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'Green Book' Wins Best Picture Oscar


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 by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

04:30: So, Bohemian Rhapsody goes home with four Oscars --- the most of any one film this year. Green Book, Black Panther and Roma tie with three Oscars each. But, the real winner might be the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for presenting a truly diverse and inclusive awards show. Until next year!

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 by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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 by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

04:15: Green Book wins the Academy Award for Best Picture!

Julia Roberts presents the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Julia Roberts presents the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

04:12: The movies up for best picture are:

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

04:08: Roma's Alfonso Cuarón for the win! This is Cuarón's third Oscar! He thanks the Academy for recognizing a film that centers on a female domestic worker.

04:07: Oscar winning director Guillermo del Toro announces the Oscar for best director...

04:00: Only two more to go! Best director and best picture!

03:59: ...British actor Olivia Coleman, for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite.

03:58: And the Oscar for best actress in a lead role goes to...

03:55 The audience gets to its feet in honor of presenter John Lewis. The 79-year-old congressman represents the state of Georgia. He and young actor Amanda Stenberg introduce a clip from the final movie of the year nominee, Green Book.

03:50: Oscar race so far? Bohemian Rhapsody is in the lead with four wins.

03:45: ...goes to Bohemian Rhapsody's Rami Malek for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, singer and leader of the band Queen. Mercury died 1991.

03:42: And now the Academy Award for best actor in a lead role...

03:35: Two-time Academy Award winning actor, director and singer Barbra Streisand introduces best picture nominee BlacKkKlansman.

03:30: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President John Bailey introduces the In Memoriam segment. It honors the industry members who died in the last year. Among them: actor, director Penny Marshall; actor Albert Finney; playwright Neil Simon.

03:25: Best Original Score Oscar goes to Black Panther.

03:15: The Academy Award for best adapted screenplay goes to the Spike Lee film BlacKkKlansman. The film is based on a memoir by former police officer Ron Stallworth. The African-American went undercover to secretly gain access to the white supremacist group, the Ku Klux Klan.

03:12: The Oscar for best original screenplay goes to the film Green Book, the movie's second Academy Award win tonight.

03:08: The Oscar for live action short film goes to Skin.

3:05:​ Lady Gaga was one of the writers of Shallow.

03:00: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga take the stage to perform Shallow, from the film A Star Is Born. They star in the film as well. It is up for the Oscar for best picture, and Lady Gaga is a nominee for best actress in a lead role.

02:57: Actors Sarah Paulson and Paul Rudd present the Oscar for visual effects to the team from the film First Man.

02:47: The Oscar for documentary short film​ goes to Period. End of Sentence.

02:45: The Oscar for best animated short film goes to Bao. The movie is about a woman who gets a second chance at motherhood when a dumpling she makes comes to life as a little boy, who she then raises.

02:33: Comedians and former Saturday Night Live cast members Mike Myers and Dana Carvey take the stage at the Oscars to introduce a clip of best movie nominee Bohemian Rhapsody.

02:30: Actor Michelle Yeoh and Musician Pharrell Williams announce the best animated feature film winner. The award goes to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

02:24: Ali wins for his performance as the late, great American jazz pianist Don Shirley in Green Book. The actor's first thanks goes to Mr. Shirley, who died in 2013.

02:22: And now, the Academy Award for best actor in a supporting role goes to Mahershala Ali!

02:17: Academy Award winning actor Michael Keaton announces the winner of the Oscar in film editing. The award goes to Bohemian Rhapsody, marking its fourth Oscar of the night!

02:08: Comedian Keegan-Michael Key descends from high above the audience hanging on to an umbrella to introduce Bette Midler to perform best original song nominee, The Place Where the Lost Things Go from filmMary Poppins Returns.

02:00 Actors Angela Basset and Javier Bardem announce the nominees for best foreign language film. The winner is Roma, from Mexico. It is the first from that country to win an Oscar in the category.

01:50 Actor and director Tyler Perry announced the award for cinematography. Not surprisingly it goes Alfonso Cuarón for his beautiful work, Roma.

1:45: Actors Jennifer Lopez and Chris Evans announce the award for production design. The winner: the team from Black Panther.

What a set it was! Check it out!

01:35: Singer Lady Gaga is up for a best lead actress award for her performance in A Star is Born. She looked confident on arrival tonight in a sleek, dark gown.

Lady Gaga arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Lady Gaga arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

01:18: Free Solo wins the Academy Awards for best documentary.

The film looks at rock climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to scale El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park. It is one of the most famous climbing places in the United States. Honnold climbs without the usual rock climbing equipment that helps keep climbers from falling to the ground.

01:12: The nominees for best supporting actress are named. Regina King wins for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk.

Regina King, left, and Angela Bassett shake hands in the audience prior to the start of the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Regina King, left, and Angela Bassett shake hands in the audience prior to the start of the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

01:06: Amy Pohler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph are the first presenters. The comedians and actors makes jokes about the hostlessness of the evening.

01:00: The band Queen opens the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The band is the subject of Bohemian Rhapsody, one of the movies up for a best picture award. Actor Rami Malek plays the late Queen leader Freddie Mercury. Malek is up for a best lead actor Oscar for his performance.

The Oscars are hostless tonight for the first time in 30 years.

It is the biggest night in Hollywood --- The 91st Academy Awards begin in Los Angeles, California, at 5:00 p.m. local time ( 01:00 UTC). The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards Oscars to the year's best movies and movie makers. VOA Learning English will begin live-blogging the event at 01:00 UTC. Join us!

Here are some of the Red Carpet fashions that have already arrived at Dolby Theater!

Octavia Spencer looks regal in a sapphire blue gown!

Academy Award winning actor Octavia Spencer arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Academy Award winning actor Octavia Spencer arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Chadwick Bosman also looking sharp!

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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