Moonlight has secured the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for director Barry Jenkins and writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, a first for both writers. The script, based on McCraney’s unproduced screenplay (Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue) about a young black boy-turned-man’s conflict with sexual identity while he navigates a tough upbringing, beat out scripts from  ArrivalFencesHidden Figures and Lion.

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