Moonlight actors Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome have won the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Award for Best Kiss.
They took the stage at the Shrine Auditorium to accept their ‘golden popcorn’ statue and gave powerful acceptance speeches.
This award is bigger than Jharrel and I. This represents more than a kiss. This is for those who feel like the others, the misfits… we love ya’ll and thank ya’ll. — Ashton Sanders
Ashton portrayed Chiron in Moonlight while Jharrel played his close friend Kevin.
I think it’s safe to say that it is okay for young performers. Especially us minority performers, to step out of the box. This award is for that. It’s for artists who need to step out of the box and do whatever it takes to tell a story and whatever it takes to make a change, to get people to wake up. — Jharrel Jerome