The Oscars Winners and Losers

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Oscars 2019

Depending on who you ask, this year’s Academy Awards was full of surprises with upsets all over the board. You’ve seen our post about which film the staff here at PCB believed should win Best Picture (out of the eight nominees, importantly) with Green Book and The Favourite neck and neck, with a lone vote for A Star Is Born, have a click over and give us your thoughts in the comments.

To some Green Book winning Best Picture seemed like a long-shot but not nearly as much as Olivia Colman’s shocking Best Actress win. Glenn Close was the frontrunner after taking home the Golden Globe and being nominated six previous times, but she couldn’t beat out the quirky and bizarre portrayal of England’s Queen Anne by Colman.

For me, Colman was indeed the biggest surprise of the night, but a delightful one. She certainly gave the speech of the evening for her well deserved win. I wasn’t sure she could sneak past the powerhouses of Gaga (A Star is Born) and Glenn Close (The Wife) but I am thrilled that she did.

One of the night’s biggest subs in my opinion came courtesy of Best Original Score, where Nicholas Britell’s brilliant and beautiful score from If Beale Street Could Talk was defeated by Ludwig Göransson’s score for Black Panther. Britell’s work was absolutely transcendent and was just the latest snub that this gorgeous film was subjected to.

Overall, it was a great evening with some memorable moments (hello Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper setting the stage on fire), surprises, and fun that proves that maybe going forward the show will do just fine without a host. In fact, the ratings jump seems to indicate that might be the case.

Here is the complete list of winners from this year’s event. Feel free to chime in the comments with your thoughts, favorite moments, or thoughts on what should have been!

Best Picture:
“Green Book”

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Supporting Actress:
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

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Ruth E. Carter, winner of Best Costume Design for Black Panther

Original Screenplay:
“Green Book”

Adapted Screenplay:

Foreign Language Film:

Animated Feature:
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Sound Editing:
“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Visual Effects:
“First Man”

Film Editing:
“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Animated Short:

Live Action Short:

Documentary Short:
“Period. End of Sentence.”

Original Score:
“Black Panther”

Original Song:
“Shallow” from A Star Is Born

Production Design:
“Black Panther”


some info courtesy of NY Times



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