The 2019 Oscar winners and my ballot results

The Academy awards are over for another year! It was a smooth running ceremony this year despite being host-less (which turned out to be a great change of pace) and I enjoyed watching the telecast live from the UK even though it ran until 4:15AM. I powered through.

As always there were plenty of surprises and upsets to keep film twitter outraged throughout the night. The internet loves to jump on the bandwagon of undeserved wins or steamy love ballads (I’m looking at you Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for Shallow, what a gorgeous performance!)

Watch my Oscar highlights video

2019 saw the predictable safe Oscar-bait movie Green Book take home best picture. A win which I neither predicted nor appreciated. Roma, having won three other categories in best director, best cinematography and best foreign film I was certain would be the victor of the night. How very wrong I was. Seems like the preferential ballot voting system has struck again.

Bohemian Rhapsody, the other safe and boring choice of the night took home a total of four wins. Rami Malek for best actor had always been a sure thing but Bohemian also sneaked through with best editing, best sound editing and best sound mixing.

Black Panther thankfully brought some great wins home and made history in the process. Ruth E Carter won for best costume design, becoming the first African American woman to win in the category. Black Panther also won for best production design and best score.

See below for the full list of winners.

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List of all the winners:

Best supporting actress

Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Amy Adams (Vice)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) – WINNER!
Marina De Tavira (Roma)

Best makeup and hair

Mary Queen of Scots
Vice – WINNER!

Best documentary

Free Solo – WINNER!
Minding the Gap 
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Of Fathers and Sons

Best costume design

Black Panther (Ruth E Carter) – WINNER!
The Favourite (Sandy Powell)
Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)
Mary Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)

Best film editing

Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman) – WINNER!
Vice (Hank Corwin)
BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown)
The Favourite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)
Green Book (Patrick J Don Vito)

Best production design

The Favourite (Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton)
First Man (Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas)
Roma (Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez)
Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre and Gordon Sim)
Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart) – WINNER!

Best cinematography


Roma (Alfonso Cuaron) – WINNER!
Cold War (Łukasz Żal)
Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)
The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)
A Star Is Born (Matty Libatique)

Best sound editing

First Man
A Quiet Place
Bohemian Rhapsody – WINNER!
Black Panther

Best sound mixing

A Star Is Born
Bohemian Rhapsody – WINNER!
First Man
Black Panther

Best foreign language film

Roma (Mexico) – WINNER!
Cold War (Poland)
Shoplifters (Japan)
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Never Look Away (Germany)

Best supporting actor

Mahershala Ali (Green Book) – WINNER!
Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born) 
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) 
Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best animated feature

Incredibles 2 
Ralph Breaks the Internet 
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – WINNER!
Isle of Dogs 

Best live action short

Skin – WINNER!

Best animated short


Animal Behaviour
Late Afternoon
One Small Step

Best documentary short

Black Sheep
End Game
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence. – WINNER!

Best visual effects

First Man – WINNER!
Avengers: Infinity War
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Ready Player One
Christopher Robin

Best original screenplay

Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga) – WINNER!
The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
Roma (Alfonso Cuarón) 
Vice (Adam McKay)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)

Best adapted screenplay

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

Best original score

If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)
Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)
Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)
BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)
Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson) – WINNER!

Best original song

Shallow (A Star Is Born) – WINNER!
All the Stars (Black Panther)
I’ll Fight (RBG)
The Place Where Lost Things Go (Mary Poppins Returns)
When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Best actor


Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) – WINNER!
Christian Bale (Vice)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) 
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

Best actress

Glenn Close (The Wife) 
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite) – WINNER!
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Best director

Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) – WINNER!
Adam McKay (Vice)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) 
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Best picture

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book – WINNER!
A Star is Born

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