Ashton Sanders
A 2016 feature film by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight stars Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe. Adapted from the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell McCraney, the triptych-like narrative follows a young black man grappling with his sexuality while he grows up in poverty-stricken 1980s Miami. Premiering to immense acclaim at the Telluride Film Festival, Moonlight has since been lauded with dozens of awards, including six Golden Globes nominations. The film has also won the AFI Movie of the Year; Best Picture at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards; Best Narrative Feature and Audience Choice Awards at the Chicago International Film Festival, among many others.