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Running time
111 min.
United States United States
Barry Jenkins (Story: Tarell Alvin McCraney)
Nicholas Britell
James Laxton
A24, Plan B Entertainment, PASTEL
Drama | Childhood. Teen/coming-of-age. Bullying. Gay & Lesbian. Drugs. 1980s. 1990s. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
Moonlight tells the story of Chiron, a young man who comes of age during the War on Drugs era in Miami. Set in three different time periods as Chiron battles a deteriorating home life and deals with his dawning sexuality.
2016: 3 Academy Awards: Best Film, Adapted Screenplay & Sup. Actor (Ali)
2016: Golden Globes: Best Picture Drama. 6 Nominations
2016: BAFTA Awards: 4 nominations, including Best Film
2016: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Best 2016 Films
2016: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Ten, Director & Supp. Actress (Harris)
2016: 6 Independent Spirit Awards: incl. Best Film, Director, Editing & Cinematography
2016: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director, Supp. Actor & Cinematography
2016: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Film, Director, Supp. Actor & Cinematography
2016: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Best Actor (Mahershala Ali)
2016: Gotham Awards: Best Picture, Screenplay & Ensemble
2016: Critics Choice Awards: Best Cast & Suporting Actor (Mahershala Ali). 10 Nomin.
2016: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2016: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2016: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Screenplay
2016: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali)
2016: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Picture, Director & Supp. Actor (Mahershala Ali)
2016: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: 6 Awards, inc. Best Picture. 8 Nominations
2016: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best International Independent Film
2016: Satellite Awards: Best Supp. Actress (Harris) & Best Original Screenplay. 7 Nom.
2017: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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