2019 Academy Award Winners

The 2019 Academy Award winners were announced during the 91st Academy Awards presentation which aired live on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

The show had no formal host after asking Kevin Hart to step down and they used the presenters to transition the categories with a few celebrity stand ins.  Most of the people who were expected to win awards won them and the awards were evenly distributed between the main films in contention.  With a strong focus again on women with a continuation of last years “#MeToo” movement, the Hollywood diversity agenda played on as well.

Most of the awards were divided between four movies including Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther and Roma.  ‘Green Book took home the highest honors by being awarded the Oscar for Best Picture of the year in addition to winning for Best Original Screenplay and Mahershala Ali‘s performance won him an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.  ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ won four awards including Oscars for for Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Film Editing and Rami Malek was awarded Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Queen’s front man, Freddie Mercury.  ‘Roma‘ was awarded three Oscars including Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography along with Alfonso Cuaron winning for Best Director.  The other big winner of the night was ‘Black Panther‘ who won three Oscars for Production Design, Music (Original Score) and Costume Design.

In our previous post 2019 Academy Award Nominations, we listed out all of the categories and the nominees.  The winners of each category are highlighted in Orange below along with the entire list of nominees.

And The Winner Is …

Best Picture

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Director

Best Animated Feature

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

Best Documentary Feature

  • Free Solo
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RBG

Best Original Screenplay

  • Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly for “Green Book
  • Deborah Davis and tony McNamara for “The Favourite
  • Paul Schrader for “First Reformed
  • Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma
  • Adam McKay for “Vice

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman
  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Barry Jenkins for “If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters for “A Star Is Born

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Roma” (Mexico)
  • Capernaum” (Lebanon)
  • Cold War” (Poland)
  • Never Look Away” (Germany)
  • Shoplifters” (Japan)

Best Original Score

  • Ludwig Goransson for “Black Panther
  • Terence Blanchard for “BlacKkKlansman
  • Nicholas Britell for “If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Alexandre Desplat for “Isle of Dogs
  • Marc Shaiman for “Mary Poppins Returns

Best Original Song

  • Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” – Music and Lyrics by: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
  • All the Stars” from “Black Panther” – Music by: Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and Anthony Tiffith – Lyrics by: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe
  • I’ll Fight” from “RBG” – Music and Lyrics by: Diane Warren
  • The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” – Music by: Marc Shaiman – Lyrics by: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
  • When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from  “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” – Music and Lyrics by: David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Best Animated Short

  • Bao” Director: Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb
  • Animal Behaviour” Director: Alison Snowden and David Fine
  • Late Afternoon” Director: Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco
  • One Small Step” Director: Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
  • Weekends” Director: Trevor Jimenez

Best Documentary Short

  • Period. End of Sentence” Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton
  • Black Sheep” Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn
  • End Game” rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
  • Lifeboat” Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser
  • A Night At The Garden” Marshall Curry

Best Live Action Short

  • Skin” Director: Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman
  • Detainment” Director: Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon
  • Fauve” Director: Jeremy Comte and maria Gracia Turgeon
  • Marguerite” Director: Marianne Farley and marie-Helene Panisset
  • Mother” Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado

Best Editing

Best Visual Effects

  • Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm for “First Man
  • Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick for “Avengers: Infinity War
  • Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould for “Christopher Robin
  • Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk for “Ready Player One
  • Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy for “Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Sound Editing

  • John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone for “Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Benjamin A Burtt and Steve Boeddeker for “Black Panther
  • Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan for “First Man
  • Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl for “A Quiet Place
  • Sergio Diaz and Skip Lievsay for “Roma

Best Sound Mixing

  • Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali for “Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin for “Black Panther
  • Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis for “First Man
  • Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and Jose Antonio Garcia for “Roma
  • Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow for “A Star Is Born

Best Cinematography

  • Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma
  • Lukasz Zal for “Cold War
  • Robbie Ryan for “The Favourite
  • Caleb Deschanel for “Never Look Away
  • Matthew Libatique for “A Star Is Born

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney for “Vice
  • Goran Lundstrom and Pamela Goldammer for “Border
  • Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks for “Mary Queen of Scots

Best Costume Design

  • Ruth Carter for “Black Panther
  • Mary Zophres for “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Sandy Powell for “The Favourite
  • Sandy Powell for “Mary Poppins Returns
  • Alexandra Byrne for “Mary Queen of Scots

Best Production Design

  • Hannah Beachler for “Black Panther
  • Fiona Crombie for “The Favourite
  • Nathan Crowley for “First Man
  • John Myhre for “Mary Poppins Returns
  • Eugenio Caballero for “Roma