Oscars Not So White This Year

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In addition to “Birth of a Nation” and “Fences” there is now buzz about Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight.” It is based on Tarell McCraney‘s play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” a coming-of-age film set in ’80s Miami, about a black dude named Chiron (played by Jharrel Jerome, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes) amid the temptations of the drug trade. “I’ve seen it and it’s spectacular,” a LemonWade spy says. “It’s Boyz in the Hood meets Boyhood meets Brokeback Mountain. Or…you know, it’s Boyz in the Hood but nobody gets shot.” It’s all supporting parts but a major stand-out performance is from Mahershala Ali (pictured), from “House of Cards.”

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