What a night! Everyone knows we are obsessed with movies here at FYE. We’re so obsessed in fact that one of our employees predicted all six of the major categories correctly! We particularly loved Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s rendition of their hit song Shallow. In case you missed the show, check out some of the biggest winners of the night!
This is his second Oscar and his second Oscar in this category, the first which he won for Moonlight. Mahershala has become a household name over the last couple of years. Fans has been captivated by the life that he brings to every role he plays, a true chameleon. We love every character that he brings to the screen, he has been nominated twice and won twice. We can’t wait to see the next film he is nominated for!
Regina King won for her spectacular and real life portrayal of Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street could Talk. Although King has been acting for 25+ years, and has played in unforgettable roles this is her first Oscar win. We hope there are many more to come.
This is his first Oscar win ever. Rami played Freddie Mercury in the fan favorite Bohemian Rhapsody. Queen fans around the world cheered as they witnessed Rami’s genius in bringing the musician that they grew up with, idolized or just enjoyed. We aren’t surprised Rami won this award, he truly brought back to life one of the greatest musicians of our time.
This is her first Oscar nomination and her first time winning the prize. Olivia played Queen Anne in The Favourite and truly dazzled in the role. A funny woman by nature but she shined in this dramatic (yet funny at times) role. Watching this film will make you want to go back and see everything she was in.
His fourth oscar and second of the night! Alfonso, brought this beautiful film to America. Roma tells the story of a Mexican domestic worker, telling a story that many people have lived through and could relate to. This was a story about women, mothers, maids and family. A simple story that Alfonso masterfully told with slow panning shots and the classic black and white touch. If you have not seen this yet, then we highly recommend it, it’s a classic film that will be enjoyed for many years to come!
Best Picture is the most coveted award of the night! This prestigious award has been around since the first oscar back in 1929, this year there were some really excellent films nominated. The nominations this year included: The Favourite, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Greenbook, Roma, A Star is Born and Vice. We wouldn’t be surprised if any of these films won, in any other year either of these films would have taken home the prize.
GREEN BOOK, this movie had 5 nominations on the night and took home 3 awards. This movie really had it all. It’s set in a time that many people shy away from talking about but eloquently tells the story about love and loving people in spite of their differences. This film became Oscar buzzworthy since it’s first screening at the Toronto International film festival back in September and the buzz was definitely worth it. A phenomenal film that everyone should watch.
In case you wanted a quick run-down of all the winners, here is the full list of everything that was broadcasted!
Best Documentary – Free Solo
Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling – VICE (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe & Patricia Dehaney-Le MAy)
Costume design – Black Panther (Ruth Carter)
Achievement in production Design – Black Panther (Hannah Beachler & Jay R. Hart)
Achievement in Cinematography – Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Achievement in Sound Editing – Bohemian Rhapsody (John Warhurst & Nina Hartstone)
Achievement in Sound Mixing – Bohemian Rhapsody (Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali)
Best Foreign Language Film – Roma *Also nominated for Best Picture
Achievement in Film Editing – Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottoman)
Best Animated Feature Film – Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
Best Animated Short Film – Bao
Best Documentary Short Subject – Period End of Sentence
Achievement in Visual Effects – First Man
Best Live Action Short Film – Skin
Best Original Screenplay – Green Book
Best Adapted Screenplay – BlacKkKlansman
Best Original Score – Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)
Best Original Song –Shallow (Lady Gaga)
The 2019 Oscars are Finally here! We hope everyone is as excited as we are. In preparation for the show, we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite winners from years past.
Who would have thought that Jordan Peele would be such an amazing director. I will forever remember him from watching Key and Peele skits in middle school. However, there is no denying the fact that Get Out was one of the best films of the year, and is arguably the new benchmark for the Horror genre.
Quite possibly the best animated film since How to Train your Dragon. Inside Out is a fun new way to look at a kids movie, from inside the kid! The originality of the concept alone earned it a spot on our list, plus it turned out to be an awesome movie!
We love movies based on true stories, many of our readers remember the Iranian hostage crisis. Argo is a story of intelligence, ingenuity and bravery, and it shows the power of out of the box thinking.
Gosh 2013 was a good year for the Oscars, and Django Unchained was an amazing movie! Christopher Waltz is one of the best supporting actors woking today, roles like Django Unchained and Inglorious Bastards really solidified Waltz’s name among the top American actors of our time!
Octavia Spencer starred as Minny – a quick witted, hot tempered, but loveable maid in The Help. Spencer was phenomenal in this film and really brought the character of Minny to life. Movie goers and critics alike fell in love with her relatable character, so much so that the role led Spencer to an Oscar. If this film isn’t proof of her genius, check out Octavia Spencer’s later films that led to Oscar Nominations: Hidden Figures and The Shape of Water.
Not just another shoot-em-up war movie, The Hurt Locker dives deep into the emotions of our nations warfighters. The film does a great job of dissecting the burden that we place on the shoulders of young men and how it affects them both in theatre and at home.
Yet another great year for the Oscars! The Blind Side is the incredible true story of one of the NFLs greatest talents, Michael Oher. After being taken in by a wealthy family, Oher decides to attend the University that his adoptive parents went to. However, an NCAA investigation threatens to pull the family apart. It’s an amazing true story of kindness, struggle and perseverance through adversity.
James Cameron is a household name that has been in the movie making business for over 40 years. But he really put its mark on cinematic history with his timeless film, The Titanic. This dramatic period piece about the world’s most famous shipwreck of all time catches the hearts of everyone young and old, as well as the casual movie watchers and the esteemed critics. The Titanic has it all: romance between the young heart-throb and beauty, action, terror and then eventually heartbreak. Cameron captures the highs and lows during this horrible time in history, giving viewers a breathtakingly emotional experience.
What kind of list would this be if it didn’t include one the most beloved and popular Oscar winning movies of all time, Gone with the Wind. During a year which is heavily considered one of the greatest years in American cinema, Gone with the Wind racked up an an unprecedented 13 nominations, 8 wins and 2 special achievement awards at the 12th annual Oscars. It stole the show amongst movies such as: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Stagecoach, Wuthering Heights and The Wizard of Oz; winning the title in 4 of the big 5 award categories (best picture, best director, best screenplay, best actress). It even boasts as the film that features a role in which the first African American entertainer has ever received an Oscar for. The accolades for this film can go on and on, so if you haven’t seen it yet, please do!