News: Stars Are Born At The 91st Academy Awards
by Gabriel Botello
The 91st Academy Awards proved to be astonishing without a host but with many amazing nominations, performances, and presenters.
2018 was definitely the year where diversity between race and gender flourished within the films and the production of these films. This showed as many different actresses, actors, producers, directors, and designers received awards for their excellence.
Rami Malek won the award for best actor due to his role in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This was a big win for him and his family as he dedicated his award to his parents and his cast for helping him through the difficult journey.
“I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, I’m a first generation American, and part of my story is being written right now and I could not be more grateful to each and everyone of you and everyone who believed in me,” Malek mentioned in his speech.
Olivia Colman later won the award for “best actress” for her role in the film “The Favourite.” This was an emotional win for Coleman, as she expressed her emotions of joy and gratitude in her speech for her supporters and family in England.
Mahershala Ali won “Best Supporting Actor” because of his role in “Green Book” and Regina King won “Best Supporting Actress” for her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
One topic that seemed to receive a lot of backlash was the movie “Green Book” for winning the award for “Best Picture.” Many people disagreed how the director, Peter Farrelly – also the director of Dumb and Dumber and Dumb and Dumber 2 – was even qualified to receive such an award.
There was also more backlash because most people thought that other nominations were more qualified for the award for Best Picture. Celebrities such as Spike Lee and Chadwick Boseman expressed their emotions during the ceremony as Lee tried to leave and Boseman made a disappointed and displeased look.
As for what most expected, the song “Shallow” won “Best Original Song,” as it touched many people’s hearts in the movie “A Star is Born.” During the ceremony, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed their song, touching the hearts of everyone in the room.
Of course, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” won “Best Animated Feature” because of its vibrant picture, diversity, and soundtrack. This movie appealed to many kids of different race because of its main message that “anyone can wear the mask.”
Although the 91st Academy Awards didn’t have a host, special guest presenters that brought elegance, fame, and comedy to the ceremony made up for it.
Special guests like Trevor Noah and Serena Williams and comedians Melissa McCarthy and Mike Myers truly brought the ceremony to life.