MOONLIGHT has won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Adele Romanski, producer at Plan B, thanked the Academy for the recognition: “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.”
During the announcement of the nominations, director Barry Jenkins told reporters: “It takes a village and this morning I was moved beyond words by the love that was shown by the Academy to so many of the wonderful people in our Moonlight village. I’m in Amsterdam at the moment, sharing Chiron’s story a continent away with people of a different culture. That’s what the spirit of these nominations signals to me: an affirmation that film has the power to erode barriers and reveal what makes us all human. ”
MOONLIGHT has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.