The red carpet has been rolled out. The guests have started arriving at the Dolby Theatres for the 91st Academy Awards. For all we know, the big daddy of movie awards is going hostless this year. No host has been decided for the ceremony yet, after Kevin Hart stepped down following a controversy over his old homophobic tweets. From Bradley Cooper to Rami Malek, from Lady Gaga to Jennifer Lopez, the stars have started arriving. But it is Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's semi-autobiographical black-and-white drama, "Roma", and Yorgos Lanthimos' dark comedy, "The Favourite", have topped the 91st Academy Awards nominations with 10 nods each.
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The moving black-and-white masterpiece by Alfonso Cuaron was being bid as a sure-shot winner in the segment, which also saw "Cold War" (Poland), "Shoplifters" (Japan), "Never Look Away" (Germany) and "Capernaum" (Lebanon) as fitting fellow nominees. Set in 1970s Mexico's Colonia Roma, the Netflix film revolves around the life of a middle-class family's live-in maid, Cleo. Played by first-time actor and best actress nominee Yalitza Aparacio, Cleo's character was based on the Cuaron's real-life nanny and maid Liboria Libo Rodrguez, to whom he has also dedicated the film.
‘Roma’ filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron wins Best Director award
"This is hilarious," an overwhelmed Colman said in her acceptance speech. "I got an Oscar." In a shoutout to Glenn Close, "You've been my idol for so long, and this is not how I wanted it to be. I think you're amazing. I love you very much."
Olivia Colman wins Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for ‘The Favourite’
In his acceptance speech, Malek said, “I may not have been the choice, but I guess it worked out.” Malek praised his mom, said he knows his dad is looking down on him, thanks Queen, and says the world "is longing for stories" about people being "unapologetically" themselves. "To anyone struggling" with their identity, Malek said, "we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself. And the fact I'm celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we're longing for stories like this."
Beating all odds, Rami Malek wins Best Actor in a Lead Role for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’! The scintillating performance in the movie saw Malek bring legendary Freddie Mercury back on screen. Panned by the critics, the movie went on to become a worldwide blockbuster.
After wooing the audience with her intimate performance with co-star Bradley Cooper, Gaga was on stage again, this time giving her first Oscar ‘thank you’ speech. "It's not about winning," Lady Gaga says in tearful acceptance speech. "What it's about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it."
On the other hand, Black Panther keeps the winning streak and wins an Oscar for best score. All stars!
There are no surprises here! Laldy Gaga’s mesmerising number ‘Shallow’ from her movie ‘A Star is Born’ has won the Oscar for Best Song!
But THE moment has to be absolutely beautiful performance by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. The talented actors performed 'Shallow' from their film 'A Star Is Born.'
Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee win the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman.
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Green Book.
In her acceptance speech, director Rayka Zehtabchi said, “I can’t believe a film about mensuration just won an Oscar.”
Many of us may have watched Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Padman.’ But why are we talking about it now? Because “Period. End of Sentence” has won ‘Best Documentary (Short Subject)’. The documentary based in rural India talks about great work done by Arunachalam Muruganathan.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” wins the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.
Disney Pixar’s ‘Bao’ wins the Oscar for Best Short Animated Film.
Ali dedicated the Oscar Award to his grandmother for her encouragement. "I would not be here without her.” No, we are not crying!
It’s 2017 all over again for Mahershala Ali! After powerful performance in heart-wrenching ‘Moonlight,’ Ali has won ‘best actor in a supporting role’ award for ‘Green Book.’
Queen is ruling the Oscars and how! Iconic rock star Freddie Mercury’s biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has won two Oscars for ‘film editing’ and sound mixing.
Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's semi-autobiographical black-and-white drama "Roma" has won Oscars for best foreign language film. The movie has also won the best cinematography award.
Teary-eyed Reese Witherspoon took to twitter to hail Beachler’s speech. “So moved by #HannahBeachler emotional speech. Now I’m crying “ I did my best and my best is good enough” #Oscars.” Aww, now we will start crying, Reese
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 25, 2019
More news for Wakanda! Jay Hart has won the best production design for ‘Black Panther’. Amid thunderous applause, production designer Hannah Beachler said, “when you think it’s impossible, remember to say this… I did my best, and my best is good enough.” Those words are great advice for Monday motivation, isn’t it?
Wakanda salute to Ruth Carter as she wins Oscars for best costume design for the movie ‘Black Panther.’ In her moving speech, Carter said, “Thank you for honouring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on screen.”
And in case you have missed, there are NO HOSTS this year! Stunning Tina Fey opened the Oscars and said, “We are not your hosts, but we’re going to stand here a little too long…” Well. Well, well! So Kevin Hart is having the last laugh? What do you think?
Remember Christian Bale in ‘Vice’? He almost looked Dick Cheney’s twin! The Academy thinks the same….so the Oscars for best makeup goes to Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney for the high-profile political drama at the White House.
In her short yet powerful acceptance speech, ‘Free Solo’ maker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi said, “This film is for everyone who believes in impossible.”
The ‘Free Solo’ wins the Oscars for best documentary feature.
And the Oscars goes to…Regina King! The powerful performance in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ has won her the first Academy Award of 2019. In her acceptance speech, King said that, “ I am an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured into someone.”