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Moonlight takes National Society of Film Critics top prize

Moonlight takes National Society of Film Critics top prize

Moonlight wins at National Society of Film Critics’ 51st annual meeting

Moonlight is starting the award season on a good note. The coming of age movie about a black gay teen won Best Picture by the National Society of Film Critics.

The organization held its meeting last night (7 January).

According to Entertainment Weekly, Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins was awarded NSFC’s Best Director, Mahershala Ali for Best Supporting Actor, and Best Cinematography went to James Laxton.

Tonight is the Golden Globes and the movie has six nominations, including best drama, director and screenplay.

Last week the Writers Guild Awards paid a nod to the drama, nominating the team of Barry Jenkins (screenplay) and Tarell McCraney (story) for the Original Screenplay category.