Oscars 2019: Surprise wins for The Favourite's Olivia Colman and Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Actress in a Leading Role was won by Olivia Colman for her part as Queen Anne in The Favourite, while actor Rami Malek, who played Queen singer Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, got his Lead Actor Oscar as predicted.
Best Actress in a Leading Role was won by Olivia Colman for her part as Queen Anne in The Favourite, while actor Rami Malek, who played Queen singer Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, got his Lead Actor Oscar as predicted.PHOTOS: EPA-EFE

SINGAPORE - 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 which they could not watch live, because no distributor here carried it.

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