2019 Academy Awards Winners - Alfonso Cuarón Wins Best Director

February 24, 2019

2019 Academy Awards

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.

Green Book
Green Book directed by Peter Farrelly
Alfonso Cuarón - Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón
for Roma
Rami Malek - Best Actor
Rami Malek from Bohemian Rhapsody
Olivia Colman - Best Actress
Olivia Colman from
The Favourite

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.

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Winner! Green Book
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
Winner! 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
Winner! 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
Winner! 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.

Winner! 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
Winner! 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
Winner! 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
Winner! 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.

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Winner! 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.

Capernaum (Lebanon)
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Winner! Roma (Mexico)
Shoplifters (Japan)

Thoughts: Hurrah!! Congrats Roma and Alfonso on this much deserved win.

Cold War - Lukasz Zal
The Favourite - Robbie Ryan
Never Look Away - Caleb Deschanel
Winner! 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.

Winner! Free Solo
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.

Black Sheep
End Game
A Night at the Garden
Winner! Period. End of Sentence.

Animal Behaviour
Winner! Bao
Late Afternoon
One Small Step

Winner! Skin

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

Thoughts: YES!!! Get that win! Over all the big CGI movies hahaha YES! Congrats, Chazelle.

Winner! Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
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
Winner! 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.

Mary Queen of Scots
Winner! Vice

BlacKkKlansman - Barry Alexander Brown
Winner! 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.

Black Panther
Winner! Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
A Star is Born

Thoughts: Well, okay. I think this should've gone to First Man, but so be it - Queen rocks, so, sure.

Black Panther
Winner! Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
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.

Winner! 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
Winner! "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.

[To see last year's Academy Awards winners, lead by Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, click here.]

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?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


Hell yeah! So happy for Into the Spider-Verse

Cinephile on Feb 24, 2019


Yeahhhhhh me too!! So happy for this win.

Alex Billington on Feb 25, 2019


I'm so glad Olivia Colman won, she deserved it.

Efterklang on Feb 24, 2019


Yes!! Same. And her speech is the best.

Alex Billington on Feb 25, 2019


Yea, I agree. Hard to care one way or the other about the Oscars today, but I really like Ms. Colman's work since first seeing her on BBC and that Broadchurch show. It and she were just excellent.

thespiritbo on Feb 26, 2019


Ali's time will come. For me, he is the greatest actor currently working in Hollywood.

DAVIDPD on Feb 25, 2019


It has to be the first time someone has won both Director/ Cinematography awards in the same year! Wow

Chris Cloud on Feb 25, 2019


Yeah, imagine if they had given that one out during a commercial! 🙂

Whichhalfofthewit on Feb 25, 2019


Pretty much shared all of your reactions for each category, Alex, haha. But it's the Oscars, in the end, and it's not that big of a surprise Green Book won Best Picture... I try not to take it too seriously. At least Roma won Best Foreign Language Film instead (along with the other well-deserved categories).

Terry Craig on Feb 25, 2019


After I saw Green Book, I felt like it was a Best Picture contender. I didn't feel that way after the others (although I didn't see Roma and Vice, would have never seen Vice). Malek stole that Best Actor from Mortensen and Dafoe, IMHO.

Whichhalfofthewit on Feb 25, 2019

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