Actors Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome have won the MTV Movie & TV award for Best Kiss for the beach scene from the Oscar winning movie Moonlight. The Fader reports:
“I think it’s safe to say that it is okay for young performers,” said Jerome. “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,” followed Sanders. This award represents more than a kiss. This is for the others, the misfits.”
This is delightful news. Congrats to Sanders and Jerome. It was a powerful and moving scene in a finely crafted and eloquent film.