Olivia Colman, Green Book win Oscars | 2019-02-26 | daily-sun.com

Olivia Colman, Green Book win Oscars

26 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Cuaron bagged a hat trick of Oscars on Sunday for “Roma,” his love letter to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, but controversial civil rights drama “Green Book” crashed his party with a win for best picture, reports AFP.

The 57-year-old Mexican filmmaker won the prizes for best director, cinematography and foreign language film, capping a brilliant awards season for him—and offering streaming giant Netflix a new feather in its cap.

Diversity, though, was perhaps the biggest winner on a night when a beloved black filmmaker won his first competitive Oscar, a superhero blockbuster set in Africa scored big, and two black actors and an Egyptian first-generation American won three of the four acting prizes.

 

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