Barry Jenkins Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2017 Won
Oscar
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:
Nominated
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Moonlight (2016)

Golden Globes, USA

2017 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Moonlight (2016)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Moonlight (2016)

BAFTA Awards

2017 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay (Original)
Moonlight (2016)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

2016 Won
AAFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2017 Won
EDA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Atlantic Film Festival

2016 Won
Audience Award
People's Choice Award
Moonlight (2016)

Austin Film Critics Association

2016 Won
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
Breakthrough Artist Award
Moonlight (2016)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2016 Nominated
ACCA
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
ACCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Black Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Won
BFCC Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Black Reel Awards

2017 Won
Black Reel
Outstanding Director, Motion Picture
Moonlight (2016)
Outstanding Screenplay, Motion Picture
Moonlight (2016)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2017 Won
COFCA Award
Breakthrough Film Artist
Moonlight (2016)
For directing and screenwriting.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Won
CFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Chicago International Film Festival

2016 Won
Audience Choice Award
Best Narrative Feature
Moonlight (2016)
2008 Nominated
Gold Hugo
New Directors Competition
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

Chlotrudis Awards

2017 Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
2nd place

Denver Film Critics Society

2017 Won
DFCS Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Detroit Film Critic Society, US

2016 Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Breakthrough Artist
Moonlight (2016)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2017 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Moonlight (2016)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2017 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:
Won
Robert Altman Award
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:
2009 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Feature
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
Shared with:
Nominated
Someone to Watch Award
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Won
Pauline Kael Breakout Award
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
FFCC Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
FFCC Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

2017 Won
Dorian Award
Director of the Year (Film or Television)
Moonlight (2016)
Screenplay of the Year
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
Dorian Award
Wilde Artist of the Year

Georgetown Independent Film Festival

2003 Won
Special Jury Prize
Best Narrative Short
My Josephine (2003)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)

2017 Won
GFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
Breakthrough Award
Moonlight (2016)

Gold Derby Awards

2017 Won
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:
Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Director
Moonlight (2016)

Golden Schmoes Awards

2016 Nominated
Golden Schmoes
Best Director of the Year
Moonlight (2016)

Gotham Awards

2016 Won
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Won
Audience Award
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:
Won
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:
2008 Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Breakthrough Director
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

Hawaii International Film Festival

2016 Won
Halekulani Golden Orchid Award
Narrative Feature
Moonlight (2016)

"Spare language and cinematography with a documentary feel illuminate the possibilities of love, ... More

"Spare language and cinematography with a documentary feel illuminate the possibilities of love, hope and healing in this American yet universal story. The authenticity of the acting and the attention paid to emotions of the characters let the audience see the world through Chiron's big eyes and open heart, making MOONLIGHT accessible to viewers anywhere."


Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2017 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:

IGN Summer Movie Awards

2016 Nominated
IGN Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)

Image Awards

2018 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Dear White People (2017)
Episode: "Dear White People: Chapter V (2017)"
2017 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Moonlight (2016)
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Moonlight (2016)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

2016 Won
IFJA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 Won
ICP Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
ICP Award
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
2nd place.
2009 Nominated
ICP Award
Best First Feature
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
5th place. Tied with A Single Man (2009) and Tulpan (2008).

International Cinephile Society Awards

2017 Nominated
ICS Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2017 Won
INOCA
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:

Iowa Film Critics Awards

2017 Nominated
IFC Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Won
Sierra Award
Breakout Filmmaker of the Year
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Screenplay, Original
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2017 Nominated
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Moonlight (2016)
Screenwriter of the Year
Moonlight (2016)

London Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Best Film
Official Competition
Moonlight (2016)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)

Los Angeles Film Festival

2008 Nominated
Filmmaker Award
Best Narrative Feature
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

Mar del Plata Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Best Film
International Competition
Moonlight (2016)
2008 Nominated
Best Film
International Competition
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

Mill Valley Film Festival

2016 Won
Audience Award
U.S. Cinema
Moonlight (2016)

National Board of Review, USA

2016 Won
NBR Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2017 Won
NSFC Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)

New York Film Critics, Online

2016 Won
NYFCO Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2017 Nominated
NCFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2017 Nominated
NTFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
2nd place

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

2017 Nominated
OFCC Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:

Online Film & Television Association

2017 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2017 Won
OFCS Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2017 Won
Directors to Watch
Moonlight (2016)

Phoenix Critics Circle

2016 Won
PCC Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Tied with Damien Chazelle for La La Land (2016).
Nominated
PCC Award
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Rotterdam International Film Festival

2017 Won
Audience Award
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
MovieZone Award
Moonlight (2016)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2016 Won
SFFCC Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Screenplay, Original
Moonlight (2016)
Tied with Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea (2016).
2009 Won
Marlon Riggs Award
Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
In recognition of the film.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2017 Won
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
Moonlight (2016)

Satellite Awards

2016 Won
Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2017 Won
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Tied with Damien Chazelle for La La Land (2016).
Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2016 Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
Moonlight (2016)

Toronto International Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Platform Prize
Moonlight (2016)

USC Scripter Award

2017 Won
USC Scripter Award
Film
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:
Adapted from "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" by Tarell Alvin McCraneyz

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Won
UFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2017 Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 Won
VVFP Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
Shared with:
4th place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Director
Moonlight (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)

Writers Guild of America, USA

2017 Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Moonlight (2016)
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