2019 Academy Award Winners

Black Panther claimed three Oscars at tonight’s 91st Academy Awards ceremony, for Production Design, Original Score, and Costume Design. First Man took the Visual Effects category. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was named the Best Animated Feature.

The complete list of winners follows:

Best Picture

  • Green Book

Lead Actor

  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Lead Actress

  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Supporting Actress

  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk 


  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Animated Feature

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

Animated Short

  • Bao, Domee Shi

Adapted Screenplay

  • BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee

Original Screenplay

  • Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly


  • Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

Best Documentary Feature

  • Free Solo, Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi 

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • Period. End of Sentence., Rayka Zehtabchi

Best Live Action Short Film

  • Skin, Guy Nattiv

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Roma (Mexico)

Film Editing

  • Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman

Sound Editing

  • Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst

Sound Mixing

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

Production Design

  • Black Panther, Hannah Beachler

Original Score

  • Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson

Original Song

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

Makeup and Hair

  • Vice

Costume Design

  • Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter

Visual Effects

  • First Man

10 thoughts on “2019 Academy Award Winners

  1. I find it funny that in 2019 a movie wins besf vfx Oscar for showing the moon landing, when only recently I was arguing with a friend who claimed the real moon landings were actually faked with CGI all that time ago.

  2. the real moon landings were actually faked with CGI all that time ago

    What CGI in 1969 would have looked like:

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  3. @Cliff: have the hoax partisans caught up with reality enough to claim CGI? When they first crawled out of their holes I don’t recall them even knowing the term “blue screen”; they just said “special effects”. OTOH (cf @James Moar) the picture was so grainy that cheap effects of the time could have sufficed for what the public saw; rocks were harder to handwave away, since IIRC it was not until some time later that bits of extraterrestrial rock were found (in Antarctica?).

  4. The animated short, Bao, is also genre. (Though I’m not sure the creator would claim it as such.)

  5. @ Chip – some of the youtube videos are surprisingly sophisticated. (I don’t recommend watching them, because it took me a while afterwards to convince the recommendation algorithms that I wasn’t a conspiracy nut.)

    There was one ‘take-down’ of an ISS broadcast where the poster claimed that the entire thing was virtual reality, which explained why the objects kept leaving the astronauts’ hands temporarily without falling away. An astronaut in the background using some sort of guide wire was ‘proof’ that they were using wires to simulate zero G. So the manage to simultaneously hold the view that the CGI is sophisticated enough to convince most people, but not to erase fake wires.

  6. @ James – at the time of the argument, I did some googling to see the state of the CGI art at the time. Apparently around one year before the moon landing, a Russian team created an animation of cat by printing successive frames of ASCII art to sheets of paper and then photographing them. So yeah, basically what you said.

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