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'Moonlight' beats 'La La Land' in L.A. Film Critics awards

'Moonlight' beats 'La La Land' in L.A. Film Critics awards

“Moonlight”  won best picture  honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. on Sunday,  one of four awards — including one for director for Barry Jenkins —   that give the independent film some unexpected momentum as awards season kicks into high gear.

The Los Angeles  critics also gave first-place or runner-up honors in various categories to “Manchester by the Sea,” “La La Land” and “OJ: Made in America.”

But the day belonged to “Moonlight,” the intimate drama depicting three periods in the life of a young gay black man set in Miami’s Liberty City...

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