Follow along with the team at We Bought a Blog as we pick our winners for the Oscars. AJ will be updating the list all night with the winners. He’ll also give some commentary after each winner as they go. Check back throughout the night to hear who wins the top prizes on Oscar night!
*NOTE – All of my notes occurred in real time as the show aired. So if I’m discussing where the night is heading, that is what was going on. Tomorrow I’ll have a full reaction piece to the wins and loses.
91st Oscar Winners
- Black Panther
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- The Favourite
- Green Book* Winner
- A Star Is Born
AJ: The Favourite (15/24)
Aaron: Roma (16/24)
Josh: BlacKkKlansman (12/24)
So Crash can sleep easy now. It is no longer the worst Best Picture winner of the century.
- Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
- Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
- Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
- Alfonso Cuarón, Roma* Winner
- Adam McKay, Vice
AJ: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma (15/23)
Aaron: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma (16/23)
Josh: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma (12/23)
Cuarón wins his second Oscar of the night, and it is hard to argue against it. Roma has four on the night. Could it be going for Best Picture?
- Christian Bale, Vice
- Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
- Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
- Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody* WINNER
- Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
AJ: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody (14/21)
Aaron: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody (15/21)
Josh: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody (10/21)
Rami Malek wins on his first try. Right now, Bohemian Rhapsody is four for four on the night, with only Picture left on the table. Malek gave a great speech but still didn’t discuss the Singer stuff.
- Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
- Glenn Close, The Wife
- Olivia Colman, The Favourite* WINNER
- Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
- Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
AJ: Glenn Close, The Wife (14/22)
Aaron: Glenn Close, The Wife (15/22)
Josh: Glenn Close, The Wife (11/22)
I hate to be the hater here, but I’m so glad I was wrong in my predictions. Olivia Colman delivered an all-time performance. This was incredible work and I’m so happy she won. The Favourite does not go home empty-handed.
- Mahershala Ali, Green Book* WINNER
- Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
- Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
- Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
- Sam Rockwell, Vice
AJ: Mahershala Ali, Green Book (8/11)
Aaron: Mahershala Ali, Green Book (9/11)
Josh: Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman (4/11)
Mahershala Ali wins his second Oscar in three years. A very quick turnaround that makes him only the second black actor with two Oscar wins.
- Amy Adams, Vice
- Marina de Tavira, Roma
- Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk* WINNER
- Emma Stone, The Favourite
- Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
AJ: Rachel Weisz, The Favourite (0/1)
Aaron: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk (1/1)
Josh: Amy Adams, Vice (0/1)
One of the most emotional performances of the year rightfully won. King overcame misses at BAFTA and SAG. Huge moment for her, and she moves one step closer to EGOT.
- The Favourite written by Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
- First Reformed written by Paul Schrader
- Green Book written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly* WINNER
- Roma written by Alfonso Cuarón
- Vice written by Adam McKay
AJ: The Favourite (11/17)
Aaron: The Favourite (12/17)
Josh: The Favourite (7/17)
Well, that is not great. Green Book may have won here, but I don’t expect anyone to talk about this movie in 5 years. I have nothing else to say. Three of these films are all timers.
- The Ballad of Buster Scruggs written by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
- BlacKkKlansman written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee* WINNER
- Can You Ever Forgive Me? written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
- If Beale Street Could Talk written by Barry Jenkins
- A Star Is Born written by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters
AJ: BlacKkKlansman (12/18)
Aaron: BlacKkKlansman (13/18)
Josh: BlacKkKlansman (8/18)
SPIKE LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Samuel L. Jackson’s reaction said it all.
- “Incredibles 2,” Brad Bird
- “Isle of Dogs,” Wes Anderson
- “Mirai,” Mamoru Hosoda
- “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
- “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman* WINNER
AJ: Spider-Verse (9/12)
Aaron: Spider-Verse (10/12)
Josh: Spider-Verse (5/12)
YES! Spider-Verse was a breakthrough moment of filmmaking and deserved a Best Picture nomination. I love this movie and I’m so happy the Oscars did not screw this up. What an awesome win.
Best Documentary Feature
- “Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi*WINNER
- “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross
- “Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu
- “Of Fathers and Sons,” Talal Derki
- “RBG,” Betsy West, Julie Cohen
AJ: Free Solo (1/2)
Aaron: Free Solo (2/2)
Josh: Of Fathers and Sons (0/2)
This was an extraordinary feat of filmmaking, and it’s incredible that they picked this one after all. The fact that the most diverse lineup picked the most diverse director combo is great news. Also, a woman director actually won tonight. That should be celebrated.
Best Foreign Language Film:
- “Capernaum” (Lebanon)
- “Cold War” (Poland)
- “Never Look Away” (Germany)
- “Roma” (Mexico)* WINNER
- “Shoplifters” (Japan)
AJ: Roma (7/9)
Aaron: Roma (7/9)
Josh: Roma (3/9)
This is the first time Mexico has won Foreign Language. It’s about time. Roma now has two big prizes on the night, but it was supposed to win both. So far Cuarón has been an excellent representative for the film. This was an easy call when you consider that every Best Picture nominee ever nominated in this category has won.
- “All The Stars” from “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
- “I’ll Fight” from “RBG” by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson
- “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
- “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice* WINNER
- “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” by Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson
AJ: “Shallow” (13/20)
Aaron: “Shallow” (14/20)
Josh: “Shallow” (9/20)
This gives Lady Gaga her win that she’s been pushing hard for. A Star Is Born does not head home empty-handed, and with Black Panther taking score, this means the two musical achievements of the year each won a prize.
- “BlacKkKlansman,” Terence Blanchard
- “Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson* WINNER
- “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicholas Britell
- “Isle of Dogs,” Alexandre Desplat
- “Mary Poppins Returns,” Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
AJ: If Beale Street Could Talk (12/19)
Aaron: BlacKkKlansman (13/19)
Josh: Mary Poppins Returns (8/19)
An awesome score from the guy who helps to compose for Childish Gambino when he’s not writing for movies. Black Panther has three wins on the night. It’s now tied for the lead.
- “Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler* WINNER
- “First Man,” Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
- “The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
- “Mary Poppins Returns,” John Myhre, Gordon Sim
- “Roma,” Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez
AJ: Black Panther (4/5)
Aaron: The Favourite (4/5)
Josh: Mary Poppins Returns (1/5)
There we go! The Production designer Hannah Beachler becomes the first Black person to ever get a nomination in this category, AND the first black person to ever win in this category. They made Wakanda real, and it was outstanding to visit this world.
- “Cold War,” Lukasz Zal
- “The Favourite,” Robbie Ryan
- “Never Look Away,” Caleb Deschanel
- “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón* WINNER
- “A Star Is Born,” Matthew Libatique
AJ: Roma (5/6)
Aaron: Roma (5/6)
Josh: Roma (2/6)
Alfonso’s first of several potential wins tonight. He’s the first director to shoot his own film and take home the win for Best Cinematography. This was a no-brainer and the speech was excellent.
- “Avengers: Infinity War”
- “Christopher Robin”
- “First Man”* WINNER
- “Ready Player One”
- “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
AJ: Avengers (11/15)
Aaron: Avengers (12/15)
Josh: Avengers (7/15)
It was great to see First Man take home the prize here because this movie deserved something. I’d much rather have this movie win here than not at all. Great effects work that hopefully gets used more often in film moving forward.
- “Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Mary Zophres
- “Black Panther,” Ruth E. Carter* WINNER
- “The Favourite,” Sandy Powell
- “Mary Poppins Returns,” Sandy Powell
- “Mary Queen of Scots,” Alexandra Byrne
AJ: Black Panther (3/4)
Aaron: Black Panther (4/4)
Josh: Mary Poppins Returns (1/4)
WOOOO!!!!!! Ruth E. Carter deserves this for a career of amazing work, and this was a standout costume design. She’s the first black costume designer to win Best Costumes. If you want to see storytelling through costume work, look no further. Black Panther officially won’t go home empty-handed.
- “BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown
- “Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman* WINNER
- “Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito
- “The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis
- “Vice,” Hank Corwin
AJ: Vice (7/10)
Aaron: Bohemian Rhapsody (8/10)
Josh: Bohemian Rhapsody (4/10)
The argument here is that he saved the film. I guess. It was the most up in the air award of the night and after the Sound Editing win, the love is real. Now it’s very much in play for Picture.
Makeup and Hair
- “Mary Queen of Scots”
- “Vice” *WINNER
AJ: Vice (2/3)
Aaron: Vice (3/3)
Josh: Vice (1/3)
This was a sweep for us all. Really easy call with the 8 nominee film, Vice, in the category. It’s a great win and ultimately deserved. With the work on Rockwell, the old age makeup, and Bale makes sense.
- “Black Panther”
- “Bohemian Rhapsody” – WINNER
- “First Man”
- “A Star Is Born”
AJ: Bohemian Rhapsody (6/8)
Aaron: Bohemian Rhapsody (6/8)
Josh: A Star Is Born (2/8)
This one I could see more than Sound Editing. Mixing together the music of Queen and the crowds at Live Aid probably wrapped this one up.
- “Black Panther,” Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
- “Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Warhurst* WINNER
- “First Man,” Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan
- “A Quiet Place,” Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
- “Roma,” Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay
AJ: A Quiet Place (5/7)
Aaron: A Quiet Place (5/7)
Josh: First Man (2/7)
I’m not sure what to say here. This makes it clear that the Oscars voters love this movie. This could be a harbinger of things to come later in the night.
- “Animal Behaviour,” Alison Snowden, David Fine
- “Bao,” Domee Shi* WINNER
- “Late Afternoon,” Louise Bagnall
- “One Small Step,” Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
- “Weekends,” Trevor Jimenez
AJ: Bao (10/13)
Aaron: Bao (11/13)
Josh: Bao (6/13)
Not a huge surprise here. Also fun fact, Disney/Pixar won this category every even number year this decade since 2012. Great win here.
Best Documentary Short
- “Black Sheep,” Ed Perkins
- “End Game,” Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
- “Lifeboat,” Skye Fitzgerald
- “A Night at the Garden,” Marshall Curry
- “Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi* Winner
AJ: Period. End of Sentence (11/14)
Aaron: Period. End of Sentence (12/14)
Josh: Period: End of Sentence (7/14)
This is a great win, especially given the subject matter and charity it represents. Good pick here.
Best Live Action Short Film
- “Detainment,” Vincent Lambe
- “Fauve,” Jeremy Comte
- “Marguerite,” Marianne Farley
- “Mother,” Rodrigo Sorogoyen
- “Skin,” Guy Nattiv* WINNER
AJ: Marguerite (11/16)
Aaron: Fauve (12/16)
Josh: Mother (7/16)
Not a big fan of the winner, but it has already been optioned for a feature-length remake. Hopefully, that version won’t be as problematic.