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Green Book won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, despite numerous controversies surrounding the film. It also picked up the award for best original screenplay, shocking everyone—including presenter Samuel L. Jackson. After the top award of the ceremony was announced, the reactions on social media were swift. Most people were disappointed and annoyed to see another Crash-like film win that over-simplifies race and offers white male saviors.
The closing comment from one of the film’s producers, Charles B. Wessler, really hit a nerve. “I want to dedicate [the award] to our great friend, Carrie Fisher,” he said.
On Twitter, people thought that Fisher wouldn’t have enjoyed this mention—or Green Book.
Carrie Fisher coming back from the dead to slap her name out of this asshole's mouth.— MildlyIrritated (@MildlyIrritate1) February 25, 2019
Carrie Fisher, hearing them dedicate Green Book's Oscar win to her in heaven: pic.twitter.com/U343MkN10J— Alex Zalben (@azalben) February 25, 2019
GREEN BOOK producers: we should like to thank carrie fisher!— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) February 25, 2019
carrie fisher: pic.twitter.com/Q8S9jOB1s6
Carrie Fisher in space hearing she was thanked for Green Book. pic.twitter.com/mFuBBPHB4J— The Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) February 25, 2019
Carrie Fisher in heaven rn: pic.twitter.com/43ufaXg0UU— tweeter valentine (@MamoudouNDiaye) February 25, 2019
May Carrie Fisher smite all of them from above.— roxane gay (@rgay) February 25, 2019
How dare those men invoke Carrie Fisher to conclude their fuckery— Natalie Walker (@nwalks) February 25, 2019
DON'T YOU DARE ROPE CARRIE FISHER INTO THIS— Inkoo Kang (@inkookang) February 25, 2019
Carrie Fisher would’ve hated green book— Ryan O'Connell (@ryanoconn) February 25, 2019
Several jokes and memes involved Fisher’s ghost being upset.
carrie fishers ghost when they mentioned her pic.twitter.com/hLPO2FtdK1— beth (@wintrweb) February 25, 2019
But one person was supportive of the Green Book producer mentioning Fisher: Her former Star Wars co-star, Mark Hamill.
The upshot is the Oscars did end with everyone thinking about Carrie Fisher. It could have been worse! See the full speech below:
Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.