Did 'Green Book' deserve to win Best Picture at the 2019 Oscars? | The Tylt

Did 'Green Book' deserve to win Best Picture at the 2019 Oscars?

Critics blasted "Green Book" after the movie won Best Picture at the 2019 Oscars. The film stars Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen and centers a black pianist and his white chauffeur as they navigate racist territory of the Deep South using the safe African American travelers guide, The Negro Motorist Green Book. Critics argue the film perpetuates the white savior trope and fails to tell the story of what The Negro Motorist Green Book means to black people. Did "Green Book" deserve the Oscar?

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Julia Roberts hit the stage to announce "Green Book" won Best Picture. The film was up against fan favorites such as "Black Panther," "Roma" and "BlacKkKlansman."

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Critics argue that "Green Book" was problematic because it neglected to shed light on the full story of famed classical pianist Don Shirley, and focuses on his chauffeur who had a shallow mindset of black people until he befriends Shirley. Critics argue films like "Green Book" only showcase the black experience through a filtered white lens.

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But some moviegoers argue that "Green Book" is an inspirational film that deserve deserve all of the hate.

"Green Book" holds a fresh rating of 79 percent and an audience score of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). The film also grossed over $144 million globally at the box office. So, it's a hit!

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Did 'Green Book' deserve to win Best Picture at the 2019 Oscars?
#TeamGreenBook
A festive crown for the winner
#BooGreenBook