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OSCARS 2019 Round-up… who won what in the year’s glitziest night?

February 25th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well, the glitz and glamour has settled down as The Oscars draw to a close for another year and not only was it a big night for Hollywood, it was a big night for Marvel, if not as big as hoped.

Black Panther didn’t win the Best Picture award, losing out to Green Book, but it came home with three oscars in Score, Production Design and Costume Design, so it’s not to be laughed at. Also, while not Disney, Into The Spider-verse took the Best Animated Feature award home, which made us very happy.

Personally, while I’d never undercut the cultural significance of Black Panther, I never felt it deserved the award because, as far as being just a movie went, it’s a below average comic book movie. My personal hope for the statue was BlackKKlansman, which is a gem of a movie.

I’m also delighted that the wonderful Olivia Coleman got the Best Actress award… she’s an absolute gem on every conceivable level.

Also, while we’re big fans of Mahershala Ali, we would love to have seen Richard E Grant win as he’s been one of my favourite actors ever since i stumbled across Withnail and I all those years ago n BBC 2.

The Visual Effects not for First Man is also truly deserved… that movie had me on the edge of my seat thought all the flight and test sequences and yes, Infinity War was superb too but we’ve had ten years of jaw dropping superhero shenanigans.

Special mention too for Rami Malek for his Best Actor award for his performance as Freddie Mercury on Bohemian Rhapsody; yes, the movie wasn’t as hard hitting as it could have been and has since been surrounded in controversy, but there’s no denying that Malek was superb as the rock icon.

So that’s it, folks.

See you all in 2020.

Best Picture:

“Green Book”

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Actor:

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Actress:

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Supporting Actress:

Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Original Screenplay:

“Green Book”

Adapted Screenplay:

“BlackKklansman”

Foreign Language Film:

“Roma”

Animated Feature:

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Sound Editing:

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Visual Effects:

“First Man”

Film Editing:

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Animated Short:

“Bao”

Live Action Short:

“Skin”

Documentary Short:

“Period. End of Sentence.”

Original Score:

“Black Panther”

Original Song:

“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”

Production Design:

“Black Panther”

Cinematography:

“Roma”

Costume Design:

“Black Panther”

Makeup and Hairstyling:

“Vice”

Documentary Feature:

“Free Solo”

Sound Mixing:

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….