Yorgos Lanthimos’ period drama “The Favourite” won only one Academy Award from its 10 nominations.
The award went to Olivia Colman for Best Actress, however failed to win awards for Best Picture, Director, Actress, Supporting Actress (twice), Original Screenplay, Production Design, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing).
The 44-year-old actress began her acceptance speech by saying the experience of winning was “genuinely quite stressful” and that “this is hilarious! I’ve got an Oscar!” She also apologised to Glenn Close. “You’ve been my idol for so long – this is not how I wanted it to be,” she said.
Colman also praised her co-stars, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz who she said were “the two loveliest women in the world to fall in love with.” She also wrapped up her speech telling them “well done” if they weren’t watching the telly but “sort of hoping” they were. “This is not going to happen again,” she said. “And any little girl who is practicing their speech on the telly, you never know. And I used to work as a cleaner, and I loved that job. I did spend quite a lot of time imagining this.”
Despite rumours and leaks that Yorgos Lanthimos would win the Best Director Award, it was Alfonso Cuaron who won the prize for Roma.
Here is the full list of winners:
Best Picture – Green Book (Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers)
Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
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 Cinematography – Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Best Foreign-Language Film – Roma (Mexico)
Best Costume Design – Black Panther (Ruth E. Carter)
Best Makeup & Hairstyling – Vice (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney)
Best Production Design – Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart)
Best Documentary Feature – Free Solo (Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill)
Best Sound Editing – Bohemian Rhapsody (John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone)
Best Sound Mixing – Bohemian Rhapsody (Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali)
Best Film Editing – Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman)
Best Original Score – Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)
Best Original Song – “Shallow” (A Star Is Born) Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
Best Animated Feature – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller)
Best Animated Short – Bao (Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb)
Best Documentary Short – Period. End of Sentence. (Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton)
Best Live-Action Short – Skin (Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman)