Fenton '04 Wins Oscar for ESPN's O.J.: Made in America
When ESPN’s 30 for 30 O.J.:Made in America, was announced at this week’s Academy Awards ceremony as the winner in the best documentary category, alumna Deirdre Fenton ’04, was one of its producers receiving an Oscar. “Producing the Academy-Award winning O.J.: Made in America for ESPN Films has been the pinnacle of my career in documentaries thus far and an amazing end to a project that has been over two years in the making,” said the Hamilton government major.
“In addition to the accolades the film collected, having people gain a better understanding of race and culture in America has made me exceptionally proud of what our team has achieved.
“I have been with ESPN Films and 30 for 30 since its inception and could not have dreamed of a more exciting journey over the last 10 years. When we first launched the series, we wanted to become a brand that was synonymous with quality, non-fiction storytelling. Now, with the success of O.J., we have solidified our role as a leader in this genre and raised the bar for what audiences expect from ESPN Films," said Deidre.
According to ESPN, the documentary is broken into five parts and closely examines O.J. Simpson's childhood, NFL career, murder trial and his life now. The exhaustive docuseries runs 467 minutes.