The 2019 Oscar Winners

We’ll be updating live all night with the winners and analysis as they’re announced.

Oscars Winners

The 91st Academy Awards are tonight. More specifically, they air on ABC this evening of February 24th at 8 pm EST. Whether you’re watching along or just keeping tabs via the Internet, you should do so with us. On this page, we’ll be updating the 2019 Oscar winners as they’re announced and providing analysis for every category.

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To read our breakdowns and analysis of every one of this year’s categories, follow the links below:


The Winners

This will be updated as they are announced!

Actress in a Supporting Role
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)

Analysis:
 It’s always great to start off the awards with something predictable, if only because we all begin well with our ballots. Also, King is amazing in Beale Street and deserves it.

Documentary Feature
Free Solo (National Geographic)
A National Geographic Documentary Films/Little Monster Films/Itinerant Media/Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation Production
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill

Analysis: 
Kind of a surprise, but this movie has been doing very well at the box office lately and has stunned a lot of viewers and is a definite achievement alongside the feat of its subject.

Makeup and Hairstyling
Vice (Annapurna Pictures)
Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney

Analysis:
Even if there’d been five or more nominees, Vice was the obvious winner. As much weight as Christian Bale put on, these artists really made him look like Dick Cheney. 

Costume Design
Black Panther (Disney)
Ruth Carter

Analysis: 
She got it! A long time coming indeed, and so very highly deserved. Marvel wins their first award of the night and Spike Lee gets his first recognition for being there early in Carter’s career. Wakanda forever!

Production Design
Black Panther (Disney)
Production Design: Hannah Beachler; Set Decoration: Jay Hart

Analysis: Two in a row for Black Panther! And these were the two very predictable — because they’re so outstanding — wins. You couldn’t go with any other movie except the one that wholly created a fictional place to a degree that audiences wanted to go to there.

Cinematography
Roma (Netflix)

Alfonso Cuarón

Analysis: How wonderful that we got to see Alfonso Cuarón named for this category on the air. We thought it was a toss-up between the two black and white films (how incredible for black and white films to still be honored for their cinematography, by the way), but Netflix gets its first award of the night.

Sound Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)

John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone

Analysis: Bohemian Rhapsody wins the first sound award because people loved that arena rock show! But did it really have great foley work? Oh, they did mix three voices for the performances of Freddie. But A Star is Born did a much better job of its editing mix.

Sound Mixing
Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)
Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casal

Analysis: And the other one also goes to the Queen biopic by the director who shall not be named let alone thanked. The movie sure was loud in those concert scenes, but the mixing wasn’t as great that of A Star is Born.

Foreign Language Film
Roma (Mexico)

A Netflix/Participant Media/Esperanto-Filmoj Production

Analysis: Could this be it for Roma, or will it also win Best Picture? What if it had lost this and then won Best Picture? That would be interesting. Yeah, this was a safe bet. Mark your bingo cards, I mean, ballots.

Film Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)

John Ottman

Analysis: Wait, this was even nominated? It’s not a very well-edited movie at all. But I did see a funny joke on Twitter that this guy won for editing out Bryan Singer from being mentioned. Or was the joke that he edited out credit for Dexter Fletcher? Oh man, this was the first really wrong win of the night.

Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Green Book (Universal)

Analysis: As much as Richard E. Grant seemed to want this and had so much fun trying, this was always going to be Mahershala Ali’s. He won through the season, and never mind that he just got the Oscar in the same category two years ago. He’s the best part and arguably the only reason to see Green Book.

Animated Feature Film
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Analysis: Sometimes it’s great to be wrong. We had doubts the Academy would even nominate Into the Spider-Verse after the snub of The LEGO Movie a few year back. We weren’t sure it’d win because the Oscars aren’t necessarily going well this year. But this is the most innovative and inclusive and outstanding of the nominees and we’re very happy it won.

Animated Short Film
Bao (Disney)
Pixar Animation Studios Production
Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb

Analysis: Disney/Pixar lost out in the animated feature category but came back for the animated short category. These women who won got to present a personal story with great cultural representation and maternal significance and it’s very well done.

Documentary Short Subject
Period. End Of Sentence
A Pad Project Production
Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton

Analysis: A film about menstruation just won an Oscar! Heck yeah, this short is really wonderful and positive compared to a bunch of comparatively depressing documentaries. And the filmmakers’ speech was worth the win itself.

Visual Effects
First Man (Universal)
Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and
J.D. Schwalm

Analysis: Wow, Thanos is so pissed right now. We can’t say this isn’t a pleasant surprise, that all the practical effects of First Man beat out one of the most impressive computer-generated character performances ever. Are the Oscars just actually getting good as the night goes on?

Live Action Short Film
Skin
A New Native Pictures Production
Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman

Analysis: Oh, never mind, the tattooed blackface movie won an Oscar, and of course, it was a bunch of white people who made that misguided film about racism focused on the racists.

Original Screenplay
Green Book (Universal)
Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Analysis: Here comes the Green Book wave, guys! From the peak of the Gaga and Cooper performance, this show is going back downhill. This script is both safe but also disrespectful of at least the half of the real people not related to the screenwriter. Everyone grab a whole pizza and fold it and eat it.

Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee

Analysis: Whiplash again, because now BlacKkKlansman is coming around, too. How fantastic that Samuel L. Jackson got to give the award to Spike Lee and shout the name like that. And the adaptation really is a great achievement for how much it went off book, too. The Academy did the right thing here.

Original Score
Black Panther (Disney)
Ludwig Goransson

Analysis: This was a bit of a surprise, but only because it’s another where the Academy could have easily played it safer. Goransson’s score for Black Panther not only gave the Marvel Cinematic Universe an incredible soundscape but also was quite an original work of musical art overall, paying homage to its setting and still keeping with the need for a thrilling mainstream-sounding superhero movie score.

Original Song
“Shallow” from A Star Is Born (Warner Bros)
Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

Analysis: There’s not a single person on Earth who didn’t expect Lady Gaga to win this one. “Shallow” is far and away the best of the nominees in this category and it wasn’t even close, right?

Actor in a Leading Role
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)

Analysis: And surprise, he wins by a hair! Or teeth, just like the horse in Hot to Trot! And if you appreciate that movie reference, maybe you’re happy that Rami Malek won for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury. One thing to point out, though, that people keep getting wrong: he did not just lip-sync Mercury’s vocals. That’s him in there a bit, too.

Actress in a Leading Role
Olivia Colman, The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)

Analysis: Glenn Close, but no cigar! The night’s biggest surprise yet! We all expected a lifetime achievement win here for the star of The Wife, but Olivia Colman was the favorite. Or should we write favourite, here? Did the Academy make the right choice here because Colman is such a fun winner? Regardless, nothing but respect for our queen! Fun fact: with Colman’s win, all eight Best Picture nominees have now at least won at least one Oscar.

Directing
Roma (Netflix)
Alfonso Cuarón

Analysis: Five of the last six winners in this category have been a member of the “Three Amigos.” Alejandro G. Iñárritu got it twice in a row. Guillermo del Toro won last year. Now Alfonso Cuarón has bookended the bunch with his second Best Director honor from the Academy. Was Spike robbed? Maybe, but at least he got to shine on stage once tonight. Cuarón created an astounding personal achievement with Roma and we all love him and salute him.

Best Picture
Green Book (Universal)
A Charles B. Wessler/Innisfree Pictures/Participant Media/DreamWorks Pictures Production
Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
and Nick Vallelonga, Producers

Analysis: Is this the worst Best Picture win since Crash? A backwards step to when Driving Miss Daisy won the same award? Green Book isn’t even the worst movie to win this year, really (see Skin), but it sure wasn’t the best movie of 2018. According to us. Old white people LOVE it. And let’s not forget that the Academy is still pretty stacked with old white people.


The Nominees

Best Picture

Black Panther (Disney)
A Marvel Studios Production
Kevin Feige, Producer

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
A QC Entertainment/Blumhouse Productions/Monkeypaw Productions/40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks Production
Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, Producers

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)
A 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises Production
Graham King, Producer

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
A Film4/Waypoint Entertainment/Element Pictures/Scarlet Films Production
Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers

Green Book (Universal)
A Charles B. Wessler/Innisfree Pictures/Participant Media/DreamWorks Pictures Production
Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers

Roma (Netflix)
A Netflix/Participant Media/Esperanto-Filmoj Production
Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, Producers

A Star Is Born (Warner Bros)
A Warner Bros. Pictures Production
Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers

Vice (Annapurna Pictures)
An Annapurna Pictures/Gary Sanchez Productions/Plan B Entertainment Production
Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers

Actress in a Leading Role

Yalitza Aparicio, Roma (Netflix)

Glenn Close, The Wife (Sony Pictures Classics)

Olivia Colman, The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born (Warner Bros)

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight)

Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale, Vice (Annapurna Pictures)

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born (Warner Bros)

Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate (CBS Films)

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book (Universal)

Directing

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Spike Lee

Cold War (Amazon Studios)
Paweł Pawlikowski

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
Yorgos Lanthimos

Roma (Netflix)
Alfonso Cuarón

Vice (Annapurna Pictures)
Adam McKay

Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Green Book (Universal)

Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)

Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born (Warner Bros)

Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight)

Sam Rockwell, Vice (Annapurna Pictures)

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, Vice (Annapurna Pictures)

Marina de Tavira, Roma (Netflix)

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)

Emma Stone, The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)

Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix)
Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight)
Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty

If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Written for the screen by Barry Jenkins

A Star Is Born (Warner Bros)
Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters

Original Screenplay

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

First Reformed (A24)
Written by Paul Schrader

Green Book (Universal)
Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Roma (Netflix)
Written by Alfonso Cuarón

Vice (Annapurna Pictures)
Written by Adam McKay

Cinematography

Cold War (Amazon Studios)
Łukasz Żal

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
Robbie Ryan

Never Look Away (Sony Pictures Classics)
Caleb Deschanel

Roma (Netflix)
Alfonso Cuarón

A Star Is Born (A Star Is Born)
Matthew Libatique

Production Design

Black Panther (Disney)
Production Design: Hannah Beachler; Set Decoration: Jay Hart

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
Production Design: Fiona Crombie; Set Decoration: Alice Felton

First Man (Universal)
Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas

Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)
Production Design: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim

Roma (Netflix)
Production Design: Eugenio Caballero; Set Decoration: Bárbara Enríquez

Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix)
Mary Zophres

Black Panther (Disney)
Ruth Carter

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
Sandy Powell

Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)
Sandy Powell

Mary Queen of Scots (Focus Features)
Alexandra Byrne

Film Editing

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Barry Alexander Brown

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)
John Ottman

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Green Book (Universal)
Patrick J. Don Vito

Vice (Annapurna Pictures)
Hank Corwin

Foreign Language Film

Capernaum (Lebanon)
A Mooz Films Production

Cold War (Poland)
An Opus Film/Apocalypso Pictures/MK Production

Never Look Away (Germany)
A Pergamon Film/Wiedemann & Berg Film in co-production with Beta Cinema, ARD Degeto and Bayerischer Rundfunk Production

Roma (Mexico)
A Netflix/Participant Media/Esperanto-Filmoj Production

Shoplifters (Japan)
A Gaga Corporation Production

Documentary Feature

Free Solo (National Geographic)
A National Geographic Documentary Films/Little Monster Films/Itinerant Media/Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation Production
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill

Hale County This Morning, This Evening (Cinema Guild)
A Louverture Films Production
RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim

Minding the Gap (Magnolia Pictures)
A Hulu in association with Kartemquin/American Documentary | POV/ITVS Production
Bing Liu and Diane Quon

Of Fathers and Sons (Kino Lorber)
A BASIS BERLIN Production
Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert

RBG (Magnolia Pictures/Participant Media/CNN Films)
A Storyville Films/CNN Films Production
Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Documentary Short Subject

Black Sheep (The Guardian)
A Lightbox Production
Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn

End Game (Netflix)
A Telling Pictures in association with Peer Review Films and Sidewinder Films Production
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

Lifeboat
A Spin Film Production
Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser

A Night at the Garden (Field of Vision)
A Field of Vision and Marshall Curry Production
Marshall Curry

Period. End Of Sentence
A Pad Project Production
Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton

Animated Feature Film

Incredibles 2 (Disney)
Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle

Isle of Dogs (Fox Searchlight)
Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson

Mirai (Gkids)
Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito

Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)
Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Animated Short Film

Animal Behaviour
A National Film Board of Canada Production
Alison Snowden and David Fine

Bao (Disney)
Pixar Animation Studios Production
Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb

Late Afternoon
A Cartoon Saloon Production
Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco

One Small Step
A Taiko Animation Studios Production
Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas

Weekends
A Past Lives Production
Trevor Jimenez

Live Action Short Film

Detainment
A Twelve Media Production
Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon

Fauve (H264 Distribution)
An Achromatic Media and Midi La Nuit Production
Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon

Marguerite (H264 Distribution)
A DIY Films Production
Marianne Farley and Marie-Hélène Panisset

Mother
A Malvalanda and Caballo Films Production
Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado

Skin
A New Native Pictures Production
Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman

Original Score

Black Panther (Disney)
Ludwig Goransson

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Terence Blanchard

If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Nicholas Britell

Isle of Dogs (Fox Searchlight)
Alexandre Desplat

Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)
Marc Shaiman

Original Song

“All The Stars” from Black Panther (Disney)
Music by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and Anthony Tiffith; Lyric by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe

“I’ll Fight” from RBG (Magnolia Pictures/Participant Media/CNN Films)
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)
Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

“Shallow” from A Star Is Born (Warner Bros)
Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs(Netflix)
Music and Lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick

Christopher Robin (Disney)
Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould

First Man (Universal)
Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm

Ready Player One (Warner Bros)
Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney)
Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

Makeup and Hairstyling

Border (Neon/Movie Pass Films)
Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer

Mary Queen of Scots (Focus Features)
Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks

Vice (Annapurna Pictures)
Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney

Sound Editing

Black Panther (Disney)
Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox
John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone

First Man (Universal)
Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan

A Quiet Place (Paramount)
Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

Roma (Netflix)
Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay

Sound Mixing

Black Panther (Disney)
Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)
Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali

First Man (Universal)
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis

Roma (Netflix)
Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio García

A Star Is Born (Warner Bros)
Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow

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