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‘Barbie’ Oscar nominations reveal the Academy is a ‘Mojo Dojo Casa House’

By Annie Sarlin, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 7, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. Like millions...

Illustration Molly Boyke

Drawing a blank on animation at The Oscars

By Molly Boyke, Beacon Correspondent
Published January 31, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. I was six...

The Daniels.

Emerson alumni ‘the Daniels’ sweep the Oscars in seven categories

By Bailey Allen
Published March 22, 2023

Emerson College alumni Daniel Scheinert ’09 and Daniel Kwan ’10 swept the 95th annual Academy Awards with their feature film “Everything Everywhere...

Alum film Everything Everywhere All at Once leads with 11 Oscar nominations

Alum film ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ leads with 11 Oscar nominations

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
Published January 25, 2023

Tuesday’s announcement of this year’s Academy Awards nominations came as an impressive feat for the Emerson film community. Emerson alums Daniel...

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When talking about Ukraine, the Academy should put its money where its mouth is

By Shannon Garrido
Published April 6, 2022

There is something sinister about sitting on a dirty dorm couch while watching the recent award shows and seeing the words ‘donate’ after a five-minute...

Alum wins first Oscar for Best Cinematography in ‘Mank’

Alum wins first Oscar for Best Cinematography in ‘Mank’

By Mariyam Quaisar
Published April 28, 2021

Alum Erik Messerschmidt ‘02 won his first Oscar for Best Cinematography for Mank, directed by David Fincher, at the 93rd Academy Awards this past Sunday.  Mank,...

Georden West ‘18 premiered “Patron Saint” in July 2019, three months before winning gold at the Student Academy Awards. Sam Hwang / Beacon Staff

Alum Georden West wins Student Oscar for experimental short film

By Domenic Conte
Published October 30, 2019

Georden West '18 watched in disapproval as their college in southern Virginia forced transgender students to leave, stripping them of their ability to...

Style Column: Giving credit is always in season

Style Column: Giving credit is always in season

By Grace Griffin
Published April 4, 2018

On the red carpet, it is common that women are asked about their clothes more often than men. Yet recently, many female celebrities are combating this....

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