The Oscars event was confusing when we all heard there wouldn’t be a host. However, it all turned out to be just fine, with 15 movies winning a total of 24 awards. We’ve seen weird things, Jason Momoa’s pink scrunchie, Chris Evans – a perfect gentleman, Melissa McCarthy’s weird bunny gown and more. Now let’s see what happened during and after the Oscars.
First of all, Roma, the Netflix movie that won the best foreign language film, was the first one from Mexico to win this category. It also got nominated for the best picture nominee – as it was shot in black and white. Director Alfonso Cuarón received an Oscar for the best director for his film Roma, thanking “the academy for recognizing the film centered around an indigenous woman.”
Mahershala Ali (best-supporting actor in Green Book) won a second Oscar, making him the second African-American actor to win more than one Oscar – the first one was for the best supporting actor in “Moonlight,” three years ago. Green Book also got the Oscar for best picture and one for best original screenplay.
Director Peter Ramsey of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” won the Oscar for this amazing animated film.
Director Rayka Zehtabchi won the Oscar for the best documentary short subject – Period. End of sentence.:
Oh, my God. I’m not crying because I’m on my period or anything. I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar.
Meanwhile, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga made everyone cry as they performed the hit “Shallow,” which won the Oscar for ‘Original Song.’
Green Book took home an Oscar for best original screenplay, and Director Spike Lee got the first Oscar for the best adapted screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman.”
The highlight of the night was when Rami Malek won the best actor Oscar for his Freddie Mercury role in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the movie which got our Oscars:
The fact that I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this.
Olivia Colman got the best actress Oscar in her role as Queen Anne from “The Favourite,” and she received it with tears and laughter and then again some more tears:
It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. I got an Oscar.
The show was finally over after Academy Award winner Julia Roberts got on stage, congratulated the nominees and winners of this year’s Oscars and thanked everyone for watching. But then, the party started! All across Hollywood and Los Angeles, celebrities partied and celebrated their wins with friends. The show was followed by the official party at the Governors Ball, where celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck prepared a special menu ending in chocolate Oscars covered in 24-Karat gold-dust!
Jeff Wilkinson is a Senior Politics Reporter at Debate Report covering provincial and national politics, . Before joining Debate Report, Jeff worked on several provincial campaigns including Jack Layton. Jeff has worked as a freelance journalist in Toronto, having been published by over 20 outlets including CBC, the Center for Media and VICE.com.