Oscars 2019 Winners List: Olivia Colman, Rami Malek And Green Book Win Big

Shocks, surprises and the Academy doing what it always does.

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In a night where the Academy did what the Academy always does by awarding Green Book the Best Film Oscar, there were also some surprises. The big talking points of this year's ceremony will no doubt be that victory and Olivia Colman's delightful win for Best Actress.

To be honest, most of the awards went as expected: you could have picked out the Best Animated Film, Best Animated Short, Best Documentary, Best Song and Best Actor (even with a controversial, divisive film behind him) from the minute the nominations were announced. Beyond them, there was some hope that we'd see some deviations from the most predicted winners, but it's all worked out as expected.

Was Green Book the best film of the year? No. Was it the most Oscar-friendly? Undoubtedly. Was Rami Malek's performance as Freddie Mercury the best of the year? No. Was it the one that hit the most Oscar tick boxes? Undoubtedly. The Academy tends to do what the Academy always does, even after they claim they're trying to solve issues of the past.


Inevitably there were some strange victories in there - like Colman's win over Glenn Close (though it's not undeserved, as she's brilliant in The Favourite and an absolute treasure) and the win for Best Editing for Bohemian Rhapsody, which is just plain wrong. The only possible justification for that one is that the Academy were as delighted as I was with the transition shot of the cockerel crowing Gallileo. Nothing else in editing terms in there marks it out as exceptional.

Anyway, it's done now and we all get to look forward to next year when something else goes wrong. Here's your Class Of 2018 winners...


Best Picture

Green Book
Universal Pictures

Black Panther



Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

WINNER: Green Book


A Star is Born


Best Director

BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee

Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski

The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos

WINNER: Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

Vice, Adam McKay

Best Actor

Bohemian Rhapsody Rami Malek

Christian Bale, Vice

Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born

Willem Dafoe, At Eternity's Gate

WINNER: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Glenn Close, The Wife

WINNER: Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Lady Gaga, A Star is Born

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Adapted Screenplay

Blackkklansman Spike Lee Adam Driver Topher Grace
Focus Features

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel Coen , Ethan Coen

WINNER: BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee

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, Will Fetters

Best Original Screenplay

The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

First Reformed, Paul Schrader

WINNER: Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

Vice, Adam McKay

Best Supporting Actor

WINNER: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman

Sam Elliott, A Star is Born

Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Supporting Actress

Regina King If Beale Street Could Talk
Annapurna Pictures

Amy Adams, Vice

Marina de Tavira, Roma

WINNER: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone, The Favourite

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Original Song

"All The Stars" Black Panther, Kendrick Lamar, SZA

"I'll Fight"RBG, Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson

"The Place Where Lost Things Go",Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

WINNER: "Shallow", A Star is Born, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice

"When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings", The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson

Best Animated Feature

Spider MAn Into The Spider Verse

Incredibles 2, Brad Bird

Isle of Dogs, Wes AndersonMirai, Mamoru Hosoda

Ralph Breaks the Internet, Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

WINNER: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Best Original Score

WINNER: Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson

BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard

If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell

Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat

Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Best Foreign Language Film

Cold War (Poland)

Capernum (Lebanon)

Never Look Away (Germany)

WINNER: Roma (Mexico)

Shoplifters (Japan)

Best Cinematography

Roma Film

Cold War, Lukasz Zal

The Favourite, Robbie Ryan

Never Look Away, Caleb Deschanel

WINNER: Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

A Star is Born, Matthew Libatique

Best Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Zophres

WINNER: Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter

The Favourite, Sandy Powell

Mary Poppins Returns, Sandy Powell

Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne

Best Sound Editing

Black Panther, Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker

WINNER: Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst, Nina Hartstone

First Man, Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan

A Quiet Place, Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl

Roma, Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

Best Sound Mixing

Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther

WINNER: Bohemian Rhapsody, Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, John Casali

First Man


A Star is Born

Best Makeup And Hairstyling


Mary Queen of Scots

WINNER: Vice, Gene Cannom, Kate Biscoe, Patricia Dehaney

Best Live-Action Short

Detainment, Vincent LambeFauve, Jeremy Comte

Marguerite, Marianne Farley

Mother, Rodrigo Sorogoyen

WINNER: Skin, Guy Nattiv, Jaime Ray Newman

Best Animated Short

Bao Pixar

Animal Behavior


Late Afternoon

Once Small Step


Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

WINNER: First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Film Editing

BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown

WINNER: Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman

The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Green Book, Patrick J. Don Vito

Vice, Hank Corwin

Best Production Design

Shad Gaspard Black Panther
Marvel Studios

WINNER: Black Panther, Hannah Beachler; Set Decoration, Jay Hart

The Favourite, Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas

First Man, Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton

Mary Poppins Returns, John Myhre, Gordon Sim

Roma, Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

Best Documentary Short

Black Sheep, Ed Perkins

End Game, Jeffrey Friedman

Lifeboat, Skye Fitzgerald

A Night at the Garden, Marshall Curry

WINNER: Period. End of Sentence., Rayka Zehtabchi, Melissa Berton

Best Documentary Feature

WINNER: Free Solo, Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross

Minding the Gap, Bing Liu

Of Fathers and Sons, Talal Derki

RBG, Julie Cohen

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