Director Peter Farrelly holds up the best picture Oscar for Green Book as his co-producers look on at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Photo: AFP

Oscars 2019: Green Book – the controversy behind race drama that won best picture

  • Relatives of Don Shirley, the black pianist portrayed by Mahershala Ali touring the racist US South in the 1960s, called the film a ‘symphony of lies’
  • The film became part of a wider debate in the United States about race, with many describing it as another ‘white saviour movie’.
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Director Peter Farrelly holds up the best picture Oscar for Green Book as his co-producers look on at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Photo: AFP
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