'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Vice' and 'Green Book' Are Best Picture Nominees — Why? What do Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice, and Green Book have in common? Two things: one, they're nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars; and two, they're based on events in the lives of real people. Today, awards season leads us to a wide-reaching conversation on some very different movies.
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'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Vice' and 'Green Book' Are Best Picture Nominees — Why?

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'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Vice' and 'Green Book' Are Best Picture Nominees — Why?

'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Vice' and 'Green Book' Are Best Picture Nominees — Why?

'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Vice' and 'Green Book' Are Best Picture Nominees — Why?

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Gwilym Lee (as Brian May) and Rami Malek (as Freddie Mercury) star in Bohemian Rhapsody, which is nominated for best picture at the 91st Academy Awards. Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Gwilym Lee (as Brian May) and Rami Malek (as Freddie Mercury) star in Bohemian Rhapsody, which is nominated for best picture at the 91st Academy Awards.

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What do Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice, and Green Book have in common? Two things: one, they're nominated for best picture at the Oscars; and two, they're based on events in the lives of real people. Today, awards season leads us to a wide-reaching conversation on some very different movies.

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