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'Moonlight' scores eight Oscar nominations

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Gay drama Moonlight has scored eight Oscar nominations.

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The film is up for Best Picture completing alongside Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, La La Land, Fences, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, Lion and Manchester by Sea.

Barry Jenkins has also been nominated for his work as the film’s director and for the screenplay.

Mahershala Ali is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film. He’ll face off against Dev Patel from Lion, Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water, newcomer Lucas Hedges from Manchester By Sea, and Michael Shannon from Nocturnal Animals. 

Naomie Harris has been nominated as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in the movie. The other nominees are Viola Davis for Fences, Octavia Spencer for Hidden Figures, Nicole Kidman in Lion, and Michelle Williams in Manchester By Sea.

James Laxton has been nominated for Best Cinematography, he’ll compete against the cinematographers from  La La Land, Silence, Arrival and Lion.

Moonlight has also picked up nominations for Best Editing and for the film’s score written by Nicholas Britell.

The film was the Best Drama Picture at the Golden Globes awards and also has been nominated for at the BAFTAs. The Academy Awards ceremony will be held on 26 February.

The film opens at Luna Cinema on January 26th.  

OIP Staff

 

 

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