Every year, the biggest awards for movies and actors are given out at a star-studded ceremony known as the Academy Awards, or “Oscars” for short.
The award for Best Picture went to the movie Green Book, Best Actress was awarded to Olivia Colman (for The Favourite) and Best Actor to Rami Malek (for Bohemian Rhapsody). The short film Bao, directed by Chinese-Canadian animator Domee Shi, won Best Animated Short Film and Animated Feature Film went to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
This year, as usual, some of the most interesting things that happened weren’t shown during the television broadcast of the ceremony.
For instance, after the ceremony, Best Actor winner Rami Malek tumbled off the stage and had to be taken care of by paramedics. (He will be fine, according to news reports.)
When Green Book was announced as the winner of Best Picture, a popular director, Spike Lee, apparently nearly left the theatre; there has been some controversy about the movie and, as Lee told some British reporters later, the movie, “wasn’t my cup of tea.”
Here is a list of all the Academy Award winners for 2019.
By Kathleen Tilly
What is your favourite movie? Why is it your favourite?
If you were to give it an Academy Award, which award would you choose: best picture, best actress, best actor, best song, best costumes, or name/create your own award?
Reading Prompt: Responding to and Evaluating Texts
Surprisingly, a key part of the Oscars is not the movies, it’s what people wear to the event. This is an opportunity for celebrities to make a fashion statement and for observers to critique.
Why do you think fashion is a large part of the Oscars? Do you think fashion should be an emphasis? Why or why not?
Make judgements and draw conclusions about the ideas and information in texts and cite stated or implied evidence from the text to support their views (OME, Reading: 1.8).
Evaluate the effectiveness of both simple and complex texts based on evidence from the texts (OME, Reading: 1.8).
Language Feature: Google Translate
Google Translate has become a popular and widespread tool for people to communicate. If you have access to the Internet, open Google Translate and type in a sentence in English. Translate it to a few different languages to see how the sounds and length changes, depending on the language chosen.
Note: An earlier version of this article included a paragraph about Trevor Noah’s speech.