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Oscars 2019: Green Book Surprises With Best Film Win (And Not In a Good Way)

When asked about it backstage, Lee, drinking from a champagne flute, said he thought he was court side at Madison Square Garden and “the ref made a bad call”.

He had initially shouted “next question” when asked about his reaction.

Green Book tells the story of celebrated jazz pianist Don Shirley, who toured through the Deep South of the US in the 1960s, a time when racial segregation and hatred made doing so especially dangerous.

But despite being initially well-received by critics, Green Book has been heavily-criticised with some arguing its a “white saviour” movie.

The Shirley family have also shared their disappointment in the film and the fact they were not consulted before its release. 

As Spike walked out, many film fans watching at home were equally unimpressed with the Best Film winner: 

Article source: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/green-book-oscars-win-spike-lee-protest_uk_5c738215e4b00eed08364d1c

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