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Barry Jenkins Won His First Oscar

The filmmaker won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar with Tarell Alvin McCraney.

Photographer Rakeem Cunningham
February 26, 2017
Barry Jenkins Won His First Oscar

At Sunday's 89th Academy Awards, Barry Jenkins won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for his film Moonlight with Tarell Alvin McCraney. The coming-of-age narrative was both directed and adapted for the screen by Jenkins from a play by Tarell Alvin Mccraney. The award is Jenkins's first Oscar.

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"This goes out to all those brown and black boys," said Mccraney "Those non-gender conforming. So thank you, thank you. This is for you"

Read The FADER's story on how Barry Jenkins' made Moonlight after an eight-year hiatus. Also learn how Tarell Alvin McCraney’s story made it to the big screen.

Barry Jenkins Won His First Oscar