Spike Lee with his first competitive Oscar, for best adapted screenplay for his film BlacKkKlansman, at the post-Academy Awards Governors Ball in Hollywood. Photo: AFP

In an upset, Green Book wins best picture at Oscars on a night of firsts

  • Best picture Oscar eluded Netflix and Marvel, but Spike Lee won his first competitive Oscar, and Alfonso Cuarón won best director and cinematography
  • Bohemian Rhapsody took home four Academy Awards and Roma and Green Book three each; Glenn Close lost out to The Favourite’s Olivia Colman
Topic |   Academy Awards

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Spike Lee with his first competitive Oscar, for best adapted screenplay for his film BlacKkKlansman, at the post-Academy Awards Governors Ball in Hollywood. Photo: AFP
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Oscars 2019: Green Book wins best picture; Bohemian Rhapsody sweeps up with four awards, including best actor

  • Rami Malek wins best actor for his Freddie Mercury portrayal; Bohemian Rhapsody also picks up best sound editing, sound mixing and film editing
  • Best picture win takes Green Book’s Oscars tally to three for the night; Roma also wins three awards, including best director for Alfonso Cuarón
Producer Charles B. Wessler speaks onstage alongside cast and crew of Green Book after the film won the Best Picture award. Photo: Reuters
Topic |   Academy Awards