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7 memorable moments from the 2019 Oscars


The red carpet has been rolled away and the stars have no doubt been nursing their hangovers in the wake of the 91st Academy Awards.

It was, typically, a night full of pleasant surprises, shocks, frocks and more besides. We've rounded up seven of the most memorable moments from the 2019 Oscars.

1. Brian May rocks the Hollywood crowd

This year's Academy Awards were studded with controversial choices, including the decision to run without a host. However all doubts were put to one side during the barnstorming opening performance of 'We Will Rock You', in which Queen guitarist Brian May teamed with Adam Lambert to deliver a foot-stomping tribute to Freddie Mercury.

2. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper kill it

The critically feted A Star is Born may not have been the awards darling many expected, but there was no denying the electric chemistry between stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Together they performed a duet of the movie's Oscar-winning signature number 'Shallow' and the results were suitably spectacular.

3. Olivia Colman's acceptance speech

Not just a fantastic actor in her own right, Olivia Colman also carved a niche this year as the most likeable Oscar-winner of the lot. After winning Best Actress for The Favourite, Colman's endearing acceptance speech saw her humbled in front of self-confessed "icons" such as Glenn Close and Lady Gaga. There's nothing better than an award-winner who truly deserves the honour, and Colman was queen of our hearts.

4. Rami Malek's call for inclusivity

Rami Malek walked away with Best Actor for his terrific portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. He used his acceptance speech as an opportunity to promote a message of inclusivity and acceptance – as a first-generation American and son of Egyptian immigrants, he spoke of his kinship with Mercury and struck a magnanimous chord. Still, it wasn't enough to prevent him taking a tumble off the Oscars stage.

5. Spike Lee goes British

History was made this year when Spike Lee won his first ever Academy Award. He nabbed Best Adapted Screenplay for the incendiary BlacKkKlansman, although he lost out on Best Picture to Green Book. (Ironically, in 1990, the year his seminal movie Do the Right Thing was Oscar-nominated, he also lost out to an interracial driving movie: Driving Miss Daisy.) When pressed on his thoughts about Green Book's win, he instead brilliantly deployed a British euphemism to steer around the question.

6. Rachel Weisz steals the fashion honours

The Oscars are very often defined by the eccentric and flamboyant outfits donned by the A-list elite. Taking top prize this year was The Favourite star Rachel Weisz, whose striking pink dress turned more than a few heads. She may not have won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar but she won the fashion honours.

7. Green Book wins Best Picture

Whatever your thoughts on Green Book's victory, it underlines one thing: the Oscars can never be accused of being predictable or straightforward. (Pictured just out of shot: Spike Lee attempting to leave the Dolby Theatre in disgust after hearing the Best Picture result – yes that really did happen.)

What were your favourite moments from the 2019 Oscars? Let us know @Cineworld.