Moonlight: LAFCA Best-Picked Movie

Moonlight: LAFCA’s Best-Picked

Moonlight is a movie written and directed by: Barry Jenkins. Selected by Los Angeles Critics Association as their best picked movie of 2016. The movie was undertook and finance by A24 and handle the distribution worldwide as their first production. In addition with the production, Plan B Entertainment and Pastel Production also distributed. Its running time last for 110 minutes with the budget of $5 million and gross almost $10.8 million.


  • Trevante Rhodes
  • Andre Holland
  • Janelle Monae
  • Ashton Sanders
  • Jharrel Jerome
  • Naomie Harris
  • Mahershala Ali

Moonlight Premiere:

September 2, 2016 – Telluride Film Festival

September 10, 2016 – Toronto International FIlm Festival

October 2, 2016 – The New York Festival and BFI London FIlm Festival

October 21, 2016 – Theaters release

November 4, 2016 – Worldwide Release

LAFCA’s result in different categories are the following; Best Picture “Moonlight”, Best Director – Barry Jenkins “Moonlight”, Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali “Moonlight”, Best Cinematography – James Laxton “Moonlight”.

Aside from LAFCA, there are several praises from different critics based on direction, cinematography, screenplay, score and especially on acting. Moonlight was rated as the 4th highest-rated film in Metacritic. This site focuses on the total reviews about movies, games, albums, TV shows, DVD’s and books. Metacritic made a review score of 99 out of 100 that indicates universal claim.   In other site  Moonlight sustain 98% ratings.

Award Won:

  • October 27, 2016 – Chicago International Film Festival – Audience Award
  • November 6, 2016 – Hollywood Film Award – Hollywood Breakout Performance Award
  • November 17, 2016 – Hollywood Music in Media Awards – Best Original Score – Feature Film
  • November 28,2016 – Gotham Awards – Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Audience Award, Special Jury Award – Ensemble Performance
  • December 1, 2016 – New York Film Critics Circle – Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography
  • December 4, 2016 – British Independent Film Awards – Best Foreign Independent Film
  • December 5, 2016 – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association – Best Supporting Actor
  • December 8, 2016 – American Film Institute – Top Ten Films of the Year
  • December 10, 2016 – Boston Online Film Critics ASsociation – First Place Top Ten Films of the year Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Ensemble
  • December 11,2016 – Boston Society of Film Critics – Best Suporting Actor and Best Cast; Critics Choice Award – Best Supporting Actor and Best Acting Ensemble; New York Film Critics Online – Best Picture Moonlight, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Ensemble Cast, Top 12 Films; San Francisco Film Critics Circle – Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing