This Sunday, Jan. 8, marked the 74th Golden Globe Awards, an annual celebration recognizing great works in both the film and television industry.
At the ceremony, the lyrical drama “Moonlight” won the final award of the night, Best Motion Picture-Drama. The independent film was produced by Pine View alumna of the class of 2001 Adele Romanski and was directed by Barry Jenkins. In the category, the movie was up against others such as “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Lion,” “Hell or High Water” and “Manchester by the Sea.”
When “Moonlight” was announced as the winner, Romanski took the stage along with the director Barry Jenkins and the cast of the movie, to thank the Hollywood Press Association for the win. On stage, Romanski said, “I, to be honest, didn’t think this was going to happen.”
“Moonlight” is a coming of age story about a man’s life in three chapters, while he struggles with his own sexuality. The film stars actors including Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris. The film premiered Oct. 21 of last year in select theaters, followed by a wide release on Nov. 4, making a total of $12.7 million in the box office.
Kelley Krejnik, economics teacher and Romanski’s former classmate said, “She has so much passion and is so dedicated to what she does. She’s always been exceptional and I’m not surprised in her ability to get the [Golden Globe].”