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Jordan Horowitz

Jordan Horowitz
Born (1980-04-10) April 10, 1980 (age 37)
New York City, New York, United States
Alma mater Northwestern University
Occupation Film producer
Spouse(s) Julia Hart

Jordan Horowitz (born April 10, 1980) is an American film producer. He is best known for producing the musical comedy-drama film La La Land that earned numerous awards and nominations including a nomination for Academy Award for Best Picture with producers Marc Platt and Fred Berger.[1][2][3]

Early life and education

Horowitz was raised in a Jewish family[4] in Westchester County, New York, where he played for a Jewish temple basketball team in the same league as producer colleague, Fred Berger.[5] He is a 2002 graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Academy Awards incident

At the 89th Academy Awards, presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced that La La Land as the winner of Best Picture. However, they had mistakenly been given the envelope for Best Actress, a category in which Emma Stone had won for her role in La La Land several minutes prior. When the mistake was realized, Horowitz rushed to the microphone to announce Moonlight as the correct winner, and then presented the Oscar to the winning producers.[6] This occurred after PricewaterhouseCoopers representatives appeared on stage to discuss the mistake with the team from La La Land and Warren Beatty.[7]

Personal life

Horowitz is married to Julia Hart, who is a Hollywood writer and director, known for The Keeping Room (2014), Miss Stevens (2016) and Fast Color (2018).


See also


  1. ^ Merry, Stephanie (24 January 2017). "Oscar nominations 2017: Complete list of nominees; 'La La Land's' 14 ties record". The Washington Post. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2017: The Complete List - 89th Academy Awards". January 24, 2017. Archived from the original on January 10, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2017: See the Full List". Vanity Fair. January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ Times of Israel: "La La Land: Who knew it was so Jewish" by Francine Wolfsiz February 27, 2017
  5. ^ "From vision to reality: Landing ‘La La’ on the big screen." Artsy, Avishay. Jewish Journal. Published February 24, 2017. Accessed February 27, 2017.
  6. ^ Ross, Martha. "'La La Land' producer praised, criticized for how he broke news of Oscars mix-up". Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Rothman, Michael (February 26, 2017). "'Moonlight' wins best picture after 'La La Land' mistakenly announced". ABC News. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 

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