Jerry Bruckheimer

A year after the 'Moonlight' Oscar win, Trevante Rhodes is standing '12 Strong'

A year after the 'Moonlight' Oscar win, Trevante Rhodes is standing '12 Strong'

On Feb. 26, it seemed like Trevante Rhodes’ heart stopped for a moment.

After embracing his costar Mahershala Ali when it was announced that “Moonlight” — not “La La Land” — had won the best picture Oscar, he grabbed his chest in disbelief. Stumbling past Isabelle Huppert and Shirley MacLaine, who both were visibly shocked, he hugged a similarly stunned Jaden Piner and emotional Ashton Sanders. Rhodes then regained control of himself, helped escort Naomie Harris and Janelle Monae up the stage stairs and walked into a phase of his career every budding actor dreams of.

“The car was moving [before ‘Moonlight’], but I was in the 10 miles per hour lane, which is fine because I’m...

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