Oscars 2019, it was a star-studded list of presenters will take the stage, Dana Carvey, including Mike Myers, Chef José Andrés, Queen Latifah, Congressman John Lewis, Diego Luna, Tom Morello, Trevor Noah, Amandla Stenberg, Barbra Streisand, and Serena Williams introducing the nominees.

The evening also featured musical performances by Jennifer Hudson, Queen and Adam Lambert, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, and Bette Midler.

It knocked the assembled press room for a loop when “Greenbook” won for Best Picture leaving “Black Panther” “BlacKkKlansman”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “The Favourite”

“Roma”, “A Star Is Born” and “Vice” in the dust, so to speak.

It’s almost heartbreaking that the Oscar for Best Director didn’t go to Spike Lee for his amazing work in “BlacKkKlansman” losing it to an equally great filmmaker, Alfonso Cuarón, who won for “Roma”. The other nominees were Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”, Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite” and

Adam McKay, “Vice”.

Other winners include:

Lead Actress

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” (WINNER)

Lead Actor

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Original Song

“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice

Original Score

“Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson

Adapted Screenplay

“BlacKkKlansman,” Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee

Original Screenplay

“Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Live Action Short Film

“Skin,” Guy Nattiv

Visual Effects

“First Man”

Documentary Short Subject

“Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi

Animated Short

“Bao,” Domee Shi

Animated Feature

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

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