"Moonlight is born of Barry Jenkins' and Tarell Alvin McCraney's courage to look back, to embrace their past and insist that their 'now' is not separate from their 'then,'" said Pitt, whose production company, Plan B, produced the film. "It was born of the courage of a group of actors willing to strip their souls, and express the humanism inside mistake and misstep and misdeed. It is Barry Jenkins' profound belief that we all stand at the threshold of change and forgiveness, and all be granted acceptance and love to ourselves."
"Nominated for six Golden Globes," he concluded, "this is Moonlight."
Though Moonlight only snagged one Golden Globe win, for Best Drama Motion Picture, Pitt (clean shaven and sporting a sleek suit) was clearly well-received by the cheering crowd -- most of all, Matt Damon.
Last November, Pitt made his first public appearance since news broke of his divorce from Angelina Jolie when he attended a private screening of Moonlight in Los Angeles. He and Jolie, who currently has full custody of the couple's six children, have since been battling it out in court. Pitt has had supervised visits with the kids since October.