We’re live blogging the 2019 Oscar winners right here. The 91st Annual Academy Awards will be presented again at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. The show will broadcast live tonight (Feb. 24) on ABC.
After Kevin Hart dropped out, the Academy decided to go host free this year. Instead of an opening monologue, the audience will be treated to a performance by Queen + Adam Lambert! The band is on hand to celebrate the 5 times nominated film, Bohemian Rhapsody.
American Idol season 3 alum and The Voice coach, Jennifer Hudson, will also be performing the Oscar nominated song “I’ll Fight” from the documentary RBG. Other performers include Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper singing “Shallow” from A Star is Born; Bette Midler singing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns; David Rawlings and Gillian Welch singing “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Kendrick Lamar and SZA, who were set to sing “All the Stars” from Black Panther unexpectedly dropped out.
The show opens with a showstopping Queen + Adam Lambert performance! The band performs “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions.” A standing ovations from the audience follows the performance–a photo of Freddie Mercury fills the screen behind the band.
Rami Malek is digging it!
Next is a montage of great movie moments. Remember. NO HOST. Should be interesting. OH AND THAT SET WITH THE WEIRD BLUE WAVY SHIT IS HIDEOUS.
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph take the stage. OK they’re playing comedy stand ins for an actual host. Thought we’re going to be spared an opening monologue? Well. It could be worse. Tina and Maya are pretty funny. After they present Best Supporting Actress to Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk.
Next, Helen Mirren and Jason Momoa present Best Documentary Feature to Free Solo. The acceptance speech begins with several bleeped out swear words.
Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine is next. He introduces a clip of Oscar nominee Vice. Interesting choice.
Elsie Fisher and Stefan James present Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling to Vice. Oh these poor makeup people are completely flummoxed! They get played off as they confusingly try to read names off a list of thank yous.
Next, Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry take the stage dressed in Elizabethan costumes. They look pretty silly! Melissa has little rabbits hanging all over her outfit. Oh. They amusingly present Best Costume Design to Ruth E. Carter for Black Panther. Unlike the folks before her, she’s poised! Ms Carter thanks Spike Lee for kicking off her career.
Jennifer Lopez and Chris Evans are next. They’re here to present Best Production Design. The folks from Blake Panther win the award!. Hannah Beachler is the first African American to win the award. She can barely breath!
Now, it’s Tyler Perry to present Best Cinematography to Alfonso Cuaron for Roma. Perry thanks the academy for changing their mind about presenting during the commercial break.
Emilia Clarke takes the stage to introduce Jennifer Hudson! She’s performing “I’ll Fight” from the documentary RGB. She jokes that Ginsburg is free to borrow her dragons! heh. Jennifer delivers a typically powerful performance! A few wobbles here and there, but still great.
Next, tennis player Serena Williams introduces a clip from nominated picture A Star is Born.
James McAvoy and Danai Gurira present Best Sound Editing to Bohemian Rhapsody!!! And the Award for Sound Mixing goes to Bohemian Rhapsody! Two out of five awards won.
Queen Latifah is here to introduce the film The Favourite. “It’s not easy being Queen,” she says.
Angela Bassett and Javier Bardem are next. Javier speaks a little Spanish intro before the two present Best Foreign Language film to Roma from Mexico. Will it also win in the Best Picture category? That would be something.
Keegan Michael Key literally drops in from the rafters holding an umbrella. Fitting to introduce “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns sung by Bette Midler.
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah takes the stage to introduce a clip of the nominated film Black Panther.
Michael Keaton takes the stage to present Best Editor to John Ottman for Bohemian Rhapsody! Three out of FIVE. Bo Rap is killing it tonight.
Daniel Craig and Charlize Theron are next to present Actor in a Supporting Role to Mahershala Ali for Green Book. He won in the same category for Moonlight, previously.
Actress Laura Dern is next to introduce the new Academy of Motion pictures. It’s coming soon!
Michelle Yeoh and producer and musical artist Pharrell Williams present Best Animated Feature to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Country singer Kacey Musgraves introduces Oscar nominated song “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” sung by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. YIPPEE KI YI YAY for the cowboys.
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are here doing their best Wayne Worlds bit to introduce a clip from the film Bohemian Rhapsody.
Next, it’s Awkwafina and John Mulaney here to present “one of the big ones!” Best Animated Short to Bao. Documentary Short Subject goes to Period. End of Sentence. Fake crying, but insisting it’s not cause she’s on her period. It’s that a movie ABOUT periods won an award. Yippee.
OOOHHHH. The American Idol special performance airs right before the Oscars come back from commercial break. A slew of contestants sing Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now.” COOL. (Toldja the clip would be a commercial bumper. Heh.)
Next, Diego Luna and Chef José Andrés take the stage to introduce a clip from the Oscar nominated film Roma. The intro is partially in Spanish and also serves to support minorities and immigrants.
Sarah Paulson and Paul Rudd are here to present Best Visual Effects to First Man. Did Paulson just spoil Bird Box?
Needing no introduction, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper take the stage to perform a lovely and powerful performance of their Oscar nominated song “Shallow.” It’s from the Oscar-nominated A Star is Born.
Krysten Ritter and Kiki Lane are next to present Best Live Action Short Film to Skin.
Next, it’s Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson to present Best Original Screenplay to Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga for Green Book. But first, Jackson announces for Spike Lee’s benefit that the Knicks won their game tonight. Best Adapted Screenplay goes to Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott for BlacKkKlansman. Jackson nearly lost his mind! Bleeps bleeps and more bleeps! It’s Lee’s FIRST Oscar. “Let’s all be on the right side of history,” Lee urges folks to mobilize for the 2020 presidential election. “Do the Right Thing! You knew I had to fit that in there…”
Shout out to former American Idol band director Ricky Minor who is directing the Oscar band!
Tessa Thompson and Michael B. Jordan are next to present Best Musical Score to Ludwig Goransson for Black Panther. Super duper Swedish winner thanks all the African American artists he worked with on the score.
Constance Wu and Chadwick Boseman present Best Original Song to “Shallow” written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt from A Star is Born. Gaga gives a very emotional acceptance speech. JHud nods from the audience.
Next, Academy president John Bailey takes the stage to introduce the In Memoriam segment. He reminds that only a few can be highlighted. Because someone is always left out, and the bitching always commences. Behind the scenes people dominated that montage. Or am I seeing things?
Four more awards! This show may end on damn time. I’M LOOKIN AT YOU GRAMMYS.
Ooh. It’s Barbra Streisand. She tells a story about connecting to Spike Lee. They both come from Brooklyn and love hats! She introduces his movie BlacKkKlansman.
Now last year’s Best Actor in a Lead Role winners, Allison Janney and Gary Oldman are on stage. Best Actor is presented first to RAMI MALEK!!!!!!!!! for Bohemian Rhapsody. “Thank you guys for allowing me to be a tiny part of your phenomenal legacy,” Rami thanks Queen. “I am forever in your debt.”
Amandla Stenberg and Congressman John Lewis are next to introduce a clip from the Oscar-nominated movie Green Book.
And now Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell are here to present Best Actress to Olivia Coleman for The Favourite. That’s a bit of a surprise, no? Most betting folks thought Glenn Close would finally win an Oscar.
OK. So this telecast is NOT going to end on time…
Last year’s winner of the Director’s Oscar, Guillermo del Toro presents Best Director to Alfonso Cuaron for Roma. It’s his second win tonight.
And now Julia Roberts is here to present Best Picture to…Green Book. Oh, THAT’S going to be controversial. Although it portrays the lives of black people, it was produced, written and directed by white folks, ie white folks point of view. Was BlacKkKlansman was robbed? Or even Roma. I think Bohemian Rhapsody’s chances were marred over the controversies surrounding director Bryan Singer.
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) – WINNER
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)
Green Book – WINNER
A Star Is Born
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite) – WINNER
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Christian Bale (Vice)
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) – WINNER
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams (Vice)
Marina de Tavira (Roma)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) – WINNER
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Green Book) – WINNER
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)
Best Original Screenplay
The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga) – WINNER
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Vice (Adam McKay)
Best Adapted Screenplay
A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott) – WINNER
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Mary Queen of Scots
Vice – WINNER
Best Costume Design
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)
Black Panther (Ruth E. Carter) – WINNER
The Favourite (Sandy Powell)
Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)
Mary Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)
The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)
Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron) – WINNER
A Star Is Born (Matty Libatique)
Cold War (Lukasz Zal)
Best Original Song
“All the Stars” (Black Panther, written by Kendrick Lamar, Al Shux, Sounwave, SZA and Anthony Tiffith)
Performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA
“I’ll Fight” (RBG, written by Diane Warren)
Performed by Jennifer Hudson
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns, written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman)
Performed by Emily Blunt
“Shallow” (A Star Is Born, written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt)
Performed by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga – WINNER
“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, written by Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch)
Performed by Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson
Best Original Score
Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson) – WINNER
BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)
Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)
Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)
Best Documentary Feature
Free Solo – WINNER
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons
Best Animated Feature
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – WINNER
Best Foreign-Language Film
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Roma (Mexico) – WINNER
Best Sound Mixing
Bohemian Rhapsody – WINNER
A Star Is Born
Best Sound Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody – WINNER
A Quiet Place
Best Production Design
Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart) – WINNER
The Favourite (Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton)
First Man (Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas)
Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre and Gordon Sim)
Roma (Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez)
Best Visual Effects
Avengers: Infinity War
First Man – WINNER
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Best Film Editing
BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown)
Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman) – WINNER
The Favourite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)
Green Book (Patrick J. Don Vito)
Vice (Hank Corwin)
Best Animated Short
Bao – WINNER
One Small Step
Best Live-Action Short
Skin – WINNER
Best Documentary Short
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence. – Winner