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While the Oscars may have lost their host, they didn’t lose any controversy. This year marked the 91st edition of the biggest night in film. Always the highlight of awards season, this year’s Oscars were full of surprises – with unexpected wins in several of the major categories. From the red carpet arrivals, presenters and performances to the nominations, winners and standout moments of the night, here is everything you need to know about the 2019 Academy Awards.

Basically every win was somewhat of a shock. But there would be no Oscars without controversy. However, this year’s nominations were loaded. Many great performances and master pieces were left without reward. It was a good year for refreshing films and faces.

It was a night of memorable moments and fantastic firsts as Green Book took home the Oscar for Best Picture. Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk), Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), and Olivia Colman (The Favourite) were tops in the acting categories and Spike Lee brought home an Oscar for the very first time for Adapted Screenplay as a co-writer of BlacKkKlansman.

Bohemian Rhapsody received four Oscars while Black Panther and Roma won three each with Alfonso Cuarón adding another Directing Oscar under his belt. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won in the Animated Feature Film category and Lady Gaga gave a memorable performance of “Shallow” from A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper before giving a memorable speech for winning her first Oscar for Original Song.

Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Regina King, and Marhershala Ali are all winners.

The Oscars this year had some pretty stacked nominations, with many performers having been nominated before and even some previous winners among the newcomers. It would’ve been nice to see Sam Elliott win Best Supporting Actor for his work in A Star Is Born, especially since Marhershala Ali was basically the lead in Green book and should’ve been nominated as such. Hopefully Elliott doesn’t have to wait another 50 years before his next Oscar nomination.

However, with the 2019 Academy Awards wrapping up, there is only more to look forward to this upcoming movie season. With movies like Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Avengers: Endgame, coming early 2019, this is sure to be a summer to remember.

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