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Oscars 2019: Roma and Green Book dominate

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony was held on Sunday night, after which the films Green Book and Roma fared well. Rami Malek, Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, and Olivia Colman, Queen Anne of La Favorite, have both been awarded Best Actor and Best Actress.

Peter Farrelly’s Green Book won the supreme Oscar, best film. The story of Tony Lip, an Italian-born bouncer who serves as a driver and bodyguard to Don Shirley, a black pianist who toured the segregationist south of the United States.

Alfonso Cuaron the favorite Roma director with ten nominations, including five for himself, was well rewarded. By the statuette of the best director first, the second of the Mexican after a premiere in 2014 for Gravity, but also by the best foreign language film and the prize for the best photography.

Rami Malek won Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, ahead of Christian Bale in Vice and Viggo Mortensen in Green Book.

In women, it was Olivia Colman who was rewarded for her interpretation of Queen Anne in La Favorite, to the detriment of Glenn Close, nominated for the seventh time this year without ever winning. Olivia Colman paid tribute to him in his thank-you speech.

Barry Jenkis did not experience the same success as in 2017 with his Si Beale Street could speak. His too artificial and sometimes Manichean adaptation of a story by James Baldwin telling the story of an Afro-American young man accused of wrongful rape, left only with a reward: that of the Oscar for Best Actress in a supporting role for Regina King. His sumptuous soundtrack, composed by Nicholas Britell, lost to Black Panther.

The latter has surprised everyone by winning the prize for best costumes, in front of the films Mary Stuart and La Favorite, while feature-length films usually have the advantage in this category. Black Panther then quickly doubled the bet with the prize of the best decorations.

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