25 Feb 2019

Oscars 2019: 'Green Book' steals best picture, Colman and Malek win best actors

9:45 pm on 25 February 2019

Road trip movie Green Book won best picture at the Oscars today, while Olivia Colman and Rami Malek nabbed best actor awards.

Oscars winner (clockwise from top left) Olivia Coleman, Regina King, Alfonso Cuaron and Mahershala Ali.

Oscars winner (clockwise from top left) Olivia Coleman, Regina King, Alfonso Cuaron and Mahershala Ali. Photo: AFP

In an upset, Britain's Olivia Colman got the best actress Oscar for The Favourite, beating presumed front-runner Glenn Close, who starred in The Wife.

"Glenn Close - you have been my idol for so long, and this is not how I wanted it to be," a delighted but shocked Colman told her fellow actress, sitting in the audience.

Rami Malek won for his role as late frontman Freddie Mercury in 21st Century Fox musical Bohemian Rhapsody. The film won three other Academy Awards.

"I may not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out," said Malek, who had been favoured to win the award.

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from "Green Book."

Photo: Universal Pictures, Participant, and DreamWorks via AP

Roma, the black-and-white Netflix film in Spanish and the indigenous Mixtec language, won two other Oscars, including foreign language film - a first for Mexico.

But it was denied what could have been the first best picture Oscar for a streaming service.

Green Book, from Universal Pictures took two other Oscars - for best original screenplay and supporting actor Mahershala Ali, who played a black pianist touring the segregated US South in the 1960s.

The Academy Awards ceremony was held without a host for the first time since 1989 and instead was filled with powerhouse music performances.

Rami Malek accepts the Actor in a Leading Role award for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

Rami Malek accepts the Actor in a Leading Role award for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. Photo: AFP

They included an emotional duet by Lady Gaga and her A Star is Born director Bradley Cooper of their original song nominee 'Shallow', which brought Gaga her first Oscar.

Queen got the Academy Awards ceremony off to a rousing start with a performance of their hit songs 'We Are the Champions' and 'We Will Rock You' that brought the A-list crowd to its feet.

Regina King won her first Oscar for her supporting role as a mother fighting for justice in If Beale Street Could Talk.

See how the award ceremony unfolded with RNZ's live blog here

Here are all the nominations and the winners in the main catgeories at the 91st Academy Awards:

Best Picture: A Star is Born, Vice, Roma, Green Book, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther, The Favourite

Best Actor: Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born, Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody, Christian Bale - Vice, Viggo Mortensen - Green Book, Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate

Best Actress: Lady Gaga - A Star is Born, Glenn Close - The Wife, Olivia Colman - The Favourite , Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Yalitza Aparicio - Roma

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron - Roma, Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman, Adam McKay - Vice, Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite, Pawel Pawlikowski - Cold War

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali - Green Book, Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman, Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Sam Rockwell - Vice, Sam Elliott - A Star is Born

Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams - Vice, Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk, Emma Stone - The Favourite, Rachel Weisz - The Favourite, Marina de Tavira - Roma

Best Original Screenplay: The Favourite, First Reformed, Roma, Green Book, Vice

Best Adapted Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Star is Born, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Animated Film: Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Mirai

Best Documentary Film: RBG, Free Solo, Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Of Fathers and Sons, Minding the Gap

Documentary short subject Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat, A Night at The Garden, Period. End of Sentence

Best Foreign Language Film: Capernaum - Lebanon, Never Look Away - Germany, Shoplifters - Japan, Roma - Mexico, Cold War - Poland

Best Original Song: 'All the Stars' - Black Panther, 'I'll Fight' - RBG, 'The Place Where Lost Things Go' - Mary Poppins Returns, 'Shallow' - A Star is Born, 'When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings' - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Original Score: Black Panther - Ludwig Goransson, BlacKkKlansman - Terence Blanchard; If Beale Street Could Talk - Nicholas Britell, Isle of Dogs - Alexandre Desplat, Mary Poppins Returns - Marc Shaiman

Film Editing: BlacKkKlansman - Barry Alexander Brown, Bohemian Rhapsody - John Ottman, The Favourite - Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Green Book- Patrick J. Don Vito, Vice - Hank Corwin

Sound Editing: Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, A Quiet Place, Roma

Sound Mixing: Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Roma, A Star Is Born

Visual effects: Avengers: Infinity War; Christopher Robin; First Man; Ready Player One; Solo: A Star Wars Story

Makeup and hairstyling: Border; Mary Queen of Scots; Vice

Costume design: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Zophres; Black Panther, Ruth Carter; The Favourite, Sandy Powell; Mary Poppins Returns, Sandy Powell; Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne

Production design: Black Panther, The Favourite, First Man, Mary Poppins Returns, Roma

Cinematography: Lukasz Zal, Cold War; Robbie Ryan, The Favourite; Caleb Deschanel, Never Look Away; Alfonso Cuaron, Roma; Matthew Libatique, A Star Is Born

Animated short film: Animal Behavior, Bao, Late Afternoon, One Small Step, Weekends

Live Action short film: Detainment, Fauve, Marguerite, Mother, Skin


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