Barry Jenkins

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Writers and Directors Guilds Nominate Creators of Color for Awards

Ryan Coogler, Spike Lee, Alfonso Cuarón and Barry Jenkins are among the nominees.

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Regina King and Colman Domingo Make Us Better With 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

The veteran actors discuss their relationships to James Baldwin, what they brought to their portrayal of Sharon and Joe Rivers and the passion for rich Black characters.

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Barry Jenkins to Hollywood: Adapt More Black Literature

The “If Beale Street Could Talk” director discusses the importance of the Black literary canon to the film industry.

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ICYMI: The Films and Creators To Root for at the Spirit Awards

From “If Beale Street Could Talk” to “Sorry to Bother You,” here are the projects that earned nominations from Film Independent.

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Angela Flournoy on Barry Jenkins: 3 Must-Read Passages

The celebrated novelist profiled the Oscar-winning filmmaker ahead of the November release of his upcoming film, “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

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Gorgeous New 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Trailer Celebrates Black Families

The latest look at Barry Jenkins’ upcoming film illuminates how Baldwin’s characters build community while navigating uncertainty and trauma.

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'If Beale Street Could Talk' Showcases Black Love, Resistance

Berry Jenkins, the Oscar-winning director of “Moonlight,” brings James Baldwin’s work to the big screen—and it’s never been more relevant.

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WATCH: 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Brings James Baldwin's Harlem to Life

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins dropped the first trailer for his film adaptation of the novel.

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4 Can't-Miss Quotes From a Roundtable of Every African American Ever Nominated for a Best Director Oscar

Barry Jenkins, John Singleton, Lee Daniels and Jordan Peele sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for a discussion about past and present realities for Black American filmmakers.

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Stephan James Cast in Barry Jenkins' Adaptation of 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

The “Shots Fired” actor will star as Fonny, the main character who is incarcerated on false rape charges in James Baldwin’s 1974 novel.

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Barry Jenkins Adapting James Baldwin Novel for Next Movie

The “Moonlight” director and co-writer will bring ”If Beale Street Could Talk”—Baldwin’s 1974 novel about an engaged couple racing against time and the legal system—to the big screen.

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Barry Jenkins to Adapt Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad' for Amazon

Whitehead’s 2016 novel envisions the Underground Railroad as an actual subterranean rail network.

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READ: What Barry Jenkins Planned to Say When 'Moonlight' Won Best Picture

The #OscarFail prevented him from delivering his prepared speech. But you can read it here.

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The People of Color Who Won Big at the Oscars

…And the craziest, must-see moment of the night.

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'Moonlight,' 'Fences' and Actors of Color Make Oscar History

Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and four others round out the most diverse Academy Awards acting nominee pool ever.

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'Moonlight' Win, Tracee Ellis Ross' Speech and More Golden Globes Greatness

Ross, Viola Davis, Donald Glover and more Black Hollywood luminaries won big at last night’s awards. 

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August Wilson, Barry Jenkins, Donald Glover Nominated for WGA Awards

The Writers Guild of America’s dual awards ceremonies will take place in New York City and Los Angeles on February 19.

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Beyoncé, 'The Birth of a Nation, 'Moonlight' Lead NAACP Image Award Noms

“Luke Cage,” “Insecure” and “Queen Sugar” also earned multiple nominations.

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'Moonlight,' 'Atlanta' Earn Golden Globe Noms

Several directors, writers and performers of color in television and film were nominated for Golden Globes.