Perfect 6-for-6 sweep: 'Moonlight' walks through the Indie Spirits

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Barry Jenkins accepts one of six Indie Spirit Awards for 'Moonlight'Barry Jenkins accepts one of six Indie Spirit Awards for 'Moonlight'

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2016%2f09%2f16%2ff7%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymde1lza1.7d00bBy Josh Dickey2017-02-26 00:17:48 UTC

In the beginning, there was Moonlight. At the end, there was also Moonlight.

Writer/director Barry Jenkins' deeply resonant cinematic tryptich of a young Miami man's life won all six Independent Spirit Awards for which it was nominated Saturday — including the first award given away, and the last — a triumphant result for the film many hope can upset La La Land at the Academy Awards.

Moonlight was the odds-on favorite at the Indie Spirits, but a sweep was hardly guaranteed. It became a reality, though, over the course of an afternoon beneath a giant white tent on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier.

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