'Green Book' has become an Oscar favorite, but controversies including an anti-Muslim tweet and genital flashing have piled up - Business Insider
Business Insider - Thu 10 Jan 17:11 GMT

'Green Book' has become an Oscar favorite, but controversies including an anti-Muslim tweet and genital flashing have piled up - Business Insider

"Green Book" is an Oscar frontrunner, but one of the movie's writers, Nick Vallelonga, deleted his Twitter over controversy for a past tweet.

  "Green Book" has emerged as an Oscar frontrunner after multiple Golden Globes wins and notable nominations throughout this awards season.

  Relatives of Don Shirley, who Mahershala Ali plays in the movie, have raised concerns that "Green Book" misrepresents the real-life musician.

  Universal's "Green Book" has emerged as an Oscar frontrunner in recent weeks thanks to major wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday, and notable nominations throughout the awards season.

  "Green Book" tells the true story of Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer at clubs in New York City who takes a job driving African-American musician Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) during a tour through the Deep South in the 1960s.

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