The 91st edition of the Oscars in Los Angeles was full of emotion during a ceremony which awarded the best talents in the cinema industry.
There were moments full of surprises, including the award for Best Actress which went to British actress Olivia Colman and the award for Best Film which went to “Green Book” despite the fact that they were not being mentioned among the favourites.
Colman won the award for her portrayal of Queen Anne in the film “The Favourite”. She is also the first British actress to have won this award since 2009 when Kate Winslet won Best Actress for her role in “Titanic”.
“It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. I’ve got an Oscar!” said Colman.
Actress Glenn Close, who was nominated for the film “The Wife” has the absolute record of being nominated seven times, but never winning an Oscar.
Rami Malek won all the honours for Best Actor this year, from the BAFTAS to the Golden Globes to the Screen Actors Guild awards. Malek interpreted the role of the legendary singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury in the film “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which won four Oscars in different categories.
“Thank you Queen, thank you guys for being, for allowing me to be the tiniest part of your phenomenal, extraordinary legacy,” said Malek.
The award for Best Supporting Actor was won by Mahershala Ali for “Green Book” while Regina King won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film “If Beale Street Could Talk”.
“Green Book” won three Oscars while “Roma” won for Best Director Alfonso Cuaron.
“Roma” and “Black Panther” won three Oscars each, while Lady Gaga won an Oscar for Best Original Song for “Shallow” from the film, “A Star is Born”.
A very emotional moment was when she sang the song with Bradley Cooper who was nominated for Best Actor in the same film.
“If you have a dream, fight for it. If there is a discipline for passion and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or if you fall down or you’re beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going,” said Lady Gaga.
This year’s Oscars did not have a presenter and the winners were announced by personalities from the film industry.