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Oscars 2019: Winners announced at The Academy Awards

There has been plenty of controversy leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night.

But things quickly turned as Regina King took home the first award of the night. 

The 48-year-old star earned Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk as the 2019 Oscars kicked off on Sunday night. 

Getting tearful: Regina King earned Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk

She praised James Baldwin, director Barry Jenkins, and her family during her emotional speech. 

The veteran actress tearfully said: ‘I’m an example of what support and love look like when poured into someone.’ 

The star-studded event is being held at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. 

Support system: The 48-year-old actres praised James Baldwin, director Barry Jenkins, and her family during her emotional speech

Support system: The 48-year-old actres praised James Baldwin, director Barry Jenkins, and her family during her emotional speech

'I'm an example of what support and love look like when poured into someone': She got tearful as she addressed the crowd

'I'm an example of what support and love look like when poured into someone': She got tearful as she addressed the crowd

‘I’m an example of what support and love look like when poured into someone’: She got tearful as she addressed the crowd

Welcoming committee: She was presented the award by Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey (pictured from left to right) 

Welcoming committee: She was presented the award by Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey (pictured from left to right) 

Queen with Adam Lambert kicked off the show rocking the crowd with We Will Rock You before wowing the crowd with a rendition of We Are The Champions. 

After the opening credits, Saturday Night Live alums Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler hit the stage for a hilarious opening monologue segment as there is no actual host this year. 

This is the first time the show has gone without a host in 30 years as Kevin Hart famously stepped down after some of his old controversial tweets were unearthed. 

The three went on to present the Best Supporting Actress Award. 

The second award of the night – Best Documentary – was given to Free Solo which is about a professional rock climber named Alex Honnold. 

Dynamic duo: Adam Lambert (left) and Brian May of Queen kicked off the show

Dynamic duo: Adam Lambert and Brian May of Queen kicked off the show

Dynamic duo: Adam Lambert and Brian May of Queen kicked off the show 

Rocking out: They began the performance with We Will Rock You before wowing the crowd with a rendition of We Are The Champions.

Rocking out: They began the performance with We Will Rock You before wowing the crowd with a rendition of We Are The Champions.

It might be the gold standard of award shows, but with falling viewing figures, The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have made some major changes for this year’s Oscars ceremony. 

These range from skipping a host – after Kevin Hart stepped down – to recruiting  ‘highly recognized talent from various walks of life’ to present the eight nominees for Best Picture, a role usually reserved for actors.

Those talents include anti-Trump chef and restaurateur Jose Andres, Daily Show host Trevor Noah and civil rights leader and Georgia congressman John Lewis and the woman who many consider to be the greatest athlete of all time, Serena Williams. 

Tremendous trio: After the opening credits, Saturday Night Live alums Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler (left to right) hit the stage for a hilarious opening monologue segment as there is no actual host this year

Tremendous trio: After the opening credits, Saturday Night Live alums Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler (left to right) hit the stage for a hilarious opening monologue segment as there is no actual host this year

It is not clear which of the nominated films will be presented by these new presenters, who also include: Dana Carvey, Queen Latifah, Tom Morello, and  Amandla Stenberg.

The final three presenters, Barbra Streisand, Diego Luna  and Mike Meyers, will almost certainly be introducing the to films with which they have close ties: A Star is Born, Roma and Bohemian Rhapsody.  

This new line-up of presenters is the latest in a long list of changes made by the Academy this year – many of which have surprised.

It began with the announcement that the Best Song nominees would not be featured in the telecast, a decision that was changed following public uproar.

Think pink: Helen Mirren and Jason Momoa joked about wearing the same color as they presented Best Documentary

Think pink: Helen Mirren and Jason Momoa joked about wearing the same color as they presented Best Documentary

Next was the decision to discontinue the trend of having the actors who won in each category last year present at the ceremony.

That was revealed by Allison Janney, whose appearance presenting alongside Sam Rockwell at the Golden Globes last month proved to be one of the rare highlights of the unremarkable telecast.

Uproar ensued, and the Academy soon announced that the tradition would continue. 

Next, the Academy opted to eliminate four categories from the telecast – Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling – and present those awards during the commercial break.

That managed to draw the ire of many members of the Academy, and was protested in an open letter signed by the likes of  Glenn Close, Robert DeNiro, Kerry Washington, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and hundreds more.

Last week it was announced that the Academy Awards reversed their decision to cut those four categories after the furor. 

It is unclear what other surprises producers may have up their sleeves with just a few days left between now and the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, which will air on ABC this Sunday. 

Elsie Fisher, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Keaton, Helen Mirren, John Mulaney, Tyler Perry, Pharrell Williams, Krysten Ritter, Paul Rudd and Michelle Yeoh are among those who were previously announced as presenters for the big night.

Also on hand will be Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson.

Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Allison Janney, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu are also set to attend.

NOMINEES FOR THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS

BEST PICTURE 

Roma

A Star Is Born

BlacKkKlansman

Green Book

Vice

Black Panther 

The Favourite 

Bohemian Rhapsody  

BEST ACTOR

Christian Bale (Vice)

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

BEST ACTRESS

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)  

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

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

Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) – WINNER

Amy Adams (Vice)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Emma Stone (The Favourite) 

Marina de Tavira (Roma) 

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) 

Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Adam McKay (Vice)

DOCUMENTARY

Free Solo – WINNER

Hale County This Morning, This Evening 

Minding the Gap 

Of Fathers and Sons

RBG

COSTUME DESIGN

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Black Panther – WINNER

Mary Poppins Returns

The Favourite

Mary Queen of Scots

FILM EDITING

BlacKkklansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green BooK

Vice

ORIGINAL SCORE 

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

If Beale Street Could Talk

Isle of Dogs

Mary Poppins Returns 

SOUND EDITING

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

A Quiet Place

Roma 

 SOUND MIXING 

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Roma

A Star Is Born

PRODUCTION DESIGN 

Black Panther

First Man

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

Roma 

DOCUMENTARY SHORT 

Animal Behavior

Bao

Late Afternoon

One Small Step

Weekends 

ANIMATED SHORT

Animal Behaviour

Bao

Late Afternoon

One Small Step

Weekends

ANIMATED FEATURE 

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Mirai

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse  

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 

Capernaum (Lebanon)

Cold War (Poland)

Never Look Away (Germany)

Roma (Mexico)

Shoplifters (Japan)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

BlacKkKlansman

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born  

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 

The Favourite

First Reformed

Green Book

Roma

Vice 

MAKEUP AND HAIR

Border

Mary Queen of Scots

Vice – WINNER

VISUAL EFFECTS 

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

 ORIGINAL SONG

All The Stars (Black Panther)

I’ll Fight (RBG)

The Place Where Lost Things Go (Mary Poppins Returns)

Shallow (A Star Is Born)

When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

CINEMATOGRAPHY  

Cold War

The Favourite

Never Look Away

Roma

A Star Is Born

 

 

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