After receiving the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, which “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins and McCraney shared, they both gave some poignant words about the movie ― which also won Best Picture ― in their acceptance speeches.
The original play ― titled “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” and written over a decade ago ― was inspired by McCraney’s own life experiences.
His speech perfectly attested to the social significance of the film.
“Black and brown boys and girls and gender non-conforming…who don’t see themselves…we’re trying show you, you and us…this is for you,” McCraney said.
We ‘preciate you McCraney.