Barry Jenkins

Waiting for Oscar: How Florida State alum Barry Jenkins and his ‘FSU family’ make movie magic

Something good happens every time Oscar winner and Florida State University graduate Barry Jenkins puts his FSU filmmaking band back together. The talented film school graduates from the class of 2003 have created another masterful movie, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” The critically acclaimed film is nominated for three Oscars at the 91st Academy Awards […]

Profiles in Leadership: Reb Braddock’s 30-year mission to build the ultimate film school

The narrative of Reb Braddock’s life as a filmmaker, teacher and creator reads a little like a Hollywood script you couldn’t write because no one would believe it. “A story about a guy who starts out working in the film equipment room signing out cameras and ends up in the dean’s office in charge of […]

FSU graduate Barry Jenkins earns another Oscar nomination

Florida State University film school phenom and Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins has earned his third Oscar nomination. When the 2019 Academy Award nominations were announced today, the movie director and screenwriter received a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Jenkins adapted the screenplay from the 1974 novel […]

Florida State Faculty Senate lauds six with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate honored six members of the university family with Torch Awards, an annual recognition of those who have contributed to the university’s academic excellence. The awards were presented Wednesday, Nov. 28, during a reception and dinner. Named for the trio of torches depicted in the university’s seal, the three categories […]

FSU’s film school earns Top 20 national ranking

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts is one of the best film schools in the nation, checking in at No. 19 on The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of Top 25 Film Schools. This month, the entertainment industry magazine ranked the best film schools using such criteria as the quality of faculty and […]

FSU rolls out the red carpet for Oscar-winning alumnus Barry Jenkins

Florida State University rolled out the red carpet for Barry Jenkins’ triumphant return to his alma mater capped off with a sold-out crowd at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall March 31. Tickets to Friday’s screening of Jenkins’ Oscar-winning film “Moonlight” had sold out in less than two hours. The event was hosted by the Florida State […]

Oscar nominees: FSU film school is nation’s ‘hidden secret’

Oscar nominees and Florida State University graduates Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders find themselves in unfamiliar territory lately, launched there by the exhilarating ride of their Oscar-nominated film “Moonlight.” For years, McMillon and Sanders — nominated for an Academy Award in film editing — have comfortably worked behind the scenes often in tight editing rooms, […]

‘Lens of time’ magnifies FSU experience for Oscar-nominated cinematographer

Oscar nominee and Florida State University alumnus James Laxton is coming off the best professional experience of his life on the film “Moonlight,” which is nominated for eight Academy Awards — including Best Picture. Laxton earned an Oscar nomination for cinematography on the film and now, days before the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26, […]

Oscar nominee Barry Jenkins’ road to success started at Florida State

** FEB. 26 UPDATE: In a very confusing and crazy conclusion to the 89th annual Academy Awards, “La La Land” was initially named Best Picture. But after members of that film came onstage and delivered speeches, they were told the announcement was a mistake and the real winner of the top award at the Oscars […]

FSU alumni make history with 8 Oscar nominations for ‘Moonlight’

The acclaimed film, “Moonlight,” from Florida State University graduate Barry Jenkins and his crew of FSU Film School alumni, has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Five FSU graduates earned Oscar nominations for the project — a first for the Film School. Nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday […]

FSU film school alums earn awards, acclaim with ‘Moonlight’

UPDATE: Florida State graduates Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, James Laxton, Andrew Hevia, Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon won the Golden Globe Award for best motion picture (drama) with their film “Moonlight” on Sunday night, Jan 8. Congratulations!   Barry Jenkins was a junior at Florida State University in 2000 when he walked by Doak Campbell […]