The 2019 Oscars had had its share of twisted events, before the awards were handed out. Starting from the Best Popular Film category that was supposed to happen, then it didn’t, to Kevin Hart who was going to host the event, but then he didn’t.
And also, the four awards that were supposed to be announced during the commercial breaks… but then they didn’t.
It actually turns out, watching the Oscar even without a host, wasn’t as bad as expected! In fact, the evening went very smoothly for the three hours that it clocked. It was definitely a nice save when they had Adam Lambert perform for the audience.
So in case you have missed the show, here is a full recap on all that went on during the Academy Awards, and its highlights.
First the winners list:
Best Picture: Green Book
Original Song: “Shallow” – A Star Is Born
Animated Feature Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Actor in a leading role: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Actress in a leading role: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Production Design: Black Panther
Costume Design: Black Panther
Sound editing: “Bohemian Rhapsody”
And for the best moments:
Adam Lambert performing ‘We Are the Champions’ by Queen, this entry surely made it up to the crowd who had no host for the show! They were up on their feet, as the tunes of Queen came blasting through the speakers.
Best Emotional Moment
— ABC News (@ABC) February 25, 2019
When Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga locked eyes during their brilliant performance of ‘Shallow‘, together they delivered a very emotional performance which was the perfect celebration for Gaga’s win for Best Original Song. Proving once again, that if there is anyone who’s capable of making a crowd tear up, it is definitely Lady Gaga.
The worst follow up is them not kissing, and I believe all fans agree!
Best Speech and Quickest Cry
Another emotional moment by once again Lady Gaga, as the announcement came for “Shallow” as the Best Original Song, Gaga bursts into sobs, once she composed herself, she blessed us with yet another inspiring speech “It is not about winning, but it’s about not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it,” she said. “There’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or beaten up, it’s about how many times you stand up and are brave.”
"It's not about winning," Lady Gaga says in tearful acceptance speech. "What it's about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it." https://t.co/qqMWC8hs2g #Oscars pic.twitter.com/aQuaMgE6ZU
— ABC News (@ABC) February 25, 2019
Ruth Carter won Best Costume Design in Black Panther, Hannah Beachler won Best Production Design, prior to their win, only one African-American had won an Oscar for a category other than acting, and after their victory, they have tripled that statistic.
“Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king,” Carter said. “I give the strength to all of those who come next, to keep going, to never give up,” Beachler said shortly after.
And Rami Malek’s win, makes him the first actor of an Egyptian descent to win the prestigious award, which is another breakthrough for Arabs.
Most Awkward Moment
Rami Malek falling off the stage is definitely in the category, after winning the award for the Best Actor for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody, but shortly after he slipped off the stage and clumsy people everywhere are totally relating.
The Oscars Will Be Held In-Person Telecast and Not Virtually
According to a report from Variety, the Oscars 2021 will be held in-person telecast and not virtually!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pushed the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony to the 15th of April next year, because by spring the theaters would be open again; allowing more movies to compete in the awards.
“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” Variety said on Tuesday, quoting a representative from the Academy.
“The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options,” the report added, citing an awards publicist familiar with the situation.
The academy will of course be forced to cut down the number of attendees.
Catch The Arab Premiere For Short Movie Henet Ward During Cairo Film Festival
Egypt’s short movie ‘Henet Ward’ will have its MENA premiere at Cairo Film Festival, where it will compete with other movies.
The movie has participated in more than 95 international festivals around the world in (50 different countries) including 20 festivals that qualify for the Oscar and BAFTA and the film has won 12 international awards since its world premiere in the official competition of the “Clermont Ferrand International Festival” in France.
The movie is directed by Murad Mostafa and will be competing in the Cairo Film Festival.
Henet Ward tackles the life of “Halima”, a Sudanese henna painter living in Egypt. She goes to one of Giza’s local areas to prepare a bride for her wedding and her 7 years old daughter “Ward” accompanies her and starts to wander around and discover the place.
The movie also stars Emad Goniem, Halima, and Hagar Mahmoud, among others.
The following are the screening times for the movie:
Sunday December 6th | 3:30 PM | Hanager cinema hall in the Egyptian Opera House
Monday, December 7th | 1:00 PM | Odeon 2 cinema downtown
Share with us what you think of the movie when you catch the premiere!
Egyptian DOP Ahmed Al Morsy Wins Two Awards From the Australian Cinematography Society
Egyptian DOP Ahmed Al Morsy has won two prestigious awards from the Australian Cinematography Society (ACS) and with that, marking his third win in a row and bringing his total number of awards to nine since he joined as a member back in 2017.
Al-Morsy received the Golden Award of Corporate Branding and Advertising for his video “Same Great Feelings,” which he also directed for the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt. He also won the Silver Award of John Bowring for Breaks and Promos for the Egyptian TV Channel Identity, where he used Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.
This win brings his total number of both international and regional awards to 22! An honorable achievement that he managed to do in the past 10 years.
These awards were granted for a number of his work including: Messages From The Sea (2010), The Party (2013), The Blue Elephant (2014), The Originals (2017), Diamond Dust (2018), and Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers, which generated more than EGP 102 million, making it the highest grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema.
Al Morsy is a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC).
His latest work is the movie Al Aref: Awdat Younis, directed by Ahmad Alaa Aldeeb and starring Ahmed Ezz, the movie will release soon in cinemas.
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