The Academy Awards have always been the most-awaited award ceremony that Hollywood and the rest of the world looks forward to. This year is absolutely no exception because the 91st Annual Academy Award nominations and performance lineups look so damn good! So, if you didn’t wake up at 5:30 am IST to watch these as we did, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are all the deets of these awards you need to know.
There was no host this time at the 91st Annual Academy Awards. This has only happened once before in 1989. But, the show did start with the funniest trio of Hollywood—Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler!
Period. End Of Sentence. won Best Documentary Short Subject and Guneet Monga, Co-Producer of the documentary ended her speech by saying,
I share this award with the Feminist Majority Foundation, the entire team and cast. I share this with the teachers and students around the worlds—a period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education.
Another fun speech was made by Olivia Colman who was shocked that she even won for The Favourite against Glenn Close who she adores. She said,
Glenn, you’ve been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be and I think you’re amazing and I love you very much. My kids are at home watching. And if you’re not then, kind of well-done, but I sort of hope you are. This is not going to happen again. Any little girl who is practising their speech on the telly, you never know. I used to work as a cleaner, I loved that job, I used to spend quite a lot of my time practising. My husband Ed and best friend, I love you so much. 25 years you have been my best supporter and he is going to cry. I’m not.
Rami Malek, too, made an impact with his speech that he ended with…
We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant who lived his life unapologetically himself, I am the son of immigrants from Egypt. I am a first-generation American, and my story is being written right now. I cannot be more grateful to each and every one of you.
Best Lead Actress was won by Olivia Colman for The Favourite, Best Lead Actor was won by Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody and Best Picture was won by Green Book.
Jennifer Hudson performed I’ll Fight from RBG and dedicated it to all the women in Hollywood. Bette Midler performed The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns. But the one that legit gave us goosebumps was Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper singing Shallow from A Star Is Born.
The 91st Annual Academy Awards were extremely entertaining and we’re glad we woke up early to catch this live! So, are you enticed enough to catch the rerun of the Oscars tonight? We sure hope so! Tell us your favourite moment of the show in the comments below!
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