Without a host, the night moved right along, including that memorable 'Shallow' performance by Lady Gag and Bradley Cooper, and some historic wins for people like 'Black Panther' production designer Hannah Beachler, the first African American to win in the category. Plus, Spike Lee finally won in a competitive category for his 'BlacKkKlansman' screenplay.
But then, it came to best picture. How did it come to be that Julia Roberts was announcing 'Green Book' as the winner when the film had endured scandal after scandal? Scott Feinberg explains what makes the ballot for best picture different from all the other categories. And the other takeaway? The Academy is not the same as "film Twitter"--far from it, in this case!