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Moonlight named Best Film of the Year by gay critics group

By Fabio Crispim

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has been storming the box office and has storming award season and is heading for more glory after scooping the coveted Golden Globe for ‘Best Picture’ last week.

More recently, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) have named Moonlight the Film of the Year by GALECA.

Directed by Barry Jenkins – who won the Dorian Award for ‘Best Director’ – the film documents the life of a young, black gay kid growing up in an down-and-out part of Miami as he transitions from child to adult.

Moonlight won five Dorian Awards and was named LGBTQ Film of the Year.

The Best Actor award went to Mahershala Ali who portrayed the character of Juan in the film. Trevante Rhodes, who played Adult Chiron, was nominated for Best Actor alongside Ali, but won the Rising Star Award.

Other winners at the GALECA included Viola Davis with Best Actress for Fences. Acclaimed musical La La Land won the award for Visually Striking Film of the Year and The Dressmaker for Campy Flick of the Year among others.

According to Gay Star News, actress Sarah Paulson won the TV Actress award for her performance in The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, which also won TV Drama of the Year.

The late Carrie Fisher was honoured with the Wilde Wit of the Year. The award honours a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse people.

GALECA is comprised of over 170 film and television critics and entertainment journalists over the US, Canada and UK.

You can read our exclusive feature on Moonlight in Attitude’s February issue, available to download and in shops now.

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