Killer Queen slays rivals at the Oscars
Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody proved to be the big winner at the Oscars this year, romping home with four awards.
The drama, which included a star turn from Rami Malek took home Best Actor, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing on a night of surprises.
Elsewhere our very own Olivia Colman won Best Actress for her role as a crazed Queen in The Favourite, despite Glenn Close being the actual favourite on the night. And the Academy Award wasn’t the only thing that Colman bagged on the night, after winning over pretty much everyone with her endearing and teary acceptance speech complete with raspberry.
Other big winners included Mahershala Ali, for his role in Green Book, which also took home Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and in the biggest surprise on the night and some felt controversially, Best Picture, despite Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma being the overwhelming favourite.
Regina King took home Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk, while Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director, with Roma also winning Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.
One of the most popular winners of the night proved to be Spike Lee, who finally won, for Best Adapted Screenplay with BlackKklansman.
Elsewhere Black Panther also took home three Oscars for Best Original Score, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design.
Best Original Song went to Lady Gaga and co for Shallow, from A Star Is Born, which she and Bradley Cooper also performed on the night, while Best Animated Feature Film was awarded to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
On a night of surprises however, one of the biggest surprises proved to be that the Oscars went off seamlessly without a host, so perhaps it may be the shape of things to come.
Please see below for a full list of winners:
Olivia Colman - The Favourite
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
Best supporting actress
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Best supporting actor
Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Best original screenplay
Green Book - Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly
Best adapted screenplay
BlacKkKlansman - Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee
Best animated feature
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best foreign language film
Roma - Mexico
Best documentary feature
Best original song
Shallow (A Star Is Born) - Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
Best original score
Black Panther - Ludwig Grandson
Best production design
Black Panther - Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart
Best costume design
Black Panther - Ruth E Carter
Roma - Alfonso Cuaron
Best visual effects
First Man - Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and JD Schwalm
Best make-up and hairstyling
Vice - Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney
Best sound editing
Bohemian Rhapsody - John Warhurst and Nina Hearthstone
Best sound mixing
Bohemian Rhapsody - Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
Best film editing
Bohemian Rhapsody - John Ottman
Best animated short
Best documentary short
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Best live action short