25 Feb 2019

Olivia Colman wins best actress Oscar

Olivia Colman won the best actress award at last night’s Oscars in Los Angeles, after a ceremony where America’s racial divide played a prominent role.

The best picture gong went to Green Book, a film about a black pianist jazz musician and his white driver travelling through the Deep South during the time of segregation.

Spike Lee, who won best adapted screenplay category, discussed slavery and the 2020 election in his acceptance speech, which President Trump described as a “racist hit”.