GREEN BOOK is the surprise winner of this year’s coveted People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival! Why does that matter? Here are some of the recent recipients of TIFF’s audience prize, most of which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI; LA LA LAND; ROOM; THE IMITATION GAME; 12 YEARS A SLAVE; THE KING’S SPEECH; SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE….You get the idea! When Tony Lip (Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Oscar winner Mahershala Ali), a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on The Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger—as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. PG-13. 130 Min.