‘Moonlight’ Writer Dedicates Film To All POC And Gender-Nonconforming

Barry Jenkins, left, and Tarell Alvin McCraney accept the award for best adapted screenplay for "Moonlight" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Barry Jenkins, left, and Tarell Alvin McCraney accept the award for best adapted screenplay for “Moonlight” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

‘Moonlight’ Writer Dedicates Film To All POC And Gender-Nonconforming

The 89th Academy Awards on Sunday weren’t lacking in high-key socio-political statements, one of which came from “Moonlight” playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney.

After receiving the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, which “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins and McCraney shared, they both gave some poignant words about the movie ― which also won Best Picture ― in their acceptance speeches.
The original play ― titled “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” and written over a decade ago ― was inspired by McCraney’s own life experiences.
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