Everything you missed from the 2019 Oscars


Frazer Harrison

Olivia Colman, winner for best actress, Mahershala Ali, winner for best supporting actor and Regina King, winner of best supporting actress.

Lauren Bickett, Staff writer

Once a year Hollywood’s class of elite gathers to celebrate film and receive recognition for their work. Film critics, actors and actresses and everyone involved in the film process gathered at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. If you were not able to view the show this year, this is what you missed from Hollywood’s biggest night.

The show kicked off with an electric performance by Queen. The performance also paid tribute to former lead vocalist of the band, Freddie Mercury. With no host at this years Oscars, SNL alums Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph were first to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Of course firstly giving off witty, humorous remarks in the process. The first award of the night was given to Regina King for her work in, “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

Nominated in a similar category, Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Green Book” making him the first African American to win the award two years in a row. Alongside presenting and speeches, there were some very memorable musical performances. Jennifer Hudson performed “I’ll Fight” from the documentary “RBG,” a documentary following the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Other performances included Bette Midler performing “Where The Lost Things Go” from the Oscar-nominated film, “Mary Poppin’s Returns.”

Perhaps the most memorable and anticipated performance was when Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper took the stage   “Shallow” from their Oscar-nominated film, “A Star Is Born,” the two shared intimate chemistry on stage as they dueted their Oscar-nominated song. Later that night  “Shallow” received the award for best original song awarding Lady Gaga her first ever Oscar. Gaga was also nominated for the best leading actress as well.

The big winners from the night included Rami Malek for Best Leading Actor for his role in “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Olivia Coleman winning Best Actress for her role in “The Favourite.” This year’s show was full of memorable moments and by Hollywood actors and actresses. Each year the show increases in diversity, pleasing all audiences that view the show each year.