Writer-director Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails talk about their journey together from a San Francisco park to getting their first film executive produced by Brad Pitt.
Barry Jenkins' follow-up to his Best Picture-winning 'Moonlight,' '‘If Beale Street Could Talk,' premieres its first trailer.
Academy Award winner appears at SXSW and shares the acceptance speech he never got to deliver after last year's Envelopegate snafu.
Following last year's breakout, two films with radically different approaches to same-sex relationships arrive at TIFF.
'Moonlight' director to helm an adaptation of “If Beale Street Could Talk” for Annapurna Pictures, his first feature film since this year’s best picture Oscar win
After reports of an “exclusively gay moment” in Beauty and the Beast, there were questions as to whether foreign countries would screen it. China, however, allowed the film. The LGBTQ community of China was pleased, but there might be a new battle brewing over Moonlight as the Best Picture winner might run afoul of Chinese censor.
Al Roker was at the University of Oklahoma to attempt to achieve two Guinness World Records on Today. Warren Beatty shows the audience the card for Best Picture. After Roker announced Kelsey Hawk as the winner, an excited girl ran up to claim her award.
Remember the Oscar flub? Of course you do. When it was revealed that Moonlight had won Best Picture, there were many reactions from the La La Land folks. Most showed shock or amazement, but one notable person didn’t — Ryan Gosling.
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Moonlight may be the second-lowest grossing Oscar best picture winner in modern history — behind The Hurt Locker — but it is now doing impressive business at the U.S. box office for a film of its kind, having already beaten the odds as it’s achieved several unique distinctions all its own. Directed by Barry Jenkins, the drama about a young, gay black man’s difficult coming-of-age is the first film featuring an all-black cast to walk away with the top Oscar prize, and it’s additionally the first movie dealing with LGBT issues to score best picture. It has also done more business at the box office than many comparable titles.
In the wake of the history-making Best Picture mix-up at this year’s Oscars ceremony, where the statue see-sawed between La La Land and Moonlight, some worried that writer-director Barry Jenkins’s ecstatically reviewed drama had been robbed of its proper moment in the spotlight. For Moonlight star Trevante Rhodes — who plays the adult version of the main character, Chiron — that messy, but ultimately sweet, victory felt like a fitting conclusion to the movie’s unlikely journey to Best Picture winner. “It’s the perfect ending, in my opinion,” the 27-year-old actor told Yahoo Movies one week removed from a wild and crazy Oscar night.
Variety obtained exclusive photos of Brian Cullinan — the man behind the infamous Best Picture envelope mix-up — leading up to and during Sunday’s gaffe in which 'La La Land' was erroneously named best picture over 'Moonlight'
The movie's writer-director reveals the words he planned to say with a best picture win.
Following Moonlight’s Best Picture win at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, A24 is expanding the film to 1,500-plus theaters this coming weekend.
Before the Oscar-winning Moonlight was a glint in his eye, Barry Jenkins entered the film industry as part of the mumblecore generation with his 2008 debut Medicine for Melancholy. Currently streaming on Netflix and available for download in iTunes, Medicine showcases many of the attributes that made Moonlight such a stunner, including a remarkable sense of place — the streets of San Francisco, as opposed to Jenkins’s hometown of Miami — and a subtle eye toward the nuances of two people looking to connect.
The 89th Academy Awards were, for most of their (prolonged) runtime, a relatively predictable and ho-hum affair — until its final moments when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong Best Picture winner and confusion erupted on the Dolby Theatre stage. Thrust into the eye of this sudden storm — in which La La Land was mistakenly named as winner of the night’s top prize, only to have the prize taken away and given to the actual recipient Moonlight — was Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel. A night after valiantly pitching in to bring order to this chaos, the late-night host discussed his personal experiences during one of the most memorable moments in Oscar history back on stage at his regular gig, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (watch the clip above). Dubbing it “the weirdest TV finale since Lost,” Kimmel explained that he had moved into the audience to watch the Best Picture announcement alongside his frenemy Matt Damon.
Thanks to Moonlight‘s surprise Best Picture win over the heavily favored La La Land — and the dramatic circumstances surrounding it — Barry Jenkins’s acclaimed drama is going to be the movie on everyone’s minds for awhile. That’s great news for the film’s ensemble cast, whose careers are poised to enjoy an Oscar bump. If you haven’t seen their stellar work in Moonlight yet, you’ve got multiple options to rectify that: 2016’s Best Picture winner is still playing in select theaters and can also be rented or purchased on streaming services like Amazon and iTunes. ...
In the wake of the unprecedented Best Picture announcement snafu, the real winner has been robbed of the headline it deserved: “Moonlight” made history last night. The night’s biggest prize went to Barry Jenkins’s drama about three phases in the life of a gay African-American male — played as an adult by Trevante Rhodes, as a teenager by Ashton Sanders, and a boy by Alex Hibbert. Here are just a few of the ways “Moonlight” broke the mold.
Hindsight is 20/20 it would seem. Now it appears obvious that a once-in-a-generation film like Moonlight would be the darling of the award circuit, but when it was being made, much of the cast didn’t realize what they were taking part in what would become the Best Picture of the year. At least, that’s what they told Yahoo when they stopped by to chat with us on the red carpet. André Holland said he knew he was taking part in something special, but never expected to be at the Oscars. Even young stars Jharrel Jerome and Ashton Sanders didn’t dare to dream about their big night.
In what will inevitably go down as one of — no, the — craziest moment in Oscar history, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for Best Picture at the Academy Awards late Sunday night. They called La La Land. That film’s team came up onstage and began making speeches. Then, in a moment of mayhem and confusion, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz told the world that there was a mistake. Moonlight was the real winner.
Steve Harvey, all is forgiven. The Academy Awards ended in dramatic fashion when screen legends Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly crowned La La Land the year’s Best Picture. Moments later though, it emerged that the actual winner was Moonlight, a dramatic reversal that played out in equally dramatic fashion.
Moonlight won Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards — but not without some unexpected bonus drama. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, presenting Best Picture to honor the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde, announced La La Land as the winner, and the acceptance speeches had begun when the mistake was announced. La La Land had won six awards earlier in the evening, after a record-tying 14 nominations. The belated Best Picture award raised Moonlight‘s total to three, following honors for Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. ...
If the Oscars are the wedding, then the Independent Spirit Awards are the rehearsal: They take place the day before, are far more casual, and play host to many of the same attendees. Guests aren’t the only thing the two ceremonies have in common: For four of the past five years, the Spirit Awards have also named the same best picture winner as the Academy, with top honors at both going to Spotlight (in 2016), Birdman (in 2015), 12 Years a Slave (in 2014), and The Artist (in 2012). This year, the dominant force at the Spirit Awards — held Saturday afternoon in a massive beachside tent in Santa Monica and cohosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney — was Barry Jenkins’ gorgeous coming-of-age drama Moonlight.
Moonlight topped the winners at Film Independent’s Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon, taking home a total of six statuettes, including best feature.
“Trevante and I had not met in person before shooting our first scene,” Holland tells Yahoo Movies. Raising the stakes of that first scene is the fact that both Holland and Rhodes had to communicate a lifetime’s worth of experiences between their characters on the spot.