A Few Highlights Of The Oscars 2019


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As we all know the biggest awards among all the awards or at least we could say the most awaited and the most high-rated awards are the Oscar awards.

The Academy awards also popularly known as the Oscars are a set of awards for recognizing the artistic and technical skills of all the artists in the film industry.

These awards are given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence in the cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academies’ voting membership.

The various category winners are presented with the copy of a golden statuette as an award which is officially called the “Academy award of merit” but it is most commonly known as the Oscar award in the whole wide world.

The first Oscar award ceremony was held on May 16, 1929 and that is a good eighty nine years ago. Woo the tradition is going very strong and all the artists are being recognized and awarded every year for the hard work they put in, in their work throughout the year.

So this year the Oscars were held on February 24, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

The AMPAS presented the awards for best performances in twenty four categories. The whole ceremony was broadcasted on television by American Broadcasting Company – ABC and produced by Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss who was also the director.

To tell you what, this was the first ceremony in three decades since the 61st Oscars held in the year 1989, which was conducted without any host. Lol yesss!

It was the biggest night for all the people in the film industry which came at a very stupendous time in the Hollywood.

Now let us talk about the highlights of the ceremony….

The 91st Academy Awards were full of spice and surprises this time. A few awards that were given that night left everyone in awe and full of surprise.

The major nominations included Green book, A Star is Born, Vice. Bohemian Rhapsody, Blackkklansman, Black Panther, Roma and The Favorite Lead.  

The major winners included Lady Gaga for A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper for A Star is born – yes they both won, wohoo!

Apart from them, Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me, Glenn Close for the Wife, Yalitza Aparicio for Roma, Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody, Willem Dafoe for At Eternity’s Gate and Vego Mortensen for Green Book also took their awards and cheered!

The great moments of the ceremony were of course because of the celebrities and the stars of the night shining bright in their extravagant attires and outfits. With Lady Gaga flaunting in her beautiful black outfit and stealing everybody’s heart and giving us beautiful sentimental moments and the talented Spike Lee cosplaying as the Waluigi and taking it to the next level of awe-some-ness!

He not only paid a tribute to Do The Right Thing while he was wearing a customized gold-diamond and opal necklace in the form of a symbol his friend used to wore to which he was actually paying a tribute.
His purple outfit was perfectly vibing with the Waluigi thing, the hat, the coat and the gold shoes – everything was on point.

When BlacKkKlansman was announced to be the Best Adapted Screenplay, director Spike Lee was in full swing, he jumped into Samuel L Jackson’s arms when he received a standing ovation and the moment was crazy. Everybody enjoyed it.

Moreover his acceptance speech was highly noticeable:

“The date: the 24th. The month: February, which happens to be the shortest month of the year, which also happens to be Black History Month. The year is 2019. The year is 1619. 400 years our ancestors were stolen from Northern Africa and brought to Jamestown, Virginia, enslaved.”

While speaking of his grandmother, he added

“Who lived to be 100 years young, who was a Spelman College graduate even though her mother was a slave? The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize. Let’s all be on the right side of history, make the moral choice between love versus hate.”

The ceremony opened with a short performance by Queen, as there was no host the performance then gear up Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lopez all rocked out on the melodies of the rocking vintage “we will rock you”

At the propitious beginning of the formal award ceremony fans witnessed Regina King taking home the Oscar for the best supporting actress.

She delivered a very emotional speech after receiving the award and thanked “if Baele Street Could Talk” due to which she was able to receive this award. She thanked the film’s author and director along with her mother.

To add more to this highlight Chris Evans supported Regina with full cheers and love, he also ushered her up the stairs of the stage while she was tangled in her beautiful dress.

Then came Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga who stole the show with their beautiful chemistry and performance on the biggest hit of 2018 that is their lead single from the movie A Star is born. Yes, you guessed it right, they played and performed Shallow.

“In the shallow, shallow…
We’re far from the shallow now”

The duet didn’t disappoint and kept it cozy yet spectacular. They stood up from their seats as the starting notes of the song started to play and then BOOM! The stage was theirs.

Another emotional yet best moment from the award ceremony was when Gaga came to receive her award for the Best Original Song. Yayyy! She won the award for the best OST for “Shallow” from A Star is Born. She first thanked her family and her partner Bradley Cooper.

Then she ended her speech with a very touching note:

“I’ve worked hard for a long time, and it’s not about, you know…it’s not about winning. But what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion. And it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or you’re beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going.”

 


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Carly Baker

Baker is a journalist specialising in fashion, lifestyle and current trends in the fashion industry. Originally from London, she has lived in Seoul and Tokyo. She enjoys international dialogue, animals and coffee.

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