It was a night of surprising wins at last night’s Oscars ceremony, with a number of unexpected twists in the Academy’s list of winners.
Many had expected Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody to take the coveted Best Picture prize after its success at other award ceremonies – but it was 1960s drama Green Book that took the gong.
Bohemian Rhapsody still did okay though: Rami Malek picked up best actor for his role as Freddie Mercury, and it also won for sound editing, sound mixing and film editing.
There was also good news for the Peep Show fans among us, with Olivia Colman beating favourite Glenn Close to win best actress for her role as Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite.
Colman described her win as “genuinely quite stressful”.
“It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious, I’ve got an Oscar,” she said. “I have to thank lots of people and if I forget anybody I’ll find you later and give you a massive snog.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Picture: Green Book
Best Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Best Actor: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Best supporting actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Best original screenplay: Green Book
Best adapted screenplay: BlacKkKlansman
Best animated feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best foreign language film: Roma
Best documentary feature: Free Solo
Best original song: Shallow, A Star is Born
Best original score: Black Panther
Best production design: Black Panther
Best costume design: Black Panther
Best cinematography: Roma
Best visual effects: First Man
Best make-up and hairstyling: Vice
Best sound editing: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best sound mixing: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best film editing: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best animated short: Bao
Best documentary short: Period. End of Sentence.
Best live action short: Skin