Green Book film
Nick Vallelonga’s post-Oscar comments on the controversial Best Picture winner contradict statements by the pianist’s family.
With a string of historic wins, Sunday night’s show brought plenty to celebrate, despite the tone-deaf “Green Book” taking home Best Picture.
The Best Picture choice can't undermine progress on representation, diversity and the importance of spotlighting marginalized voices.
A particularly grueling Oscar season ends by handing the top prize to a regressive racial cliché.
Asked what he thought of the film’s victory, Lee laughed and shouted, “Next question.”
The film was plagued with controversy for sanitizing racism in the Jim Crow era.
Though the film has been embraced by some audiences and is an awards season darling, it's attracted controversy since its November premiere.
"Roma" and "The Favourite" are top Academy Awards contenders with 10 nominations each.
"'Green Book' is a story about love, acceptance and overcoming barriers," said writer Nick Vallelonga, "and I will do better."
The director made a habit of exposing himself to colleagues decades ago.