“We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”: The 91st Academy Awards began with a brilliant show by Queen. A more suitable entry was hardly conceivable. For the movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which traces the life of Queen-singer Freddie Mercury, won four Oscars shortly afterward. As many as no other movie.
And the award for the “best sound editor,” the “best sound” and a little later also the “best cut.” Hardly surprising then came the award for the “best actor”: Rami Malek won the Oscar for his performance of the iconic bandleader Freddie Mercury.
Quite surprising, however, was the award for “Green Book” for “best film.” In the tragicomedy, which is based on a true story, Viggo Mortensen brings as a white driver a black jazz musician (played by Mahershala Ali) on his tour of the US Southern States ( Click here to review the film).
The film brought it to a total of three Oscars. For Mahershala Ali it still jumped out the award for “Best Supporting Actor” out.
The best director was Alfonso Cuarón with the Netflix movie “Roma” – he got the Oscar for the best camera yet. He was the first to receive the Oscar in both categories simultaneously (read here an interview with Alfonso Cuarón ).
Best leading actress was the Hollywood newcomer Olivia Colman. She had embodied the English Queen Anne in the historical film “The Favorite.” “The Favorite” was nominated for a total of ten Oscars, but ultimately brought only this one.
The “best movie song” came from Lady Gaga. She had contributed the song “Shallow” to the music film “A Star Is Born” and burst into tears over the award. The opinions about the film, however, were far apart.
The very first Oscar of the evening was initially awarded for Best Supporting Actress. He went to Regina King for her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” The drama is based on the eponymous novel by James Baldwin and tells of a love affair in the Harlem of the 1970s, which is put to the test by racism.
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