Where To Watch 'Moonlight' Before The Oscars

by Alexis Paige Williams

We're in the thick of awards season. But don't worry if you didn't get a chance to catch the movies garnering so much praise in 2016. There's still time to float off to La La Land, roar like a Lion, and bask in the Moonlight. Since the latter just took home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama, many move lovers may be wondering just where you can stream Moonlight before the 89th annual Academy Awards? Hollywood's biggest night is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26, according to the program's official website, and nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24. With a Globe under it's belt, Moonlight will surely be a contender. Thankfully, last minute movie buffs have more than enough time and resources to stay in the mix.

The highly-acclaimed coming-of-age story about a young black man from Miami grappling with his sexuality while growing up in a hyper-masculine environment isn't available for streaming yet, but is expected to be released on digital download via iTunes on Feb. 7. If you're looking for more of a keepsake, but are willing to risk being out of the loop on award's night, the film will be available on DVD/Blu-ray on Feb. 28 according to DVDsReleaseDates.com.

For those who may still be skeptical about the heart-wrenching opus, it has a 98 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has raked in more than $14 million at the box office... so far! The riveting three-part tale of Chiron played as a shy, doe-eyed youth by Alex Hibbert, a lanky, bullied teenager by Ashton Sanders, and a muscular, grown man by Trevante Rhodes was lauded by The Hollywood Reporter as a film that shows that "even the most troubled characters — just like us — are looking for love."

With tear-jerking performances by Hidden Figures costars Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe, as well as 007 actor Naomie Harris, Moonlight is crafted with such tenderness and delivered with immense power that you'll want the comfort of the moonlight to guide you home and reflect on the beauty you just witnessed. It may be bit old school these days to drive to the cinema for a flick, but if you're going to spend $15 on a ticket, seeing Moonlight is worth every last penny.