Overview of the 91st Academy Awards (Oscars 2019)

The 91st Academy Awards (commonly known as Oscars), presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2018, on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Highlights of the 91st Academy Awards:

  • It was the first ceremony in three decades, since the 61st Academy Awards in 1989, to be conducted with no host.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody won the most awards in total with 4, while Roma, Green Book, and Black Panther won 3 awards each.
  • India-set short film, “Period. End of Sentence.”, a short documentary film based on menstruation won the Oscar for “Best Documentary Short” category. It is directed by Iranian-American film director, Rayka Zehtabchi.
  • ”Black Panther”  became the first superhero film to win “Best Original Score”.
  • ”Roma” created history by becoming the first Mexican feature to win “Best Foreign Film” Oscar.
  • Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart became the first African-Americans to win Oscar in Product Design category for Black Panther.

AMPAS presented Academy Awards in 24 categories and the list of the winners is as follows:

Category Winner
Best picture Green Book
Best actress Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Best actor Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Best supporting actress Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Best supporting actor Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Best director Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
Best original screenplay Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Best adapted screenplay Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Best animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best foreign language film Roma – Mexico
Best documentary feature Free Solo
Best original song Shallow (A Star Is Born) – Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
Best original score Ludwig Goransson – Black Panther
Best production design Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart – Black Panther
Best costume design Ruth E Carter – Black Panther
Best cinematography Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
Best visual effects Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and JD Schwalm – First Man
Best make-up and hairstyling Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney – Vice
Best sound editing John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone – Bohemian Rhapsody
Best sound mixing Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali – Bohemian Rhapsody
Best film editing John Ottman – Bohemian Rhapsody
Best animated short Bao
Best documentary short Period. End of Sentence.
Best live action short Skin

Quick Facts about Oscars:
  • First awarded in – 1929
  • Frequency – Annual
  • Creator – George Stanley
  • Presented by – AMPAS

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