“Green Book” Wins Best Picture on Oscar Night Marked By Shocking Plot Twists

Rami Malek, Olivia Colman win top acting awards; "Black Panther" makes history.

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The 91st annual Oscars were awarded to a diverse group of actors and filmmakers. (Rick Rowell via Getty Images)
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On Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, two of its most controversial pictures won big.

The 91st annual Academy Awards bestowed four total honors to Bohemian Rhapsody, including a Best Actor nod to Rami Malek, despite the allegations of sexual abuse on the film’s director, Bryan Singer.

And Green Book, the ceremony’s Best Picture winner, took home three total awards with two going to its producer and co-screenwriter, Nick Vallelonga, whose past controversial tweets supporting President Trump knocked him down a few pegs with the overwhelmingly liberal Hollywood crowd. The movie also endured another scandal when the family of late pianist Don Shirley, played by Mahershala Al in the film, went public with their anger over not being consulted on the biopic.

Black Panther, the first superhero movie to ever be nominated for best picture, may not have landed the top prize,  but the Marvel flick did make history with the first ever wins for black women in the production design (Hannah Beachler) and costume design (Ruth Carter).

See the complete list below.

Best Picture: Green Book

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Actor: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Best Adapted Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike LeeBlacKkKlansman

Best Original Screenplay: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter FarrellyGreen Book

Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Costume Design: Ruth E. Carter, Black Panther 

Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney, Vice 

Best Foreign-Language Film: Roma, Mexico

Best Production Design: Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart, Black Panther

Best Documentary Feature: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill, Free Solo

Best Original Song: “Shallow,” A Star Is Born, Music and Lyrics by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

Best Original Score: Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther

Best Sound Editing: John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Sound Mixing: Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Visual Effects: Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm, First Man

Best Film Editing: John Ottman, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Animated Feature: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Animated Short: Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb, Bao

Best Documentary Short: Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton, Period. End of Sentence.

Best Live-Action Short: Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, Skin

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