So, with the announcement of the Oscar Nominations coming on this Super Tuesday, I was very happy to see Nick Vallelonga (along with Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly) Nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Green Book, the true story about his father Tony's experience driving classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley on a concert tour in the Deep South in the sixties. I have several mutual friends with Nick and was good to see him singled out. To me, this was one of the best films in recent memory to deal with racism, friendship and other serious issues. Moreover, it did it in such a way that it was a commercial movie that was open to the masses. That subject matter and type of release don't often coincide. To me, THAT is how you change people's views and thinking. For that alone, I hope it wins this category. Stiff competition, though, not the least of which comes from Paul Schrader's original script, First Reformed. Remarkably, THIS is the first Nomination for Schrader, despite having written movies such as Taxi Driver, Affliction and Raging Bull. Long overdue, to be sure, and THAT could make him a sentimental favorite. With Roma, Vice and The Favourite rounding out this category, goes without saying this will be one well-earned trophy for whoever takes it home. ;) GOD BLESS all and STAY FRESH! And, keep those Oscar Dreams Alive! Thoughts?