‘Green Book’ Wins Best Picture at 91st Academy Awards, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Has Big Night
By Fox News // February 25, 2019
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper win best original song
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(FOX NEWS) – Viewers who tuned into the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday night may have thought they were watching the Grammys as Hollywood’s biggest night relied heavily on musical performances as opposed to witty dialogue after opting to forgo a host for only the second time in decades.
While “Green Book” won the top honor for best picture, it was Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s passionate performance of “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” and Queen, with Adam Lambert singing in Freddie Mercury’s place, that moved the audience.
The performances gave the show a distinctly Grammy-like flavor as Hollywood’s prestigious ceremony sought to prove that it’s still “champion of the world” after last year’s record-low ratings.
Following Queen’s opening the show, the motion picture academy ran a montage of the year’s movies before Tina Fey — alongside Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph — welcomed the Dolby Theatre audience to “the one-millionth Academy Awards.” The trio ran through the kind of jokes, they said, they would have said if they were, in fact, hosting.
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