I am always about two weeks late doing my Oscars post and I understand no one probably cares about the Oscars at this point, but no matter! Let’s revisit it! Welcome to Ticket Stub Love’s Mega Oscar Post!
As usual we will go over some of the best parts of the show, see how my predictions held up, and finish up with a red carpet segment. Moving into the show itself:
So we didn’t have a host this year and I can honestly say that it was…different. I was put off at first when we jumped right into the categories and commercial breaks without a segue from the host. It was a little weird. What the show did instead was have actors present and introduce the segments as usual. While it did make for a bit of an unmemorable show as there weren’t a ton of funny moments, I have to admit I really enjoyed the fast pacing. The show felt quicker, even though it still went over the three hour mark. If the Oscars were experimenting with a no host show, I think it succeeded and proved that a host is not really necessary, though having one helps liven things up.
There were some great winners from the night! I loved seeing Regina King and Spike Lee receiving long-deserved recognition for their work. Wins for Black Panther in Costume Design and Production Design proved to be historic with Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler as the first African American women to win in their respective categories. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga electrified the crowd with a stunningly intimate performance of “Shallow”, which went on to win for Best Song.
Probably my biggest highlight was Olivia Colman’s shocking win! The vast majority predicted for Glenn Close to finally win an Oscar for The Wife after six previous nominations. While I do think it’s ridiculous for Close to go home empty-handed again, I can’t help but feel elated for Colman. The Favourite was one of my favorite (heh) films of the year mostly because of Colman’s amazing performance. She also truly deserved this recognition. Her shocked reaction is gold and her hilarious, adorable speech goes down as one of my all time favorites.
I wasn’t thrilled with some of the winners though. While I could appreciate Rami Malek’s win for Best Actor, the rest of Bohemian Rhapsody‘s (4!) wins were completely undeserving. You can see my thoughts on that film here. Green Book was another movie I had mixed feelings about and one that definitely should not have won Best Picture. That was a major step back for the Academy in my opinion.
Overall it was a pretty enjoyable show with some great moments! Be sure to check out my Twitter feed with more of my reactions from the night. Let’s move on to the winners and see how well my predictions held up (✓ if my prediction was right, ✗ if I was wrong).
Best Picture: Green Book ✗
Director: Alfonso Cuarón for Roma ✓
Actor in a Leading Role: Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody ✓
Actress in a Leading Role: Olivia Colman for The Favourite ✗
Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali for Green Book ✓
Actress in a Supporting Role: Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk ✓
Original Screenplay: Green Book ✗
Adapted Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman ✓
Animated Feature Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ✓
Foreign Film: Roma ✓
Best Music (original song): “Shallow” from A Star is Born ✓
Music (original score): Black Panther ✗
Cinematography: Roma ✓
Costume Design: Black Panther ✓
Documentary Feature: Free Solo ✗
Film Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody ✗
Makeup and Hair styling: Vice ✓
Production Design: Black Panther ✓
Visual Effects: First Man ✗
Sound Mixing: Bohemian Rhapsody ✗
Sound Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody ✗
Short Film, live action: Skin ✓
Short Film, animated: Bao ✓
Documentary Short: Period. End of Sentence. ✗
I got a 14/24, which is probably the worst I’ve done in a while. Yikes. No matter, let’s move on to the red carpet!
Regina King in Oscar de la Renta
Constance Wu in custom Versace
Love this color! Breezy and beautiful
Glenn Close in Carolina Herrera
This truly is a dress you wear to win an Oscar in. Only the highest respect for Ms. Close.
Jason Momoa in Fendi and Lisa Bonet in Fernando Jorge
This couple. These pink ensembles. That scrunchie.
Michelle Yeoh in Elie Saab
Eleanor Young didn’t come to play
NOT SO GOOD
Sarah Paulson in Brandon Maxwell
Kacey Musgraves in Giambattista Valli
Gemma Chan in Maison Valentino
Ok so it is a little weird that all my Not So Best picks ended up being pink
Awards season is officially complete and another Oscars has come and gone. Thank you for tuning into Ticket Stub Love for all your award show coverage! It’s always so much fun watching the shows and doing these posts so a big shout out to our loyal readers. Congratulations to all the nominated films and actors! I already can’t wait for what this year will bring us.
red carpet pics from https://www.thecut.com/article/oscars-red-carpet-fashion.html