Young Moonlight Actors Win MTV Movie Award For Best Kiss For Gay Love Scene
Times they are a changin’ for real! After winning at the Oscars for Best Picture, ‘Moonlight’ continues to break boundaries, this time by winning the “Best Kiss” award at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday. You can watch part of the acceptance speech below, it was very moving.
“It is OK for us young performers, especially us minority performers, to step out the box…and do whatever it takes to tell the story and do whatever it takes to make a change,” Jharrel Jerome said as he and Ashton Sanders accepted their golden popcorn. “This award is for us artists who are out there who need to step out the box to do whatever it takes to get people to wake up.”
“This award is bigger than Jharrel and I,” Sanders said while accepting the award. “This represents more than a kiss. This is for those that feel like the others, the misfits. This represents us.”
Love it. These young men are so talented, mature and self-aware. They both did a great job in the movie and deserve all the accolades.
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