The 91st Academy Awards, commonly referred to as The Oscars and presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences(AMPAS), honored the best films of 2018. The ceremony was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. AMPAS presented Academy Awards in 24 categories. The ceremony was televised in the United States by American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and produced by Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss, with Weiss also serving as director. It was the first ceremony in three decades, since the 61st Academy Awards in 1989, to be conducted with no host.
In related events, the Academy held its 10th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 18, 2018. The Academy Scientific and Technical Awards were presented by host actor David Oyelowo on February 9, 2019, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Green Book won three awards, including Best Picture, and Bohemian Rhapsody won four awards, the most for the ceremony, including Best Actor for Rami Malek‘s portrayal of Freddie Mercury. Roma and Black Panther also received three awards, with the former winning Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and becoming the first Mexican submission to win Best Foreign Language Film. Olivia Colman was awarded Best Actress for portraying Anne, Queen of Great Britain, in The Favourite. With U.S. viewership of 29.6 million, it marked a 12% increase over the 2018 ceremony, but still ranks among the least-watched shows in Oscar history.
Winners and nominees
The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were announced on January 22, 2019, at 5:20 a.m. PST (13:20 UTC), at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by actors Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Alfonso Cuarón, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Language Film winner
Rami Malek, Best Actor winner
Olivia Colman, Best Actress winner
Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor winner
Regina King, Best Supporting Actress winner
Peter Farrelly, Best Original Screenplay co-winner
Spike Lee, Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner
Lady Gaga, Best Original Song co-winner
Ruth E. Carter, Best Costume Design winner
John Ottman, Best Film Editing winner
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger ().
|Best PictureGreen Book – Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick VallelongaBlack Panther – Kevin FeigeBlacKkKlansman – Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, and Spike LeeBohemian Rhapsody – Graham KingThe Favourite – Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, and Yorgos LanthimosRoma – Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso CuarónA Star Is Born – Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper, and Lynette Howell TaylorVice – Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, and Kevin J. Messick||Best DirectorAlfonso Cuarón – RomaYorgos Lanthimos – The FavouriteSpike Lee – BlacKkKlansmanAdam McKay – VicePaweł Pawlikowski – Cold War|
|Best ActorRami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody as Freddie MercuryChristian Bale – Vice as Dick CheneyBradley Cooper – A Star Is Born as Jackson “Jack” MaineWillem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate as Vincent van GoghViggo Mortensen – Green Book as Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga||Best ActressOlivia Colman – The Favourite as Anne, Queen of Great BritainYalitza Aparicio – Roma as Cleodegaria “Cleo” GutiérrezGlenn Close – The Wife as Joan CastlemanLady Gaga – A Star Is Born as Ally MaineMelissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me? as Lee Israel|
|Best Supporting ActorMahershala Ali – Green Book as Don ShirleyAdam Driver – BlacKkKlansman as Philip “Flip” ZimmermanSam Elliott – A Star Is Born as Bobby MaineRichard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me? as Jack HockSam Rockwell – Vice as George W. Bush||Best Supporting ActressRegina King – If Beale Street Could Talk as Sharon RiversAmy Adams – Vice as Lynne CheneyMarina de Tavira – Roma as SofíaEmma Stone – The Favourite as Abigail MashamRachel Weisz – The Favourite as Sarah Churchill|
|Best Original ScreenplayGreen Book – Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter FarrellyThe Favourite – Deborah Davis and Tony McNamaraFirst Reformed – Paul SchraderRoma – Alfonso CuarónVice – Adam McKay||Best Adapted ScreenplayBlacKkKlansman – Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee (based on the book by Ron Stallworth)The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (based on the short stories All Gold Canyon by Jack London and The Gal Who Got Rattled by Stewart Edward White)Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty(based on the book by Lee Israel)If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins (based on the book by James Baldwin)A Star Is Born – Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, and Will Fetters (based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the 1976 screenplay by Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, and Frank Pierson; based on a story by Robert Carson and William A. Wellman)|
|Best Animated Feature FilmSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, and Christopher MillerIncredibles 2 – Brad Bird, John Walker, and Nicole Paradis GrindleIsle of Dogs – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, and Jeremy DawsonMirai – Mamoru Hosoda and Yūichirō SaitōRalph Breaks the Internet – Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, and Clark Spencer||Best Foreign Language FilmRoma (Mexico) in Spanish and Mixtec – Alfonso CuarónCapernaum (Lebanon) in Arabic – Nadine LabakiCold War (Poland) in Polish and French – Paweł PawlikowskiNever Look Away (Germany) in German – Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckShoplifters (Japan) in Japanese – Hirokazu Kore-eda|
|Best Documentary – FeatureFree Solo – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes, and Shannon DillHale County This Morning, This Evening – RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes, and Su KimMinding the Gap – Bing Liu and Diane QuonOf Fathers and Sons – Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, and Tobias N. SiebertRBG – Betsy West and Julie Cohen||Best Documentary – Short SubjectPeriod. End of Sentence. – Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa BertonBlack Sheep – Ed Perkins and Jonathan ChinnEnd Game – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey FriedmanLifeboat – Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn MooserA Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry|
|Best Live Action Short FilmSkin – Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray NewmanDetainment – Vincent Lambe and Darren MahonFauve – Jérémy Comte and Maria Gracia TurgeonMarguerite – Marianne Farley and Marie-Hélène PanissetMother – Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado||Best Animated Short FilmBao – Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-CobbAnimal Behaviour – Alison Snowden and David FineLate Afternoon – Louise Bagnall and Nuria González BlancoOne Small Step – Andrew Chesworth and Bobby PontillasWeekends – Trevor Jimenez|
|Best Original ScoreBlack Panther – Ludwig GöranssonBlacKkKlansman – Terence BlanchardIf Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas BritellIsle of Dogs – Alexandre DesplatMary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman||Best Original Song“Shallow” from A Star Is Born – Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt (music and lyrics)“All the Stars” from Black Panther – Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, and Anthony Tiffith (music); Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith, and Solána Rowe (lyrics)”I’ll Fight” from RBG – Diane Warren (music and lyrics)”The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman (music); Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (lyrics)”When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – David Rawlings and Gillian Welch (music and lyrics)|
|Best Sound EditingBohemian Rhapsody – John Warhurst and Nina HartstoneBlack Panther – Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve BoeddekerFirst Man – Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou MorganA Quiet Place – Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik AadahlRoma – Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay||Best Sound Mi|