“Putting the final exclamation point on an unusually tumultuous and unpredictable Oscar season, ‘Green Book’ — the period road movie about a black virtuoso pianist and his white chauffeur and bodyguard from director Peter Farrelly — claimed the top prize Sunday night at the 91st Academy Awards, beating out a diverse field of rivals ranging from the intimate, poetic ‘Roma’ to the superhero smash ‘Black Panther’ to the crowd-pleasing Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,'” as the Los Angeles Times is reporting.
“Heading into the night, the best picture race seemed unusually wide open, with no clear and sustained front-runner, and yet the win for ‘Green Book’ was not entirely unexpected. In January, the film picked up the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards, an important bellwether, and in many ways, the feel-good movie had the trappings of an old-fashioned Oscar contender.
“In accepting the award, producer Jim Burke said it was the film’s message of racial reconciliation that ultimately resonated with audiences and academy voters. ‘This whole story is about love,’ Burke said. ‘It’s about loving each other despite our differences and finding out the truth about who we are: we’re the same people.'”
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