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Moonlight Details

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This drama charts the life of a black gay youth named Chiron as he grows up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. In the first segment, Chiron is a ten-year-old nicknamed "Little" (Alex Hibbert) who is taken in by a kindhearted Cuban drug dealer (Mahershala Ali) and his girlfriend (Janelle Monáe). In the middle installment, a teenage Chiron (Ashton Sanders) explores his sexuality as he falls in love with a close friend. The final chapter follows Chiron in his twenties (Trevante Rhodes) as he reconnects with faces from his past. Directed by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight was adapted from a short play called In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

  • Release date:October 21, 2016

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association James Laxton Best Cinematography 2016 Winner
National Society of Film Critics James Laxton Best Cinematography 2016 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle James Laxton Best Cinematographer 2016 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards James Laxton Best Cinematography 2016 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Laxton Best Cinematography 2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards James Laxton Best Cinematography 2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Andre Holland Robert Altman Award 2016 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Andre Holland Best Ensemble 2016 Nominee
National Board of Review Naomie Harris Best Supporting Actress 2016 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Naomie Harris Robert Altman Award 2016 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Naomie Harris Best Supporting Actress 2016 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Naomie Harris Best Ensemble 2016 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Naomie Harris Best Supporting Actress 2016 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Naomie Harris Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2016 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Naomie Harris Best Supporting Actress 2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Nat Sanders Best Editing 2016 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nat Sanders Best Editing 2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Nat Sanders Best Editing 2016 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Barry Jenkins Best Director 2016 Winner
Writers Guild of America Barry Jenkins Best Original Screenplay 2016 Winner
National Board of Review Barry Jenkins Best Director 2016 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Barry Jenkins Best Director 2016 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Barry Jenkins Best Adapted Screenplay 2016 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Barry Jenkins Best Director 2016 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Barry Jenkins Robert Altman Award 2016 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Barry Jenkins Best Director 2016 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Barry Jenkins Best Screenplay 2016 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Barry Jenkins Best Original Screenplay 2016 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Barry Jenkins Best Director 2016 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Barry Jenkins Best Screenplay 2016 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Barry Jenkins Best Original Screenplay 2016 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Barry Jenkins Best Director 2016 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Barry Jenkins Best Director 2016 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Barry Jenkins Best Adapted Screenplay 2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Barry Jenkins Best Director 2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Barry Jenkins Best Screenplay 2016 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jeremy Kleiner Best Picture 2016 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Jeremy Kleiner Best Picture 2016 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jeremy Kleiner Best Picture 2016 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jeremy Kleiner Best Picture 2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Jeremy Kleiner Best Picture 2016 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Mahershala Ali Best Supporting Actor 2016 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Mahershala Ali Best Supporting Actor 2016 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Mahershala Ali Best Supporting Actor 2016 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mahershala Ali Best Supporting Actor 2016 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Mahershala Ali Best Supporting Actor 2016 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Mahershala Ali Robert Altman Award 2016 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Mahershala Ali Best Supporting Actor 2016 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Mahershala Ali Best Ensemble 2016 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Mahershala Ali Best Supporting Actor 2016 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mahershala Ali Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2016 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mahershala Ali Best Supporting Actor 2016 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Adele Romanski Best Picture 2016 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Adele Romanski Best Picture 2016 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Adele Romanski Best Picture 2016 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Adele Romanski Best Picture 2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Adele Romanski Best Picture 2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Janelle Monae Robert Altman Award 2016 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Janelle Monae Best Ensemble 2016 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dede Gardner Best Picture 2016 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Dede Gardner Best Picture 2016 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Dede Gardner Best Picture 2016 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dede Gardner Best Picture 2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Dede Gardner Best Picture 2016 Nominee

Crew

Barry Jenkins
Director
Adele Romanski
Producer
Dede Gardner
Producer
Jeremy Kleiner
Producer
Barry Jenkins
Screenwriter
James Laxton
Cinematographer
Nat Sanders
Editor
Brad Pitt
Executive Producer
Chris Giles
Sound Mixer
Jennifer Radzikowski
Unit Production Manager
Chris David
Re-Recording Mixer
Gianna Sparacino
Department Head Hair
Artie Malesci
Stunts Coordinator
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