Moonlight (2016 film)

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Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.wikipedia
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Trevante Rhodes

It stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.
He won several accolades and achieved recognition in 2016 for his performance as Chiron in the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight.

André Holland

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It stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.
He received several accolades and widespread notice in 2016 for his performance as Kevin in the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight.

Ashton Sanders

It stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.
He is best known for his portrayal of Teen Chiron in the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight (2016).

Janelle Monáe

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It stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.
In 2016, Monáe made her theatrical film debut in two high-profile productions; she starred in Hidden Figures as NASA mathematician and aerospace engineer Mary Jackson, and also starred in ''Moonlight.

Jharrel Jerome

It stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.
He is best known for starring in Barry Jenkins' drama film Moonlight (2016) and for portraying Korey Wise in Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries When They See Us (2019).

Naomie Harris

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It stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.
In 2016, she starred in the critically acclaimed film Moonlight, a performance that earned her several accolades, including nominations for the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Academy Award for Best Picture

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The film won several accolades, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Supporting Actor for Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jenkins and McCraney from a total of eight nominations.
When the mistake was realized, the show's producers rushed onstage to correct it; in the resulting chaos, it was La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz who finally announced that Moonlight was the real winner.

Joi McMillon

Joi McMillon became the first black woman to be nominated for an editing Oscar, and Ali became the first Muslim to win an acting Oscar. The film was edited in Los Angeles by Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders, former university schoolmates of Jenkins.
Joi McMillon is an American film editor, known for her work on the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight (2016), for which she won several accolades.

Mahershala Ali

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It stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.
Ali won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Juan in Barry Jenkins' drama film Moonlight.

Barry Jenkins

Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.
Following an eight-year hiatus from filmmaking, Jenkins directed and co-wrote the LGBT-themed independent drama Moonlight (2016) which gained critical acclaim and won numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Adele Romanski

In January 2013, producer Adele Romanski urged Jenkins to make a second film.
She is best known for producing the films Moonlight and The Myth of the American Sleepover.

Nicholas Britell

The score of Moonlight was composed by Nicholas Britell.
He has scored both of Barry Jenkins' studio films, Moonlight (2016) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), both of which have been nominated for Best Original Score at the Academy Awards.

Dede Gardner

Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B Entertainment became producers of the film, while A24 undertook to finance it and handle worldwide distribution, which marked the company's first production.
She is a two-time Oscar winner for 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight.

A24 (company)

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Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B Entertainment became producers of the film, while A24 undertook to finance it and handle worldwide distribution, which marked the company's first production. Distributed by A24, the film was released in the United States on October 21, 2016, and grossed over $65 million worldwide.
In 2017, Moonlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture (the first such award for the company), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali).

Jeremy Kleiner

Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B Entertainment became producers of the film, while A24 undertook to finance it and handle worldwide distribution, which marked the company's first production.
Kleiner and his fellow producers won two Academy Awards for Best Picture for the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave and the 2016 film Moonlight.

Tarell Alvin McCraney

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Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.
He co-wrote the 2016 film Moonlight, based on his own play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, for which he received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Nat Sanders

The film was edited in Los Angeles by Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders, former university schoolmates of Jenkins.
He is best known for his work on Short Term 12 (2013) and Moonlight (2016).

James Laxton

Jenkins worked with cinematographer and longtime friend James Laxton, who previously shot Medicine for Melancholy.
James Laxton is an American cinematographer best known for his collaborations with filmmaker Barry Jenkins, specifically his work on Jenkins' 2016 film Moonlight, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award and received his first Academy Award nomination.

Hannah Beachler

She worked on the 2015 Rocky film Creed, the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, and most recently has become known for the film Moonlight, Beyoncé's 2016 TV special and visual album Lemonade, and for her Afrofuturist design direction on the film Black Panther, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Production Design and making her the first African-American to be nominated in the same category, as well as the first to win.

Plan B Entertainment

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Jenkins looked for financing for the film during 2013, finding success after sharing the script with the executives of Plan B Entertainment at the year's Telluride Film Festival.
Three of the production company's movies, The Departed, 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight, have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Telluride Film Festival

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Jenkins looked for financing for the film during 2013, finding success after sharing the script with the executives of Plan B Entertainment at the year's Telluride Film Festival. Filmed in Miami, Florida, beginning in 2015, Moonlight premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016.
The festival has also had the American premiere of films such as My Dinner With Andre (Louis Malle, 1981), Stranger than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, 1984), Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986), The Civil War (Ken Burns, 1990), The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992), Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001), Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005), The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum, 2014), Sully (Clint Eastwood, 2016), Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016), and Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017).

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It became the first film with an all-black cast, the first LGBTQ-related film, and the second-lowest-grossing film domestically (behind The Hurt Locker) to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

89th Academy Awards

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While discussing the film after its screening at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times described Moonlight as "achingly romantic and uncommonly wise," opining the film to be an early Oscar contender.
In the main ceremony, Moonlight won three awards including Best Picture, after La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.

Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama

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The film won several accolades, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Supporting Actor for Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jenkins and McCraney from a total of eight nominations.

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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The film won several accolades, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Best Supporting Actor for Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jenkins and McCraney from a total of eight nominations.