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A first for the Oscars

Moonlight’s Joi McMillon becomes first black woman to be nominated for an editing Oscar

January 25, 2017

Joi McMillon, the editor of “Moonlight,” has become the first black woman to earn an Oscar nomination for film editing, noted the Hollywood Reporter.

At an announcement on Monday morning, she was put forward for the prestigious award alongside co-editor Nat Sanders. It is a first for them both.

Moonlight is nominated for a total of eight awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Barry Jenkins), Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), and Best Adapted Screenplay. The Academy also nominated six black actors this year, a record number after being criticized in the past with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

Read the full article at The Hollywood Reporter.