91st Academy Awards

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Peter Farrelly, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay co-winner
Alfonso Cuarón, Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Cinematography winner
Rami Malek, Best Actor winner
Olivia Colman, Best Actress winner
Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor winner
Regina King, Best Supporting Actress winner
Spike Lee, Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner
Jaime Ray Newman, Best Live Action Short Film co-winner
Domee Shi, Best Animated Short Film co-winner
Lady Gaga, Best Original Song co-winner
Mark Ronson, Best Original Song co-winner
Ruth E. Carter, Best Costume Design winner
John Ottman, Best Film Editing winner

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2018 and took place on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

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Roma (2018 film)

2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who also produced, shot, and co-edited it.

2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who also produced, shot, and co-edited it.

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Ribera de San Cosme avenue and Lauro Aguirre street, where the Corpus Christi massacre occurred. The building that was the furniture store and school in the film is now a gym.
22 Tepeji Street, Colonia Roma - the house where the film was shot
21 Tepeji Street, Colonia Roma - the original house of Cuarón's family, located opposite the filming location house
Plaque at Tepeji 22 house commemorating it as a filming location

Roma received a number of accolades, with ten nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, among them Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Aparicio) and Best Supporting Actress (de Tavira).

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A Star Is Born (2018 film)

2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper with a screenplay by Cooper, Eric Roth and Will Fetters.

2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper with a screenplay by Cooper, Eric Roth and Will Fetters.

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Bradley Cooper was filmed during a performance at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival in a scene that was used for the film.

The film received numerous accolades, including eight nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, among them Best Picture, Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Gaga) and Best Supporting Actor (Elliott); it won Best Original Song for "Shallow".

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Black Panther (film)

2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.

2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.

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(L:R) Producer Kevin Feige, director Ryan Coogler, and actors Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, and Chadwick Boseman promoting Black Panther at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Coogler promoting Black Panther at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Previsualization (top) and completed visual effects shot of Wakanda by Industrial Light & Magic (bottom)
(L:R) Moderator Chris Hardwick, Feige, Coogler, and the cast of Black Panther at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con

The film received numerous accolades, with seven nominations at the 91st Academy Awards including the first nomination for Best Picture for a superhero film, and the first Academy Award win for an MCU film with wins for Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design.

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Bohemian Rhapsody (film)

2018 biographical musical drama film directed by Bryan Singer from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten, and produced by Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach.

2018 biographical musical drama film directed by Bryan Singer from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten, and produced by Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach.

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(Left to right) Joe Mazzello, Rami Malek, and Gwilym Lee promoting the film in 2018.
Dexter Fletcher stepped in as replacement after Bryan Singer's firing.
Mural to promote the film on the side of Mercury's former art college in west London
Rami Malek's performance as Freddie Mercury garnered critical acclaim and he won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe & SAG for his performance.

Bohemian Rhapsody received numerous accolades, including a leading four wins at the 91st Academy Awards for Best Actor (Malek), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing; it was also nominated for Best Picture.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

2018 American computer-animated superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales / Spider-Man, produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel Entertainment.

2018 American computer-animated superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales / Spider-Man, produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel Entertainment.

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The film won Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards—being the first non-Disney/Pixar film to win the award since Rango (2011), as well as the first non-Disney/Pixar film since Happy Feet (2006) to win when a Disney/Pixar film was also in contention—and was similarly successful at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, the 72nd British Academy Film Awards, and the 46th Annie Awards.

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BlacKkKlansman

2018 American biographical crime film directed by Spike Lee and written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Lee, based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth.

2018 American biographical crime film directed by Spike Lee and written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Lee, based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth.

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Lee and the cast at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival
Stallworth at a book signing in February 2019

It received six nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Lee's first directing nomination), and Best Supporting Actor for Driver, and won for Best Adapted Screenplay, making it Lee's first competitive Academy Award.

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The Favourite

2018 period black comedy film co-produced and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, from a screenplay by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara.

2018 period black comedy film co-produced and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, from a screenplay by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara.

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The majority of the film's principal photography took place at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.
Portrait of Queen Anne, from the school of John Closterman, c. 1702 National Portrait Gallery, London

The Favourite received critical acclaim, especially for the performances of the three leads and Lanthimos' direction, and it received numerous awards and nominations, including ten Academy Award nominations, tying Roma for the most nominations of that year.

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First Man (film)

2018 American biographical drama film directed by Damien Chazelle and written by Josh Singer.

2018 American biographical drama film directed by Damien Chazelle and written by Josh Singer.

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It received numerous accolades, including two nominations at the 76th Golden Globe Awards (winning Best Original Score), ten nominations at the 24th Critics' Choice Awards (winning Best Editing and Best Score), seven nominations at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards, and four nominations at the 91st Academy Awards (winning Best Visual Effects).

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Vice (2018 film)

2018 American biographical political satire black comedy film written and directed by Adam McKay.

2018 American biographical political satire black comedy film written and directed by Adam McKay.

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Real-life photograph of Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney with President Gerald Ford at the Oval Office in 1975.

The film received numerous accolades, with eight nominations at the Oscars, including for Best Picture, winning Best Make-Up and Hairstyling.

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61st Academy Awards

The 61st Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 1988, and took place on Wednesday, March 29, 1989, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST.

The 61st Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 1988, and took place on Wednesday, March 29, 1989, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST.

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Allan Carr served as producer for the 61st Academy Awards.
Amy Irving at the Governor's Ball after the Awards.

Instead of hiring a host for the proceedings, Carr heavily relied on presenters often grouped in pairs that had some connection, either through family or the film industry (a theme he billed as "couples, companions, costars, and compadres"); not until 2019 would another ceremony lack a host.