Acclaimed gay film Moonlight gets 6 Golden Globe nominations


moonlight-gets-5-golden-globe-nominationsMoonlight, a coming of age drama about a gay African American man, is making waves as it stacks up a raft of award nominations and wins.

On Monday, it became one of the most nominated films for the upcoming 2017 Golden Globe Awards, with acknowledgements in six categories.

These include Best Motion Picture – Drama; Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mahershala Ali); Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Naomie Harris); and Best Original Score (Nicholas Britell).

The film’s creator Barry Jenkins was also nominated in both Best Director and Best Screenplay categories.

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man in Miami, from childhood to adulthood, as he comes to grips with his sexuality and his place in the world.

The film is divided into three chapters and the main character, Chiron, is played by three actors in different stages of his life. Its cast in particular has been lauded for their powerful performances.

Moonlight has already won or has been nominated for a host of awards, including the African-American Film Critics Association, the Critics Choice Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards. It was named the best film of the year by the American Film Institute and The New York Times.

The Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, January 8.

Moonlight is scheduled for release on 10 February, 2017 in South Africa.

The full list of Golden Globe Awards motion-picture nominees are:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
20th Century Women
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Sing Street

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Director, Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water

Original Score, Motion Picture
Nicholas Britell – Moonlight
Justin Hurwitz – La La Land
Johann Johannsson – Arrival
Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka – Lion
Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch – Hidden Figures

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“Faith,” Sing
“Gold,” Gold
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

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