Night of upsets at the Oscars

Olivia Colman bags Best Actress, Green Book wins Best Picture and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse takes Best Animated Feature

All the predictions were dire for an Oscars night that was going without a host for the first time since 1989.

It would try too hard to please and as a result become cringey, as happened in 1989, according to some reports. Others felt that sexual misconduct allegations swirling around director Bryan Singer would sink popular favourite Bohemian Rhapsody. For fans in Singapore, it would be a show they could not watch live because no distributor here carried it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2019, with the headline 'Night of upsets'. Print Edition | Subscribe