Oscars Recap


Emma Coons, In-House Academy Award Winner

You all probably watched the Oscars, as its viewership went up significantly this year, but if you didn’t, here are all the deets. The idea of not having a host seemed innocuous, and low-and-behold, it was. In my opinion, it made it a little bit more boring, but it certainly wasn’t distracting or even really noticeable. The opening performance was a great start, but to me it seemed odd the Academy had Adam Lambert sing Queen songs with Queen as backup when none of those songs were nominated, and didn’t perform all the nominated songs as they usually do every year. With that commentary out of the way, let’s head to the good part: the winners. There weren’t any real upsets except many people thought Roma would win Best Picture over Green Book. In my personal opinion, the only win which rubbed me the wrong way was Black Panther winning Production Design, when most of its setting was CGI. Anyways, you don’t care about what I think, here are the winners for you to make your own decisions about:

Best Picture

Winner: Green Book

Black Panther


Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite


A Star is Born


Best Director

Winner: Roma — Alfonso Cuarón

BlacKkKlansman — Spike Lee

Cold War — Paweł Pawlikowski

The Favourite — Yorgos Lanthimos

Vice — Adam McKay

Best Actress

Winner: Olivia Colman — The Favourite

Yalitza Aparicio — Roma

Glenn Close — The Wife

Lady Gaga — A Star is Born

Melissa McCarthy — Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Actor

Winner: Rami Malek — Bohemian Rhapsody

Christian Bale — Vice

Bradley Cooper — A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe — At Eternity’s Gate

Viggo Mortensen — Green Book

Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Regina King — If Beale Street Could Talk

Amy Adams — Vice

Marina de Tavira — Roma

Emma Stone — The Favourite

Rachel Weisz — The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Mahershala Ali — Green Book

Adam Driver — BlacKkKlansman

Sam Elliot — A Star is Born

Richard E. Grant — Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell — Vice

Best Original Song

Winner: Shallow — A Star Is Born

All The Stars — Black Panther

I’ll Fight — RBG

The Place Where Lost Things Go — Mary Poppins Returns

When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings — The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Original Score

Winner: Black Panther — Ludwig Goransson

BlacKkKlansmen — Terence Blanchard

If Beale Street Could Talk — Nicholas Britell

Isle of Dogs — Alexandre Desplat

Mary Poppins Returns — Marc Shaiman

Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: BlacKkKlansman — Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs — Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Can You Ever Forgive Me? — Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty

If Beale Street Could Talk — Barry Jenkins

A Star is Born — Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Green Book — Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

The Favorite — Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

First Reformed — Paul Schrader

Roma — Alfonso Cuaron

Vice — Adam McKay

Best Live Action Short Film

Winner: Skin





Best Visual Effects

Winner: First Man

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Documentary — Short Subject

Winner: Period. End of Sentence

Black Sheep



A Night at The Garden

Best Animated Short Film

Winner: Bao

Animal Behavior

Late Afternoon

One Small Step


Best Animated Feature Film

Winner: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Best Film Editing

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody


The Favourite

Green Book


Best Foreign Language Film

Winner: Roma — Mexico

Capernaum — Lebanon

Cold War — Poland

Never Look Away — Germany

Shoplifters — Japan

Best Sound Mixing

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther

First Man


A Star is Born

Best Sound Editing

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther

First Man

A Quiet Place


Best Cinematography

Winner: Roma

Cold War

The Favourite

Never Look Away

A Star is Born

Best Production Design

Winner: Black Panther

The Favourite

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns


Best Costume Design

Winner: Black Panther

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Queen of Scots

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Winner: Vice


Mary Queen of Scots

Best Documentary — Feature

Winner: Free Solo

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Minding the Gap

Of Fathers and Sons