Miami is making its connection to Moonlight a bit more official. After the movie won over the hearts of critics en route to an Oscar for Best Picture, the city in which the film is based is re-naming a street in its honor.
The Miami New Times reported on Tuesday that the Florida city would be naming a stretch of Miami-Dade County’s Liberty City after the 2016 film, which follows the life of a young, gay, black man growing up in the area.
Moonlight had a historic night at the Oscars this year — including a memorable, slightly ridiculous Best Picture victory over La La Land. And as the Miami New Times recapped, after winning Best Adapted Screenplay, the film’s co-writer, Tarell Alvin McCraney, gave a special shoutout to his hometown. “We can really be here and be somebody, two boys from Liberty City up here onstage representing the 305,” he said. Read more…