When I started watching it, I thought it was good, maybe even great. But it wasn’t anything remarkable. But then the third act starts, and when Chiron meets Kevin, and Chiron reverts back to his scared, trouble self, and at the end, he finally says something honest, something vulnerable. And it felt so cathartic. I cried for about half an hour afterwards. It such a personal, intimate movie, that I’m surprised it won Best Picture. But I think this one will last.
Also, kudos for the Academy for awarding Mahershala Ali. Most acting awards go to ACTING!, but Ali was so quiet and simple, and he meant so well, but the irony that he's part of Chiron's problems felt like a knife between the ribs.