The 91st Academy Awards Were Packed with Powerful Moments
Wow, 2018 gave an incredible class of movies. It was a year that moved, inspired, thrilled and challenged us in innovative ways. We have been celebrating these filmmakers each day, but last night’s Oscars ceremony shone a light on the astonishing diversity and power in storytelling over the past year. BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther, Roma, The Green Book and more were honored last night sharing the limelight.
The stories told were not only representative of a wide array of voices, but so were the winners. There are so many special moments from last night, but here are some of the highlights.
Three of the four acting Oscars went to people of color.
Hannah Beachler became the first African-American to even be nominated in the production design category and then she won alongside set decorator Jay Hart. We are still teary eyed over her passionate and humble acceptance speech.
Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro fought off a fever to be able to hand off the award to fellow Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón for Roma.
The directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse delivered powerful words of acceptance and support to young fans who may feel like an outsider.
There are so many memorable moments to relive from the evening and even more incredible moments to watch in the films that brought them here. Congratulations to all the Oscar winners, nominees, creatives and visionaries that entertained us this year.
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Green Book, Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
BlackKklansman, Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee
Foreign Language Film:
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
First Man, Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman
Bao, Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb
Live Action Short:
Skin, Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman
Period. End of Sentence., Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton
Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson
“Shallow” from A Star Is Born
Black Panther, Hannah Beachler (Production Design); Jay Hart (Set Decoration)
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
Black Panther, Ruth Carter
Makeup and Hairstyling:
Vice, Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney
Free Solo, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill
Bohemian Rhapsody, Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
Featured Image: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24:(EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Ruth E. Carter, winner of Best Costume Design for ‘Black Panther’ poses in the press room during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)