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"If Beale Street Could Talk" - based on late writer James Baldwin's tender 1974 novel about a young NY couple whose lives are wrecked when the man is imprisoned for a rape he did not commit - came away as the biggest victor.
Oscars 2019 performances: Jennifer Hudson will sing I'll Fight from Oscar-nominated documentary RBG, Nominees Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will also perform and Bette Midler will represent Mary Poppins Returns for a rendition of The Place Where Lost Things Go. Countdown to the Red Carpet - Oscars 2019", followed by "E!
The best actress race has a clear favourite: Glenn Close, who has swept the prizes for her gripping work in "The Wife" as a woman on the edge when her author husband wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.
During her speech, Close said of Pip, "He's my date", and following his rolling said "What's better than that?"
Two biopics - "Vice" about former United States vice president Dick Cheney and "Bohemian Rhapsody" about the band Queen - round out the list of contenders for best picture.
Accepting the prize on stage, Mexican film-maker Cuaron said he is "optimistic" about diversity in Hollywood and that it could soon mean there is no need for an global film category.
Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white cinematic ode to his childhood, leads with 10 nominations and is a firm favorite for the coveted best picture Academy Award.
Mahershala Ali ('Green Book') and Regina King ('If Beale Street Could Talk') are the odds-on favourites in the supporting acting categories.
While the Oscars feature no women nominated for best director, the Spirits have three: Ramsey, Tamara Jenkins ('Private Life') and Debra Granik ('Leave No Trace'). Last year's awards provided a platform for the MeToo movement.
Glenn Close had a big night at the 34th annual Independent Spirit Awards, but her dog Pip was the evening's real victor in the internet's eyes. Click through the gallery to see all of the unbelievable looks from the 2019 Oscars, which took place in Los Angeles on February 24.