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FSU alum nominated for third Oscar of his career

This is not the first time Jenkins has been nominated for an Oscar.
Posted at 8:25 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 20:25:22-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida State University alum Barry Jenkins has been nominated for another Oscar, making it his third nomination for his career.

Jenkins received the nomination for best adapted screenplay for his film "If Beale Street Could Talk". The film is a live story about hope and despair.

This is not the first time Jenkins has been nominated for an Oscar.

He won Best Adapted Screenplay two years ago for Moonlight.

Jenkins is an alum of FSU's College of Motion Picture and students say they are inspired by his work.

"The door that he opened for FSU, actually there has been multiple doors he has opened so I think the opportunities are a lot higher," said Kate Lopez, student of FSU's College of Motion Picture.

"Now that our film school is getting national recognition around the country and the demand in our film school is slowly rising and I think that because he opened these doors he really gave us all an opportunity to follow in his footsteps," said Tyler Vogel, student of FSU's College of Motion Picture.

And you can watch the Oscars right here on WTXL.

Your favorite stars start walking the red carpet at 6:30 p.m. and the awards show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Before all the excitement begins, make sure you check out a special early edition of WTXL News starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.