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91st Oscar Awards

The Oscar Award list for the year 2019 is listed below:

  • Documentary (Feature) —Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Free Solo.
  • Actress in a Supporting Role — Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk.
  • Cinematography — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma.
  • Foreign Language Film — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma.
  • Actor in a Supporting Role —Mahershala Ali, Green Book.
  • Animated Feature Film —Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman.
  • Animated Short Film —Domee Shi, Bao.
  • Documentary Short Subject — Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton, Period. End of Sentence.
  • Live Action Short Film — Guy Nattiv and Jamie Ray Newman, Skin.
  • Best Original Screenplay — Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Green Book.
  • Best Adapted Screenplay — Spike Lee, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, BlacKkKlansman.
  • Original Score — Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther.
  • Original Song — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt, “Shallow,” A Star Is Born.
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role— Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role — Olivia Colman, The Favourite.
  • Best Director — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma.
  • Best Picture — Green Book.

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, honouring the best films of 2018, was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California.

Oscar Awards

The Oscars Awards also known as Academy Awards honour artistic and technical merit in the film industry. The awards are given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership.

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SpaceX-CRS-16 Dragon craft departed from the International Space Station

The SpaceX cargo craft departed from the International Space Station after its successful mission to deliver scientific equipment and other supplies.

The SpaceX-CRS-16 Dragon successfully delivered more than 2,500 kilograms (5,600 pounds) of cargo to the space station and orbited Earth for five weeks. The SpaceX-CRS-16 Dragon craft is expected to splash down just west of Baja, California.

SpaceX-CRS-16 Dragon

The SpaceX-CRS-16 Dragon is a Commercial Resupply Service mission to the International Space Station launched by NASA. The NASA had contracted this mission to SpaceX for launch.

International Space Station

The International Space Station is a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. The ISS maintains an orbit with an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 mi) by means of reboost manoeuvres and  circles the Earth in roughly 92 minutes and completes 15.5 orbits per day

The ISS programme is a joint project between five participating space agencies: NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and CSA (Canada).

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