LOS ANGELES (AP) - (02/24/19)- 'Green Book' wins best picture Oscar.
The film from Universal Pictures stars Mahershala Ali as an African-American concert pianist in the 1960s and Viggo Mortensen as his driver. It won three Oscars on Sunday, including best supporting actor for Ali and best original screenplay.
Alfonso Cuaron is the winner of the Academy Award for best director.
It's the second time Cuaron has won an Oscar as best director. He previously won in 2014 for "Gravity." His film "Roma" is based on his childhood in Mexico and the woman who raised him.
Cuaron has also won two Oscars Sunday night, as well as the best foreign language film for Mexico, its first.
The writer-director dedicated his speech to domestic workers, noting that tens of millions of them work around the world with any rights.
Olivia Colman is the winner of the best actress Academy Award for "The Favourite."
It's the first Oscar in her first nomination for Colman, who plays Queen Anne. She has won four British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards and two Golden Globes throughout her career.
She beat out Glenn Close, who was considered the front-runner going into Sunday's Oscars. Colman gave a special shout-out to Close, who she said she has admired all her life.
She thanked "The Favourite" director Yorgos Lanthimos, as well as her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
Colman also thanked her children, who she said she hoped were watching at home. She says, "This is not going to happen again."
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