THE FAST-PACED 2019 ACADEMY AWARDS TELECAST PROVED THAT A HOST ISN’T NECESSARILY NECESSARY

Dramatic photo of the night (in the Los Angeles Times), as RAMI MALEK wins the lead actor award for his portrayal of Queen front-man FREDDIE MERCURY in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’,

CANADA came away with two Oscars – one went to Domee Shi for ‘Best Animated Short’. The Pixar production – ‘BAO’ – is about a Chinese-Canadian woman and a ‘bao’, a little dumpling that springs miraculously to life. The eight-minute film is set in TORONTO and features many of the city’s landmarks.

“I’m an only child, so I’ve always been that overprotected little dumpling for my whole life,” Ms. Shi said in a recent interview with The Canadian Press. She shared the win with producer Becky Neiman-Cobb.

A second Oscar went to Canadian sound engineer PAUL MASSEY, alongside Tim Cavagin and John Casali in the best sound mixing category for their work on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. It was the eighth Oscar nomination for Massey, who lived in TORONTO for 13 years before moving to Los Angeles.

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