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Moonlight wins Golden Globe Award for Best Picture-Drama

Moonlight wins Golden Globe Award for Best Picture-Drama

Moonlight tells the story of a gay teen's coming of age.

After being shutout throughout the night, Moonlight rebounded at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards to take the biggest prize of Best Motion Picture-Drama.

The coming of age movie about a black gay teen took the award over fellow nominees Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion and Manchester by the Sea.

Writer-director Barry Jenkins said while accepting the award: ‘To my mom, Denzel [Washington] says in Fences: “I 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.’

Jenkins then added: ‘And to everyone on Twitter and Instagram, everyone back home in Miami and New Orleans, if you have seen this film, if you have told a friend – all I ever say is please, tell a friend, tell a friend, tell a friend.’

Moonlight had been nominated for six Globes overall including two nods for Jenkins in the writing and directing category, Naomie Harris for supporting actress, Mahershala Ali for supporting actor and a nomination for best original score.

Here is a full list of winners from the Golden Globe Awards:


Best picture, drama: Moonlight

Best picture, comedy or musical: La La Land

Actress, drama: Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Actor, drama: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Actress, comedy or musical: Emma Stone, La La Land

Actor, comedy or musical: Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Supporting actress: Viola Davis, Fences

Supporting actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Screenplay: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Animated film: Zootopia

Foreign language film: Elle (France)

Original score: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land

Original song: City of Stars from La La Land


Best series, drama: The Crown

Best series, comedy or musical: Atlanta

Best television movie or mini-series: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Actress, mini-series or television movie: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Actor, mini-series or television movie: Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

Actress, drama: Claire Foy, The Crown

Actor, drama: Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Actress, comedy or musical: Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Actor, comedy or musical: Donald Glover, Atlanta

Supporting actress: Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Supporting actor: Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager