2019 Academy Awards Winners - Alfonso Cuarón Wins Best Director
by Alex Billington
February 24, 2019
The 91st Academy Awards are upon us and it's time to watch the show and discover the winners of the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony is being broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with no host this year, as they couldn't work it out. There are eight Best Picture nominees, and I'm anxious to finally find out who wins - we expect some surprises and upsets, and hopefully some sweet victories. It has been a very tumultuous awards season, with all kinds problems and controversies. But now it's time to find out who is taking home all the Oscars, and who isn't, at the Academy Awards. The full list of nominees below will be updated with winners marked once announced live tonight - refresh for updates.
Read on for a complete list of #Oscars2019 nominees & winners. Let us know what you think of the results!
This will be updated throughout the night to reflect the winners as revealed. Additionally, I might be adding a small bit of editorial commentary beneath each category. Winners are highlighted in BOLD below.
A Star is Born
Thoughts: What?! Get out of here. This is a very odd, confusing pick. It's a crowd-pleaser, but Best Picture? Really? Nah.
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski - Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Adam McKay - Vice
Thoughts: WOOOO!! Go Cuaron!! Get that Oscar! Another win I'm very happy about, the film deserves it.
Christian Bale - Vice
Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born
Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book
Thoughts: Rami is amazing, so I'm glad he won. But seems like an odd pick? Or does it. Surprise, surprise.
Yalitza Aparicio - Roma
Glenn Close - The Wife
Olivia Colman - The Favourite
Lady Gaga - A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Thoughts: Okay yeah I'm all for this - she rules as the QUEEN and deserves this. Woot.
Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott - A Star is Born
Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell - Vice
Thoughts: Well, very happy for Mahershala!! Let him win because he's just the best anyway! Love him.
Amy Adams - Vice
Marina de Tavira - Roma
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite
Thoughts: Yay! Congrats to Regina, really happy she won this. Off to a good start now.
The Favourite - Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
First Reformed - Paul Schrader
Green Book - Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
Roma - Alfonso Cuaron
Vice - Adam McKay
Thoughts: Oh no! No. Just, no.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - Joel & Ethan Coen
BlacKkKlansman - Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
If Beale Street Could Talk - Barry Jenkins
A Star is Born - Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters
Thoughts: Yeah!! Great win for Spike Lee, though I think the other noms were just as strong.
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Thoughts: YES!!! Thank goodness. If they didn't win, I'd have lost my shit. But it did win, and it damn well deserves this and deserves more than just this win (if only). That is for sure.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Thoughts: Hurrah!! Congrats Roma and Alfonso on this much deserved win.
Cold War - Lukasz Zal
The Favourite - Robbie Ryan
Never Look Away - Caleb Deschanel
Roma - Alfonso Cuaron
A Star is Born - Matthew Libatique
Thoughts: Whoa! Big deal for Cuaron, his first time working as his own cinematographer and he gets this.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons
Thoughts: I was rooting for Minding the Gap myself, but this is a great doc anyway and it's a solid win.
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence.
One Small Step
Avengers: Infinity War
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Thoughts: YES!!! Get that win! Over all the big CGI movies hahaha YES! Congrats, Chazelle.
Mary Poppins Returns
Thoughts: Yesss! More wins for Black Panther, and her speech was awesome. Congrats on this victory.
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
Thoughts: Oh yes!! Awesome - I'm totally down with this. It's Carter's third nomination, but first win.
MAKE-UP & HAIR:
Mary Queen of Scots
BlacKkKlansman - Barry Alexander Brown
Bohemian Rhapsody - John Ottman
The Favourite - Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Green Book - Patrick J. Don Vito
Vice - Hank Corwin
Thoughts: What?! No! Make it stop. This definitely should not have won this one.
A Star is Born
Thoughts: Well, okay. I think this should've gone to First Man, but so be it - Queen rocks, so, sure.
A Quiet Place
Thoughts: Both of these?! No way, get out of here. This also should've gone to First Man what in the heck.
Black Panther - Ludwig Goransson
BlacKkKlansman - Terence Blanchard
If Beale Street Could Talk - Nicholas Britell
Isle of Dogs - Alexandre Desplat
Mary Poppin Returns - Marc Shaiman
Thoughts: Aghh - this should've gone to Britell! But okay, it's good. Let it go.
"All the Stars" from Black Panther
"I'll Fight" from RBG
"The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns
"Shallow" from A Star is Born
"When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Final Thoughts: What a crazy night. It's so much back and forth between - good, bad, good, bad! I'm glad First Man won something, but upset that Bohemian Rhapsody took home so many technical awards (First Man should've had the two sound ones, not even a debate). And also - Best Score most certainly should've gone to Nicholas Britell's stunning Beale Street score. I'm happy for Spike Lee winning Best Screenplay, but not Green Book. I'm happy for all of Alfonso Cuaron's three total wins for Roma, but sad that it didn't top things off and win Best Picture. I'm not happy about any of the Bohemian Rhapsody wins, but Rami Malek is truly talented and so I can't be sad that he won because, well, he's awesome. And of course, I'm relieved Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won because it's terrific. But whew - what a mix of good and bad results.
Chime in below after reviewing the list of 2019 Oscars winners updated throughout the night and let us know if you're satisfied with this year's results, and what your thoughts are on the actual Oscar ceremony going host-less this year after some major fiascos while planning. Plus, of course, a big congratulations to all of this year's winners + all of the nominees, too! Thoughts on the 91st Academy Awards winners?