From Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight.

Black Excellence vs. White Mediocrity: The Best Films of 2016

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The 2016 Oscar’s race pitted La La Land, a relatively sunny musical that celebrates a timeless and relatively white fantasy of Los Angeles; against Moonlight, a deeply moving and poetic Black gay coming-of-age story set in 1980s Miami. Whoever wins the…