Golden Globes 2017: Gay drama 'Moonlight' receives five nominations

awards-banner-black-1024x340-1 Awards Season with Attitude, sponsored by Moonlight is one of the front-runners at the 2017 Golden Globes with five nominations, including Best Motion Picture The gay-coming of age drama film – set for release in the UK early next year – documents the life of a young, black gay kid growing up in an down-and-out part of Miami as he transitions from child, to adolescent, to adult. The central character, Chiron, is played by three different actors as the film charts his life: Alex Hibbert during his childhood, Ashton Sanders during his adolescence and finally Trevante Rhodes, who takes on the adult Chiron. Executive produced by Brad Pitt, the film is based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, by Tarell Alvin McCraney, and co-stars Skyfall’s Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali (House of Cards) and US singer Janelle Monáe. Having opened in US cinemas this earlier this year, it’s gone on to become one of the most critically acclaimed film of 2016, having received full marks from over 20 major news outlets. Stars Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris are both nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, while Barry Jenkins is up for Best Screenplay. The film is also in the running to win Best Score at the January 8 Awards show. Check out the full list of nominations below. Best Motion Picture (Drama) Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Best Performance by an Actor (Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy) Colin Farrell, Lobster Ryan Gosling, La La Land Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins Jonah Hill, War Dogs Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool Best Original Song – Motion Picture ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling,’ Trolls ‘City of Stars,’ La La Land ‘Faith,’ Sing ‘Gold,’ Gold ‘How Far I’ll Go,’ Moana Best TV Series (Drama) The Crown Game of Thrones Stranger Things This Is Us Westworld Best Director Damien Chazelle Tom Ford Mel Gibson Barry Jenkins Kenneth Lonergan Best Actress (Motion Picture, Drama) Isabelle Huppert, Elle Natalie Portman, Jackie Ruth Negga, Loving Amy Adams, Arrival Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane Best Actress (Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical) Annette Bening Lily Collins Hailee Steinfeld Emma Stone Meryl Streep Best Performance by an Actor (TV Musical or Comedy) Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle Donald Glover, Atlanta Nick Nolte, Graves Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Best Actor (Motion Picture, Drama) Casey Affleck Joel Edgerton Andrew Garfield Viggo Mortensen Denzel Washington Best Actor (Television, Drama) Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Matthew Rhys, The Americans Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Best Supporting Actress (Motion Picture) Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight Nicole Kidman, Lion Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama Caitriona Balfe, Outlander Claire Foy, The Crown Keri Russell, Americans Winona Ryder, Stranger Things Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld Best Actor (Limited Series) Riz Ahmed, The Night Of Bryan Cranston, All the Way John Turturro, The Night Of Tom Hiddleston, Night Manager Courtney B. Vanc, People v. OJ Simpson Best TV Series (Comedy) Atlanta Blackish Mozart in the Jungle Transparent Veep Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Motion Picture) Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins Dev Patel, Lion Aaron Taylor Johnson, Nocturnal Animals Best Supporting Actor (Series, TV Movie or Miniseries) Sterling K. Brown Hugh Laurie John Lithgow Christian Slater John Travolta Best Foreign Film Divines Elle Neruda The Salesman Toni Erdmann Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television American Crime The Dresser The Night Manager The Night Of The People vs. OJ Simpson Best Original Score Moonlight La La Land Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Best Screenplay (Motion Picture) Damien Chazelle, La La Land Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals Barry Jenkins, Moonlight Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water Best Motion Picture (Animated) Strings Moana My Life as a Zucchini Sing Zootopia Best Supporting Actress (TV) Olivia Colman, The Night Manager Lena Headey, Game of Thrones Chrissy Metz, This Is Us Mandy Moore, This Is Us Thandie Newton, Westworld Best Actress (TV Musical/Comedy) Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce Issa Rae, Insecure Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin Tracy Ellis Ross, Black-ish Best Actress (Limited Series/TV Movie) Felicity Huffman, American Crime Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience Sarah Paulson, People v. O.J. Simpson Charlotte Rampling, London Spy Kerry Washington, Confirmation More stories: The first ‘Tom of Finland’ trailer is finally here - WATCH  Man who strangled policeman during Grindr hook-up before dissolving body jailed for life