Roads trip film “Green Book” received best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, even while Mexico’s Alfonso Cuaron was selected as best director for his sensitive movie “Roma.”
In an distressed, Britain’s Olivia Colman received the best actress Oscar for “The Most favourite,” beating presumed front-runner Glenn Close, who starred in “The Wife.”
“Glenn Close – you might have been my idol for so long, and this is not how I needed it to be,” a pleased but astonished Colman informed her fellow actress, being placed in the viewers.
Rami Malek got for his role as late frontman Freddie Mercury in 21st Century Fox musical “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The film won three other Academy Awards.
“I might not have been the identifiable choice, but I imagine it worked out,” claimed Malek, who had been favored to win the award.
“Roma,” the black-and-white Netflix film in Spanish and the indigenous Mixtec language, won two other Oscars, which includes foreign language film – a first for Mexico.
But it was refused what exactly could be the first best picture Oscar for a streaming services.
“Green Book,” from Universal Pictures took two other Oscars – for best original screenplay and supporting actor Mahershala Ali, who performed a black pianist touring the segregated U.S. South in the 1960s.
The Academy Awards ceremony was conducted without a host for the very first time ever since 1989 and rather was filled up with powerhouse music performances.
They included an emotional duet by Lady Gaga and her “A Star is Born” director Bradley Cooper of their original song nominee “Shallow,” which brought Gaga her first Oscar.
British band Queen got the Academy Awards ceremony off to a rousing start with a performance of their hit songs “We Are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You” that brought the A-list crowd to its feet.
Regina King got her first Oscar for her supporting role as a mother fighting for justice in “If Beale Street Could Talk.”