Oscar Outcomes

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The 2019 Oscars provided many surprises throughout the night from Best Picture win to red carpet dresses. The night started out with Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Tina Fey as the non-host poking fun at the hostless Oscars. The last time the Oscars were without a host was in 1989, and it made for a plethora of different announcers throughout the night without a host. The big winner of the night was “Green Book” who won the best picture. This movie focused on the true story of classical jazz pianist Don Shirley and his driver that served as his bodyguard as he toured the deep south. It broke down segregation at the time and explored racism as the two had to use the green book which was an African American travel guide letting them know where they would be welcomed in such an unwelcoming area. There was some upset for this Oscar win, people stating it was outdated and relied on racist stereotypes. Lee, the director of BlacKkKlansman who stormed out of his seat and tried to exit the building before being stopped and returning to his seat. Earlier that night Lee had won best-adapted screenplay taking home his own Oscar.

Front left to right; Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Regina King, and Mahershala Ali.

  The night started with a big win for Regina King who won best supporting actress in If Beale Street Could Talk. Mahershala Ali also won the best actor in a supporting role that night for his work in Green Book. Rami Malek won best leading actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Queen. That was not the only thing that Malek was noted for last night, after receiving his award he fell off the stage and was attended to by paramedics. Fortunately, Malek was all right and was able to return to the ceremony shortly after. Olivia Colman also won the best actress for her work in The Favourite. One of the hottest movies of the year was Black Panther garnering 1.3 billion at the box offices. It went away with three awards for costume design won by Ruth Carter, music won by Ludwig Goransson, and production design by Hannah Beachler.

   The awards were not the biggest highlight of the night, there was much buzz about Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s duet of “Shallow” from A Star Is Born. Many went to Twitter to express their pleasure over the duet and to gossip on the chemistry Gaga and Cooper shared during the duet. Two songs by Queen were also covered at the beginning of the night with “We Will Rock You” and “We are the Champions” sung by Adam Lambert and original Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper during their Oscar Performance.

The Oscars, of course, were not complete without fashion, and there were a lot of fashion icons who graced the red carpet. Some of the big fashion hits were Lady Gaga with her Audrey Hepburn inspired black dress. Emma Stone also killed it in her red and gold Louis Vuitton dress. Kiki Layne was stunning in her light pink Versace dress. Billy Porter hit the red carpet with a stunning Christian Siriano gown that combined the traditional look of a men’s suit and the elegance of a ball gown as well as breaking down the traditional gender norms. Chris Evans looked debonair in his velvet suit jacket and made hearts swoon when he helped Regina King up the stairs after her big Oscar win. Some dress don’t of the evening was Chadwick Boseman in his Couture suit that great on the runway but terrible on him. Olivia Colman’s Prada dress may have turned heads last night but not in a good way, the tule wrapped around most of her dress left much to be desired. Linda Cardellini’s red tuft dress was too puffy and did not gain favorable approval last night. Overall the night was filled with so many stars and award winners it was hard to peg down best dressed of the night.

 

    The Oscars of 2019 were not what anyone could have expected, and was one of the more unique events that happened this year. From angry Oscar losers, stunning performances, and some accidents the Oscars were never boring.

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