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The 91st Oscars 2019

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The 91st Oscars 2019

Madi Lowe, Co-Publisher

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The Oscars came to give awards again on Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. There are many movies, actors, actresses, directors, producers, and music producers up for awards to win. As the awards to be given are highly anticipated, there are many people that are confident in the movie they love to win the award. The nominees for best picture are; Black Panther, Blackkklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born, and Vice.

Some of the other awards to win were; Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Leading Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Costume Design, Directing, Documentary, Film Editing, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music, Short Film, and Writing.

As Bohemian Rhapsody took the movie theaters by storm with $846.3 million in the box office after the release date, Queen is opening up the Oscars this year. The Queen band has survived by the lead guitarist, Brian May, and drummer, Roger Taylor. But the bass player, John Deacon, and lead singer, Freddie Mercury both passed away in the 1990’s. Of course no one could replace Freddie as the lead singer of Queen, but someone new came along to take his place as the lead singer, Adam Lambert.

If you are unaware of who Lambert is, he was a runner up in the 2009 American Idol series and has been a singer and songwriter ever since. He sang “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You” to give tribute to Freddie Mercury along with the other band members.

If you have seen A Star Is Born, you will know the song “Shallows” by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. The two sang this song at the Oscars and had a sentimental moment while at the piano when the two “sank” into the song and had a genuine connection.

The award winner for best picture, Greenbook, was won simply for the diversity and storytelling of the American race relations told by a white person’s perspective. The movie is about a black jazz player that just wants equality for all people in the music community.  

This years Oscar’s was praised for its diverse nominations and winners of the awards.  Many said it was a perfect way to close out Black History Month.

After the night ended, we have the results for who won the awards for this year’s Oscars.

Documentary (Feature) — Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Free Solo

Actress in a Supporting Role — Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Makeup and Hairstyling — Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, and Patricia Dehaney, Vice

Costume Design — Ruth E. Carter, Black Panther

Production Design — Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart, Black Panther

Cinematography — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Sound Editing — John Warhurst, Bohemian Rhapsody

Sound Mixing — Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, and John Casali, Bohemian Rhapsody

Foreign Language Film — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Film Editing — John Ottman, Bohemian Rhapsody

Actor in a Supporting Role — Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Animated Feature Film — Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Animated Short Film — Domee Shi, Bao

Documentary Short Subject — Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton, Period. End of Sentence.

Visual Effects — Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm, First Man

Live Action Short Film — Guy Nattiv and Jamie Ray Newman, Skin

Best Original Screenplay — Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Best Adapted Screenplay — Spike Lee, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, BlacKkKlansman

Original Score — Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther

Original Song — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt, “Shallow,” A Star Is Born

Best Actor in a Leading Role — Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Actress in a Leading Role — Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Director — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Best PictureGreen Book

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Madi Lowe, Co-Publisher

Hey! My name is Madi Lowe and I am a co publisher for the Murray online newspaper. I am a junior here and I play on the Murray softball team as a first...

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