The wins that Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody put on the board at last night’s Oscars are almost certainly going to dominate the conversation about the 2019 ceremony. That’s really too bad, because it’s a double whammy: Not only did Green Book win Best Picture, and not only did Bohemian Rhapsody inexplicably win Best Editing, but it also detracts from some of the really great moments from the 2019 Oscars, and there were quite a few. I mean …
And no one deserved it more (hell, it should’ve been her and not Cuba who won in 1996 for Jerry Maguire).
The joy in my heart knows no bounds.— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) February 25, 2019
This Oscar is a accumulation of hard work that has consistently repped not only the black community, but the absolute best of humanity. There is NO ONE more deserving.#ReginaIsKing #Oscars pic.twitter.com/xNfiJ5eV40
It was a pretty stellar night for diversity all around, too. Regina King, Mahershala Ali, Spike Lee, Alfonso Cuaron, Hannah Beachler, and Ruth E. Carter all won Oscars, and Black Panther took home three awards. And the one white lady who won an acting Oscar gave not only the night’s best speech, but the best one in years.
Olivia Colman just knocked all the snark off Twitter! Best speech in ages! If you haven't watched Broadchurch yet, what is wrong with you?— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) February 25, 2019
Olivia Colman is further proof of my theory that Hogwarts is real, but rather than studying magic, select British children are sent there to learn to be effortlessly charming.— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) February 25, 2019
The ladies who won best short doc for Period. End of Sentence also gave the night’s second-best speech.
Meanwhile, one of the Best Chrisses, again, proved himself to be the Most Gentlemanly Chris:
Trevor Noah delivered a coded insult to white people, which turned out to be rather deserved.
While presenting a segment at the Oscars Trevor Noah used a Xhosa phrase which he said meant:— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) February 25, 2019
“In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight apart.”
But it actually meant:
“White people don’t know I’m lying.”https://t.co/EDCa78PuLh pic.twitter.com/ydiUC2T78w
Richard E. Grant did not win, but he did get to meet Barbra Streisand, so he went home elated.
Melissa McCarthy did not win, either, but as Joanna puts it, she did live her best life out there.
Living her best fucking life pic.twitter.com/bK32UNqnyB— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) February 25, 2019
I was not happy about Rami Malek’s win — even putting aside the heinous film for which he won — but his inability to get his tie straight proved to be a fun moment.
This was a pretty incredible moment on the red carpet.
The moment we will all be talking about tomorrow is the courageous #SelmaBlair, making her first appearance since announcing her MS diagnosis, at the VF Oscar party. She needs a cane to help walk, but she came to prove that no matter how tough this disease, she is a fighter. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/bCTo0hA59d— Jessica Radloff (@JRadloff) February 25, 2019
And so was this.
Put Billy Porter in a museum pic.twitter.com/KaCk8ujeEj— Syreeta McFadden (@reetamac) February 25, 2019
PSA: Jason Momoa matched his pink suit to Lisa Bonet's dress, and also his pink scrunchie pic.twitter.com/bLX0qJ2rRv— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) February 25, 2019
And this one from an after party.
where is the helen mirren/jason momoa romcom pic.twitter.com/NZLYj6VrDt— karen han (@karenyhan) February 25, 2019
Finally, one of the day’s best moments went to Anne Hathaway, for this beautiful bit of self deprecation:
See? It wasn’t all bad. Hell, Spike Lee lost, but at least he got in a great dig after the show.
I’m with Joanna here. I’m going to try and latch on to the good.
When everything else about tonight fades, I'll remember this… pic.twitter.com/aVN5QUuB4y— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) February 25, 2019
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