Green Book wins, Spike fumes, Colman surprises
Feb 25, 2019 by Ian Evans
The 91st Annual Academy Awards were handed out at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre Sunday night and the hostless ceremony — which still managed to clock in at just over three hours — had some shocks along the way.
Best Picture went to Green Book, a film that some critics said continued the outdated “white savior” narrative to race relations that was mocked just the other day by a pre-taped bit on Seth Myers’ show. Some thought the night’s top award might go to the artistic gem Roma, the politically relevant BlacKkKlansman, or even the box office crushing Black Panther. When the win was announced, Spike Lee left his seat, returned, and turned his back on the acceptance speech. Backstage, Lee likened the win to a bad call by a ref at a Knicks game.
Olivia Colman won for her amazing performance in The Favourite, but even the British Actress herself was shocked that she had one over the odds on favourite, Glenn Close, who is the current record holder for most nominations without a win.
We have full results and commentary for Hollywood’s big night.