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People have feelings about Carrie Fisher’s mention at the Oscars

Fans are mad she got dragged into the 'Green Book' mess.

 

Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Published Feb 24, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 6:26 pm CDT

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.

https://twitter.com/MildlyIrritate1/status/1099886687956684800

https://twitter.com/lindseyromain/status/1099886605916086272

https://twitter.com/rgay/status/1099886123008937984

https://twitter.com/nwalks/status/1099886193876049921

https://twitter.com/inkookang/status/1099886032160342017

https://twitter.com/ryanoconn/status/1099886145289084928

Several jokes and memes involved Fisher’s ghost being upset.

https://twitter.com/wintrweb/status/1099886557962661888

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZC140dC8Ps

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*First Published: Feb 24, 2019, 11:43 pm CST