PS: Oscars Face-Off: Athletes Turned Filmmakers

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For the second time in the ninety-two year-history of the Academy Awards, a former professional athlete turned filmmaker has been nominated for an Oscar. In 2020, former NFL receiver Matthew A. Cherry received a Best Animated Short Film Oscar nomination for his film, Hair Love (2019). In 2018, former NBA shooting guard Kobe Bryant won the Best Animated Short Film Oscar for his film, Dear Basketball (2017). Both athletes turned filmmakers have partnered with others, as well as, formed their own production companies to make films. Once he retires from his day job, NBA forward LeBron James might be a good candidate to become the third member of this fraternity with an expected foray into film. So far, LeBron's SpringHill Entertainment has focused on producing television series and award-winning documentaries.

Which of these former professional athletes turned Oscar-winning producers do you think will have the best career in filmmaking?

See the list Oscar-nominated films and their athletic filmmakers here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096091248/


Kobe Bryant The Oscars
Filmmaking Awards & Filmmaking Resume
Kobe Bryant's Oscar-Winning Animated Short: 'Dear Basketball' Streaming Link
Affiliated Production Companies: Granity Studios and Believe Entertainment Group

Matthew A. Cherry The Oscars  
Filmmaking Awards & Filmmaking Resume
Matthew A. Cherry's Oscar-Nominated Animated Short: 'Hair Love' Streaming Link
Affiliated Production Companies: Matthew A. Cherry Entertainment and Monkeypaw Productions

POST 2020 OSCARS SUGGESTION, BASED ON RESULTS WILL EITHER BE AN OSCAR-WINNING SUGGESTION OR OSCAR-NOMINATED SUGGESTION, AS 'HAIR LOVE' IS FAVORED TO WIN.
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In light of breaking news, altered question to be more focused on career change, rather than lifetime achievement, NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies at 41 in a helicopter crash

OLD: Which of these former professional athletes turned Oscar-winning producers do you think will have the best career in filmmaking?

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Which of these former professional athletes transition into filmmaking and resulting Oscar win do you think is the more impressive transformation?
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COMPLETED SUGGESTION: UPDATED TO REFLECT 2020 OSCARS WIN

Face-Off: Athletic Oscar-Winning Filmmakers

Which of these former professional athletes transition into filmmaking and resulting Oscar win do you find to be the more impressive transformation?


Kobe Bryant The Oscars
Filmmaking Awards & Filmmaking Resume
Kobe Bryant's Oscar-Winning Animated Short Film: 'Dear Basketball' Streaming Link
Affiliated Production Companies: Granity Studios and Believe Entertainment Group


Matthew A. Cherry, Karen Rupert Toliver The Oscars
Filmmaking Awards & Filmmaking Resume
Matthew A. Cherry's Oscar-Winning Animated Short Film: 'Hair Love' Streaming Link
Affiliated Production Companies: Matthew A. Cherry Entertainment and Monkeypaw Productions