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The movie, Green Book winning the Best Picture Award during the 2019 Oscars has upset the celebrities as well as their fans.
Green Book Win Upsetting
Green Book won the Best Picture award at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday. This, consequently, turned into a major upset in this year in which Roma and The Favourite were considered frontrunners with 10 nominations each.
In a year where Academy Awards could have created history with movies like the first Oscar-nominated superhero film Black Panther and Netflix movie Roma, the unexpected finale once again embraced the traditional interracial buddy tale.
In addition, Green Book also won best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali and best original screenplay.
YouTube: Mahershala Ali accepts the Oscars for his role in Green Book
Green Book follows the (reportedly true) story of a black musician and his white driver, the film’s protagonist, in the Deep South of America during 1962.
Dissatisfied with the decision, BlackKklansman director Spike Lee walked out of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in protest. The ushers, however, stopped the director from leaving the ceremony.
Speaking after the stunt, Lee said the “refs made a bad call” in handing Green Book the Best Picture gong.
YouTube: Spike Lee on Green Book’s win, Ref Made a Bad Call
Lee, however, is not the only one to voice his discontent.
Social media is flooded with dissatisfied posts after Peter Farrelly‘s Green Book‘s win.
Lee won his first competitive Oscar while the motion picture academy spread around awards for Ryan Coogler’s superhero sensation Black Panther, Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white personal epic Roma, and the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody at a brisk, hostless Oscars awash in historic wins for diversity.
YouTube: Oscars nominated Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer
Lee’s win for the best-adapted-screenplay to his white supremacist drama BlacKkKlansman gave the Dolby Theatre ceremony Sunday its signature moment. The crowd rose in a standing ovation, Lee leaped into the arms of presenter Samuel L. Jackson and even the backstage press room burst into applause.