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What can't a little 'Moonlight' do?

What can't a little 'Moonlight' do?

An indie movie that continues to exceed expectations. A would-be crowd-pleaser that tries to downplay its prospects. And a new film that celebrates law enforcement makes a play for the Oscars.

Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide you through the ins and outs of the awards season leading up to the Oscars.

I'm Glenn Whipp, The Times’ awards columnist and your newsletter host.

INDIE SPIRIT AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

“Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins’ intimate drama depicting three periods in the life of a young gay black man, earned six...

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