WATCH: Rami Malek and Lady Gaga give emotional speeches after Oscar wins

Lady Gaga and Rami Malek Oscars 2019

Lady Gaga has won an Oscar for Best Original Song, while Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek took out Best Actor at the 91st Academy Awards.

Lady Gaga and co-writers Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando won the Best Original Song Oscar for A Star Is Born‘s breakout song “Shallow.”

An emotional Gaga accepted the award, thanking her family and her director and co-star Bradley Cooper, with whom she’d performed the song earlier in the night.

“Bradley, there is not a single person on the planet that could’ve sang this song with me but you. Thank you for believing in us,” she said.

“If you are at home, and you’re sitting on your couch and you’re watching this right now, all I have to say is that this is hard work. I’ve worked hard for a long time, and … it’s not about winning.

“But what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion.

“It’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or you’re beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going.”

Gaga was also nominated for Best Actress, but lost to Olivia Colman, star of the queer-themed royal comedy The Favourite.

Actor Rami Malek also won Best Actor for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, and in his acceptance speech thanked Queen for letting him be “the tiniest part of your phenomenal legacy, I am forever in your debt.”

“I may not have been the obvious choice but I guess it worked out,” he quipped.

“I think about what it would have been like to tell little bubba Rami that one day this might happen to him, and I think his curly haired mind would have been blown.

“That kid was struggling with his identity, trying to figure himself out. To anyone struggling with theirs, [we] made a film about a gay man and an immigrant who lived his life unapologetically himself.

“The fact that I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this.

“I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, a first-generation American, and part of my story is being written right now.

“I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment. It’s something I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

Bohemian Rhapsody has become the highest-grossing music biopic ever, despite a troubled production process and controversy surrounding the film after director Bryan Singer was sacked amid reports of “erratic behaviour” on set as well as subsequent allegations of sexual misconduct against him, which Singer has denied.

The film also won Oscars for film editing, sound editing and sound mixing, but missed out on Best Picture, which went to drama Green Book.

In lieu of a host, this year’s Oscars instead opened with a musical performance from Queen and Adam Lambert, performing the band’s iconic tracks “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”.

The performance also included a tribute to Freddie Mercury, with a picture of the late frontman illuminating the stage.

See the full list of winners below:

Best Supporting Actress
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Amy Adams (Vice)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) – Winner
Marina De Tavira (Roma)

Best Makeup and Hair
Vice – Winner
Mary Queen of Scots

Best Documentary
Free Solo – Winner
Minding the Gap
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Of Fathers and Sons

Best Costume Design
Black Panther (Ruth E Carter) – Winner
The Favourite (Sandy Powell)
Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)
Mary Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)

Best Film Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman) – Winner
Vice (Hank Corwin)
BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown)
The Favourite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)
Green Book (Patrick J Don Vito)

Best Production Design
The Favourite (Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton)
First Man (Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas)
Roma (Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez)
Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre and Gordon Sim)
Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart) – Winner

Best Cinematography
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron) – Winner
Cold War (Lukasz Zal)
The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)
Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)
A Star Is Born (Matty Libatique)

Best Sound Editing
First Man
Bohemian Rhapsody – Winner
A Quiet Place
Black Panther

Best Sound Mixing
Bohemian Rhapsody – Winner
A Star Is Born
First Man
Black Panther

Best Foreign Language Film
Roma (Mexico) – Winner
Cold War (Poland)
Shoplifters (Japan)
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Never Look Away (Germany)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Green Book) – Winner
Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best Animated Film
Incredibles 2
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Winner
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Isle of Dogs

Best Live Action Short
Skin – Winner

Best Animated Short
Animal Behaviour
Bao – Winner
Late Afternoon
One Small Step

Best Documentary Short
Black Sheep
End Game
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence. – Winner

Best Visual Effects
First Man – Winner
Avengers: Infinity War
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Ready Player One
Christopher Robin

Best Original Screenplay
Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga) – Winner
The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)
Vice (Adam McKay)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)

Best Adapted Screenplay
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)
BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott) – Winner
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

Best Original Score
If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)
Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)
Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)
BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)
Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson) – Winner

Best Original Song
Shallow (A Star Is Born) – Winner
All the Stars (Black Panther)
I’ll Fight (RBG)
The Place Where Lost Things Go (Mary Poppins Returns)
When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Best Actor
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) – Winner
Christian Bale (Vice)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

Best Actress
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite) – Winner
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) – Winner
Adam McKay (Vice)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Best Picture
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
Green Book – Winner
The Favourite
A Star is Born

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