"Green Book" wins Oscars Best Picture Award
Peter Farrelly, center, and the cast and crew of "Green Book" accept the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. [Photo: IC]
"Green Book," a comedy drama film directed by Peter Farrelly, won the Best Picture Award at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, or the Oscars, held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in the western U.S. city of Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The film defeated strong competition from "Black Panther," "BlacKkKlansman," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "The Favorite," "Roma," "A Star Is Born" and "Vice."
Alfonso Cuaron accepts the award for best director for "Roma" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. [Photo: AP/Chris Pizzello/Invision via IC]
Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony for his film "Roma."
The film tells the story of Cleo, a maid who works for a middle-class family in the Colonia Roma section of Mexico City.
In addition to winning Best Foreign Language Film, "Roma" also won Best Cinematography.
Best Actress winner for "The Favourite" Olivia Colman poses in the press room with her Oscar during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019.[Photo: VCG]
Meanwhile, Britain's Olivia Colman won a surprise Best Actress Oscar on Sunday for her performance as an ailing, petulant monarch in historical film "The Favourite."
It was the first Academy Award and first nomination for 45-year old Colman, who is one of the most prolific actresses on British television.
Rami Malek accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo: AP/Chris Pizzello]
Rami Malek has won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Malek, who jumped to noteriety for his role as the troubled Eliott in the hit TV series "Mr. Robot," Malek maintains deep roots with his family, including his identical twin brother.