Winners Make Waves at the 2019 Oscars

Hollywood’s biggest night had its ups and downs this past Sunday.


Eleni Sakas

The 91st Oscars were held in Hollywood this past Sunday, and they certainly did not disappoint.

This year’s 91st Academy Awards was one for the books. The award ceremony took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. As always, the Oscars had its surprises and upsets including the Best Picture Award going to “Green Book”, directed by Peter Farrelly.

“Roma,” directed by Alfonso Cuarón, entered the arena with 10 nominations and won three awards, including Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.

“Black Panther” also made movie history when it became the first comic book superhero movie to earn a nomination for Best Picture and finished out the night with three wins for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Original Score.

Another superhero film, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Triumphed over Disney’s slate of films for Best Animated Feature.

Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) and Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) took home the awards for Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively. Other acting awards went to Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”) and Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) for their supporting roles.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” also won awards for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Film Editing.

“I loved Bohemian Rhapsody because it seemed like Rami Malek was actually Freddie Mercury,” sophomore Sophia Semersky said.

Veteran writer/director Spike Lee (“Blackkklansman”) took home his long-awaited first award for Best Adapted Screenplay, while “Green Book” and its team of writers won Best Original Screenplay.

Notable performances included Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) and costar Bradley Cooper performing  “Shallow,” which went on to win Best Original Song.

This year, the Oscars broke tradition by going host-less. Instead, they used a series of celebrity announcers including Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson and Rep. John Lewis to fill the time.

The Oscars are often thought of as the Super Bowl for cinephiles. While this year was not the most energetic it has ever been, the Academy Awards were certainly memorable for the nominees and those watching at home.