AceShowbiz - Lady GaGa, Rami Malek and Spike Lee have just nabbed an Oscar each in different categories, marking their first Academy Award win in their careers. The former won Best Original Song for "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born".
Sharing the win with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, the Best Actress nominee was in tears as she thanked director and co-star Bradley Cooper. "There is not a single person on the planet that could sing this song but you," she said onstage, before noting that "It's not about winning, but what it's about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it."
An #oscars winner is born. @LadyGaga thanks Bradley Cooper in her Best Original Song speech: "There is not a single person on the planet that could sing this song but you." https://t.co/s33NYiYKqypic.twitter.com/CMz3MOzbgR— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 25, 2019
Malek edged out GaGa's co-stars Cooper as well as Christian Bale ("Vice (2018)"), Willem Dafoe ("At Eternity's Gate") and Viggo Mortensen ("Green Book") for the Best Actor in a Leading Role, thanks to his performance as Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Seemingly acknowledging his surprise win, the Emmy-winning actor said, "I may not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out." He also dedicated his win to LGBTQ community as saying, "To anyone struggling (with their identity), we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life just unapologetically himself. And the fact I'm celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we're longing for stories like this."
Best Actor goes to @ItsRamiMalek. “To anyone trying to discover their voice, listen – we made a film about a gay man and immigrant who lived his life unapologetically himself.” https://t.co/AKHT4BwOJ9 #oscars pic.twitter.com/MkSLRp6UTS
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 25, 2019
Lee won Best Adapted Screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman". It's his first Oscar after having been nominated four times before. He got political in his speech as he called on America to mobilize for the 2020 election. "Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let's do the right thing!" he told the audience.
Original Screenplay went to "Green Book". Peter Farrelly who directed and co-wrote the film said, "If you want to go somewhere fast, go alone, if you wanna go far, go together." He mentioned the lead cast, Viggo [Mortensen], Mahershala [Ali] and Linda [Cardellini], saying, "We have nothing without you, guys." He also thanked his family.
"Black Panther" nabbed Best Original Score, marking its third win that night. The Marvel superhero film has also won Best Production Design and Best Costume Design.
"A Star Is Born", "BlacKkKlansman", "Green Book" and "Black Panther" are also up for Best Picture which will be announced later.