After what seems like more than a year’s worth of buildup—what with hosting shakeups, the implementation of new categories, the abandonment of those same categories, and countless attempts at making the broadcast more “watchable”—the 91st Academy Awards has come and gone.
We’ll leave you to decide for yourselves how the show turned out, and whether or not the right movies got their due (though you can probably guess which wins we’re happiest about). But for your convenience, here’s a quick list of the 2019 Oscar winners, presented in the order in which they were announced.
Regina King wins Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk
We may enjoy the adorability of Captain America escorting an ecstatic Regina King to the mic, so long as we don’t let it overshadow the powerhouse performance she gave in one of the year’s very best films.
Vice wins Best Makeup and Hairstyling
This seemed like a good bet from minute one, since the movie’s campaign on the whole was founded on the physical transformation of star Christian Bale.
Free Solo wins Best Documentary Feature
Insert “Climb Every Mountain” joke here.
Black Panther wins Best Costume Design
Yes, it had some pretty steep competition here in the form of The Favourite, but of course Black won for costumes—one of its best lines was about sneakers!
Bohemian Rhapsody wins Best Film Editing
This would be one of a handful of Oscars Bohemian Rhapsody would go on to win this year.
Black Panther wins Best Production Design
The fact that we keep forgetting Wakanda isn’t a real place is a testament to how deserved this award is!
Romawins Best Cinematography
Roma looks that great on Netflix, and even better on the big screen.
Bohemian Rhapsody wins both Best Sound Editing and Sound Mixing
Even most people who weren’t too keen on Bohemian Rhapsody give it credit for the sonic experience of transmitting Queen’s dynamite catalogue to cinema.
Roma wins Best Foreign Language Film
Truth be told, this may have been the strongest category of the evening, what with near-masterpieces like Shoplifters and Cold War represented. It’s not easy to choose a “best” among the bunch, but Roma is indeed a terrific picture on its own accord.
Mahershala Ali wins Best Supporting Actor for his role in Green Book
An Oscar and a great finale to his triumphant True Detective season all in one night? February 24 shall forever be known as Mahershala Day.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Versewins Best Animated Feature Film
The true best picture of the year? We’re not saying it isn’t…
Bao wins Best Animated Short
Well, yeah, it’s freakin’ adorable.
Skin wins Best Live Action Short
If Skin‘s Oscar victory is remembered for anything most of all, it might be its team’s emphatic acceptance speech.
Period. End of Sentence. wins Best Documentary Short
We, like many, have some docs to catch up on, and Period. End of Sentence. was just moved to the top of our list.
First Man wins Best Visual Effects
Damien Chazelle’s underseen Neil Armstrong non-biopic had a lot of strengths, and we’re glad it was recognized for its stunning portrait of life on the face of the Moon.
Green Bookwins Best Original Screenplay
This seemed to be the moment when predictions of Green Book‘s Best Picture win multiplied dramatically.
BlacKkKlansmanwins Best Adapted Screenplay
This ended up being the only award BlacKkKlansman took home last night,
Black Panther wins Best Original Score
Though the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s musical scores haven’t all been especially captivating, Black Panther‘s distinguished itself with more personality and creativity. But then again, you can say that for most any aspect of Black Panther.
“Shallow” from A Star Is Born wins Best Original Song
May the phrase “Ahhh-aaahhahaaaaaa-Ahhh-ahh-AH-AHHHHHHHH!” go down forever in movie history.
Rami Malek wins Best Actor for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody
Rami Malek has been a favorite for this win since the beginning of awards season, so not much of a surprise! On the other hand…
Olivia Coman wins Best Actress for her role in The Favourite
…this one was a bona fide surprise, given almost everyone’s anticipation of a Glenn Close win. Olivia Colman has been doing nonstop phenomenal comic work since the world first discovered her by way of Peep Show, and her Oscar for the dazzling and hilarious The Favourite is one we can’t help but applaud.
Alfonso Cuarón wins Best Director for Roma
Another for Roma! The top tier awards are always sure to incite arguments about should-have-wons, and Spike Lee’s name is bound to come up in a few of those conversations for this category. No matter what side of that line we land on, we do hope this victory inspires more people will check out Roma, on Netflix or (if you can!) on the big screen.
Green Book wins Best Picture
And that’s the big one for you—a win that’ll surely have ardent detractors and staunch defenders entrenched in conversation for some time now… or maybe we’ll all just agree to focus on the one win everyone’s happy about: Into the Spider-Verse. Again, we’re not saying it’s not the real best movie of the year…
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