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A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles 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.

At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.


Best Picture of the Year

Adele Romanski, p.g.a. |
Dede Gardner, p.g.a. & Jeremy Kleiner, p.g.a

Best Director

Barry Jenkins

Best Original Screenplay

Barry Jenkins
Story by
Tarell Alvin McCraney

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali
André Holland
Trevante Rhodes
Ashton Sanders

Best Supporting Actress

Naomie Harris
Janelle Monáe

Best Cinematography

James Laxton

Best Production Design

Hannah Beachler

Best Film Editing

Nat Sanders | Joi McMillon

Best Costume Design

Caroline Eselin-Schaefer

Best Original Score

Nicholas Britell

Best Sound Mixing

Production Sound Mixer
Christopher Giles

Re-Recording Mixer
Chris David

Best Sound Editing

Supervising Sound Editor
Joshua Adeniji