Oscars: Congressman John Lewis' "green book" presentation has left some viewers upset



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During a change of pace, the Oscars invited celebrities from outside the film industry to present the nominees for this year's Best Picture Award, including renowned civil rights activist and Congressman of Georgia John Lewis. But the way Lewis was used has left a lot of upheaval on Twitter.

Lewis is best known for his decades of activity in the field of civil rights advocacy, particularly because of injuries inflicted by state soldiers at the Edmund Pettis Bridge during the March of Selma in 1965. Amandla Stenberg, star of the black militant drama "The Hate U Give", joins the Academy Awards. Together, they introduced the introduction of "Green Book", which then won the Best Film Award.

"I can testify that the portrait of this time and place in our history is very real. It is engraved in my memory, "said Lewis about the Jim Crow South, in which the" Green Book "takes place.

"Our nation bears the scars of that time, just like me"

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AMANDLA STENBERG, CZECH REP. JOHN LEWIS

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AMANDLA STENBERG, CZECH REP. JOHN LEWIS

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AMANDLA STENBERG, CZECH REP. JOHN LEWIS

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Retransmission with Alternative Culture.) (GD) Amandla Stenberg and US Representative John Lewis speak on the stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019. Hollywood California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Hollywood, CA – Feb. 24: (Lt-G) Pharrell Williams and US Representative John Lewis attend the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 24: US Representative John Lewis will attend the 91st Academy Awards in Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic)

Hollywood, Calif. – Feb. 24: US Representative John Lewis attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)




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But "Green Paper" has been confronted with a multi-faceted reaction since winning the Golden Globe for best comedy or comedy in January. Dr. Don Shirley's family, portrayed in Mahershala Ali's Oscar-winning film, described the film as a "symphony of lies," while critics blame him for having made the film "lyrical". White plot, Tony Vallelonga, the central protagonist instead of Shirley.

Along with this, main star Viggo Mortensen was criticized for using a racial insult during a post-screening debate, screenwriter Nick Vallelonga issued tweets stating that New Jersey Muslims celebrated on September 11 had been exhumed, and an interview with director Peter Farrelly in 1998 telling how he would send his penis to Hollywood people while a joke would be unearthed.

In light of all the scandals and critical evaluations, many on Twitter were unhappy that Lewis was invited to present the "Green Book" rather than the film directed by black filmmakers like "BlackkKlansman" by Spike Lee or "Black Panther" of Ryan Coogler. which was filmed at Pinewood Studios near the Atlanta district of Lewis.

In addition to Best Picture, "Green Book" won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Ali and Best Original Screenplay.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: An image of the late Freddie Mercury is screened while Adam Lambert + Queen perform on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Member of British rock group Queen Brian May and American singer-songwriter Adam Lambert at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California, February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP ) (Photo credit, read: VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Feb. 24: (Editor's note: broadcast with alternative culture.) Lady Gaga and Rami Malek at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (L / G) Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler speak on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (GD) Regina King accepts actress in a supporting award for Maya Rudolph's "If Beale Street Could Talk" on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: Regina King accepts the actress in a supporting award for "If Beale Street Could Speak" on the stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

British actress Helen Mirren and actor Jason Mamoa award an award at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Credit picture, read: VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Retransmission with Alternative Culture.) (G-D) Marina de Tavira and Emma Stone attend the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – February 24: (Left) Stephan James and Elsie Fisher speak on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

The crew of 'Free Solo & # 39; accepts the Oscar for Best Documentary at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit, read: VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

Hollywood, Calif. – February 24: (L / R) Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry speak on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – February 24: Melissa McCarthy speaks on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Nominated for the "Black Panther" in the Best Costume category, Ruth E. Carter accepts her Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit, read: VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

Hollywood, Calif. – Feb. 24: (G-dr) Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney accept the Makeup and Hair Award for "Vice" on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Retransmission with alternative culture.) (G-D) Spike Lee and Rami Malek participate in the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

On February 24, 2019, Alfonso Cuaron received the award for Best Cinematography for "Best Photography" at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit as follows: VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (From left to right) Jay Hart and Hannah Beachler accept the Design Production Award for "Black Panther & # 39; on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Hollywood, Calif. – Feb. 24: (L / G) Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart accept the "Black Panther" production design award on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Retransmission with Alternative Culture.) (L / G) Jennifer Lopez and Chris Evans speak on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Hudlywood, Calif. – February 24: Jennifer Hudson performs on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Feb. 24: Laura Dern speaks at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

On February 24, 2019, Mahershala Ali, Best Support Book candidate, received the Best Supporting Actor award at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

Hollywood, Calif. – February 24: (left to right) Michelle Yeoh and Pharrell Williams speak on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Hollywood, Calif. – February 24: Michael Keaton speaks on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Hollywood, Calif. – Feb. 24: (L / G) Daniel Craig and Charlize Theron walk on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – February 24: Mahershala Ali at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – February 24: Lady Gaga at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Hollywood, Calif. – Feb. 24: (L / G) James McAvoy and Danai Gurira speak on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Comedian Trevor Noah presents an award at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should be written as: VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Retransmission with alternative culture.) Brian May and Adam Lambert on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron embraces Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit: VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Retransmission with Alternative Culture) (GD) Marc Shaiman and Bette Midler perform on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California . (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

American singer Bette Midler performs at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (The photo credit should read: VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – February 24: Keegan-Michael Key is lowered to the floor at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – February 24: Keegan-Michael Key is lowered to the floor at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (Left) Javier Bardem and Angela Bassett present the Foreign Language Film Award for "Roma & # 39; to Alfonso Cuaron on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

The short film finalists for 'Bao & # 39; Domee Shi (R) and Becky Neiman-Cobb accept the award for Best Animated Short at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) ( The photo credit should read: VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

THE OSCARS® – The 91st Oscars® will be live on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Hollywood & Highland Center® Dolby Theater® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm. EST / 5 pm PST. Mrs. Streisand wears a vintage Chanel dress in leather and sequins. The long sequined sweater is an old Donna Karan piece from her closet. In addition, the antique brooch is his own from many years ago. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) BARBRA STREISAND

Actress and rapper Awkwafina and John Mullaney award an award at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit: VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

Actor Mike Myers (left) and Dana Carvey award an award at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit: VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Feb. 24: Kacey Musgraves speaks on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Hollywood, Calif. – Feb. 24: (L / G) David Rawlings and Gillian Welch perform on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Hollywood, Calif. – Feb. 24: (G-D) Mahershala Ali and Amatus Sami-Karim attend the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Hollywood, Calif. – February 24: (L / G) Tessa Thompson and Michael B. Jordan speak on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Hollywood, Calif. – February 24: (G-D) Krysten Ritter and KiKi Layne speak on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, Lady Gaga and Anthony Rossomando accept the "Shallow" Music (Original Song) Award from "A Star is Born" on the Stage at the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Feb. 24: (Gd) Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Lady Gaga accept the Best Original Song Award for "Shallow" on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – February 24: (right) Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson speak on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

THE OSCARS® – The 91st Oscars® will be live on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Hollywood & Highland Center® Dolby Theater® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm. EST / 5 pm PST.
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ALFONSO CUARON

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Hollywood, Calif. – February 24: (G-D) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform on stage at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

The best suited scenario candidate for "Blackkklansman", Spike Lee embraces actor Samuel L. Jackson while he accepts the Best Original Screenplay award at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California , February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (The photo credit should correspond to VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

Olivia Colman receives Best Actress award at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit, read: VALERIE) MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – February 24: Lady Gaga at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 24: In this document provided by AMPAS, Lady Gaga poses with the Music (Original Song) award of "Shallow" behind the scenes of "A Star Is Born" at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles – Document / A.M.P.A.S. Via Getty Images)

THE OSCARS® – The 91st Oscars® will be live on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Hollywood & Highland Center® Dolby Theater® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm. EST / 5 pm PST.
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AMANDLA STENBERG, CZECH REP. JOHN LEWIS

THE OSCARS® – The 91st Oscars® will be live on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Hollywood & Highland Center® Dolby Theater® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm. EST / 5 pm PST.
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RAMI MALEK

THE OSCARS® – The 91st Oscars® will be live on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Hollywood & Highland Center® Dolby Theater® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm. EST / 5 pm PST.
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GUILLERMO DEL TORO

THE OSCARS® – The 91st Oscars® will be live on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Hollywood & Highland Center® Dolby Theater® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm. EST / 5 pm PST.
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GARY OLDMAN, ALLISON JANNEY

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (LR) Alfonso Cuaron and Yalitza Aparicio react to the announcement of the appointment of Mr. Cuaron as the Cinematography Award winner for "Roma & # 39; at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

THE OSCARS® – The 91st Oscars® will be live on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Hollywood & Highland Center® Dolby Theater® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm. EST / 5 pm PST.
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Hollywood, Calif. – FEBRUARY 24: (G-D) Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen attend the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

The producer of Green Book, the best film candidate, Peter Farrelly, receives the best film award with the entire film crew at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should show VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, producers nominated for the award for best film, receive the best film award with the entire film crew at the 91st Academy Awards at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (The photo credit should correspond to VALERIE MACON / AFP / Getty Images)

THE OSCARS® – The 91st Oscars® will be live on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Hollywood & Highland Center® Dolby Theater® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm. EST / 5 pm PST.
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BARBRA STREISAND

THE OSCARS® – The 91st Oscars® will be live on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Hollywood & Highland Center® Dolby Theater® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm. EST / 5 pm PST.
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