‘Moonlight’ Shines on Hollywood’s Biggest Night

Last night’s 89th Annual Academy Awards was one to remember. From the city tour bus passengers unsuspectingly being thrust into the spotlight during one of TV’s most widely broadcast programs to the biggest snafu in the Academy’s nearly century-long history, for me this was one of the most entertaining Oscars in recent years.

Plus, it properly celebrated the cinematic masterpiece, “Moonlight.” Directed by Barry Jenkins, the film beautifully tells the typically unspoken story about a young African-American boy struggling with his sexuality. The film brilliantly highlights three poignant life phases of the lead character, Chiron, with sensitivity and vulnerability, which isn’t often portrayed on the big screen or told through the eyes of urban African-American males.


The film took home three big awards of the night including, “Best Original Screenplay,” “Best Supporting Actor” (Mahershala Ali) and last but certainly not least, “Best Picture.” Despite the major mistake of Warren Beatty naming “La La Land,” as the night’s top winner, “Moonlight” still shined.

Watch ‘Moonlight’s’ trailer here:

Did you watch the Oscars? What was your favorite part? Did you see “Moonlight?” If so, what are your thoughts?


  1. OMG! I thought of you last night while I was watching the Oscars. I have to thank you because you introducing me to the movie before it was in the public eyes.
    I’m so happy that it won the Oscar it was well deserve. This movie not only was well done for a low budget but the performers did an amazing job in portraying the characters. The story was moving and for the first time open a taboo about gay man in the African -American community.
    I’m looking forward to see what comes out next.
    Thank you again for sharing.

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