The cast of Moonlight had one hell of a night after taking home a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama.
When the name of director Barry Jenkins’ drama was announced, the entire ballroom erupted in applause and stood to honor the cast and crew for delivering one of the most powerful stories of the year.
“Thank you very much, Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” producer Adele Romanski said when accepting the honor. “I, to be honest, didn’t think this was going to happen.”
Jenkins chimed in, “As someone who went eight years without making a piece, I gotta give love to these people right here, Plan B and A24, A24, A24. To my mom … Denzel [Washington] says in Fences, ‘I ‘dun gave you everything, I gave you your life.’ Mom, you gave me my life, and I hope being on this stage right now is fulfillment of the life that you gave me.”
He added, “And to everybody on Twitter and Instagram and back home in Miami and New Orleans, if you have seen this film or you have told a friend, all I ever say is please tell a friend, tell a friend, tell a friend. Much love.”
The drama beat out Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion and Manchester by the Sea.
Congrats to the squad.