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The 40 Best Fan-Art Tributes to Best Picture Winner 'Moonlight'

Barry Jenkins' Best Picture winner Moonlight was based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

For years, color in art has been used strategically to communicate, evoking feelings and messages that words can't quite capture. Apart from Barry Jenkins' masterful handling of a multilayered storyline, the other real winner here is the visual art.

Hued in shades of blue, purple, and pink, Moonlight's cinematography speaks to the duality of Miami living—the unadulterated rawness (and hardness) of the street, and the majestic, gentle beauty of the moonlight over the beach. Moonlight also tackles the duality of blackness, from the struggles of inner-city living, to the beauty of black skin (Chiron's radiating through blue tint in many scenes throughout the film). Featuring the first all-black cast to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, ultimately, Moonlight's color is its poetry.

Celebrating the movie's big win and the artistry of its cinematography, here are the 40 best fan art tributes to Moonlight, many of them encapsulating the distinctive color palette of the film itself.

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