February 25, 2019, Last evening the 91st annual Academy Awards – The Oscars, televised live via satellite. Lots of highlights, the awarding, the red carpet, performances and queen’s thunderous opening. Every exciting bit, recorded and televised. But some of the more interesting moments happened behind the scenes.
The event was exciting and star-studded. There were questionable actions and crowd reactions from the audience and nominees as well. Standing ovations and emotions were all over the place.
Here are some of the best moments you didn’t witness during the program.
Spike Lee’s actions during the Oscars
During Lee’s speech, he used swear words that were bleeped out. But these words were to make fun and lighten the atmosphere. He told the time keeper not to interfere with his speech.
After some time during the awarding for best picture. Lee, visibly upset after co-nominated “Green Book” walked away with the award. Spike Lee, seen trying to leave the area, but he was ushered back to his seat. Lee together with BlacKkKlansman producer Jordan Peele refused to applaud the Best Picture winner.
Olivia Colman’s win
Prior to Colman’s win of the best actress award, she was drinking at the backstage bar. Toasting for co-winner ROMA for best director and best foreign language film.
During the announcement of Olivia Colman’s win over Glenn Close. Lots of audible chatter and gasps of disbelief from the audience were all over the theatre. This was her 7th nomination and Close was the expected and the favorite to win the award. Though Olivia gave Glenn Close a shout out during her speech saying Close is her idol and she loves her work.
Standing Ovation For Rami Malek’s Mom
Winner for best actor award, Rami Malek gave a shout out to his mom. The media and broadcasters couldn’t catch her for TV coverage because she was up in the mezzanine. But during the shout out she was given a standing ovation from those who know and are near her.