Killers of the Flower Moon

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The Los Angeles Press Club is thrilled to announce that "Killers of the Flower Moon," produced by Apple Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures, is the winner of its 9th annual Veritas Award for Best Film Based on or Inspired by Real Events and People. This award is voted on by the 1,000 members-strong LAPC, and the films under consideration are judged equally on fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence.

The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone and was 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," "Bombshell," "The Trial of the Chicago 7," "King Richard" and "She Said." This year’s runner-up was "Oppenheimer."