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How Editor Joi McMillon Made Oscar Nominee History

February 6, 2017, 17:32 PM

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/02/moonlight-editor-...

Joi McMillon, who became the first African-American female editor nominated for her sensitive work on Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” (shared with co-editor Nat Sanders), peeled back the layers of the final chapter of this triptych that she tackled. For the editor, it’s all about closure, and much of that culminates with the climactic reunion in a Miami diner between the gay African-American Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) and his estranged childhood friend, Kevin (Andre Holland), whom he once shared a sexual moment with on a beach.

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