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Jay-Z Recasts ‘Friends’ With Black Actors + Nods To ‘MoonlightBest Picture Win

A little less than 23 years after Friends debuted on NBC, Jay-Z today released a reimagining of the David Crane and Marta Kauffman created series with an all African-American cast. Add to that deft move, the “Moonlight” music video breaks...Show More Summary

Queer Characters Are Woefully Underrepresented On The Big Screen, Report Finds

Moonlight” proved to be the little movie that could this year, winning Best Picture over the splashy, big budget musical “La La Land” at the Academy Awards in February. Seeing an independent, coming-of-age tale that tackled homophobia, racism and patriarchal norms clean up at the Oscars felt like a victory on many levels. Show More Summary

Moonlight’ Actors Ashton Sanders And Jharrel Jerome Win “Best Kiss” At MTV Movie Awards

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Young Moonlight Actors When MTV Movie Award For Best Kiss For Gay Love Scene Times they are a changin for real! After winning at the Oscars for Best Picture, Moonlight continues to break boundaries, this time by winning the

Why Bingo Love Is the Black Queer Graphic Novel You Need on Your Bookshelf

While one hopes that a Best Picture win for Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight will translate into more stories about black queer men, it cannot be denied that representations of lesbians and queer women of color are sadly lagging behind in pretty much every medium, from film to literature. But Tee Franklin, a queer black,… Read more...

Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Adapt ‘The Underground Railroad’ Series for Amazon

6 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

After a stunning Best Picture win for Moonlight at the Oscars, Barry Jenkins is ready to embark on his next project. And he’s making the move over to television. Jenkins is set to write and direct a TV series adaptation of the 2016 bestseller The Underground Railroad for Amazon. Show More Summary

Moonlight Director Barry Jenkins to Adapt, Direct The Underground Railroad for Amazon

No director in America is hotter today than Miami's own Barry Jenkins, fresh off his film Moonlight's three Oscar wins, including Best Picture. No author had a bigger 2016 than Colson Whitehead, whose The Underground Railroad won a National Book Award and a favored spot on President Obama's reading list.

Disproving the 'black films don't travel' Hollywood myth

On his way to winning a best picture Oscar for “Moonlight,” a film made for a minuscule $1.5 million, writer-director Barry Jenkins took time between awards-season red carpet appearances for a six-city European promotion tour. It was time well spent. “Moonlight,” about a poor black boy living in...

Oscar winning 'Moonlight' to stream exclusively on Amazon - CNET

6 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Amazon nabs the rights to stream "Moonlight," which won this year's Academy Award for best picture.

Oscar winning 'Moonlight' to stream exclusively on Amazon - CNET

6 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Amazon nabs the rights to stream "Moonlight," which won this year's Academy Award for best picture.

Moonlight Gets Huge Box Office Bump Because Sometimes Awards Do Matter

7 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Following its dramatic Oscar win for Best Picture, Moonlight has now crossed $25 million at the box office proving that sometimes, yes, awards do matter. Read more...

After Winning Best Picture, Moonlight Gets a Well Deserved Post-Oscars Box Office Bump

A week after winning three Oscars, Moonlight has had its biggest weekend yet. Buoyed by its Best Picture win and the requisite post-Oscar-win expansion in theaters, Barry Jenkins’s drama has now grossed over $25 million total. Though Moonlight is the second-lowest-grossing Best Picture winner in Academy history (behind The Hurt ... More »

'Moonlight' Saw Its Best Box-Office Totals Yet Thanks To Best Picture Win

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

In the wake of its Best Picture win at last Sunday’s Oscars, “Moonlight” enjoyed a healthy second wind at the box office this weekend. Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama added $2.52 million to its grosses, which now total $25.4 million, an impressive sum for a movie that cost a mere $1.5 million to make. This was its most lucrative weekend yet. Show More Summary

The Kids From Moonlight Went Back to School As Oscar Stars

7 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

After feeling the euphoria of Oscar night and geeking out over their movie winning Best Picture, the two young actors from Moonlight had to go back to school and be normal adorable kids who get to say they starred in an Academy Award-winning film. Read more...

Hollywood Loves White Men: #NowWhat

istock/diego_cervo Something disappointing happened at the Oscar’s last weekend, and, no—it has nothing to do with “La La Land” not winning best picture. (Yay, “Moonlight!”) White male privilege wins again Casey Affleck, writer, director, and one of those alleged, gross, white men, won best actor at the 89th Oscar Awards. Show More Summary

Moonlight’ Is the Lowest Budget Film to Ever Win a Best Picture Oscar

7 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Barry Jenkins's deeply moving portrait of a conflicted young man keeps making history.

Moonlight Will Expand To 1500 Theaters In The Wake Of Its Best Picture Win

The film will ride the Oscar wave to 1000 more screens, as compared with last week.

The Smart Money Was on ‘La La Land’ to Win Best Picture — Why the Pundits Got It Wrong

Almost all of the experts handicapping the Oscars picked “La La Land” to win Best Picture, and for a moment on Sunday night, they appeared to be right. Until they were all wrong, and “Moonlight” wound up with the trophy....

Moviegoers Went to See Moonlight , Got Punked

The "biggest blunder in Oscars history" is now three days old, but a London movie theater decided to extend the error's 15 minutes of fame on Monday. People have been flocking to see Moonlight since its best picture win on Sunday—after La La Land was mistakenly announced as the...

'Moonlight' Will Expand To A Peak 1,500 Theaters After Astonishing Best Picture Win

On the heels of on its unexpected victory at Sunday’s Oscars, “Moonlight” will play at least 1,500 theaters this weekend. It’s standard practice for a studio to re-release or expand its Best Picture medalist, but this year’s tradition assumes added import, becoming the widest bow since “Moonlight” first opened in October. Show More Summary

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