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Moonlight Shines with 8 Academy Award Nominations

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This stellar film was just given 8 Academy Award Nominations, the second most overall this year. How incredible is that? Having won the Golden Globe for Best Picture Drama, these Academy Award nominations are well deserved.

Unlike the preceding year, which formed the hashtag #OscarSoWhite, the nominations seem to be more diverse and inclusive of films such as OJ: Made in America, Lion, and Fences.

Moonlight is a timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, chronicling the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. It’s the kind of film that stays with you for a long time.

“Thanks to the Academy for recognizing Barry and Tarell’s story. We are honored to have been a part of bringing their voices to the screen. MOONLIGHT is a movie we need now more than ever – celebrating the beauty, complexity and humanity of others. Congratulations to all of our fellow nominees for their brilliant work.” – statement from Adele Romanski, Jeremy Kleiner & Dede Gardner.

Source: A24.

The nominations include:

Best Picture: Adele Romanski, Jeremy Kleiner & Dede Gardner.

Best Director: Barry Jenkins.

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali.

Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris.

Best Cinematography: James Laxton.

Best Adapted Screenplay: Tarell Alvin McCraney.

“‘Moonlight’ is touching many hearts at a time when people are seeking compassion and connection in the world. I am incredibly grateful to the Academy for recognizing my part of this story as well as my fellow ‘Moonlight’ family. It has truly been an honor to share Barry Jenkins’ and Tarell McCraney’s beautiful journey.” – Statement from Naomie Harris.

Please indulge yourself in the trailer below.