After a momentous Grammy’s in early February at the Staples Center, the Oscars came billowing right after yesterday night at Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry.
This was the 91st Academy Awards tagged Vanity Fair Oscars. It was a glamorous event that hosted all classes of celebrities from music to movie celebrities such as SZA, Charlize Theron, Camila Cabello, Sophia Turner, Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Collin and a host of others.
It also had some historic moments such as the performance of “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper which was second to none. The performance received a standing ovation before and after.
It was a night of firsts as Spike Lee won his first non-honorary Oscar, for co-scripting BlacKkKlansman, and delivered a shaky, emotional speech that was one of the evening’s few nods toward current politics.
Black Panther, which picked up three wins out of its seven nominations, became the first Marvel Studios movie to win an Academy Award.
Lady Gaga went on to win an Oscar for Best Original Song for the movie “A Star is Born” where she starred as the lead actress with Bradley Cooper with the song “Shallow”. This made her create a record of being the only person in history to win a Golden Globe, a Grammy, a BAFTA and an Oscar in a single year. She expressed her immense gratitude when she was called to receive the award.
Olivia Coleman, who won an Oscar for best actress for the movie “The Favorite”, also gave a heartfelt speech that moved many to tears including herself.
Black Panther made history twice at last night Oscars winning two awards for Best Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter and Best Production by Design Hannah Beachler. This marked the first time black women have ever won in those categories. It also won Best Original Score.
The awards for the night are as follows:
Documentary (Feature) — Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Free Solo)
Actress in a Supporting Role — Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Makeup and Hairstyling — Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, and Patricia Dehaney (Vice)
Costume Design — Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther)
Production Design — Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart (Black Panther)
Cinematography — Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Sound Editing — John Warhurst (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Sound Mixing — Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, and John Casali (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Foreign Language Film — Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Film Editing — John Ottman (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Actor in a Supporting Role — Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Animated Feature Film —Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
Animated Short Film — Domee Shi (Bao)
Documentary Short Subject — Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton (Period. End of Sentence.)
Visual Effects — Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm (First Man)
Live Action Short Film — Guy Nattiv and Jamie Ray Newman (Skin)
Best Original Screenplay — Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly (Green Book)
Best Adapted Screenplay — Spike Lee, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele (BlacKkKlansman)
Original Score — Ludwig Goransson (Black Panther)
Original Song — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt “Shallow” (A Star Is Born)
Best Actor in a Leading Role — Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Best Actress in a Leading Role — Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Best Director — Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Best Picture — Green Book