Green Book is undoubtedly the most controversial film of this award season. The movie, which stars Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, captures the story between world-class black pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Ali) and a bouncer named Tony Lip (Mortensen) who drives him around during a concert tour.
So what's the drama? The film is written in part by Lip's real-life son, Nick Vallelonga, who has received flak after a past tweet containing a false Islamophobic statement resurfaced. Shirley's family has also refuted a lot of what happened in the movie, which has been dubbed a "poorly titled white savior film."
Despite the criticism surrounding it, the film received nominations in four other categories: best actor, supporting actor, original screenplay, and film editing.