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'Moonlight' Won Big At Gotham Awards

'Moonlight' Wins Big At 26th Annual Gotham Awards

by Abel Shifferaw
November 29, 2016 1:45 AM

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Moonlight won big at the 26th Annual Gotham Awards. The film won four awards in total. Moonlight took home Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Special Jury Award For Ensemble Performance, and the Gotham Independent Film Audience Award. The award ceremony took place at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street. Moonlight stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, and others. The film was produced by Brad Pitt‘s production company Plan B Entertainment and A24. Moonlight was adapted from dramatist Tarell McCraney‘s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The movie, which is told in three parts, follows the story of Chiron as he comes of age and deals with masculinity and his own sexuality. The Gotham Awards offer some indication of what the Oscars may look like. The last two films that won Best Feature at the Gotham Awards went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars. The film was directed by Barry Jenkins. Director Oliver Stone and actors Amy Adams and Ethan Hawke received Gotham Award Tributes during the award ceremony. Moonlight is now out in theaters. Watch a trailer for the film below.

H/T: Indie Wire



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