FSU Film Alum up For Several Oscars

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WENDY PARKULO / NEWS TEAM

With the Oscar nomination announcement Seminoles have a huge reason to be incredibly proud and its name is Moonlight. Moonlight has garnered an impressive 8 Oscar nominations after already being nominated for six Golden Globes and walking away with Best Picture. This film included six FSU alumni on its team. Its director and screenwriter, Barry Jenkins (who is nominated for an Oscar in both categories for this film) graduated from the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts in 2003 and since then has made quite a name for himself in Hollywood. His nominations are especially extraordinary because he could become the first black man to win Best Director. He already made history when he became the first black writer-director to be nominated for both Best Picture and Best Screenplay. FSU film school interim dean Reb Braddock, acclaimed the successes of these alumni, “’Moonlight’ is a shining example of what we do here at the college. We combine talented groups of individuals and hone them into film-making teams who forge bonds as friends and collaborators for years to come.”    Hopefully FSU film students will continue to make important, moving films just like Moonlight. Don’t miss Jenkins and the rest of his team potentially continue to make history at the Academy Awards commencing Sunday February 26th.

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