#OscarsSoBlack: The 91st Academy Awards Full of Historic Wins!

The 91st Academy Awards was one for the books! As award season ends, the Oscars aired Sunday night (February 24) celebrating Hollywood’s best films and actors in a night filled with historic wins.

Over the years, the award show gained a reputation for favoring white actors – so much so that it created the trending hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. However, this year’s Oscars saw a new hashtag following the historic of various black actors.

Regina King took home her first golden statue for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the Barry Jenkins’ 2018 film If Beale Street Could Talk. While accepting her award, an emotional King thanked the acclaimed director and her mother, who was in the crowd.

“To be standing here representing one of the greatest artists of our time, James Baldwin, is a little surreal,” She said. “James Baldwin birthed this baby and Barry you nurtured her. You surrounded her with so much love and support.”

Along with King, Mahershala Ali took home an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in “Green Book.” This is a historic win for Ali, as he is the first black actor to win two Oscars for best supporting actor. His first was for the 2016 film Moonlight.

In the film, Ali portrayed Don Shirley, a classical and jazz pianist who had to combat racism of the south during the 1950’s and 60’s. “I want to thank Dr. Shirley. Trying to capture Dr. Shirley’s essence pushed me to my ends, which is a reflection of the person he was and the life that he lived,” Ali said while accepting his speech.

One of the most influential filmmakers, Spike Lee, has finally been recognized for his work by the Academy. On the historic night, Lee was awarded with Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKKKlansman. Known for films like Do the Right Thing, She’s Gotta Have it, Malcom X and Crooklyn, Lee was awarded with his first Oscar in his legendary career.

The evening also saw two historic wins from Black Panther costume designer Ruth Carter and production designer Hannah Beacher – who became the first black winners in their categories. Peter Ramsey also became the first black winner for Best Animated Feature for Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse.

Check out the full list of winners from the 91st Academy Awards below!

Best Picture

A Star Is Born
BlacKkKlansman
Green Book
Roma
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Vice

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay, Vice
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale, Vice
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Amy Adams, Vice
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Original Song

“All the Stars” from Black Panther
“I’ll Fight” from RBG
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns
Shallow” from A Star Is Born
“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Original Screenplay

The Favourite
First Reformed
Green Book
Roma
Vice

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Original Score

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Foreign Language Film

Cold War
Roma
Shoplifters
Capernaum
Never Look Away

Best Animated Feature Film

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons
RBG

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Border
Mary Queen of Scots
Vice

Best Costume Design

Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots

Best Production Design

Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma

Best Cinematography

Cold War
The Favourite
Never Look Away
Roma
A Star Is Born

Best Sound Editing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
A Quiet Place
Roma

Best Sound Mixing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Roma
A Star Is Born

Best Film Editing

BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Vice

Best Animated Short Film

Animal Behaviour
Bao
Late Afternoon
One Small Step
Weekends

Best Documentary Short Subject

Black Sheep
End Game
Lifeboat
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence.

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War
Christopher Robin
First Man
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Live Action Short Film

Detainment
Fauve
Mother
Marguerite
Skin

Photo Credit: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: Regina King, winner of Best Supporting Actress for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” poses in the press room during at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)