‘Moonlight’ is a 2016 drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on the play ‘In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue’ by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
The film is largely centred around the character of Chiron, and his life in Miami, starting as a shy child, continuing as an awkward teenager, and ending as a hardened adult.
These stages of his life are presented in three acts, each one named for Chiron’s preferred name at that point: Act i: Little; Act ii: Chiron; Act iii: Black.
The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning for Best Picture (producers Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner), Best Supporting Actor (Ali), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Jenkins and McCraney).
Infamously, the movie was subject to the most notorious mix-up in the history of the Academy Awards, as an envelope switch resulted in ‘La La Land’ being announced as the Best Picture winner before its producer Jordan Horowitz announced the mistake.
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