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Green Book wins influential Toronto festival award

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book

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Green Book stars Viggo Mortensen (l) and Mahershala Ali (r)

The movie Green Book has gained the influential People’s Choice Award at this 12 months’s Toronto International Film Festival.

The feel-good drama, which tells the real tale of a black musician and his white driving force on a excursion of America’s Deep South within the 1960s, stars Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Lord of the Rings actor Viggo Mortensen.

The prize is observed as a robust indicator for good fortune within the movie awards season.

Previous winners come with Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech and 12 Years A Slave – all of which went directly to win easiest movie on the Oscars.

Nine of the final 10 Toronto winners have earned easiest movie nominations.

The award is selected by means of audiences who vote on-line.

Second position went to If Beale Street Could Talk, which is author and director Barry Jenkins’s first movie since Moonlight gained the Oscar for easiest image in 2017.

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If Beale Street Could Talk is director Barry Jenkins’s newest movie

Based on a singular by means of James Baldwin, this is a Harlem-set love tale a couple of younger guy wrongly accused of rape.

Third position used to be taken by means of Netflix liberate Roma, a two-and-a-quarter hour-long Mexican black and white movie a couple of heart elegance circle of relatives and their housekeeper residing in Mexico City within the 1970s.

It is directed by means of Alfonso Cuarón, whose movie Gravity gained him the Oscar for easiest director in 2014.

Green Book might be launched in the United Kingdom in February subsequent 12 months. If Beale Street Could Talk and Roma will each be screened within the London Film Festival subsequent month.

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Roma is a black-and-white Netflix movie set in 1970s Mexico City

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