Miami is making its connection to Moonlight a bit more official. After the movie won over the hearts of critics en route to an Oscar for Best Picture, the city in which the film is based is re-naming a street in its honor.
The Miami New Times reported on Tuesday that the Florida city would be naming a stretch of Miami-Dade County's Liberty City after the 2016 film, which follows the life of a young, gay, black man growing up in the area.
Moonlight had a historic night at the Oscars this year — including a memorable, slightly ridiculous Best Picture victory over La La Land. And as the Miami New Times recapped, after winning Best Adapted Screenplay, the film's co-writer, Tarell Alvin McCraney, gave a special shoutout to his hometown. "We can really be here and be somebody, two boys from Liberty City up here onstage representing the 305," he said.
Thus the city decided to rename one of its streets — NW 22nd Avenue from NW 61st Street to NW 66th Street, close to where parts of the movie were filmed — "Moonlight Way."