Live at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. It is 5 pm.
The 80s band Queen and Adam Lambert open the Oscars with a powerful performance of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.” They receive a standing ovation. This year, there wasn’t a host, and it was better without a host. The hosts always ramble on with annoying gibberish anyway. But Maya, Tina and Amy were the first presents, and they cracked some jokes before presenting the first award.
- Supporting Actress: Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk
- Best Documentary Feature: Free Solo
- Makeup & Hairstyling: Vice
- Costume Design: Black Panther
- Production Design: Black Panther
- Cinematography: Roma (Mexico) Alfonso Cuaron
- Sound Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody
- Sound Mixing: Bohemian Rhapsody
- Foreign Language Film: Roma by Alfonso Cuaron
- Film Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody
- Actor in Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali in Green Book
- Animated Feature Film: Spiderman—Into Spider Verse
- Best Animated Short Film—BAO
- Documentary Short Subject: Period. End of Sentence
- Visual Effects: First Man
- Live Action Short Film: Skin
- Original Screenplay: Green Book
- Adapted Screenplay: Blackkklansman
- Original Score: Black Panther
- Original Song: Shallow by Lady Gaga (A Star is Born)
- Actor in Leading Role: Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody. He gets a standing ovation.
- Actress in Leading Role: Olivia Colman in The Favourite
- Directing: Alfonso Cuaron for Roma
- Best Picture: Green Book
There were 212 nominees, this year. There was the usual memoriam segment, but I only recognized 6 people from their list, which included Margot Kidder, Albert Finney, Penny Marshall, Neil Simon, Burt Reynolds, and Stan Lee. (I read an article on the internet that 3 people weren’t included in the list).
I thought this Oscars show was better the before. All their movies were actually interesting, for a change. I want to see Roma, Vice, Green Book, Blackkklansman, Black Panther, The Favourite, Free Solo, and maybe the rest. I have already seen Bohemian Rhapsody and If Beale Street Could Talk, and I know they are both good. Cold War was good too, but it didn’t win any Oscars. It was nominated in the foreign film category. Overall, it was very positive and entertaining to watch.