By Phil Tenser | WCVB 5 | January 23, 2024
SCITUATE, Mass. —“American Fiction,” a comedy-drama based on a 2001 novel and full of recognizable Massachusetts scenery, earned five Academy Award nominations on Tuesday.
The film is about a novelist who adopts a pen name because he’s frustrated with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment and sets out to write satire but finds his work is received with high sales and acclaim. Jeffrey Wright stars as the author alongside Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz and others.
“American Fiction” was directed by Cord Jefferson and based on the novel, “Erasure” by Percival Everett.
Paul Giamatti movie ‘The Holdovers’ filmed in Massachusetts nominated for Academy Awards including Best Picture.
According to IMDB, the film was shot in Scituate, Boston and Brookline.
“American Fiction” was nominated in these Oscars categories:
Best actor in a leading role, Jeffrey Wright
Best actor in a supporting role, Sterling K. Brown
Best adapted screenplay
Best original score