Oscars 2019: 'Roma' wins foreign language film at the 91st Academy Award

Yalitza Aparicio nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in

Director Lee is vying to become the first black director to win an Oscar for his explosive take on United States race relations in "BlacKkKlansman"; Rami Malek, who has Egyptian heritage, could be named best actor for his performance as the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody;" Regina King ("If Beale Street Could Talk") and Mahershala Ali ("Green Book") are also seen as strong contenders in the supporting actor races.

Cast members of "Green Book" with U.S. actor Viggo Mortensen (L), Linda Cardellini (2nd L) and United States actor Mahershala Ali (R) celebrate the Best Picture award onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on 24 February 2019.

Celebrated filmmaker Spike Lee provided one of the few eyebrow-raising moments as he accepted an Oscar, his first ever competitive prize, for best adapted screenplay for race drama 'BlacKkKlansman'.

Mexican film Roma, about a housekeeper in a middle-class family in the 1970s, won the Oscar for best foreign language film.

Lady Gaga is a Grammy victor many times over.

Alfonso Cuarón and Mexico made history with Roma.

Silva said she hadn't planned on watching the Academy Awards until she heard about Aparicio's nomination and the best picture nod for Roma.




At the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, Olivia Colman won the best actress award for " The Favourite".

Dressed all in purple in tribute to late pop legend Prince, the director put the ABC network's anti-profanity bleeping machine through its paces with some colourful language.

There was no host for the first time in three decades, after comedian Kevin Hart bowed out amid a backlash over past tweets that were slammed as homophobic.

The winners are chosen by the 8,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Since the movie's release, the 25 year-old big screen newcomer has gone from completely unknown even in her own country to one of the most acclaimed actresses this year, thanks to her role as Cleo in Alfonso Cuarón's Netflix masterpiece.

In the end, the show was only about 15 minutes over time.

Original Song: "Shallow" from 'A Star Is Born, ' music and lyrics by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.

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