Entertainment Movies Chadwick Boseman's Reaction to 'Green Book' Winning Best Picture at the Oscars Has People Talking Green Book's win came after months of debate surrounding the film By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 27, 2019 11:37 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Chadwick Boseman is the latest star to have a viral moment from Sunday’s 91st annual Academy Awards. The 41-year-old actor — who led Black Panther, one of the films competing for Best Picture — was caught on camera turning his head to make eye contact with his costar Michael B. Jordan, just moments after Green Book was announced as the winner of the Oscar’s top prize. Video of the glance was first captured by Twitter user @_MarcusD3_ and shared quickly after the ceremony ended. It was then picked up and spread by legions of fans frustrated by Green Book‘s win, many projecting their feelings onto Boseman’s look. Boseman hasn’t responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment. “When you’re disappointed but not surprised,” said writer Matthew Cherry. “Chadwick Boseman is all of us when Green Book was announced as Best Picture,” another critic tweeted. The Internet Freaked Out About Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ Performance: Check Out the Best Reactions Green Book Wins Best Picture in Surprise Victory Following Months of Controversy Green Book‘s win came after months of debate surrounding the film, which tells the real-life story of Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) — a world-class African-American pianist who embarked on a concert tour of the Deep South in 1962 along with his driver and bodyguard, Tony Lip (played by Viggo Mortensen). The movie addresses the racism and segregation prevalent in the deep South at the time. After its release in November, Dr. Shirley’s family first criticized the movie, with his brother Maurice calling it a “symphony of lies.” Mortensen, 60, then found himself in hot water when he used the n-word during the movie’s press tour — and quickly apologized. Later, director Pete Farrelly was also saying sorry for having exposed himself years ago while on the set of his 1998 romantic comedy There’s Something About Mary. Spike Lee Explains His Angry Reaction to Green Book’s Win: ‘I Thought the Ref Made a Bad Call’ Spike Lee, 61 — who won Best Adapted Screenplay for his movie, BlacKkKlansman, but lost out in Best Picture — told reporters that he felt like Academy’s decision to anoint Green Book with the big award was a “bad call.” Black Panther didn’t go home empty-handed. Last year’s highest-grossing movie won three Oscars on Sunday.