As many as 15 women won Oscars at the 91st Academy Awards today, which is the most number of Oscars won by women in a single edition of the prestigious award ceremony. The previous record for most female wins in an Oscar ceremony was 12, which came both in 2007 and 2015. In 2018, women had bagged six Oscars.
It was an amazing night for women at the 2019 Academy Awards.
A total of 15 talented female creatives took home the coveted golden statuette at Sunday’s ceremony, the most in Oscar history. From Lady Gaga winning Best Original Song for “Shallow,” to Ruth E. Carter being awarded the Best Costume Design trophy for Black Panther, women led the way this year in a handful of the top creative categories.
The previous record held for most female wins in a ceremony was 12, which came both in 2007 and 2015. This tremendous feat comes just one year after only six women earned Oscars. With women continuously fighting for equality and representation in the film industry, there’s no doubt that this is a tremendous way to close this awards season. It can only get better as the years go by!
See all the extraordinary women who won big at this year’s Oscars, below.
1.Olivia Colman – Best Actress The Favourite
2. Regina King – Best Supporting Actress If Beale Street Could Talk
3. Lady Gaga – Best Original Song (shared) “Shallow” from A Star Is Born
4. Ruth E. Carter – Costume Design Black Panther
5. Hannah Beachler – Best Production Design (shared) Black Panther
6 & 7. Melissa Berton and Rayka Zehtabchi – Best Documentary Period. End of Sentence.
8 & 9. Becky Neiman-Cobb and
10 & 11. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Shannon Dill – Best Documentary Feature (shared) for Free Solo
12. Nina Hartstone – Best Sound Editing (shared) Bohemian Rhapsody
13. Jaime Ray Newman — Best Live Action Short Film (shared) Skin
14 & 15. Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney – Best Makeup and Hairstyling (shared) Vice
Congratulations to all the winners.