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Best Picture winners earn most of their money before the Oscars

Winning Best Picture at the Oscars is a prestigious milestone, but it doesn't necessarily drive people to the theaters. Data from Comscore shows that most Best Picture winners make the majority of their revenue between the time of the nomination and the Academy Awards telecast — not after they win.

Data: Comscore; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

Diversity wins at the Oscars

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Green Book, a civil rights-era comedy and drama, made history Sunday night, taking home the prize for Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards.

Why it matters: Voters weren't yet ready to hand over the top award to Netflix, which mounted a reported $25-30 million public relations campaign for its black-and-white foreign-language film "Roma." And, most importantly, the night also saw a host of historic wins for minorities at the awards.

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