Alibaba, triumph at the Oscars thanks to “Green Book”



The film won categories for the best photography, the best original screenplay and the best supporting actor


In the Oscar night there was also joy for Alibaba. “Green Book” – a film presented by Participant Media, Dreamworks Pictures and Alibaba Pictures – has in fact won three Oscars at the Academy Awards last Sunday.

The film brought home awards for best photography, best original screenplay and best supporting actor. Certainly a great success for the film, which was nominated for five prizes. To the three brought home, in fact, must be added the best interpretation of an actor in a leading role and the best result in the editing of a film.

In total, therefore, “Green Book” has won 18 awards since it debuted last November, including three Golden Globes. After the great international success, the film will be released tomorrow in Chinese cinemas.

Set in 1962, the film recounts the unlikely friendship between an African-American pianist of classical training – Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) – and an Italian-American bouncer – Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) – who is hired to accompany Shirley on a concert tour through the segregated South American. Before leaving, Vallelonga is given the “Green Book”, a tour guide that details the hotels and restaurants that welcome black travelers.


In addition to “Green Book”, Alibaba played a key role in promoting “Mission Impossible: Fallout”


The film’s success certainly marks a milestone for Alibaba Pictures, Alibaba Group’s financing and film production arm. “Although Alibaba Pictures is a relatively new name in the Hollywood market, we have a track record of choosing quality projects that not only have a high entertainment value, but also have positive messages we believe in,” said Wei Zhang , president of Alibaba Pictures.

Alibaba Pictures has opened its offices overseas (Pasadena, Calif.) In 2016 to find stories on which to invest, produce and share high-quality content with China’s rapidly growing market, which is expected to exceed the United States as the most the world’s largest film market by 2022, as reported by Ampere Analysis.

In addition to “Green Book”, Alibaba played a key role in promoting Paramount Pictures “Mission Impossible: Fallout” last August. During the lucrative Chinese New Year, he also published “Peppa celebrates the Chinese New Year”, the first feature film based on the beloved cartoon character Peppa Pig, co-produced with Entertainment One.



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