February 25, 2019 07:25 AM
This year's Academy Awards had a Minnesota connection.
Green Book producer Jim Burke grew up in Edina and graduated from the University of Minnesota. And he's walking away with an Academy Award for Best Picture.
The movie received several Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
"It's a really, really hard thing to make a film and to have one turn out that's really good it's almost a miracle," Burke said. "I have to be who I am and who I am is a Minnesotan."
Burke will give the commencement speech at the University of Minnesota this spring. He grew up only a few miles from some other movie makers, the Coen brothers of St. Louis Park.
Updated: February 25, 2019 07:25 AM
Created: February 24, 2019 06:36 PM
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