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'Back in the flow': After historic Oscar win, Willmott returns to teaching

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Kevin Willmott OscarCourtney Bierman | UDK @courtbierman

Less than 48 hours after winning an Oscar, Kevin Willmott was back in the classroom.

Willmott boarded a plane to Kansas City the morning after Sunday’s ceremony, where he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on “BlacKkKlansman.”

“It's still a little bit of a blur,” he said. “But I taught [Tuesday], and it was good to get back in the flow again.”

Sunday was Willmott’s first time attending the Oscars after a 20-year career. He brought his wife and daughters and wore a suit from Weaver’s. The win may go down as one of the most important moments of the 91st Academy Awards.

The award is shared with Willmott’s three co-writers, one of whom is director Spike Lee. Lee famously lost the award nearly three decades earlier to Tom Schulman for “Dead Poets Society.” Sunday was Lee’s first-ever Oscar win after more than 40 years in the business.

“It's hard to get your head around a little bit,” Willmott said. “I don't think about it too much in terms of the overall impact of it, but it was... Read more



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