It was a night of many firsts.
The Academy Awards 2019 (popularly known as the Oscars) drew to a close this evening, marking many firsts in its history. For starters, this was the first Oscars in history that had no host after Kevin Hart stepped down amid controversy over homophobic jokes he had made in the past.
After the #OscarsSoWhite and Time’s Up movements that have been pushing for more diversity in Hollywood over the past couple of years, both in front of the screen and behind the scenes, we can see it pay off now. This year we witnessed people of colour and women taking home awards that have never been claimed by anyone from their identity group before.
Thanks to Black Panther, it was a significant night for black filmmakers. Black Panther production designer Hannah Beachler and costume designer Ruth E. Carter each became the first black women to win in their respective categories. (Beachler was the first black production designer to win, period.)
Peter Ramsey, one of the co-directors of the Best Animated Feature winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, was the first black director to win in the category. Mahershala Ali, who won Best Supporting Actor for Green Book, became the first black actor and a Muslim to win in that category twice. (And only the fifth black actor to win in the category over the course of the Academy Awards’ 91-year history.)
Black Panther, which picked up three wins out of its seven nominations, became the first Marvel Studios movie to win an Academy Award.
Though Roma and The Favourite led the nominations with 10 each on Sunday, it was Green Book that won Best Picture, with Rami Malek and Olivia Colman winning big in the best-acting categories.
Here’s the list of nominees with the winners in bold.
Green Book/ Black Panther/ BlacKkKlansman/ Bohemian Rhapsody/ The Favourite/ Roma/A Star is Born/Vice
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón/BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee/ Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski/ The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos/ Vice, Adam McKay
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody/Christian Bale, Vice/ Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born/ Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate/ Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Olivia Colman, The Favourite/ Yalitza Aparicio, Roma/ Glenn Close, The Wife/ Lady Gaga, A Star is Born/ Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Green Book/ Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman/ Sam Elliot, A Star is Born/ Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?/ Sam Rockwell, Vice
Best Supporting Actress
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk/ Amy Adams, Vice/ Marina de Tavira, Roma/ Emma Stone, The Favourite/ Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Best Original Song
“Shallow” from A Star Is Born/ “All The Stars” from Black Panther/ “I’ll Fight” from RBG/ “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns/ “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Best Original Score
Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson/ BlacKkKlansmen, Terence Blanchard/ If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell/ Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat/ Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee/ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen/ Can You Ever Forgive Me? Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty/ If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins/ A Star is Born, Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters
Best Original Screenplay
Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly/ The Favorite, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara/ First Reformed, Paul Schrader/ Roma, Alfonso Cuaron/ Vice, Adam McKay
Best Live Action Short Film
Skin/ Detainment/ Fauve/ Marguerite/ Mother
Best Visual Effects
First Man/ Avengers: Infinity War/ Christopher Robin/ Ready Player One/ Solo: A Star Wars Story
Best Documentary Short Subject
Period. End of Sentence/ Black Sheep/ Endgame/ Lifeboat/ A Night at The Garden
Best Documentary Feature
Solo/ Hale County This Morning, This Evening/ Minding the Gap/ Of Fathers and Sons/ RGB
Best Animated Short Film
Bao/ Animal Behavior/ Late Afternoon/ One Small Step/ Weekends
Best Animated Feature Film
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse/ Incredibles 2/ Isle of Dogs/ Mirai/ Ralph Breaks the Internet
Best Film Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody/ BlacKkKlansman/ The Favourite/ Green Book/ Vice
Best Foreign Language Film
Roma, Mexico/ Capernaum, Lebanon/ Cold War, Poland/ Never Look Away, Germany/ Shoplifters, Japan
Best Sound Mixing
Bohemian Rhapsody/ Black Panther/ First Man/ Roma/ A Star is Born
Best Sound Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody/ Black Panther/ First Man/ A Quiet Place/ Roma
Roma/ Cold War/ The Favourite/ Never Look Away/ A Star is Born
Best Production Design
Black Panther/ The Favourite/ First Man/ Mary Poppins Returns/ Roma
Best Costume Design
Black Panther/ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs/ The Favourite/ Mary Poppins Returns/ Mary Queen of Scots
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Vice/ Border/ Mary Queen of Scots