‘Moonlight’ wins best picture at the Oscars after baffling flub…
Made-in-Miami “Moonlight” took home its second Oscar of the night for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 89th Academy Awards, beating screenplays for “Fences,” “Hidden Figures,” “Lion” and “Arrival.”
Writer/director Barry Jenkins and screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney (from whose work “In the Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” the film was adapted), accepted the award together on stage.
“I told my students, ‘Be in love with the process, not the result,’ ” Jenkins said — but admitted he did like the result. After thanking friends, family and colleagues, he added a promise to anybody who feels disenfranchised: “The Academy has your back. The ACLU has your back, we have your back and for the next four years we will not leave you alone.”
McCraney thanked his late mother, on whom he based the character played by actress Naomie Harris.
“Thank God for my mother, who proved to me through her struggles that we can really be here and be somebody,” said the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant winner, “two boys from Liberty City up here on this stage representing 305. This goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender-confirming who don’t see themselves … this is for you.”Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/article135175334.html#storylink=cpy