How Barry Jenkins made an Oscar-nominated film - gulfnews.com

Barry Jenkins never expected his film Moonlight — about a young black boy growing up in the Liberty City neighbourhood of Miami, grappling with his sexuality — to be an industry darling. But after it took the industry by storm, and nabbed the top ...

How Barry Jenkins made a movie that scored eight Oscar nominations - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Filmmaker Barry Jenkins' film “Moonlight” won best picture drama at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards in January. Contrbuted by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images. Barry Jenkins never expected his film “Moonlight” — about a young black boy growing ...

Moonlight Shines Brightly on a More Diverse Oscars Season - San Antonio Current

Hollywood embraced diversity today with its 2017 Oscar nominations that included actors of color in all the acting categories — a marked difference from last year's #oscarssowhite controversy. (You can find the full list of nominations here.) Academy ...

“Moonlight” is a masterpiece crafted by black hands and with black minds - The Highland Echo

Moonlight has already won the Golden Globe for best film leaves audiences at its mercy. Image from IMDB. “Moonlight,” a film by Barry Jenkins, is receiving critical acclaim, and rightfully so. Already winning the Golden Globe for best film and resting ...

'Moonlight' director: Blacks don't have to play slaves to win Oscar - The Grio

Director Barry Jenkins, whose film Moonlight highlights questions of sexual identity and emotional fallout, has garnered eight Academy Award nominations yesterday. That, he says, shows that black people do not have to play subservient characters or ...

Moonlight movie awarded four and a half stars by reviewer Leigh Paatsch - Herald Sun

BE aware of who you are. Accept who you are. Then move on with your life. Otherwise, life will move right past you. These are the universal insights communicated by Moonlight, a uniquely calm, affecting and wise coming-of-age drama that is undoubtedly ...

Moonlight movie review: an extraordinary film about the ordinary - Daily Review

There's a scene early in writer/director Barry Jenkins' magnificent give-him-the-Oscar-now-and-throw-in-a-Nobel-Peace-Prize-while-you're-at-it drama Moonlight that takes place at a Miami beach. The camera bobs up and down as the protagonist, a young ...

Film Review: Moonlight (USA, 2016) is a stunningly beautiful character study; a modern masterpiece - the AU review (blog)

Two young African American males sit on a beach together, bathed in moonlight. One asks the other: “You cry?”. The other replies, “I cry so much sometimes, I feel like I'ma turn to drops,”. Ripped from the pages of the play Moonlight Black Boys Look ...

'Moonlight': A Heartbreaking Meditation On Masculinity, Sexuality & Race - The Good Men Project

The story of a young, gay African-American man finding his place in the world is garnering all sorts of award nominations. January 24, 2017 by CultureSonar Leave a Comment. shares. By Sarah Beauchamp. Sprinting through the backstreets of 1980s Miami, ...

Film Review: Moonlight - The Adelaide Review

Adapted from Tarell Alvin McCraney's play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue and directed by Barry Jenkins, this remarkably restrained yet profoundly moving drama is one of the great movies of this year or last year (depending upon how you look at it ...

Oscars not so white: Diversity improves with nominations for 'Moonlight,' 'Fences,' 'Hidden Figures' and 'Lion' - New York Daily News

After two years of shutting out actors of color in major performing categories that fueled the fury of #OscarsSoWhite, the Academy of Motion Pictures nominated seven minority actors — including a record-breaking six black actors — for the upcoming Feb.

#OscarsSoWhite's April Reign: Films are more black this year, 'not more diverse' - The Seattle Times

This morning's Oscar nominations doesn't mean the fight for actual diversity and inclusion is over — “#OscarsSoWhite is about everybody.” Share story. By. Tre'vell Anderson. Los Angeles Times. Following last year's industry-shaking #OscarsSoWhite ...

FSU alumni make history with 8 Oscar nominations for 'Moonlight' - Florida State News

The acclaimed film, “Moonlight,” from Florida State University graduate Barry Jenkins and his crew of FSU Film School alumni, has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Five FSU graduates earned Oscar nominations for the ...

Your guide to the 'La La Land' backlash - Chicago Tribune

When Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's "La La Land" won nearly universal praise from critics late last year as a delightful vestige of classic Hollywood musicals, you could practically feel the countdown start -- when would the backlash begin? It's hard to ...

#OscarsSoWhite Reactions After 2017 Nominations - POPSUGAR UK

Two years after April Reign coined the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, the Academy has finally gotten with the program and supported actors and filmmakers of colour . . . or has it? The Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday, and seven out of the 20 ...

This Week's Cover: Your ultimate Oscars guide to front-runners, snubs & surprises - EW.com

Once a year, Entertainment Weekly gives its coveted cover spot to a little inanimate fellow who's 13-inches tall and weighs about eight pounds. And for good reason. That golden Oscar statuette can transform careers, add millions of dollars to a movie's ...

Oscar nominations create new records - euronews

“La La Land” has equalled the record for Oscar nominations. Fourteen in all to stand beside 'All About Eve' and 'Titanic'. It is now the most nominated musical in Oscar history one ahead of the 13 which Mary Poppins and Chicago received. There were ...

'La La Land' and black actors score big with Oscar nods - Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)

LOS ANGELES: Romantic showbiz musical "La La Land" topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with a whopping 14 nods, tying an all-time record, as black actors were honored in all acting categories for the first time. Damien Chazelle's whimsical ...

Two years after #OscarsSoWhite, 2017 a record year for Black Nominees - New Kerala

Washington D.C. (USA) Jan.25 : For the past two years, Academy Awards have been poised by #OscarsSoWhite, with the frustration on how all the nominees were white. With people boycotting the Oscars last year, The Academy did seem to learn their lesson ...

Viola Davis Oscar Nomination 2017 - POPSUGAR UK

Viola Davis was among the esteemed handful of stars to receive an Oscar nomination on Tuesday, but hers comes with an extra bit of significance. With her best supporting actress nod for Fences, Viola has become the first black woman to ever be ...