THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS - HOW THE NIGHT UNFOLDED

With enough drama to fill an entire Eastenders Christmas special before any perfectly pedicured toes had even hit the famous red carpet, the 91st Academy Awards finally landed.

After a series of questionable decisions had created a cloud of controversy, Oscar night delivered on all that it had promised. There were shocks. There were tears. There was glitz. There was glamour. There was even a tuxedo dress.

Following Kevin Hart’s departure, the Academy broke out their black book and asked a few of their A-list pals to help them out. Would it end in farce, much like the last host-less Oscars back in 1989? The answer to that question is a solid no! It worked, and worked well, and should surely be considered as the way to go in future awards.

No awards were handed out in the ad breaks to save time (so glad professional integrity won through, especially at 3am in the morning!). Songs were sung – hats off to Bradley Cooper for singing live next to THAT VOICE – champagne was drank and the hard work and effort put in by so many to entertain us all was justly recognised.

Highlights from the night include Green Book winning Best Picture; Mahershala Ali claiming his second Oscar from two nominations; Bohemian Rhapsody collecting the most Oscars of the night with four from five nominations; Spike Lee winning his first Oscar (albeit for screenwriting), for BlacKkKlansman; Alfonso Cuarón becoming the first person to win the Best Director and Cinematography awards; and finally, Olivia Colman, for not only winning Best Actress but for also being the greatest human being alive.

Without further ado, lets doff our caps at the night’s big winners:

Best Picture – Green Book

Best Director – Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Best Actor – Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Actress – Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Best Supporting Actress – Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Screenplay – Green Book

Best Adapted Screenplay – BlacKkKlansman

Best Animated Feature Film – Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Best Foreign Language Film – Roma

Best Documentary – Free Solo

Best Documentary – Short Subject – Period. End of Sentence

Best Live Action Short Film – Skin

Best Original Score – Black Panther

Best Original Song – ‘Shallow’, A Star Is Born

Best Sound Editing – Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Sound Mixing – Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Production Design – Black Panther

Best Cinematography – Roma

Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Vice

Best Costume Design – Black Panther

Best Film Editing – Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Visual Effects – First Man

So, there we have it, the winners from the 2019 Academy Awards. Did they match your picks? Were you surprised by any of the results? Disappointed that your favourite didn’t win? Shocked that The Favourite only won one award despite 10 nominations? Get in touch and let us know what you thought!