Apart from Green Book winning Best Picture, creating history during the Oscars this year was an India-based documentary, ‘Period. End of Sentence’, by winning in the Best Documentary Short Subject category
Celebrating 2018’s greatest cinematic contributions, the 91st Academy Awards ceremony was a star-studded affair held in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, on 24th February 2019. Making a remarkable transition into showcasing diversity, some of the biggest achievers during the ceremony were Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma and Black Panther.
The biographical comedy-drama Green Book, came out to be the biggest achiever by winning the Oscar for Best Picture. Green Book was nominated in the Best Picture category along with Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Roma, A Star Is Born and Vice. Alfonso Cuarón Orozco, the Mexican film director, won Best Director award for Roma, a 2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso.
The ‘Mr. Robot’ actor Rami Malek acquired the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. On the other hand, British Actor Olivia Colman, 45, took home the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Anne, Queen of Great Britain in the 2018 historical drama The Favourite. Stunned after the announcement, Colman stole the show with her hysterical winning speech. Colman tearfully said, “It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious, got an Oscar! OK. I have to thank lots of people. If by the way I forget anybody, I will find you later and give you a massive snog.”
Interestingly, the Indian connect to the Oscars this year was the India-based documentary named ‘Period. End of Sentence’ nominated in the Best Documentary Short Subject category. Director Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton were full of giggles and tears on stage after the documentary was announced winner. Accepting the award, Zehtabchi Said, “I’m not crying because I’m on my period or anything. I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar!”
A stunning musical performance by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, who performed their chartbuster song “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born,” was followed by Gaga sharing the Best Original Song award for same song with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyattdouble-dagger.
After Kevin Hart walked out over growing controversy on past homophobic comments, Oscars this year, was left with no official host. Consequently, it was announcements by Randy Thomas that helped the audience navigate through the entire ceremony.