Universal Pictures’ Green Book was crowned Best Motion Picture of the Year at last night’s 91st Academy Awards.
The biographical drama-comedy was nominated in five categories — Best Picture, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. By the end of the night, the film walked home with three wins (the aforementioned Best Picture win, as well as Supporting Actor and Original Screenplay).
The film follows a gruff working-class Italian-American (played by Viggo Mortensen) who takes a job as a driver for a well-known African-American classical pianist (played by Mahershala Ali) on a 1960s tour of the American South. While on tour, they encounter prejudice, racism, and the realities of the black experience in 1960s America. By the end, the two men forge a lasting connection.
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