With a bit of a dramatic ending, Moonlight concluded the awards season last night with three Oscar statues at the 89th Academy Awards. Actor Mahershala Ali won “Best Supporting Actor;” director Barry Jenkins and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney earned “Best Adapted Screenplay” and the film won “Best Picture” – the most coveted prize of the night.
On Saturday, Moonlight dominated the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning every category they were nominated in: “Best Feature,” “Best Director,” “Best Screenplay,” “Best Cinematography,” “Best Editing” (for which co-editor Joi McMillon became the first black woman to win such an award), and the “Robert Altman Award.”
Take a look at all the acceptance speeches below, and congratulations to Moonlight and the entire team at A24 and Plan B.
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Photo credit: ‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins, center, along with cast and producers celebrate their “Best Picture” win at the Academy Awards on February 26, 2017 (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)