Some surprises at the Oscars

Olivia Colman made a hilarious acceptance speech at last night’s Oscars ceremony when she took the award for Best Actress for The Favourite, a scene from which is pictured here.

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BY BILLY SUTER

FOR the seventh time, America’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences overlooked the stellar talents of Golden Globe-winner Glenn Close in the Best Actress category – last night giving the Oscar for best actress of the year to Britain’s Olivia Colman, for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite.

The 45-year-old Colman gave a fine performance in the film, and offered a hilarious acceptance speech at the 91st Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, but that did not dampen this writer’s disappointment over Close missing out yet again on a golden statuette.

Close had been nominated for her title role in The Wife, for which she received this year’s Golden Globe Award for best actress earlier in this year, and was considered a shoo-in for the award this year.

The Best Picture category also saw a big surprise – Green Book, about a black musician and his white chauffeur, took the award over hot favourites Roma, which took the Best Foreign Language Film statuette, and Bohemian Rhapsody, which took the award for Egyptian actor Rami Malek in his role as music star Freddie Mercury.

Roma also took Oscars for Alfonso Cuaron as best director and for his cinematography, while Green Book also took awards for supporting actor (Mahershala Ali) and original screenplay. The award for best supporting actress went to Regina King, for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk.

Lady Gaga won an Oscar for her song Shallow, from A Star Is Born.

This is the full list of nominations with the winners in each category listed in bold italics.

BEST PICTURE

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star Is Born

Vice

DIRECTING

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Adam McKay, Vice

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Glenn Close, The Wife

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Christian Bale, Vice

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Amy Adams, Vice

Marina de Tavira, Roma

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone, The Favourite

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman

Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born

Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell, Vice

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Cold War, Lukasz Zal

The Favourite, Robbie Ryan

Never Look Away, Caleb Deschanel

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

A Star Is Born, Matthew Libatique

 

ORIGINAL SONG

All The Stars from Black Panther by Kendrick Lamar, SZA

I’ll Fight from RBG by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson

The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Shallow from A Star Is Born by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice

When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

 

ORIGINAL SCORE

BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard

Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson

If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell

Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat

Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty

If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins

A Star Is Born, Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

First Reformed, Paul Schrader

Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

Vice, Adam McKay

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Capernaum (Lebanon)

Cold War (Poland)

Never Look Away (Germany)

Roma (Mexico)

Shoplifters (Japan)

 

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Detainment, Vincent Lambe

Fauve, Jeremy Comte

Marguerite, Marianne Farley

Mother, Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Skin, Guy Nattiv, Jaime Ray Newman

 

VISUAL EFFECTS

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Black Sheep, Ed Perkins

End Game, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Lifeboat, Skye Fitzgerald

A Night at the Garden, Marshall Curry

Period. End of Sentence., Rayka Zehtabchi

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Animal Behaviour, Alison Snowden, David Fine

Bao, Domee Shi

Late Afternoon, Louise Bagnall

One Small Step, Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas

Weekends, Trevor Jimenez

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Incredibles 2, Brad Bird

Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson

Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda

Ralph Breaks the Internet, Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

 

FILM EDITING

BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown

Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman

Green Book, Patrick J. Don Vito

The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Vice, Hank Corwin

 

SOUND MIXING

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Roma

A Star Is Born

 

SOUND EDITING

Black Panther, Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker

Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst, Nina Hartstone

First Man, Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan

A Quiet Place, Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl

Roma, Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Black Panther, Hannah Beachler

First Man, Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas

The Favourite, Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton

Mary Poppins Returns, John Myhre, Gordon Sim

Roma, Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

 

COSTUME DESIGN

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Zophres

Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter

The Favourite, Sandy Powell

Mary Poppins Returns, Sandy Powell

Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne

 

MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING

Border

Mary Queen of Scots

Vice

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Free Solo, Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross

Minding the Gap, Bing Liu

Of Fathers and Sons, Talal Derki

RBG, Betsy West, Julie Cohen

 


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