Jordan Horowitz
Horowitz in 2016
Born (1980-04-10) April 10, 1980 (age 44)
Westchester, New York, United States
Alma materNorthwestern University
OccupationFilm producer
SpouseJulia Hart
Children2

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

Early life and education

Horowitz was raised in Westchester County, New York.[4] He is of Jewish descent.[4] In 2002, he graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.[citation needed]

Academy Awards incident

Main article: 89th Academy Awards § Best Picture announcement error

At the 89th Academy Awards, presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced that La La Land was 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, snatching the card from Warren Beatty to show to the audience and then presented the Oscar to the winning producers.[5] This occurred after PricewaterhouseCoopers representatives appeared on stage to discuss the mistake with the team from La La Land and Warren Beatty.[6]

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). They have two children together.[citation needed]

Filmography

Producer

Executive producer

References

  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". Oscars.com. 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. ^ a b Wolfsiz, Francine (February 27, 2017). "La La Land: Who knew it was so Jewish". Times of Israel. All four of the film's producers – Jordan Horowitz, Gary Gilbert, Marc Platt and Fred Berger – are members of the tribe. Berger and Horowitz both grew up in Westchester, New York and even played in the same Jewish temple basketball league together.
  5. ^ Ross, Martha (27 February 2017). "'La La Land' producer praised, criticized for how he broke news of Oscars mix-up". MercuryNews.com. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  6. ^ Rothman, Michael (February 26, 2017). "'Moonlight' wins best picture after 'La La Land' mistakenly announced". ABC News. Retrieved February 27, 2017.