Joi McMillon

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]