Alumna Co-Produces Golden Globe Winner "Moonlight"

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Film alumna, Veronica Nickel ‘10, co-produced the critically acclaimed Moonlight, which won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Motion Picture at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. The film was also nominated in five other categories including Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

The film, which tells the story of a gay black boy growing up in a poor neighborhood in Miami, was released in October of last year to critical acclaim. The film has been recognized at the British Independent Film Awards (Best International Independent Film), the Chicago International Film Festival (Best Narrative Feature, Audience Choice Award), the Gotham Awards (Best Screenplay, Best Feature, Best Ensemble Performance), the Hollywood Film Awards (Breakthrough Actress — Naomie Harris), the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor — Ali, Best Cinematography), and many, many more.

This landmark film is the second feature made by writer-director Barry Jenkins. A.O. Scott, noted New York Times Critic, said. “Moonlight dwells on the dignity, beauty and terrible vulnerability of black bodies, on the existential and physical matter of black lives.”

The film is expected to have strong presence at the 2017 Oscar Awards, which will announce nominees later this month.

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