Cumberland, RI – Critically acclaimed author and director, and Cumberland native Peter Farrelly won two Academy Awards for his work in the comedy-drama film Green Book. Farrelly’s Green Book won both Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. In addition to his recent honor, Farrelly won a Golden Globe in the same category at the Golden Globe Awards on January 6.

“I am so proud of Mr. Farrelly for the awards he has accumulated throughout his career as a tremendously talented screenwriter, producer and director. He is proof that with determination and commitment, anything is possible. All of us in Cumberland are so proud of you, Peter, and I invite you to return back home, so the residents and I can celebrate your successes and give you the keys to the Town,” stated Mayor Jeff Mutter.

Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office added, “This is great exposure for the Town of Cumberland and the entire State of Rhode Island, but to have Peter Farrelly win and acknowledge live on stage I want to thank the great State of Rhode Island, is the best visibility in Show Business. We couldn’t be prouder. I join Mayor Mutter in congratulating him and celebrating his vast achievements here in Rhode Island.”