The 91st Academy Awards, held Sunday in Los Angeles, were expected to be at best a snoozefest or a complete dumpster fire after the Kevin Hart drama in December led to the Academy's decision to forgo a host for Hollywood's biggest night. However, the show actually went off without a hitch, and a series of funny presenters, sweet moments and moving speeches amounted to a pretty good awards show... at least until the very end.
There were some great jokes and historic wins, along with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga almost uncomfortably making out and a shocking (and somewhat upsetting) Best Picture winner that ended things on a sour note for some viewers. Rest assured, TV Guide recapped the highs and the lows of this roller-coaster ride for you. Check out all of our Academy Awards coverage here.
What I knew from the very beginning was that I was going to watch. What I never wanted to believe was that I would have that good of a time. Beginning late last summer, the academy made a series of terrible decisions intended to both broaden the reach and control the bloat of the show, only to retract each of them one by one. The "Popular Film" category, Kevin Hart, and awarding several technical categories during commercial breaks were ideas that lasted about as long as A Star Is Born's shot at Best Picture — three separate announcements, three separate withdrawals. But what was born out of those embarrassing failures was, ultimately, one of the most satisfying Oscars in years. Keep reading...
Regardless of the hosting issues, formatting controversies and all the rest of the hiccups that led up to the 91st Academy Awards, the event still aimed to settle the score as to which of last year's films and performances were the finest of all.
At the 91st Academy Awards, the highs were high and the lows were somewhere in the basement. Crammed between a rocky start and a disappointing Best Picture winner, the ceremony made room for history-making wins and charming surprises. For everyone else who's still trying to make sense of it all, we rounded up the best and worst moments of the 2019 Oscars.
The most wide-open and contentious Oscars season in recent memory ended Sunday with the polarizing film Green Book winning Best Picture — a result that was immediately slammed on social media.
Olivia Colman reigned supreme at the 2019 Oscars in one of the biggest upset acting victories in recent memory.
Other Wins Were Less Surprising
The incomparable Regina King took home the Best Supporting Actress trophy for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk.
Rami Malek won Best Actor for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Green Book.
And Roma filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón took home the awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography.
After the Kevin Hart debacle, which left the Oscars without a host for the first time in 30 years, here's how the Academy Awards kicked off the show...
Heroic Oscars Moments
Chris Evans, aka Captain America, proved himself an exemplary impromptu usher at the Oscars. Find out why he's as much a hero in real life as he is on the big screen.
Meanwhile, Black Panther made Oscars history for Marvel... but you might not want to bet your Vibranium stash on future MCU Oscar wins.
Hollywood's finest walked the red carpet in hopes of laying claim to another major prize — being among the best-dressed stars of the night. A number of A-listers looked pretty (and puffy) in pink, no doubt inspired by Killing Eve's Villanelle.
Before we decide who rocked the glammest gear of the evening (and whose looks came up a little short), peep all of the Oscars red carpet arrivals in our gallery...
Fashion houses from across the globe work with Hollywood's elite to show off their most exquisite garbs at the Academy Awards, which means red carpet watchers get to see a parade of elegant gowns, slick suits and dazzling designer jewels year after year.
Not everyone was dressed to impress; there were quite a few red carpet walkers who earned gasps for all the wrong reasons. Here were the worst-dressed stars at the 2019 Oscars...
To say the buzz surrounding the 91st Annual Academy Awards ceremony was bad would an understatement. The show was besieged by missteps and public relations fiascos for months; normally the belle of the awards season ball, this year's Oscars broadcast seemed like it was shaping up about as well as Fyre Festival. Here are five ways to keep next year's Oscars from being a flaming garbage fire.
These stars are this close to winning all four prestigious awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Did this year's Academy Awards induct some new faces into the EGOT club?