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‘Hair Love’ Wins Best Animated Short Film at 92nd Academy Awards

Actress and writer Mindy Kaling announced “Hair Love” as the Best Animated Short Film during the 92nd Academy Awards.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2020

The University of Akron alumni Matthew A. Cherry (2000-03) once tweeted in 2012 that he would be nominated for an Oscar one day. I'm gonna be nominated for an Oscar one day. Already claiming it — Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 2, 2012 Then, through a project that began as a Kickstart...

Alumnus Matthew Cherry Discusses ‘Hair Love’ Short Film, Book Award Nominations, UA Impact

“Hair Love” follows the story of an African-American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

When he learned his seven-minute short film “Hair Love” was one of the five nominees for the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award, UA alumnus Matthew A. Cherry (2000-03) was filled with joy. “We actually took a video of it,” Cherry said. “Everybody came over to the house and it was rea...