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91st Oscars: ‘Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Bao’ Win Academy Awards

‘First Man’ wins Oscar for Best Visual Effects; ‘Black Panther’ wins three awards including Costume Design, Production Design & Original Score.

LOS ANGELES – Statuettes were handed out at the 91st Academy Awards Sunday night, with the Oscar for Best Animated Feature going to Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller for Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Pixar short Bao, directed by Domee Shi and produced by Becky Neiman-Cobb, won the Oscar for Best Animated Short.

Marvel’s Black Panther won three awards, including statuettes for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Original Score.

“You know, collaborating with Rachel Morrison, Ruth Carter, Jay Hart, my set decorator, I mean, that's just how you make films: You collaborate,” production designer Hannah Beachler commented backstage following her award for Black Panther. “It's a collaborative medium in the way that we do it, because we're all visual, and we all… bring that to the table.”

“Thank you, Sony,” said Christopher Miller in accepting the award for Best Animated Feature for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. “We share this with our fellow producers, cast, crew. There’s 800 filmmakers who pushed boundaries and took risks to make people feel powerful and seen.” Phil Lord added: “So when we hear that somebody’s kid was watching the movie and turned to them and said, ‘He looks like me.’ Or, ‘They speak Spanish like us,’ we feel like we already won.”

“To our audience, thank you so much,” continued Peter Ramsey. “We love you and we just want you all to know we see you, you’re powerful. This world needs you, okay, this world needs you. So please, we’re all counting on you. Thank you.”

“Oh my gosh. Thank you to the Academy and thank you to my fellow nominees,” Bao director Domee Shi said in accepting the award. “Thank you for supporting shorts. To all of the nerdy girls out there who hide behind their sketchbooks, don’t be afraid to tell your story to the world. You’re going to freak people out, but you’ll probably connect with them too, and that’s an amazing feeling to have. Thank you to Pete Docter for believing in my weirdness and giving me a voice at the studio. And thank you of course to my mom and my dad, my muses, and my partner Darren, for being with me through all of this and being my human stress ball. Thank you.”

“We want to thank the entire Bao crew,” added Bao producer Becky Neiman-Cobb. “They brought their heart to this short and you can see it in every shot. To everyone at Pixar, you inspire us every day. Disney, for believing in us. To my friends and family, parents and sister, I love you so much. I got to make a short, help make a short that was about a mother just as I was becoming one. So, to my little ‘bao’ Lucy and to DeAnn, none of this would be possible without you. I love you.”

“What a truly magnificent moment,” said VFX supervisor Paul Lambert in accepting the award for First Man. “We did things a little bit differently on First Man and being recognized by the Academy is all the more special. Thanks goes to my visual effects producer Kevin Elam, also Jennifer Bell and Bill Tlusty at Universal. Thank you to the inspirational Damien Chazelle and our amazing cast and all the incredible heads of department: Linus, Tom, Justin, Mildred, Ai-Ling, Nathan, Rose, Ian, Josh, Mary, and Donald who made this film so, so memorable. And a big shout out to Michelle Eisenreich, Reuben Poulter and my people at DNEG Vancouver.”

See the full list of nominees and winners for the 91st Academy Awards below:

Supporting Actress:

  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Marina de Tavira, Roma
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk -- WINNER
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Documentary Feature:

  • Free Solo, Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi -- WINNER
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross
  • Minding the Gap, Bing Liu
  • Of Fathers and Sons, Talal Derki
  • RBG, Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Makeup and Hair:

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice -- WINNER

Costume Design:

  • Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Zophres
  • Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter -- WINNER
  • The Favourite, Sandy Powell
  • Mary Poppins Returns, Sandy Powell
  • Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne

Production Design:

  • Black Panther, Hannah Beachler -- WINNER
  • First Man, Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
  • The Favourite, Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
  • Mary Poppins Returns, John Myhre, Gordon Sim
  • Roma, Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez


  • Cold War, Lukasz Zal
  • The Favourite, Robbie Ryan
  • Never Look Away, Caleb Deschanel
  • Roma, Alfonso Cuarón -- WINNER
  • A Star Is Born, Matthew Libatique

Sound Editing:

  • Black Panther, Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst -- WINNER
  • First Man, Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  • A Quiet Place, Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
  • Roma, Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

Sound Mixing:

  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody -- WINNER
  • First Man
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • Capernaum (Lebanon)
  • Cold War (Poland)
  • Never Look Away (Germany)
  • Roma (Mexico) -- WINNER
  • Shoplifters (Japan)

Film Editing:

  • BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman -- WINNER
  • Green Book, Patrick J. Don Vito
  • The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis
  • Vice, Hank Corwin

Supporting Actor:

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book -- WINNER
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell, Vice

Animated Feature:

  • Incredibles 2, Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle
  • Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
  • Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet, Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller -- WINNER

Animated Short:

  • Animal Behaviour, Alison Snowden and David Fine
  • Bao, Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb -- WINNER
  • Late Afternoon, Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco
  • One Small Step, Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
  • Weekends, Trevor Jimenez

Best Documentary Short Subject:

  • Black Sheep, Ed Perkins
  • End Game, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
  • Lifeboat, Skye Fitzgerald
  • A Night at the Garden, Marshall Curry
  • Period. End of Sentence., Rayka Zehtabchi -- WINNER

Visual Effects:

  • Avengers: Infinity War – Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
  • Christopher Robin – Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould
  • First Man – Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm -- WINNER
  • Ready Player One – Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story – Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

Best Live Action Short Film:

  • Detainment, Vincent Lambe
  • Fauve, Jeremy Comte
  • Marguerite, Marianne Farley
  • Mother, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  • Skin, Guy Nattiv -- WINNER

Original Screenplay:

  • The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
  • First Reformed, Paul Schrader
  • Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly -- WINNER
  • Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
  • Vice, Adam McKay

Adapted Screenplay:

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel Coen , Ethan Coen
  • BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee -- WINNER
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins
  • A Star Is Born, Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters

Original Score:

  • BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard
  • Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson -- WINNER
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell
  • Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat
  • Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Original Song:

  • “All The Stars” from Black Panther by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
  • “I’ll Fight” from RBG by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
  • “Shallow” from A Star Is Born by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice -- WINNER
  • “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs by Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson

Lead Actor:

  • Christian Bale, Vice
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
  • Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody -- WINNER
  • Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Lead Actress:

  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  • Glenn Close, The Wife
  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite -- WINNER
  • Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?


  • Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma -- WINNER
  • Adam McKay, Vice

Best Picture:

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book -- WINNER
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.