“When you make comedies popular, such as Dumb and Dumber , we do not expect to receive a price,” confided moved Peter Farrelly. The director has seen Saturday’s road-movie humanist Green Book: on the roads of the South to go one step further in the Oscar race, receiving the best film award of the union of producers (PGA). The road movie in America segregated Sixties, has become the face of Roma Alfonso Cuaron, The Favorite, A Star Is Born, Black Panther or Bohemian Rhapsody biopic musical about Freddie Mercury which has the wind in its sails since his Golden Globe for best dramatic film. In other categories, the award for best animation film went to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse . Side tv series The Americans and The Fabulous Ms. Maisel shone.

Peter Farrelly came to receive his award from the PGA, with his actress Linda Cardellini. Frazer Harrison/AFP

based on a true story, Green Book: on the roads of the South recounts the journey of a bouncer italo-american hired as a driver by the composer and virtuoso african-american Gift Shirley. The green paper of the title refers to a tourist guide, listing the few hotels and restaurants in the south of the United States accepting clients of color. Born into a family of immigrants from jamaica, Don Shirley played by Mahershala Ali (oscar winner for Moonlight ) is a character cultivated in the English punished and kept neat, ill-prepared to face the racism of the South. High in the streets and bars of New York, Tony “Lip” Vallelonga, played by Viggo Mortensen ( the Lord of The Rings, Captain Fantastic ), mania the curse, and his fists to make themselves heard. Their life together starts on a wrong foot but they are going to mutually get to know each other, help each other and understand each other, abandoning their prejudices of each.

The trophy of the PGA is important. The winner of the guild is very often the winner of the Oscar for best film. Most importantly, this award gives a little bit of oxygen to Green Book . Since three Golden Globes and received next comedy at the beginning of January, the comedy-drama runs through an area of turbulence and ends up in controversy after controversy. A tweet islamophobic 2015 one of the screenwriters Nick Vallelonga, the son of the real Tony Lip, resurfaced. Nick Vallelonga has publicly apologized, including Mahershala Ali, who converted to islam in 1999. Peter Farrelly himself has had to perform a mea-culpa when the media had found a couple of interviews from 1998, stating his habit of showing off her sex to, according to him, the “stuffing”. The family of Don Shirley has also made it clear that she disapproved of the portrait of the artist too far from reality. Some critics have also criticized Peter Farrelly to convey a vision dated to the segregation.

the Same voting system as the one particular of the Oscar for best film

The winners of the Golden Globes and the PGA might consider Hollywood Reporter and Variety , exonerate the members of the Academy of the Oscars that would have the scruples to appoint, tomorrow, Tuesday, Green Book , and the reward on the 24th of February next, at the 91st ceremony of the Oscars.

The PGA is the only organization to follow the same preferential voting system used for the Oscar for best film. The voters are a number of films in order of preference. Wins the feature-length film that has been the most quoted on the ballots. This facilitates a win to a consensus, type A Star Is Born or Green Book: on the roads of the South , already winner of the audience award at the Toronto Festival. In 29 years of existence, the PGA has announced the winners of the Oscars in twenty times. Recently, the guild has, however, diverged in the crowning The Land and not Moonlight , and The Big Short: the heist of The century rather than Spotlight .

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