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Oscar news: "Moonlight" switches screenplay category, increasing odds of victory.




Moonlight was originally developed as a play, but was handed over to be made into a film before it was finished, let alone produced. As a result, the studio assumed it would have to go into the Original Screenplay category, where it was going up against, among other things, Kenneth Lonergan's script for Manchester by the Sea. However, the Academy has now rejected this classification and said that Moonlight (as well as Loving) belong in the Adapted Screenplay category.

This is very good news for Barry Jenkins, as his film probably has to be considered the frontrunner in that category now, whereas most people thought it was the underdog in Original.

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Tags: award show - academy awards, film - drama
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