‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Wins the LA Press Club’s Veritas Award

The Los Angeles Press Club is thrilled to announce the winner of its 9th annual Veritas Award for Best Film Based on or Inspired by Real Events and People. This award is judged by the 1,000-member strong LAPC — based equally upon fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence.

The 2024 winner is Killers of the Flower Moon, produced by Apple Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone, directed by Martin Scorsese.

Killers of the Flower Moon is based on the true events following the discovery of oil on Osage Nation land in Oklahoma in the1920s when the Osage people were murdered one by one.

“This movie, based on in-depth reporting by a dedicated journalist, brought a forgotten piece of American history to a wide audience around the world,” said LA Press Club President Lisa Richwine.

Past winners include Spotlight, Hidden Figures, The Post, Green Book, BombshellThe Trial of the Chicago 7, King Richard and She Said.

This year’s runner-up was Oppenheimer.

The Los Angeles Press Club stands as an organization devoted to improving the spirit of journalism and journalists, raising the industry’s standards, strengthening its integrity and improving its reputation all for the benefit of the community at large. Serving the Southland since 1913, it speaks for all journalists working for daily and weekly newspapers, radio & TV, magazines, documentary films and online.

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