Green Book has won the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award as the top feature film of 2018. Film fans know that the PGA over the last 29 years has accurately mirrored the best picture award for the Oscars.
20 out of 29 films that the PGA selected for best picture were also selected for Oscars proving also that most of The Golden Globes winners were not so left field after all.
Green Book was up against Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, Marvel's Black Panther, Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians, The Favourite, A Quiet Place, Netflix film Roma, A Star Is Born and Vice.
The humble director of Green Book Peter Farrelly said: "I dont need awards, this is like Warren Buffet winning the lottery. Im damn thankful." "When you make ‘Dumb and Dumber’ you never expect to get an award," he added.
Green Book has courted controversy with family members disputing depictions of the events, Vallelonga's controversial tweet and Viggo Mortensen using an insulting racist remark.
As things stand the Oscars still are missing a presenter for the ceremony on Sunday 24 February.
Comedian Kevin Hart had been selected to host the 2019 Academy Awards for the first time taking over hosting duties from Jimmy Kimmel who presided over the last two ceremonies.
The Night School actor swiftly pulled out when offensive tweets, originally posted between 2009 and 2011, resurfaced.
Hart, 39, initially rejected the Academy's demand he apologise, arguing that he previously said sorry when the offending tweets first emerged, before apologising again to the LGBT community and standing down as presenter of the ceremony.