By: Eja Fromm
A lot happened during the 2019 Oscars. Here’s a recap of Hollywood’s biggest night.
To start off, many celebrities shined on the red carpet February 24th. From Lady Gaga’s poofy gown to Glenn Close’s gown inspired by an oscar, there were many eye-catching outfits.
To open up the show, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” was performed in honor of the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” which has many nominations this year. The performers were Adam Lambert and Queen.
The show began with Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Maya Rudolph making jokes about the host-less show. They announced the award for best supporting actress.
The first oscar to be awarded went to Regina King for her role in “If Beale Street could Talk.” She was predicted to win this Oscar.
For best documentary it was awarded to National Geographics “Free Solo.” It followed the story of a free solo climber, who conquered El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any ropes or protection.
Black Panther got its first Oscar for best costume design. Melissa Mccarthy and Brian Tyree Henry awarded it to Ruth Carter while they wore some loud outfits which included stuffed animals all over it.
Alfonso Caron was awarded an oscar for the category cinematography. The movie was “Roma.”
Bohemian Rhapsody won for best sound editing. It went to John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone.
For best foreign film the Oscar went to “Roma.” It was the ninth movie from Mexico to be nominated and the first to win.
Jennifer Hudson performed her song “I’ll Fight” from the CNN film “RBG.” She did a great job performing the song.
For film editing the oscar went to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The film is a big hit this night, receiving many Oscars.
Daniel Craig and Charlize Theron announced the nominees for best supporting actor. It went to Mahershala Ali for his role in “Green Book.” He was predicted to win this award according to Forbes.
The Academy Museum of Motion Picture was announced publicly as a sneak peek of it was shown. It is expected to open in Los Angeles as of late 2019.
For best animation “Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse” won the Oscar. “Incredibles 2” was the predicted winner for this category.
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey introduced “Bohemian Rhapsody” after playing the iconic clip from “Wayne’s World,” of them listening to the song in their car.
Next, for best visual effects Paul Rudd joked the special effects are why people believe he can act. Alongside him was Sarah Paulson, as they gave the oscar to the team who worked on visual effects in “First Man.”
After, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper had a stunning performance of their original song “Shallow” from “A Star is Born.”
Spike Lee was beyond excited to receive his Oscar for best adapted screenplay. The movie he was featured for was “Blackkklansman.”
Chadwick Baldwin and Constance Wu gave the Oscar for best song to Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson for the song “Shallow,” which was in “A Star is Born.”
The academy, next, honored Hollywood’s elite who have passed this year.
Barbra Streisand made an appearance to introduce “Blackkklansman.” She got a standing ovation as she honored Spike Lee’s film.
The next award was for best actor in a lead role. Rami Malek received the award for his role in “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
He was extremely thankful to Queen and the cast. He expressed his gratitude to play an immigrant and gay man who was part of such a big legacy. He was predicted to win this Oscar.
Next, the nominations for best actress in a leading role was shown. The Oscar went to Olivia Colman for her role as the Queen in “The Favourite.” She was the predicted winner and beyond surprised to win this award.
Alfonso Cuaron received the Oscar for best director. He directed the film “Roma,” which tells the story of two Spanish women who learned to support each other without their husbands.
Julia Roberts introduced the movies for best picture. The winner was “Green Book.” The film is about an African American pianist who forms a friendship with Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer. It is set in the deep South during the 60’s.
Overall, this years Oscars were successful, even without a host. There were many memorable moments from the award show. This year definitely honored those who worked hard in the film industry.