The final verdict is out: ‘Green Book’ wins over Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

February 25, 2019 – alike Editorial Team

Alfonso Cuarón is the first person ever to be nominated for both directing and cinematography, and he won in both categories for “Roma.” After being announced as this year’s Best Director, the only category left for the Mexican filmmaker to win was Best Picture.

Except that he didn’t. The announcement came with “Green Book” as the title sealed inside the envelope.

As anticipated, “Green Book” emerged as this year’s dark horse after the Academy’s most-coveted prize. The film’s other awards include: Best Original Screenplay, and Mahershala Ali as Best Supporting Actor.

The film has also won the same award at the Golden Globes and the Toronto Film Festival. “Green Book” is named after the handbook that helped African-American travelers around segregated America.

Set in the 60s, it follows the story of black pianist Don Shirley and his bodyguard Tony Vallelonga. “The whole story is about love,” said director Peter Farrelly. “It’s about loving each other despite our differences and finding out the truth about who we are: We’re the same people.”

Here's the full list of winners this 2019:

Best supporting actress

Regina King (If Beale Street Can Talk)

Best makeup and hair


Best documentary
Free Solo 

Best costume design
Black Panther (Ruth Carter)

Best film editing
Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman)

Best production design

Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart)

Best cinematography
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

Best sound editing

Bohemian Rhapsody

Best sound mixing
Bohemian Rhapsody 

Best foreign language film
Roma (Mexico)

Best supporting actor
Mahershala Ali (Green Book) Best animated feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best live action short

Best animated short

Best documentary short

Period. End of Sentence.

Best visual effects
First Man

Best original screenplay
Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga)

Best adapted screenplay

BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott)

Best original score

Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)

Best original song
Shallow (A Star Is Born)

Best actor
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Best actress

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Best director
Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Best picture

Green Book