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As award season continues, one of the biggest nights for movies made history again at the 91st Oscars.

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As award season continues, one of the biggest nights for movies made history again at the 91st Oscars.

Beginning with a tribute to the band Queen, the remaining members along with Adam Lambert opened up the Oscars with renditions of iconic songs such as “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions.” Although it’s debatable whether or not the performance was up to par, it left the audience and viewers at home stunned.

Oscars had concluded with “Bohemian Rhapsody” as the biggest winner of the night with four awards, while “Black Panther” and “Roma” claimed three each.

“A Star is Born” received the award for Best Original Song, “Shallow”, shortly after Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed the song live. The duet featured the pair at a piano dressed in classic black and white attire with powerful vocals and enough emotion to make anyone understand why it was nominated for movie of the year.

The groundbreaking award ceremony also featured Ruth E. Carter as the first black woman to win the Best Costume Design category for “Black Panther”, and Peter Ramsey as the first black director to win the Best Animated Feature for “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse”.

Rami Malek won Best Actor, becoming the first Arab-American to win the award.

“Roma” won the Best Foreign Language Film and director Alfonso Cuaron was honored for his work on the black and white period drama about a look back on the women who raised him. Social media went wild after Olivia Colman won Best Actress for “The Favourite”, and ended her acceptance speech by thanking Lady Gaga.

The audience was treated to less publicized moments, such as Chris Evans helping Regina King walk up the steps of the stage to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress in “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Rami Malek falling down the stairs.

The event ended with “Green Book” taking the final award for Best Picture. This caused a large debate to arise over why another “White Savior” movie had beaten films such as “Roma” and “BlackKkKlansman”, which had discussed racial issues rather glorify them.

It had caused even more issues to arise when it was found out that the family of Don Shirley, the family of the black man “Green Book” was centered upon, asked the public not to watch the movie due to its many inaccuracies and false storylines. As many other Oscars in this past, it left the audience with something to talk about.

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