Green Book – Film on Racial Discrimination – Wins Best Picture at Oscars 2019

Universal Pictures’ film Green Book, about race relations in the US South in the early 1960s, was crowned best picture of 2018 at the 91st Academy Awards.

This triumph dashed Netflix’s hopes that Roma would garner the streaming giant’s first top Oscar.

The film is based on a true story of friendship between working-class Italian-American bouncers who becomes a driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960’s American South.

Mahershala Ali plays the role of jazz pianist Don Shirley in the Peter Farrelly-directed biographical drama.

It received its fair share of criticism and controversy, including over whether it is the latest in a stream of “white saviour” movies, but the stars and the film’s team have vigorously defended it.

Mahershala won the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in the film.

He took the stage, where he first thanked the man he portrayed, saying:

“Trying to capture Dr Shirley’s essence pushed me to my ends, which is a reflection of the person that he was and the life that he lived, and I thank him.”

He proceeded to thank his co-star Viggo Mortensen, along with Farrelly, before dedicating the award to his grandmother, who “has been in my ear my entire life telling me, if at first, I don’t succeed, try try again”.

Here is the full Winners list of Oscars 2019:

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron – Roma

Best Actor:

Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Actress:

Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Best Supporting Actress

Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Screenplay

Green Book

Best Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman

Best Animated Feature Film

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Best Original Score

Black Panther

Best Original Song

Shallow – A Star Is Born

Best Production Design

Black Panther

Best Visual Effects

First Man

Best Makeup And Hairstyling

Vice

Best Costume Design

Black Panther

Best Cinematography

Roma

Best Sound Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Sound Mixing

Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Foreign Language Film

Roma

Best Feature Documentary

Free Solo

Best Film Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Animated Short

Bao

Best Short Documentary

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Best Short

Skin

Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!

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