Give Green Book
a chance, you will be the better for having done so.
The actual Green Book
was a guidebook created in the 1930s that listed the names and locations of hotels, motels, restaurants and public rest rooms that would accept African-Americans during the time of widespread racial segregation and sunset towns.
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The title of "Green Book
" refers to a travel guide published from 1936 to 1966 that told black readers where they could safely eat, drink or get a room for the night while driving across an America segregated by Jim Crow laws.
He then headed to the exit of the Dolby Theatre as the cast and crew of Green Book
collected their gong, but was told by security he could not leave the venue.
," from Universal Pictures took two other Oscars - for best original screenplay and supporting actor Ma-hershala Ali, who played a black pianist touring the segregated U.S.
So it came as a shock to many viewers when he came up on stage to present Green Book
- the story of black jazz pianist Dr Don Shirley as he travels round the deep South in the 1960s with his white driver.
won three trophies in total, including best picture,
,' helmed by Peter Farrelly, bagged the Best Picture award, beating strong competition from 'Roma,' 'A Star is Born,' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
British actress Olivia Colman defied the odds to scoop an Oscar on a night when Green Book
also sprung a surprise by winning the award for best film.
Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali, "Green Book
"Bohemian Rhapsody" was the biggest winner of the night grabbing four Oscars, followed by "Green Book
" and "Roma" that won three Oscars each.