Florida film 'Moonlight' earns six Golden Globe nominations


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The Golden Globes announced their 2017 nominations this morning and the Florida-made film Moonlight made quite the impression.

Moonlight gained six Golden Globe nods, including best movie (drama), supporting actress (Naomie Harris), actor (Mahershala Ali) and original score.

Director Barry Jenkins’ universally praised drama takes place in the Miami area and was also filmed there, something fewer and fewer filmmakers are choosing to do because of Florida's nonexistent film incentives program.

The film tells the story of a young boy, Chiron, coming to terms with his sexuality. It's based on Miami native Tarell Alvin McCraney's original play, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

The Golden Globes award ceremony takes place Jan. 8.

Read Orlando Weekly film critic Cameron Meier's full review of Moonlight here.

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