Jackie Writer Noah Oppenheim Is the New President of NBC News, Which Means Someone Appreciated This Movie

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Jackie is a very good movie. Yet, through some twist of devilry, the Jackie Kennedy biopic has gone largely unrecognized this awards season. Sure, it is brutally intimate and admirably brittle, and stars Natalie Portman, a movie star. Still, the Pablo Larraín–directed movie eked out only three Oscar nominations (Best Actress for star Natalie Portman, Best Original Score, and Best Costume Design) this season. Today, however, the movie finally won something: Jackie screenwriter Noah Oppenheim, formerly the executive in charge of Today, has been promoted to the president of NBC News, according to the New York Times. Oppenheim’s promotion probably means a lot to media wonks, but this feels like a victory for Jackie fans, who’ve had to endure a thankless awards season. Revel in this little win: Someone, somewhere (likely at NBC), saw Jackie and knows it was a good movie. Oppenheim didn’t get an Oscar nomination, but he got a raise at his day job.

Jackie Screenwriter Is the New Head of NBC News