91st Academy Awards

The biggest and most glamorous event in the Hollywood calendar, the 91st Academy Awards, took place on Sunday, February 24. The ceremony was the first host-free ceremony since 1989 after Kevin Hart stepped down amid controversy in 2018. The show had also been dogged by controversial attempts to shorten its runtime.

But the proceedings ran a lot smoother and were far more exciting than many people expected. It opened with a stunning performance by the surviving members of Queen (joined by Adam Lambert), and a bevy of stars and celebrities who made appearances to present the awards.

Empire Entertainment is incredibly proud to be the distributor of so many of the award-winning films.

Green Book won Best Picture in addition to two other awards Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, and Original Screenplay. Green Book’s three Oscars were matched by Roma and Black Panther.

Bohemian Rhapsody earned the most Oscars overall, with four, including Lead Actor for Rami Malek, who played Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, Best Sound Editing and Sound Mixing as well as Film Editing. In addition to this, the film has also officially surpassed the Titanic box office sales in South Africa, making it the second best 20th Century Fox film on the local circuit.

In additional, A Star Is Born won for Best Original Song for Shallow and Olivia Coleman took home the award for the Best Actress for her role in The Favourite.

The ceremony celebrated diversity making it a history-making Oscars which saw 14 women winning awards as well as the most individual African American winners, including best supporting actor and actress, costume design, production design and adapted screenplay.

Catch these and other Award-winning films which are currently on circuit.

See the full list of nominees and winners of the 91st Academy Awards / Oscars 2019

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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