Moonlight can add another accolade to its trophy chest. Best Kiss!
Not only did Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight win Best Picture at the Oscars, but now it’s also won, Best Kiss at the annual MTV Awards. Best Kiss is one of the most talked about, coveted prizes from the awards.
The kiss happens between stars Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome.
Accepting the award Jerome said,
“I think it’s safe to say that it is okay for young performers,
“Especially us minority performers, to step out of the box. This award is for that. It’s for artists who need to step out of the box and do whatever it takes to tell a story and whatever it takes to make a change, to get people to wake up.”
“This award is bigger than Jharrel and I,
“This award represents more than a kiss. This is for the others, the misfits.”
Moonlight was the first gay-themed film to win at the Oscars and now it’s the first gay-themed movie to win Best Kiss at the MTV awards.