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"Green Book" is "Best Film"

Welcome to the live blog from the 91st Academy Awards in Hollywood!

1:50 a.m .: The 91st Academy Awards will be presented in ten minutes at the Dolby Theater. Two things are certain: there is after the departure of the designated moderator Kevin Hart For the first time since 1989, there is no presenter, and there is no such thing as the "most popular film" category initially envisaged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with which the aim was to attract more - especially younger - audiences in front of the screens after the ratings in had gone into a descent in recent years. Now, with "Black Panther", a film has been regularly nominated as "Best Film", which otherwise would certainly have appeared in the new category.

02:00: It starts surprisingly rocking - directly with Queen and "We Will Rock You".

02:03: After a Brian May solo on the edge of the stage, "We Are the Champions" is heard. No time for losers, in fact.

02:04: A picture of the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury is imagined.

02:07: A montage on the subject of "superheroes" in which not only the nominated films have been embedded, but also small works like "Destination Wedding" with Wynona Ryder and Keanu Reeves.

02:08: First presenters are Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolphmaking fun of the fact that there are no moderators: "We pause a little longer so viewers watching USA Today tomorrow think we were the presenters ..."

02:09: The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress goes to: Regina King for "If Beale Street Could Talk", the favorite after many awards. For her it is the first Oscar for the first nomination.

02:15: A nice couple for the next presentation: Helen Mirren and Jason Momoa. Both dressed in pink.

02:16: The Oscar for best documentary goes to "Free Solo", the great film about the free climber Alex Honnold.

02:21: This means that the first German nominees who produced the documentary "Of Father and Sons" go away empty-handed.

02:25: The first film nominated for "Best Film" is presented: "Vice", but it only has one chance of being an outsider.

02:26: Elise Fisher and Stephane James present the nominations for the makeup artists.

02:27: The Oscar for "Best Mask" goes to "Vice" and Kate Biscoe, Patricia DeHaneyand Greg Cannomthat have to be sent off the stage by the orchestra after their acknowledgment is a little too long.

02:29: Melissa McCarthy comes on stage in a rabbit robe à la Queen Anne in "The Favorite". Brian Tyree Henry accompanies them. Both present the nominations for the costume designers in Shakespearerian Modulation. Here is Sandy Powell Nominated twice, for "The Favorite" and "Mary Poppins Returns".

02:31: First surprise! An Oscar for "Black Panther" and costume designer Ruth E. Carter.

02:39: Chris Evans presents the Academy Award for "Best Equipment".

02:39: The Oscar goes to "Black Panther" again. Hannah Beachler and Greg Berry win. Three Afro-American artists have already been honored with it. So much for diversity!

02:44: Tyler Perry presents the nominated cameramen and can't resist a swipe, as this category should initially be awarded during the commercial break: "Thank you Academy!"

02:45: First Oscar for the favorite "Roma". The Mexican director and screenwriter Alfonso Cuarón, who had his own camera, accepts the Academy. He's probably not the last to see him on stage tonight, as he's nominated for four more Academy Awards as a producer, director, and screenwriter.

02:47: Emilia Clarke says the nominated song "I'll Fight" from the nominated documentary "RBG". Here, however, "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born" is clearly the favorite.

02:48: Jennifer Hudson offer the song.

02:53: The tennis player Serena Williams announces excerpts from the Oscar nominee "A Star Is Born", which is nominated for eight Academy Awards.

02:55: James McAvoy announces the nominations for the "best sound editing".

02:56: The Oscar for the sound engineers goes to "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Nina Hartstone and John Warhurst.

02:59: It goes on straight away, this time with the Oscar for "Best Sound Mixing". Here too, "Bohemian Rhapsody" can win.

03:00: And that's how it happens! The second sound Oscar for the US drama about the rock band Queen. Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali thank you. But no one dares the director, who has fallen out of favor because of allegations of sexual assault Bryan Singer to thank.

03:04: Queen Latifah takes the stage to present "The Favorite", which has been nominated for "Best Picture" and for nine more Oscars, but has already received no five votes so far.

03:05: Angela Bassett and Javier Bardem, who gives his speech in Spanish, are the candidates for the "Best Foreign Language Film", in which Germany is also nominated with "Werk ohne Autor". The huge favorite, however, is "Roma".

03:06: "Roma" wins the first Academy Award for Mexico. Alfonso Cuarón for the second time on stage. Will he have prepared five different acceptance speeches?

03:07: From the second Oscar for Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck So, as expected, nothing will happen.

03:08: Keegan-Micheal Key floats from roof to floor with an umbrella in hand. It's of course about "Mary Poppins Returns", whose nominated song "The Place Where Lost Things Go" by Bette Midler is interpreted. composer Marc Shaiman accompanied on the piano.

03:16: The Daily Show writer Trevor Noah introduces the nominated "Black Panther", who has already won two Academy Awards for equipment and costumes.

03:18: Michael Keaton introduces the nominated cutters.

03:19: The Oscar for "Best Editing" goes to "Bohemian Rhapsody" and John Ottman. Will the longtime collaborator thank his director Bryan Singer?

03:20: No, even Ottman shies away from thanking Singer.

03:21: CharlizeTheron and Daniel Craig introduce the five nominated supporting actors. Here is Mahershala Ali the huge favorite for "Green Book".

03:24: Second Oscar for Mahershala Ali after "Moonlight".

03:28: A small commercial on our own behalf: Laura Dern introduces the new museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "Coming soon".

03:30: composer Pharrell Williams presents the nominated animation strips. Here "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is the favorite.

03:31: And the favorite wins - "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse". So this time not an Oscar for Disney, but for Columbia Pictures.

03:33: The singer Kacey Musgraves says the nominated song "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" from the Coen Brothers-Episode film "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs".

03:41: Wayne's World cast and Queen fans Dana Carvey and Michael Myers announce the nominated "Bohemian Rhapsody".

03:43: Awkwafina and John Mulaney announce the nominations for the "Best Animated Short Film" - "it's the big one!"

03:45: The Oscar goes to "Bao", who comes from Disney.

03:47 AM: Awkwafina and John Mulaney stay on stage to announce "Best Documentary Short".

03:47: This Oscar goes to "Period. End of Sentence". "I can't believe a movie about the period won an Oscar"cries the director Rayka Zehtabchi with joy.

03:54: Diego Luna introduces the Oscar favorite "Roma", with a lot of Spanish.

03:56: Sarah Paulson and Paul Rudd will be presented with the Oscar for "Visual Effects".

03:58: The Academy Award goes to "First Man" ("Departure to the Moon"). That was the last chance for the US drama of Damien Chazelleto win one of four Oscars.

04:00: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sing the big favorite song "Shallow" from their "A Star Is Born".

04:08: The Academy Award for "Best Short Film" goes to "Skin".

04:10: Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson introduce the nominated authors of original scripts. Cuarón for the third?

04:12: "Green Book" wins for its original script. Nick Vallelonga,

Brian Hayes Currie and director Peter Farrelly, who also wrote his own script, say thank you.

04:15: The Oscar for "Best Adapted Screenplay" goes to "BlacKkKlansman". Samuel L. Jackson cannot contain his enthusiasm. Spike Lee uses his acceptance speech, among other things, to vote in the US presidential election next year: "Let's do the right thing!"

04:21: Tessa Thompson and Michael B. Jordan introduce the nominated composers.

04:23: The Oscar goes to "Black Panther" and its Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson. Third Academy Award for the comic film adaptation

04:25: Constanze Wu and Chadwick Boseman present the five nominated songs. "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born" is the big favorite.

04:27: And actually Lady Gaga wins, together with the co-authors Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.

04:30: Academy President John Bailey announces the memorian section for the deceased artists.

04:40: Barbra Streisand comes on stage and receives a standing ovation. She introduces the Oscar-nominated "BlaKkKlansman" and thanks her "also grew up in Brooklyn"Spike Lee.

04:43: The current Oscar winners Alison Janney and Gary Oldman introduce the five nominated main actors. The following applies here Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury as a favorite.

04:46: And Rami Malek wins for "Bohemian Rhapsody"!

04:47: The fourth Oscar for the Queen drama, which has won in every category in which it is nominated. That leaves "Best Film" ...

04:54: Amandla Stenberg and Congressman John Lewis. The politician, who has just turned 79, declares that he has still experienced racial segregation. Both present the last of the nominated films: "Green Book".

04:55: The two current Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell will present the award to the "Best Leading Actress", probably Glenn Close will be called.

04:58: Nothing there! The Oscar goes to the English actress Olivia Colman for "The Favorite". Bitter for Glenn Close, who comes away empty-handed the seventh time. She says: "Glenn Close, I didn't want it to end like this!"

05:07: Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro presents the Oscar for "Best Director". Will it be compatriot Alfonso Cuarón?

05:08: It is Alfonso Cuarón, who is asked to take the stage for the third time. "Muchas gracias, Mexico!"This means that" Roma "continues to be the big favorite for" Best Film "- the last prize that is still outstanding.

05:13: Julia Roberts presents the main prize of the evening. Is Alfonso Cuarón coming on stage a fourth time? Has something like this happened before? Which of the eight films will win?

05:15: The Oscar for "Best Film" goes to "Green Book".

05:15: A real surprise, even if the drama has already won the Golden Globe. Apparently, the Academy voters thought that "Roma" was already well served with its Oscar for "Best Foreign Language Film".

05:17 AM: Director and screenwriter Peter Farrelly - would anyone ever expect the director of "Dumb And Dumber" to take the main Oscar award? - expressly thanks Viggo Mortensen. Without his approval, the "Green Book" would obviously never have been financed.

05:19: A great night for Alfonso Cuarón and "Roma", for "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Black Panther", but also for Spike Lee and finally also for Peter Farrelly and "Green Book".

The Spielfilm.de editorial team thanks you for reading along! Until next year!

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