2019 Academy Award Winners

We made it. You know, this ceremony started off promising then Infinity War lost and it all went (almost) downhill from there. Jesus. I'm glad it's over. I went  17/24 with my picks. Some of those I was happy to get wrong, others less so. The winners are in green. 

Best Picture
Black Panther
A Star Is Born 
Roma
The Favourite
Vice
Bohemian Rhapsody
Green Book
BlacKkKlansman
I'm surprised it wasn't Rohemian Rhapsody after the way this night went but still...fuck yooooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuu


Best Actress
Glenn Close: The Wife
Lady Gaga: A Star Is Born
Yalitza Aparicio: Roma
Olivia Colman: The Favourite
Melissa McCarthy: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
YES Oh my God I screamed so loudly when this happened. I had screamed about a lot of things tonight but this one was special. I'm so happy she won.



Best Actor
Christian Bale: Vice
Bradley Cooper: A Star Is Born
Viggo Mortensen: Green Book”
Willem Dafoe: At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek: Bohemian Rhapsody
Thanks, I hate it. 




Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams: Vice
Marina de Tavira: Roma
Regina King: If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone: The Favourite
Rachel Weisz: The Favourite
I am so happy I got to see this yesterday so I could fully enjoy her win. Regina gave a beautiful speech and Chris Evans' fine ass helping her up the stairs was the icing on the cake.


Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali: The Green Book
Adam Driver: BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott: A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell: Vice
I'm going to pretend this is for True Detective, in which he is killing it in this season.


Best Director
Spike Lee: BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski: Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimo: The Favourite
Alfonso CuarĂ³n: Roma
Adam McKay: Vice
BORING. Every one of these films was far more interesting and better directed than Roma.


 Best Original Screenplay
"First Reformed”
“Green Book”
“Roma”
“The Favourite”
“Vice”  
The least original of the nominees won. What is this? The highlight was the look on presenters Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson's faces when they had to announce this. Both looked like they were in pain.



Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” 
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” 
“If Beale Street Could Talk” 
“A Star Is Born” 
Unlike Green Book this one deserved to win and Spike Lee ended his speech by telling us to do the right thing, which was perfect. Plus look at that hug between him and Jackson awwwwwwwwwwww.




Best Animated Film
“Incredibles 2” 
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“Mirai”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Isle Of Dogs”
Perfect.

Best Cinematography
“Cold War”
“The Favourite”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born” 
The only thing about Roma that I liked was the cinematography so I don't *hate* this, I just think The Favourite and Cold War looked better. 

Best Visual Effects
“Avengers: Infinity War”
“Christopher Robin”
“First Man”
“Ready Player One”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”
This was the turning point of the night for me. I was in an excellent mood until Infinity War lost. This was such a "throw you a bone" award to First Man since it lost out on the Sound categories. I'm sorry, but you can't tell me any of these visual effects are better than what was in Avengers. These old ass academy voters need to get off their high horses about voting for super hero movies. May they all step on a thousand Thanos shaped legos. 


Best Foreign Language Film
“Capernaum”
“Cold War” 
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“Shoplifters”
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Best Documentary Feature
“Free Solo” 
“Minding The Gap” 
“Of Fathers and Sons” 
“RBG”
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
I guessed this one right, but I haven't seen it. I only saw RGB.

Best Documentary Short Subject

“Black Sheep”
“End Game”
“Lifeboat”
“A Night at the Garden”
“Period. End of Sentence.”
I thought Lifeboat was going to win but I'm so happy for this. This was a worthy winner and "I can't believe a movie about menstruation just won an Oscar" was the quote of the night. 



Best Costume Design
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“Black Panther”
“The Favourite”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Mary Queen of Scots”
I've been saying this should win since last February so to see it happen is just amazing. 


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Border”
“Mary Queen of Scots”
“Vice”
At least Vice won something.

 Best Film Editing
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Green Book”
“The Favourite”
“Vice” 
Dumb.


Best Sound Mixing
“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”
Ugh.

Best Production Design:

“Black Panther”
“First Man” 
“The Favourite” 
“Mary Poppins Returns” 
“Roma” 
This one surprised me but I'm so happy. 

Best Sound Editing

“A Quiet Place”
“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“Roma”
Ugh.

Best Animated Short Film
“Animal Behaviour”
“Bao”
“Late Afternoon”
“One Small Step”
“Weekends”
This was a given.


Best Live Action Short Film
“Detainment”
“Fauve”
“Marguerite”
“Mother”
“Skin”
The skinhead movie winning was kind of surprising, I thought Marguerite would. It was the least depressing out of an entire category of depressing shorts.


Best Original Score
“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
I thought Beale Street was gonig to win this but I'm happy for Black Panther. That score is amazing.



Best Original Song:
"All The Stars" - "Black Panther"
"I'll Fight" - "RBG"
"Shallow" - "A Star Is Born
"The Place Where Lost Things Go" - "Mary Poppins Returns"
"When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
I'm salty as hell that All The Stars wasn't performed but I love that Gaga got behind the piano for this. She's a hell of an artist. 

20 comments:

  1. I was reading your Twitter scroll and I wanted to join you in saying.... AW FUCK YOU!!!! towards Green Book. My parents are watching Roma right now as they seem to be enjoying it. I know it didn't work for you but I think the reason they liked it is because my dad was in college at that neighborhood where the film took place as it has this air of nostalgia for them.

    Adam Lamebert fucking sucks. He just wails like a bitch.

    I'm happy for Spike, Black Panther, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Regina King (extra props to Chris Evans). When Olivia Colman won, I was like YES!!!! like Bobby Heenan did when Ric Flair won the 1992 Royal Rumble.

    It still felt predictable and bland though my mom was happy for Lady Gaga as she's a fan of her music.

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    1. "Wails like a bitch"lmao! I've never been a fan of his music and much less so as him fronting Queen.

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  2. Everybody's a winner at the Oscars.

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  3. I can understand Roma not working for people, but I can't agree that its direction is boring - I mean the riot to the misscarrige is harrowing.

    I wouldn't mind if any of the five one (except Vice) but I think it's good a foreign film has won one of the big awards.

    I guess everyone has the movie they don't get. For me it's Cold War. I couldn't care less about that boring central couple.

    Shocked that Green Book won. It shouldn't have done so. Rest for the awards is "yeah fine. I'll move on with my life"

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    1. His direction was just so self indulgent where as at least the others felt like they were making a film for more than just themselves. But I know I'm in the minority with how I feel about Roma.

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  4. That Shallow peformance still has me - and I bet Irina - SHOOK but in very different ways lol

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    1. Hopefully those beard rumors are true because if not, awkward.

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  5. I won't comment on Roma...you know how I feel...but I will say that Colman's Oscar speech was the best I've heard, ever. It was absolute perfection. So happy she's an Oscar winner. I've always liked Close, but I ADORE Colman!

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    1. You can tell Colman didn't think she had a shot at winning she was so genuinely surprised.

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    2. What was so great about that though is that when surprises happen and actresses/actors are caught off guard, a lot of times they ramble and then walk off stage, but girl SLAYED! She was flustered, but endearingly so, and was able to be coherent and thank all the right people while still genuinely being entertaining. Loved everything about that whole moment, including Emma Stone once again winning the Oscars by weeping in happiness over Colman's win.

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    3. That was so cute, I kept refreshing tumblr waiting for a gif of it. I'm surprised they didn't cut to Rachel at all though. I don't think they did.

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    4. I read somewhere online that she was not at her seat...but I swear I saw that red latex a few rows back...lol

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  6. I still have to see Greenbook but let’s just remember that Octavia and Mahershali were both in it, felt proud of it and did not think they were undermining their Heritage. Now, I will say I have seen BlacKkKlanmen, A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and I still think BlacKkKlansman is the best and just shake my head at Bohemian Rhapsody. I don’t mean any disrespect to Rami Malek but he is so thin and his head and eyes are so big that he reminds me of an Aye-Aye. Oh and didn’t you think Mahershala Ali’s hat look like the head of a penis??

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    1. Oh, Octavia isn't actually in it, she just produced. It's entirely mediocre.

      I was not thinking of a penis when I saw Ali's hat but now I'm going to have to go look at it some more lol

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  7. I lost it at 'thanks, I hate it'. That just really tickled me, haha!

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    1. I took that from Lindsay Ellis and her pissed off youtube videos about Disney live action remakes lol

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  8. 17/24 picks is really impressive! I got 14, but I don't know how that happened. lol I was so full of adrenaline and bracing for Bohemian Rhapsody to win I dropped to my knees when Green Book was announced. That was a speechless move by The Academy.

    Olivia's acceptance speech was AMAZING. We all screamed when she won too. Loved seeing Regina, Black Panther and Blackkklansman take home some awards. Chris was the biggest and best highlight for me though. Awesome post!

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    1. The noise I made when Olivia won was embarrassing. I was just so happy! lol

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  9. I feel the same about the cinematography. It was the only thing that I liked about Roma but Cold War's was so much better!

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