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    O'Fallon, IL Township High School graduate Shane Watson is up for a student Oscar for his narrative film that he used to announce he is gay. Past winners include Spike Lee and Belleville, IL, native Ken Kwapis. Even if his name isn’t inside the envelope at the Student Academy Awards Oct. 12, filmmaker Shane Watson said he feels like he’s already won. The O’Fallon Township High School 2010 graduate is among seven nominees for Best Narrative (Domestic) at the annual contest for students that is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

O'Fallon, IL Township High School graduate Shane Watson is up for a student Oscar for his narrative film that he used to announce he is gay. Past winners include Spike Lee and Belleville, IL, native Ken Kwapis. Even if his name isn’t inside the envelope at the Student Academy Awards Oct. 12, filmmaker Shane Watson said he feels like he’s already won. The O’Fallon Township High School 2010 graduate is among seven nominees for Best Narrative (Domestic) at the annual contest for students that is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Provided
O'Fallon, IL Township High School graduate Shane Watson is up for a student Oscar for his narrative film that he used to announce he is gay. Past winners include Spike Lee and Belleville, IL, native Ken Kwapis. Even if his name isn’t inside the envelope at the Student Academy Awards Oct. 12, filmmaker Shane Watson said he feels like he’s already won. The O’Fallon Township High School 2010 graduate is among seven nominees for Best Narrative (Domestic) at the annual contest for students that is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Provided

O’Fallon grad uses film to announce he is gay. It earned him an Oscar nomination.

September 11, 2017 8:21 AM