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Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ latest movie gets Oscar nods

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ latest movie gets Oscar nods

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Barry Jenkins latest movie If Beale Street Could Talk has been nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, Best Supporting Actress (for Regina King) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Jenkins’ last film, Moonlight, won three Oscars, including Best Picture in 2017.

Moonlight told the story a young man living in Miami, Florida, struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. It also won awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.

Meanwhile, If Beale Street Could Talk is set in 1970s Harlem and tells the story of a couple rocked when one half is arrested for a crime he is not guilty of.

Elsewhere, Mahershala Ali received a Best Supporting Actor nod this year for his role in Green Book. It is implied his character Don is non-heterosexual, as he has a same-sex encounter during the film.

Green Book tells the true story of Dr Don Shirley (played by Ali), an African-American pianist who forms an unexpected bond with his driver.

The Favourite leads the charge for the film with an LGBTI plot point with the most nominations, with 10 in total. Stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz all received nominations.

See also:

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