The Oscars: a recap of the winners

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Those who watched the Oscars might still be trying to process all that was packed into the hostless, compact telecast from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Here’s a list of the nights winners:

Best Supporting Actress:
Marina De Tavira (Roma)
Best Makeup and Hair:
Vice
Best Documentary:
Free Solo
Best Costume Design:
Black Panther (Ruth E Carter)
Best Film Editing:
Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman)
Best Production:
Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart)
Best Cinematography:
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Best Sound Editing:
Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Sound Mixing:
Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Foreign Language Film:
Roma (Mexico)
Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Best Animated Feature:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Live Action Short:
Skin
Best Animated Short:
Bao
Best Documentary Short:
Period. End of Sentence.
Best Visual Effects:
First Man
Best Original Screenplay:
Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga)
Best Adapted Screenplay:
BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott)
Best Original Score:
Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)
Best Original Song:
Shallow (A Star Is Born)
Best Actor:
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Best Actress:
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Best Director:
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Best Picture:
Green Book

Viewers who skipped the spectacle missed the source of a thousand reaction gifs: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s crackling performance of “Shallow.” The piece, from “A Star Is Born,” also won best original song.
Either way, here’s what else you need to know to credibly participate in today’s water cooler discussions. “Green Book” won best picture, but a lot of people weren’t happy about it. The movie came into the Academy Awards facing backlash on several fronts. First, critics — including The New York Times’s Wesley Morris in a great essay exploring the topic — said that the movie fell into the trap of racial reconciliation fantasy and cliché, glossing over painful history in favor of a feel-good narrative. The family of its subject, the pianist Don Shirley, publicly condemned the film. And there were other controversies surrounding various people involved with the film.
After it took the top honor, Spike Lee — whose “BlacKkKlansman” was also nominated and whose groundbreaking film “Do the Right Thing” was famously snubbed by the Academy — likened the win to a blown call by a referee at a basketball game. Spike Lee finally took home a competitive Academy Award, though. Dressed in a purple suit and wearing rings that paid tribute to “Do the Right Thing,” Mr. Lee gave a passionate, overtly political speech.
“Black Panther” made history that night with Hannah Beachler and Ruth E. Carter, winning Oscars for production design and costume design, respectively. They were the first African-American women to win in those categories.
For those that won in the major categories, it’s worth noting that Glenn Close, now the most nominated actor without a statuette, did not win for best actress. That, instead, went to Olivia Colman of “The Favourite,” who seemed genuinely shocked and pleased.
It’s a wonder how the ceremony went on without a host. However, by most accounts, it went fine. The show moved along at a steady clip after an opening performance by Queen, lately fronted by Adam Lambert. Then, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler gave a funny, brief “not” opening monologue, since they were, as they repeatedly pointed out, not hosting the show.


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