Green Book shocks all by taking home the big one at the Oscars 2019

The 91st Academy Awards took place last night, and there were some shockers! Green Book, though nominated widely through award season, has had a pretty muted run so far – especially due to the controversial reception of the film by Don Shirley’s family.

Alongside it nabbing Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, Mahershala Ali received his (well deserved!) second Best Supporting Actor win in the last 3 years – when is someone going to give that man a leading role?!

Surprisingly only 2 wins for Roma and 1 for The Favourite – undoubtedly this season’s favourites to win the big one. On the other hand, popular films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Black Panther swept up 4 and 3 respectively.

Some recognition was shown finally to Spike Lee for BlackKklansman, while veteran costume designer Ruth E. Carter went home with a statue too for Black Panther. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk was widely snubbed by the Academy, but Regina King won Best Supporting Actress over both The Favourite nominees, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone – a shock, but a welcome one.

See the full list of winners below:

BEST PICTURE

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BlacKkKlansman
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book – WINNER
Roma
A Star Is Born
Vice

BEST DIRECTOR

Photo by Carlos Somonte

Alfonso Cuaron for Roma – WINNER
Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay for Vice
Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite

BEST ACTRESS

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Yalitza Aparicio in Roma
Glenn Close in The Wife
Olivia Colman in The Favourite – WINNER
Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

BEST ACTOR

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Christian Bale in Vice
Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe in At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody – WINNER
Viggo Mortensen in Green Book

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

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Mahershala Ali in Green Book – WINNER
Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott in A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell in Vice

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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Amy Adams in Vice
Marina de Tavira in Roma
Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk – WINNER
Emma Stone in The Favourite
Rachel Weisz in The Favourite

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
BlacKkKlansman – WINNER
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

© Universal Pictures, Participant, and DreamWorks

The Favourite
First Reformed
Green Book – WINNER
Roma
Vice

BEST SONG

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“All the Stars” from Black Panther
“I’ll Fight” from RBG
“The Place Where the Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns
“Shallow” from A Star is Born – WINNER
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

BEST SCORE

© 2017 – Disney/Marvel Studios

BlacKkKlansman
Black Panther – WINNER
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Photo by Carlos Somonte

Cold War
The Favourite
Never Look Away
Roma – WINNER
A Star Is Born

BEST FILM EDITING

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BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody – WINNER
The Favourite
Green Book
Vice

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

© 2018 Universal Studios and Storyteller Distribution Co. 

Avengers: Infinity War
Christopher Robin
First Man – WINNER
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

© 2017 – Disney/Marvel Studios

Black Panther – WINNER
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

© 2017 – Disney/Marvel Studios

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther – WINNER
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR

© Annapurna Pictures

Border
Mary Queen of Scots
Vice – WINNER

BEST SOUND EDITING

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Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody – WINNER
First Man
A Quiet Place
Roma

BEST SOUND MIXING

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Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody – WINNER
First Man
Roma
A Star Is Born

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Photo by Carlos Somonte

Capernaum (Lebanon)
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Roma (Mexico) – WINNER
Shoplifters (Japan)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Photo by Sony Pictures Animation

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – WINNER

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