Film critic Tony Toscano weighs in on Oscar wins and snubs

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The 91st annual Academy Awards went off without a hitch Sunday night. Every year, the Oscars honor the best of the best in film.

Film critic Tony Toscano joined us on Good Morning Utah with his take on Hollywood’s biggest night:

Out of the top prizes, there were a few upsets:

Best Supporting actor & actress awards went as predicted with Regina King and Mahershala Ali getting recognized for their work.

Best Actress was a complete surprise as Olivia Colman walked away with the golden statue for “The Favourite” over predicted favorite Glenn Close for her film “The Wife.”

Best actor went to Rami Malek over Christian Bale.

Best Director was Alfonso Cuaron and Cuaron walked away with an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film as well.

But Cuaron could not grab the Best Picture award as predicted, that went to an almost out-of-the-blue win for The Green Book.

Most memorial moments of the night included – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s live performance of “Shallow” and Rami Malek’s acceptance speech for his best actor win for “Bohemian Rhapsody.” – And Spike Lee’s politically charged speech for BlacKkKlansman’s Film Editing award.

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