MOONLIGHT WON BEST PICTURE
Every article I’ve seen so far about this hasn’t focused on Moonlight so I wanted to change that.
Moonlight, released in October 2016, won Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards Ceremony last night. This is incredibly important, as it has both POC and LGBT representation.
Actor Mahershalalhashbaz “Mahershala” Ali won the Oscar for Supporting Actor, which was also an important Oscars milestone as he was the first Muslim to win an Oscar. Ever. Moonlight also won Best Adapted Screenplay.
Despite the fact that Moonlight made many strides towards diversity at the Oscars, many people are brushing over its acxomplishments and focusing on the “oops” moment with La La Land. I believe we should celebrate this incredibly important film, and give it the attention it deserves.