Surprising everybody, “Moonlight” took home the night’s big award. But a Golden Globes win was never the goal of director Barry Jenkins.
"The whole point of this film for Tarrell [Alvin McCraney, the playwright of 'In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,' which inspired the film] and I was to tell a very truthful story about how we grow up,” he said, noting the city of Miami itself being an integral character to the film. The film’s honor is "proof positive that we did the right thing,” he said, by telling the story in Miami.
And though Hollywood loves saying that the universal story is one that is truly specific, Jenkins didn’t focus on universality.