And the winners are …
- PICTURE: “Green Book”
- ACTRESS: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
- ACTOR: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
- SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
- SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
- DIRECTING: Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
- ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “Green Book”
- ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “Blackkklansman”
- CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Roma”
- ORIGINAL SCORE: “Black Panther”
- ORIGINAL SONG: “Shallow” from “A Star is Born” by Lady Gaga
- DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: “Free Solo”
- MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING: “Vice”
- COSTUME DESIGN: “Black Panther”
- PRODUCTION DESIGN: “Black Panther”
- SOUND EDITING (creating all the sounds in the movie): “Bohemian Rhapsody”
- SOUND MIXING (bringing all the sounds in the movie together): “Bohemian Rhapsody”
- VISUAL EFFECTS: “First Man”
- FILM EDITING: “Bohemian Rhapsody”
- BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse”
- ANIMATED SHORT: “Bao”
- DOCUMENTARY SHORT: “Period. End of Sentence”
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “Roma”
- LIVE ACTION SHORT: “Skin”
Wins by Movie
No one movie ran away with a bunch of wins last night.
- Bohemian Rhapsody – (4)
- Roma – (3)
- Black Panther – (3)
- Green Book (3)
Anne Hathaway ribbed herself ahead of the hostless Oscars. She took to Instagram to share a pic of her with previous co-host James Franco; the pair were ribbed for a cringeworthy hosting performance 2011. She quipped, “No matter what happens with today’s show, just remember, it’s already been worse. Happy Oscars!”
Editor’s Note: Theyshould keep up with the hostless format. Have some funny folks make some jokes to kick it off after an exciting musical number. The pacing is much quicker. Other than a few expected barbs, it didn’t get overly political, except for Spike Lee during his acceptance speech, who implored everyone to “do the right thing” in 2020 — meaning getting rid of President Trump.
What’s left of Queen kicked off the show with a rendition of “We Will Rock You.” Adam Lambert played frontman, but Brian May got plenty of attention. The abbreviated set also included “We Are the Champions.”
On the tail end, Julia Roberts presented the Best Picture award, and did a brief sign-off. The hostless format went smoothly.
Alfonso Cuaron joined the club of receiving 4 nominations for the same film on Sunday, getting nods for Original Screenplay, Director, Cinematography, and Best Picture. He won for Cinematography . Directing
Interesting to note, Cuaron was also up for a Foreign Language Film nomination for “Roma,” which won, but he doesn’t technically get the credit, it goes to the country — in this case, Mexico.
Other four-timers for the same film are Warren Beatty and the Coen Brothers.
A teaser trailer for a forthcoming Martin Scorcese flick appeared during commercials. The movie will star Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel. It’s called “The Irishman” and will premiere this fall on Netflix.
Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey introduced the film “Bohemian Rhapsody” — a less than subtle Wayne-and-Garth hattip for the prominent role the titular song played in the movie.
But the biggest musical number of the night was the live performance of “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper from “A Star is Born.” The pair walked to the stage from the crowd as the piano was pushed onto the stage, then performed. She won the award for Original Song.
WILD SPECULATION: Gaga broke it off with her fiance because she’s in love with Bradley Cooper. But he’s been with supermodel Irina Shayk since 2015.