Director Peter Farrelly’s Green Book took home top honors at the Academy Awards this evening with a surprise clinching of the Best Picture Oscar. The film was nominated in five categories and won in additional two – Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.
Predicting who would be the Best Picture winner in this year’s Oscar race has proved more difficult than usual as the usual guild awards predictors for the category were not in agreement. Earlier this year, Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma won at the Directors Guild Awards, the Producers Guild honored Green Book while the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast went to the superhero blockbuster Black Panther.
It was a year with no runaway favorites as many of the highly nominated films went home with not many actual wins. Popular favorite Bohemian Rhapsody scored the highest number of Academy Award wins for the evening – four out of the five categories it was nominated in. Star Rami Malick took home the Best Actor trophy for his portrayal of rock Band Queen’s dynamic frontman Freddie Mercury, while the film also won in the two sound categories and for Best Editing.
Despite having ten nominations, including Original Screenplay, Best Direction and Best Picture nods, director Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite only managed one win this evening, with Olivia Coleman being the surprise upset in the Best Actress category over odds on favorite Glenn Close. This was Close’s seventh nomination and many thought that she was due a win.
Superhero blockbuster Black Panther took home awards in three of the seven categories it was nominated in. Black Panther‘s Costume designer Ruth E. Carter and Production designer Hannah Beachler went from being the first African-American artists to be nominated in their respective categories to being the first to win in those categories.
Cuaron also managed to pull off an Academy Award first – winning three Oscars for the same film, Roma. Cuaron took home top honors for the Best Foreign Language Film, Cinematography and Directing. As he stated when mounted the stage for the third time to collect his Best Director Academy Award he simply stated, “Being here doesn’t get old.” But these were the only three wins that the film would get out of its ten nominations.
Here is the complete list of winners.
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Best Costume Design
Black Panther (Ruth E. Carter)
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Animated Short
Best Live-Action Short
Best Film Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman)
Best Original Score
Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short Subject
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Best Foreign-Language Film
Best Production Design
Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart)
Best Visual Effects
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Animated Feature
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott)
Best Original Screenplay
Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga)
Best Original Song
“Shallow” (A Star Is Born, written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt)
Performed by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga