- Best Events at the 2019 Oscars Award.
The recently concluded awards night happens to be Hollywood’s biggest night annually.
The 91st edition of the prestigious academy awards had some memorable moments.
Billy Porter’s Tuxedo Gown
Pose and American Horror Story actor Billy Porter won the Oscars before they even began.
Strolling down the red carpet in a velvet tuxedo gown designed by Christian Siriano, the actor set Twitter on fire.
“Lesbians who wanted a hybrid of a tux and a dress for their wedding say thank you billy porter,” @coloured_braids tweeted.
“I wasn’t aware of Billy Porter before this red carpet, and now I want him to replace our entire royal family. Dress for the job you want, not the one you have,” @AyoCaesar added.
In an interview with Vogue, Porter explained his fashion choice.
“My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up,” he said. “To challenge expectations.
What is masculinity? What does that mean? Women show up every day in pants, but the minute a man wears a dress, the seas part.” Can’t argue with that.
Olivia Coleman’s Best Actress Award Acceptance Speech.
In the biggest upset of the night, The Favourite’s Olivia Colman took home the Oscar for Best Actress over the heavy favorite Glenn Close. She was as surprised as everyone else.
A visibly shocked and crying Colman wandered to the stage, seemingly not believing it was real.
Once on stage, she was overcome with nervous laughter. “It’s genuinely quite stressful,” she said. “This is hilarious.”
After thanking the director Yorgos Lanthimos, Colman thanked her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, calling them “the two loveliest women in the world to fall in love with and to get to work with every day, I mean you can imagine, it wasn’t a hardship.”
Coleman had long since endeared herself to the audience, and before thanking her husband and kids, she quipped, “Glenn Close, you’ve been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be.”
She then acknowledged the rest of her fellow nominees: “I love you all.”
And when the teleprompter told her to wrap it up, she blew it a raspberry and kept talking, still unsure why she was on stage, before being starstruck by Lady Gaga. It was a beautiful moment.
Spike Lee’s First Oscar Award
It’s hard to imagine that the man behind Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, and Clockers has never taken home an Oscar, but legendary filmmaker Spike Lee finally got his due by winning Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman.
The ecstatic Lee jumped in presenter Samuel L. Jackson’s arms then delivered an impassioned speech about the history of African-Americans and the extreme hardships they faced.
Captain America to the Rescue.
After 34 years in the business, starting with the sitcom 227, Regina King took home her first Oscar on her first nomination.
While she walking to the stage to accept her Best Supporting Actress award for If Beale Street Could Talk, she had a little trouble with her dress.
Not to worry, even though he wasn’t carrying his shield, Captain America himself, Chris Evans, offered her his arm to ensure King wouldn’t trip on her gown.
Naturally, the gentlemanly act became an instant highlight of the night.