The Green (Book) and Black (Panther) Oscars

The Green (Book) and Black (Panther) Oscars.

Just yesterday at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held its prestigious awards ceremony where deserving films were given various awards for their endeavours. The highlight of the event saw Green Book carting the most coveted best Picture award, Rami Malek nicked the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Olivia Colman won best actress for “The Favourite” Alfonso Cuarón won best director and best cinematography for “Roma,” which also bagged the best foreign language film.

The Minority Report:

This award ceremony recognised a lot of POC winners and most exciting for me was when my niccur Spike Lee was finally recognised for the genius that he is by winning the award for best adapted screenplay. Mahershala Ali has won best supporting actor yet AGAIN! That dude is the luckiest niccur alive but he deserves it because he brings a fresh perspective to his roles.

I am sure it’s no coincidence that out of the last 5 best Directors awards, 4 have been won by Mexicans and this is because those Mexicans are dramatic AF! Have you watched any of their telenovelas? Alfonso Cuarón carting the award is a win for people of color.

Wakanda Forever

Black Panther won 3 awards on the night but lost the much-coveted best picture awards, but still, its wins are an enormous achievement because it’s not every day that a film about Africans in Africa gets to win an Oscar much less three! Anyways, we move!

The Drama (or the lack thereof)

For the first time in a really long time, the Oscars didn’t have the host, no thanks to Kevin Hart rejecting the role due to his homophobic tweets of donkey years ago. However, the Oscars still went well with no real drama. However, I think the lack of the host managed to insignificantly reduce the runtime of the awards ceremony. Viewers have always complained about the bloated runtime of the show and ABC promised a shorter time…but this wasn’t to be.

Onion Cutting

Talking about Drama, did you see the performance of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, wow, that was an Onion cutting performance.

Still in the spirit of Onions Cutting, me sef joined to cry with Regina bell and her mother when she delivered her emotional acceptance speech. Even lady Gaga too was a town Crier when receiving her awards.

Weird S**t

I saw Bao and I can’t lie to you, that short was weird AF! I understand it’s supposed to be an Ode to Asian women and cooking but let’s be honest that short film is downright creepy. But it isn’t as Creepy as Spike Lee’s speech. Hey, I get it that he is an eccentric fellow (as creatives are want to be) but that speech expletive laced speech was erm…unconventional. Just go look up his speech online and you will see what I mean. I hear he even tried to leave the event when Green Book was announced as the winner for best picture but was bounced by ushers. He is one sore loser.

Ehen, did you guys see what Rumer Willis and Linda Cardellini wore to the awards? LMAO! Rumer looked like big bird who mistakenly washed her clothes with her running pink underwear. Biko, I am not fashion police but that thing was hideous…just not as hideous as the dress Zooey Deschanel wore that looked like something a Nigerian apprentice tailor will sew.

MY DISAPPOINTMENTS:

I was disappointed that Blade Runner didn’t win the award for best CGI but I am also glad Avengers didn’t win it either because I don’t think they merited it.

Another huge disappointment is that yet again, Bradley Cooper didn’t win his category, what has that guy got to do to win an Oscar?

Well, that was my take on the 2019 Oscar Awards ceremony with some of my predictions being spot on, and most some were misses. What did you think of it? Did your favourites win? Leave me a line in the comment section or on Twitter and Facebook.

Here is the complete List of the winners at the 2019 Oscars Awards:

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Amy Adams (Vice)

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) – (WINNER)

Marina De Tavira (Roma)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR

Border

Mary Queen of Scots

Vice – (WINNER)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Free Solo – (WINNER)

Minding the Gap

RBG

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Of Fathers and Sons

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Black Panther (Ruth E Carter) – (WINNER)

The Favourite (Sandy Powell)

Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)

Mary Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)

BEST FILM EDITING

Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman) – (WINNER)

Vice (Hank Corwin)

BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown)

The Favourite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)

Green Book (Patrick J Don Vito)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Favourite (Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton)

First Man (Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas)

Roma (Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez)

Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre and Gordon Sim)

Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart) – (WINNER)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Roma (Alfonso Cuaron) – (WINNER)

Cold War (Lukasz Zal)

Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)

The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)

A Star Is Born (Matty Libatique)

BEST SOUND EDITING

First Man

A Quiet Place

Bohemian Rhapsody – (WINNER)

Black Panther

Roma

BEST SOUND MIXING

A Star Is Born

Bohemian Rhapsody – (WINNER)

First Man

Roma

Black Panther

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Roma (Mexico) – (WINNER)

Cold War (Poland)

Shoplifters (Japan)

Capernaum (Lebanon)

Never Look Away (Germany)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali (Green Book) – (WINNER)

Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

Sam Rockwell (Vice)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Incredibles 2

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – (WINNER)

Isle of Dogs

Mirai

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Detainment

Fauve

Marguerite

Mother

Skin – (WINNER)

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Animal Behaviour

Bao – (WINNER)

Late Afternoon

One Small Step

Weekends

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Black Sheep

End Game

Lifeboat

A Night at the Garden

Period. End of Sentence. – (WINNER)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

First Man – (WINNER)

Avengers: Infinity War

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ready Player One

Christopher Robin

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga) – (WINNER)

The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)

Vice (Adam McKay)

First Reformed (Paul Schrader)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)

A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)

BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott) – (WINNER)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)

Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)

Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)

BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)

Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson) – (WINNER)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Shallow (A Star Is Born) – (WINNER)

All the Stars (Black Panther)

I’ll Fight (RBG)

The Place Where Lost Things Go (Mary Poppins Returns)

When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

BEST ACTOR

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) – (WINNER)

Christian Bale (Vice)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

BEST ACTRESS

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite) – (WINNER)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) – WINNER!

Adam McKay (Vice)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

BEST PICTURE

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book – WINNER!

Roma

A Star is Born

Vice

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