Young ‘Moonlight’ star heads to LA to attend Oscars

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida student and film actor is bound for Hollywood to attend the Oscars.

Alex Hibbert, who stars in best picture nominee “Moonlight,” said he is pumped up, shortly before he boarded a plane to Los Angeles at Miami International Airport, Friday, in order to attend the 89th Academy Awards.

“Very excited. We got nominated for eight, and I’ll be happy if we win one,” he said.

Hibbert, a student at Norland Middle School, starred in the critically acclaimed film, which follows its young gay protagonist as he comes of age in Liberty City.

“The movie has been getting so much recognition. I’m just so happy,” said Hibbert.

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony is set to air Sunday beginning at 8:30 p.m.

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