Oh what a night! I didn’t make the overnight viewing of the Oscars but if you were hoping to be able to watch the UK show without any spoilers, then you would have had to avoid social media at all costs today.
I love February for the BAFTAs and the Oscars. A few awards were bittersweet but they were not the only thing that was controversial about the night. Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper intimate moment had already whizzing its way through the TwitterSphere by 6am this morning, with people either celebrating or denouncing the are-we-more-than-friends look about them. Check out my 10 favourite moments from this years Oscars.
Our favourite moments from this year’s Oscars:
A Star Is Born wins best song
Many people were disappointed the film didn’t win any other accolades on the night. However, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were delighted to win best song for their film A Star Is Born. The recently single Gaga set tongues wagging however with the way in which she looked at Bradley Cooper at the end of their duet – yes ‘that meme’. Verdict is out but I like to think it is just a beautiful bond developed on the set of a special film. Mel B slams Lady Gaga for breaking girl code, but it was the lovely Bradley who sat by her on the night and put his hand tenderly on her back as she played. Don’t forget, Cooper arrived hand-in-hand with his mother Gloria and Russian model Irina, the mother of his one-year-old daughter Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper who cheered them on during the evening.
“It’s not about winning, it’s about not giving up” – Lady Gaga
Olivia Coleman with that speech
I absolutely love Olivia Coleman. With her cute bumbling message – at least she thanked her family this time. She is so genuine and unaffected and lovely. You could listen to her for ages. Winning tonight’s award for her role in The Favourite, it is her first ever Oscar nomination and win. Didn’t you just love Emma Stone’s standing ovation in support.
Green Book wins Best Picture
The award for Best Picture was announced by Julia Roberts. Notably in the thank you speech, they mentioned they had made the film with respect. A nod to the haters of the film. “We made this film with love, and with tenderness and we made it with respect”.
“It’s about loving each other despite our differences and finding out the truth about who we are. We’re the same people.”
Filmmaker Spike Lee was “visibly angry” with the win, which had been quite controversial in the fact it had been reported as inaccurate in its portrayal of racism in the Jim Crow era.
Billy Porter wows the Red Carpet
How could you not love Billy Porter’s most amazing Tuxedo-dress designed by Christian Siriano. It caused a stir at the 91st Annual Academy Awards but if Piers Morgan called it ridiculous it is definitely a win!
Jason Momoa: in all the pics
Jason with Lisa. Jason with Emilia. This man can do wrong. Smouldering looks and is a boundless ball of love and fun. We loved every pic from the Oscars with all of the leading ladies in his life.
Regina King helped by Chris Evans
Nothing beats old-fashioned gallantry in my book. When Regina King stepped up out of her sea to collect her award, her dress seemed to just keep getting in the way. Who should come to the rescue but Chris Evans to offer this arm to help her on stage to collect her award.
Spike Lee’s first Oscar
Despite storming out of the Oscars when he learned that the Green Book won Best Picture. Lee went on to make an acceptance speech of this own. Touching upon slavery in America and Black History Month, also paying tribute to his 100-year-old grandmother — the daughter of a slave. Mentioning the Presidential Election, he appealed to everyone to ‘do the right thing’, which Trump didn’t seem overly happy about later on Twitter.