I thought Crash was a great Best Picture winner, people just love to whine about Brokeback Mountain not winning because it's another thing to whine about, and considering the subject matter of that movie, it's an EASY thing to complain about Brokeback Mountain not winning. Oscars so homophobic, right?
I finally watched Green Book last night, and I really enjoyed it. And yeah, it made me feel good to know they remained friends. I don't think this film was trying to "solve racism" as that moronic writer put it, but was telling a story of two men who found friendship during a difficult period in this country's history. I have no idea if it's better or worse than the other Best Picture nominees this year, because ever since people started letting their emotions get the better of them, and thinking that someone's, race, gender, or past should determine who or what the Best Picture, Actor, or Director is...when it instead should be about the quality of the films and performances themselves, I have COMPLETELY distanced myself from the Oscars, and I don't give a rats ass who wins anymore.
Green Book was a good film made about a sensitive subject, which is going to have detractors like the halfwit who wrote the OP's article, because it doesn't fit their perception of how racism in a movie should be treated. People like that will never be happy.
So...I think Crash was a good Best Picture winner, I think Green Book was a really nice and entertaining movie, that yeah, made me feel good.
You want to talk about bad Best Picture winners? Talk about Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan. I should have stopped watching the Oscars right there on the spot instead of waiting all the way until the #Oscarssowhite fiasco destroyed any credibility left for the Oscars.