‘American Fiction,’ movie full of recognizable Mass. locations, earns 5 Oscar nominations

By Phil Tenser | WCVB 5 | January 23, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 13: (L-R) Erika Alexander, Laura Karpman, Cord Jefferson and Jeffrey Wright seen at Amazon MGM Studios’ “American Fiction” Los Angeles Special Screening at Directors Guild Theatre on January 13, 2024 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Stewart Cook/Getty Images for Amazon MGM Studios) SOURCE: Stewart Cook

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.

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According to IMDB, the film was shot in Scituate, Boston and Brookline.

“American Fiction” was nominated in these Oscars categories:

Best picture
Best actor in a leading role, Jeffrey Wright
Best actor in a supporting role, Sterling K. Brown
Best adapted screenplay
Best original score

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