The segregation-era road trip movie took home the top honor at Sunday night’s ceremony in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Alfonso Cuaron won best director, best foreign language film and best cinematography for Roma. Olivia Colman and Rami Malek nabbed awards for best lead roles. And Spike Lee gave a fiery political speech after his BlacKkKlansman won for best adapted screenplay — the director’s first Oscar.
What did the viewers think? The Academy desperately tried to raise viewership and critic’s approval in its controversial run-up to the ceremony. Only tomorrow’s reviews will determine how far they succeeded.
Don’t miss OZY’s explainer for this year’s Academy Awards.