Gay-themed ‘Moonlight’ wins Best Drama at Golden Globes

This image released by A24 shows Alex Hibbert, foreground, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from the film, "Moonlight." (David Bornfriend/A24 via AP)

Moonlight, a film about an African-American boy growing up and coming to terms with his sexuality, won Best Motion Picture – Drama at the Golden Globe Awards last night.

The film was nominated in five other categories: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score.

Screenplay writer Barry Jenkins told the LA Times, “The whole point of this film for Tarrell [Alvin McCraney, the playwright of ‘In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,’ which inspired the film] and I was to tell a very truthful story about how we grow up…. It was about getting it right… and speaking truth to power.”

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