Overview of the 91st Academy Awards (Oscars 2019)

The 91st Academy Awards (commonly known as Oscars), presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2018, on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Oscar Award 2019Highlights of the 91st Academy Awards:

  • It was the first ceremony in three decades, since the 61st Academy Awards in 1989, to be conducted with no host.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody won the most awards in total with 4, while Roma, Green Book, and Black Panther won 3 awards each.
  • India-set short film, “Period. End of Sentence.”, a short documentary film based on menstruation won the Oscar for “Best Documentary Short” category. It is directed by Iranian-American film director, Rayka Zehtabchi.
  • ”Black Panther”  became the first superhero film to win “Best Original Score”.
  • ”Roma” created history by becoming the first Mexican feature to win “Best Foreign Film” Oscar.
  • Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart became the first African-Americans to win Oscar in Product Design category for Black Panther.

AMPAS presented Academy Awards in 24 categories and the list of the winners is as follows:

CategoryWinner
Best pictureGreen Book
Best actressOlivia Colman – The Favourite
Best actorRami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Best supporting actressRegina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Best supporting actorMahershala Ali – Green Book
Best directorAlfonso Cuaron – Roma
Best original screenplayNick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Best adapted screenplayCharlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Best animated featureSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best foreign language filmRoma – Mexico
Best documentary featureFree Solo
Best original songShallow (A Star Is Born) – Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
Best original scoreLudwig Goransson – Black Panther
Best production designHannah Beachler and Jay Hart – Black Panther
Best costume designRuth E Carter – Black Panther
Best cinematographyAlfonso Cuaron – Roma
Best visual effectsPaul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and JD Schwalm – First Man
Best make-up and hairstylingGreg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney – Vice
Best sound editingJohn Warhurst and Nina Hartstone – Bohemian Rhapsody
Best sound mixingPaul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali – Bohemian Rhapsody
Best film editingJohn Ottman – Bohemian Rhapsody
Best animated shortBao
Best documentary shortPeriod. End of Sentence.
Best live action shortSkin
Quick Facts about Oscars:

  • First awarded in – 1929
  • Frequency – Annual
  • Creator – George Stanley
  • Presented by – AMPAS