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.
"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.