academy Awards

The 2019 Academy Awards will go down as one of history’s most all-time divisive Oscar-nights. That is, at least until 2020, when another backlash tsunami rolls in and Academy Awards voters and the Twitter-verse do this song and dance all over again. The story of the night? Green Book taking home the evening’s most coveted prize: Best Picture. More on this here.

Bohemian Rhapsody was one of the night’s big winners, taking home four honours. It was followed by Black Panther, Green Book, and Roma which won three awards apiece. As expected, Alfonso Cuarón took home Best Picture for Roma, and Rami Malek won Best Actor for Bohemian Rhapsody. Olivia Colman’s Best Actress win for The Favourite was a minor upset considering that Glenn Close had been running victory laps around the awards circuit for her knockout performance in The Wife.

The Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories surprised no one. The honours went to Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Mahershala Ali (Green Book), respectively. Spike Lee finally took home some Oscar gold (to match his fly AF Jordans), with a Best Adapted Screenplay trophy for BlacKkKlansman.


Black Panther did well, taking home trophies for Best Costume Design (Ruth E. Carter), Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart), and Best Original Score (Ludwig Goransson). Black Panther’s MCU compatriot Avengers: Infinity War shockingly lost out to First Man in the Best Visual Effects category. Speaking of upsets, A Star is Born, the clear-cut Oscar frontrunner heading into award season went one for eight and took home the Oscar gold in the Best Original Song category.

Here is the list of last night’s Academy Awards’ winners in each category. And click here for a breakdown of Green Book’s Best Picture win.

Best Picture

Green Book (Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers) Black Panther (Kevin Feige, Producer)
BlacKkKlansman (Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, Producers)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Graham King, Producer)
The Favourite (Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers)
Roma (Gabriela Rodriguez and Alfonso Cuaron, Producers)
A Star Is Born (Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers)
Vice (Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers)



Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)


Best Actress

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)



Best Actor

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Christian Bale (Vice)
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)


Best Actress


Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Amy Adams (Vice)
Marina de Tavira (Roma)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)



Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)


Best Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman (Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee)
A Star Is Born (Eric Roth, Will Fetters and Bradley Cooper)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)



Best Original Screenplay

Mortensen and Ali

Green Book (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly)
The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Vice (Adam McKay)


Best Cinematography

Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)
Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)
A Star Is Born (Matty Libatique)
Cold War (Lukasz Zal)


Best Costume Design

Black Panther (Ruth E. Carter)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)
The Favourite (Sandy Powell)
Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)
Mary Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)


Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Vice (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney)
Border (Goran Lundstrom and Pamela Goldammer)
Mary Queen of Scots (Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks)


Best Foreign-Language Film

Roma (Mexico)
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Shoplifters (Japan)


Best Production Design

Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart)
The Favourite (Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton)
First Man (Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas)
Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre and Gordon Sim)
Roma (Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez)


Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo (Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim)
Minding the Gap (Bing Liu and Diane Quon)
Of Fathers and Sons (Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert)
RBG (Betsy West and Julie Cohen)


Best Original Song


Shallow (A Star Is Born) Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
All the Stars (Black Panther) Music by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and Anthony Tiffith – Lyrics by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe
I’ll Fight (RBG) Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
The Place Where Lost Things Go (Mary Poppins Returns) Music by Marc Shaiman – Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)
Music and Lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch


Best Original Score

Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)
BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)
Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)
Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)


Best Sound Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody (John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone)
Black Panther (Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker)
First Man (Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
A Quiet Place (Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl)
Roma (Sergio Diaz and Skip Lievsay)


Best Sound Mixing


Bohemian Rhapsody (Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali)
Black Panther (Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin)
First Man (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis)
Roma (Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and Jose Antonio Garcia)
A Star Is Born (Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow)


Best Visual Effects

First Man (Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm)
Avengers: Infinity War (Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick)
Christopher Robin (Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould)
Ready Player One (Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy)


Best Film Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman)
BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown)
The Favourite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)
Green Book (Patrick J. Don Vito)
Vice (Hank Corwin)


Best Animated Feature


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller)
Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle)
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson)
Mirai (Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer)


Best Animated Short

Disney Pixar Bao Domee Shi

Bao (Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb)
Animal Behaviour (Alison Snowden and David Fine)
Late Afternoon (Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco)
One Small Step (Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas)
Weekends (Trevor Jimenez)


Best Documentary Short

Period. End of Sentence. (Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton)
Black Sheep (Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn)
End Game (Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman)
Lifeboat (Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser)
A Night at the Garden (Marshall Curry)


Best Live-Action Short

Skin (Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman)
Detainment (Vincent Lambe and Darren Maho)
Fauve (Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon)
Marguerite (Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset)
Mother (Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado)

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