Jay-Z - Moonlight
Creating an all-black Friend’s episode verbatim, Jay-Z’s “Moonlight” video tricks viewers into thinking it’s asking just that question, but ends up exploring a more existential idea: What does it look like when black bodies are used as stage props to serve a vanilla narrative? The story that follows centers on Jerrod Carmichael’s dark journey of discovering his worth isn’t valued as highly as he’d been made to believe, exposing Hollywood’s exploitative tricks. (Hence, the La La Land reference.) He’s joined by this generation’s best new black talent, including Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, and more. Among its many highs, “Moonlight” has the year’s best cast.
Loom Post Production
Corentin De Saedeleer
Chaka Pilgrim, Inga Veronique, Michael Sagol, Jasper Thomlinson
R. Stephan Mohammed, Jamie Rabineau
Behind the Scene