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Oh: Barry Jenkins’ thoughtful approach to ‘Moonlight’ illustrates importance of reflective, diverse storytelling

Louis Oh, Op-Ed Contributor

April 11, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last weekend Barry Jenkins — director of this year’s Oscar winner for best picture, “Moonlight” — came to speak on campus. Like quite a few of you, I was there. The event started with a screening of the film. It was my second time seeing it. Again, I soaked myself in the i...

Schwartz: In light of the 2017 Oscars debacle, we should place less emphasis on award shows

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

March 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I watched the snafu that unfolded as “La La Land” was mistakenly handed the Oscar for Best Picture instead of “Moonlight,” I couldn’t help but wonder why we allow The Academy to have so much authority to judge art...

Northwestern alumnus’ film wins 6 awards, hands over best picture at 2017 Oscars

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

February 28, 2017

Filed under Campus

Northwestern alumnus Jordan Horowitz (Communication ’02) was at the center of an Oscar mix-up at the 2017 Academy Awards, as “La La Land” lost best picture after winning in six other categories. Horowitz, 36, was one...