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Barry Jenkins Speech at the 2017 Oscars

Barry Jenkins's Poignant Oscars Speech Is Exactly What You Need to Hear Right Now

Barry Jenkins gave a truly moving speech when he accepted best adapted screenplay alongside Tarell Alvin McCraney at the Oscars. Aside from thanking his friends, family, and crew, the Moonlight director and writer took a moment to talk about the importance of inclusivity. "All you people out there who feel like there is no mirror for you . . . we will not forget you," he told the camera. Though he did (eventually) get to accept the award for best picture, this speech is the one we'll remember the most. At least he got more time in the press room to express his gratitude!

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