Oscars 2019: And the Geek Shall Inherit The Earth!

The Academy of Motion Pictures Awards took place last night over in America and there were a few surprises.

One of the biggest surprises of the evening was the Best Animated Feature going to Spider-Man Into the Spiderverse, making it the first time a mainstream Marvel character has taken home the elusive prize. But Hero 6 did win Best Animated Feature back in 2015, though it was not based on an already existing Marvel franchise.

Spider-Man Into the Spiderverse is an amazing movie and perhaps one of the best Marvel movies ever, easily ranking alongside Spider-Man 2, Iron Man and Captain America The Winter Solider.

The cast of Black Panther

But this wasn’t the only Marvel property to win big on the night. Black Panther was nominated for.seven Oscars and took home three, Best Production Design, Best Original Musical Score, and most surprising of all Beat Costume Design, which the pundits were convinced go to The Favorite! Black Panther was nominated for Best Picture but there was very little chance that the movie would win that award.

The real big winners of the night were Green Book, and Bohemian Rhapsody, with the Freddie Mercury biopic taking away four awards, including Best Actor for Mr Robot star Rami Malek.

Best Actor Rami Malek, Best Actress Olivia Coleman, Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali and Best Supporting Actress Regina King

Best Actress in a Lead Perfomance went to former Doctor Who star and one time front runner to replace Peter Capaldi; Olivia Coleman, who beat long time favorite Glenn Close to the award, as well as Lady GaGa.

Richard E Grant also a former Doctor Who star was beaten to the award for Best Supporting Actor by Mahershala Ali who appeared as Cottonmouth in season one of Marvels Luke Cage and also the voice of Uncle Aarron/The Prowler in Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse. Regina King won Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, and she is no stranger to fandom having appeared in many episodes of The Big Bang Theory and the upcoming Watchmen television show!

So all in all a good night for geeks everywhere.

Published by Marc Farrimond

I'm a 55 year guy from Wigan in Lancashire living in Edinburgh, Scotland with two of my four awesome kids and my long suffering wife Laura. I have worked freelance over the years for some of the biggest names in tabletop and roleplaying and I am a very keen cosplayer and photographer.

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