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Best picture
Green Book
Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist that is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood from the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

Writing [Original]
Green Book
“Green Book” was written by Nick Vallelonga and Brian Hayes Currie. Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class pianist, truly did do a concert tour in the deep south. The title of “Green Book” is based on “The Negro Motorist Green-Book” by Victor H. Green, a book that helped African Americans travel and find location to rest, eat and feel welcomed.

Directing

Roma- Alfonso Cuaron
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor. His work has received critical acclaim and many accolades. He won this year for the film “Roma”. Other film that he has directed include “Children of Men”, “Gravity”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”.

Cinematography
Roma
Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help parents Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. This story is based off of director Alfonso Cuaron’s own childhood and is considered an achievement in cinematography.

Animated feature film

Spider man: Into the Spider-verse
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. The film has been praised for its creative and unprecedented use of a variety of different animation styles, a concept which is uncommon in recent animated features.

Writing [Adaptive]
Blackkklansmen
It is the early 1970s and Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Directed by Spike Lee, this is altered from a memoir of the real Ron Stallworth that was adapted and written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee.

Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody
As he seeks to fulfill his dream of becoming a famous singer, art student Freddie rebels against his traditional Parsi family and joins the band that will become Queen. Adopting the surname Mercury, Freddie becomes a superstar as he and his band mates create the exuberant music that electrifies audiences in the 1970s and 1980s.

Best Doc
Free Solo
Renowned free solo climber Alex Honnold has long desired to attempt El Capitan, the 3,000-foot granite rock in Yosemite National Park. Although he wants to begin, Honnold is suddenly plagued by injuries and his friends and family worry for his safety. Nothing can stop him, however, and Honnold becomes the only athlete to make the treacherous ascent without ropes.

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