Despite Criticism, 'Green Book' Wins The Oscar For Best Picture

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Despite Criticism, 'Green Book' Wins The Oscar For Best Picture
The real-life family of Don Shirley previously criticized the film for its portrayal of the musician.
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"Green Book" just took home the Oscar for best picture.

The film made around $67 million at the box office, and it previously won won the Golden Globe for best comedy film. That success, however, was met with criticisms from the real-life family of Don Shirley, the musician portrayed by Mahershala Ali.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, director Peter Farrelly said: "I believe in this movie. ... I'm not saying it's going to change the world. But it can make a change in the right direction at a time when we need it."