Here’s how the show wrapped up without a host

Academy Award winner Julia Roberts abruptly wrapped up the Oscars after the producers of “Green Book” accepted their best picture award.

“Well, apparently, that wraps up the 91st Academy Awards,” she said.

“I would like to say congratulations to all the nominees and winners. And good night to Bradley Cooper’s mother and my children. And thank you for watching,” Roberts added.

And with that, the credits rolled and the show was over.

“Green Book” wins best picture

“Green Book” capped a great awards season by taking home the Oscar for best picture.

The film, which won several awards this season — including a Golden Globe for best motion picture and best screenplay — came out on top at the Academy Awards.

“We made this film with love, we made it with respect, and we made it with tenderness,” producer Jim Burke said.

Director Peter Farrelly heaped praise on star Viggo Mortensen, without whom he said the film would not have been made.

The film was also a boon for star Mahershala Ali, who won an Oscar, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA awards for best supporting actor.

“Green Book” also won an Oscar for best original screenplay.

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“Roma” director Alfonso Cuarón wins his fourth Oscar

Director Alfonso Cuarón just took home an Oscar for best director for his film “Roma.”

According to the Academy Awards, it is the fourth Oscar for Cuarón and his second win tonight.

“I want to thank the academy for recognizing the film centered around an indigenous woman,” he said

Cuarón offers a semi-autobiographical tribute to the women who raised him. He focuses on the family maid amid a period of unrest, both within the family and society at large, in his native Mexico in the 1970s.

The film, which was shot in black and white, is Netflix’s first best picture win.

Olivia Colman wins best actress: “This is hilarious. I got an Oscar.”

“The Favourite” was a favorite of Academy voters.

Olivia Colman took home the trophy for best actress for her role as Queen Anne in the historical dramedy.

She cried and laughed and cried again.

And she had the audience laughing too.

“It’s genuinely quite stressful,” Colman said. “This is hilarious. I got an Oscar.”

She thanked her costars, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, who play two women vying for the attention of the lesbian queen, calling them “the two loveliest women in the world to fall in love with and to do to work with every day.”

Colman also recognized that Glenn Close had been favored to win the award.

“Glenn Close, you’ve been my idol for so long,” the British actress said. “This is not how I wanted to it.”

Rami Malek wins best actor: “Part of my story is being written right now”

Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury, won best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Malek is just the second actor of Arab descent nominated for an Oscar, after “Lawrence of Arabia” star Omar Sharif. Malek is the first to win.

He took a moment to thank Queen and acknowledged the extraordinary story of Mercury’s life.

“The fact that I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this,” Malek said.

“I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, a first-generation American. And part of my story is being written right now. And I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment. It’s something I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

“Shallow” wins and Lady Gaga weeps

What an emotional night for Lady Gaga!

The singer won an Oscar for “Shallow,” the song from “A Star Is Born,” which was Gaga’s first big acting debut.

She was left in tears as she, along with her song writing team and uber producer Mark Ronson, took to the stage to accept the award for best original song.

Gaga thanked her sister, her parents and co-star Bradley Cooper, who performed the duet with her for the film.

“There’s not a single person on the planet that could have sang this song with me but you,” Gaga said of Cooper, who also directed the film. “Thank you for believing in us.”

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have us right in the feels

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga do not play fair.

All of the chills, tears and whatever else for the riveting performance of their hit “Shallow” from their film “A Star Is Born.”

How to even handle the hotness.

The pair, who play lovers on the screen, have such a special connection, and it was on display while crooning the nominee for original song.


A film about menstruation just won an Oscar

“Period. End of sentence.,” a movie that aims to end the stigma of menstruation in other parts of the world, won an Oscar for best documentary short subject.

Director Rayka Zehtabchi gave us the quote of the night in her acceptance speech.

“Oh, my God. I’m not crying because I’m on my period or anything. I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar,” Zehtabchi said.

“To the women, know that you are empowering women all over the world to fight for menstrual equality,” she added.

Producer Melissa Berton said the film was created after a group of high school students wanted to “make a human rights difference.”

“A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education,” Berton said.

Oscars are so not white this year

Diversity is on display at the Oscars.

From the presenters to the winners, this year’s ceremony just feels more inclusive.

Some of the presenters spoke in Spanish.

History was made, with Ruth Carter becoming the first African American woman to win an Oscar for costume design and Peter Ramsey being the first black director to win for an animated film with “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

The latter featured the first Afro-Latina Spider-Man and one of the writers of the screenplay mentioned the importance of inclusion in his acceptance speech.

Phil Lord said that when they hear a kid acknowledging that Spider-Man looks like them or speaks Spanish, “we feel like we already won.”

“We see you. You’re powerful. This world needs you,” Ramsey said. “Ok? So please, we’re all counting on you.”

But Twitter was quick to point out that as great as the awards ceremony has been, there is still work to be done.

Party on! Wayne and Garth show us we’re not worthy

A very grown up version of Wayne and Garth just showed up to Oscars.

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reprised their roles as the lovable rockers to present “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which is nominated for best picture.

Remember: The pair and their buddies rocked out to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in their film “Wayne’s World.”

While Myers and Carvey were not dressed as their characters (they wore black tuxedos), they brought out their classic one liners.

Here’s how that went down:

Myers: “We’re not worthy!”

Carvey: “I think I’m gonna hurl.”

Myers: “Don’t hurl. ‘Cause if you hurl, I’ll spew.”

Carvey: “If you spew, I’ll blow chunks. So I shall not hurl.”

Mahershala Ali takes home his second Oscar

Mahershala Ali just won best supporting actor for his role in “Green Book.”

Ali is the second African-American actor to win multiple Oscars. (Denzel Washington is the other actor.) Ali is also a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice winner.

In his acceptance speech, Ali thanked co-star Viggo Mortensen and dedicated the award to his grandmother.

“I want to dedicate this to my grandmother, who has been in my ear my entire life. Telling me that if at first I don’t succeed, try, try, try again. That I can do anything I put my mind to. Always, always pushing me to think positively and I know that I would not be here without her, that she’s gotten me over the hump in a lot of ways,” he said.

Ali and Mortensen starred in the fact-based story about the relationship between pianist Don Shirley (Ali) and the man hired to drive the African-American musician during a tour of the South in the early 1960s. The title refers to the guide that lists what restaurants, hotels and gas stations served black people at the time.

Ali also won a best supporting actor Oscar three years ago for his role in the film “Moonlight.”

Moms are the true winners tonight

So many of the Oscar winners are remembering where they came from.


The winners for best actor, best supporting actress, costume design, sound mixing and film editing all thanked their moms because honestly, where would we be without them?

Best supporting actress winner Regina King brought her mother to the awards ceremony, as did nominee Bradley Cooper and “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan.

Mamas are everything, and they deserve of all the accolades.

The Divine Miss M takes the stage

Bette Midler performed the absolute perfect song for her.

Midler sang “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” from the film “Mary Poppins Returns,” which is nominated for original song.

Honestly, Midler kind of reminds us of Mary Poppins, so it fits.

Plus, she’s a diva deserving of all the respect, which is what she got with a standing ovation.

“Roma” is first foreign film from Mexico to win this award

Netflix’s “Roma” won best foreign language film.

It’s the ninth movie from Mexico to be nominated, and the first to win the Oscar for foreign language film, according to the Academy Awards.

In accepting the award, director Alfonso Cuarón said he was inspired by films like “Jaws,” “Citizen Kane,” “The Godfather and “Breathless.”

Cuarón offers a semi-autobiographical tribute to the women who raised him, focusing on the family maid (Yalitza Aparicio) amid a period of unrest, both within the family and society at large, in his native Mexico in the 1970s. Shot in black and white, the film is Netflix’s first best picture nominee.

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Jennifer Hudson held that note longer than you ever could

Remember when Jennifer Hudson got eliminated way too early on “American Idol?”

We don’t either because it still hurts!

Anyway, the singer showed up and showed out in a striking pantsuit with a train (a train, people!) to perform the song “I’ll Fight,” from the CNN Films documentary “RBG.”

It wasn’t her strongest performance, but even a less than 100% Hudson is better than so many other singers.

Ruth Carter makes history with costume design win

The award for best costume design went to Ruth Carter and in her own words, it was “a long time coming.”

Carter won for “Black Panther” and became the first African American to take home the statue.

She thanked Spike Lee for giving her her start and said she hoped she made him proud.

She also paid homage to the film that made her a trailblazer.

“Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king,” Carter said.

She also showed love to her mother.

“This is for my 97-year-old mother watching in Massachusetts,” Carter said. “Mom, thank you for teaching me about people and telling their stories. You are the original super hero. ”

Melissa McCarthy brought the funny — and the bunnies — to present

Melissa McCarthy mocked “The Favourite” in probably one of the wackiest costumes to grace the Oscars stage.

McCarthy walked on stage with Brian Tyree Henry, who also wore an early 18th century gown, to present the best costume award.

Her dress was dotted with stuffed bunny rabbits — an homage to the main character in “The Favourite.”

As McCarthy presented the award, she performed ventriloquism with the rabbits.

“These artists create a pastiche of textiles with authenticity, yet never distract from the story. Costume designers construct the looks that ground a character to a particular time and place in the subtlest of ways,” McCarthy said.

It was a strange bit, but it brought plenty of laughs.

Chris Evans wins gentleman of the night award

The internet went crazy for Chris Evans helping Regina King up on stage when she won for best supporting actress.

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We get it. He’s adorable. It was adorable. Regina has always been adorable.

Heart it all.

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A story about a free solo climber just won best documentary

National Geographic’s “Free Solo” just won for best documentary.

Directed by award-winning filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, “Free Solo” follows Alex Honnold for more than two years as he prepares for the climb of his life.

In June 2017, the 33-year-old became the first person to climb Californian granite monolith El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any ropes — a skill known as free soloing.

Seriously, why didn’t Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph host?!

These three women are hilarious.

Former “Saturday Night Live” stars and real-life BFFs Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph presented the first award of the night, best supporting actress.

They riffed on everything from the show’s lack of host to how all actresses are into supporting because women are supportive.

“For example, I support both of you financially,” Poehler joked.

They also gave us an example of what it would have been liked if they had been chosen as hosts.

“Hey Chadwick Boseman, ‘Wakanda’ plans you got later on tonight,” Rudolph said, giving us a taste of how they would have acted.

Regina King won the award, BTW.

Regina King wins best supporting actress

Regina King just won best supporting actress for “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

She is the third black actress to win both an Oscar and a Primetime Emmy, joining Halle Berry and Viola Davis.

King thanked her mother and Baldwin, the author of the book that was adapted into the film.

“James Baldwin birthed this baby. And Barry, you nurtured her, surrounded her with so much love and support. So, it’s appropriate for me to be standing here, because I’m an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured into someone. Mom, I love you so much. Thank you for teaching me that God is always leaning, always has been leaning in my direction,” she said.

King has three Emmys, which she won in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Queen and Adam Lambert rock the Oscars’ opening

Adam Lambert performs onstage onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

If nothing else, the Oscars opening let us know which celebs can and cannot dance.

Queen, fronted by Adam Lambert, kicked off the 91st Academy Awards with a medley of the group’s hits including “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.”

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the story of the late Freddie Mercury, Queen’s lead singer, is nominated for best picture as is its star, Rami Malek, for best actor. ( CNN / IM )

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