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‘Green Book’ wins top Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Award; ‘The Hate U Give,’ ‘Boy Erased’ grab US Cinema honors

Green Book (Universal Pictures)

Fresh off its People’s Choice Award win at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, Peter Farrelly’s Green Book is now the Overall Favorite of the 41st Mill Valley Film Festival.

The film, which chronicles the real-life relationship between virtuoso pianist Don Shirley (played by Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali) and his driver Tony Lip (Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen) as they trek through the south on a concert tour in 1962.

Previous winners have included Mudbound (2017) and Lion (2016).

The Hate U Give, from director George Tillman Jr., won the Audience Favorite for US Cinema with Boy Erased, from actor/director Joel Edgerton, came in second in US Cinema. Previous winners here have included Molly’s Game (2017), Moonlight (2016) and Loving (2016).

The Hate U Give is currently in limited release from 20th Century Fox. Boy Erased is set for November 2nd from Focus Features. Green Book will be released by Universal Pictures on November 23rd.

The full list of 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Award winners:

OVERALL FAVORITE – The MVFF Audience Favorite of 2018
GREEN BOOK
Peter Farrelly

US CINEMA – Audience Favorite – US Cinema
Gold Award
THE HATE U GIVE
George Tillman Jr.

Audience Favorite – US Cinema
Silver Award
BOY ERASED
Joel Edgerton

Audience Favorite – US Cinema Indie
Gold Award
COLLISIONS
Richard Levien

Audience Favorite – US Cinema Indie
Silver Award
SAINT JUDY
Sean Hanish 

WORLD CINEMA – Audience Favorite – World Cinema
Gold Award
CAPERNAUM
Nadine Labaki

Audience Favorite – World Cinema
Silver Award
BECOMING ASTRID
Pernille Fischer Christensen

Audience Favorite – World Cinema Indie
Gold Award
SIR
Rohena Gera

Audience Favorite – World Cinema Indie
Silver Award
THE SILENT REVOLUTION
Lars Kraume

VALLEY OF THE DOCS – Audience Favorite – Valley of the Docs
Gold Award
FREE SOLO
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

Audience Favorite – Valley of the Docs
Silver Award
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
John Chester

VIVA EL CINE – Audience Favorite – Viva el Cine
Gold Award
SERGIO AND SERGEI
Ernesto Daranas Serrano

ACTIVE CINEMA – Audience Favorite – Active Cinema
Gold Award
WHO KILLED LT. VAN DORN?
Zachary Stauffer

MUSIC FILMS – Audience Favorite – Music Films
Gold Award
HOLLY NEAR: SINGING FOR OUR LIVES
Jim Brown

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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