Golden Globes: 'Moonlight' Wins Best Motion Picture, Drama

The film was nominated in six categories and ended the ceremony with one win.

Moonlight took home the Golden Globe for best motion picture, drama, on Sunday night.

The film beat out Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion and Manchester by the Sea to win the award.

The film was nominated in six categories — including best director, best screenplay, best original score, best supporting actress in a motion picture (drama) and best supporting actor in a motion picture (drama) — and ended the ceremony with one win.

Director-screenwriter Barry Jenkins told reporters backstage that the purpose of the film "was to tell a very truthful story about how we grew up. ... We weren't trying to do anything but tell our story. I think people respected that. Oftentimes, your goal is to tell a story that people will pay to hear. That wasn't our goal."

He added, "We have to give people things not to escape to — there's a place for that — but reaffirm that if you feel something, you should speak it, and people will be there to hear it."

Jenkins was the second African-American to be nominated for directing and screenplay Golden Globes in the same year. Previously, Spike Lee set the record with nominations in both categories for Do the Right Thing.

Jimmy Fallon hosted the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 8.

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