Hot off a big win for Girls Trip at the NAACP Image Awards last night, Jada Pinkett Smith will make some awards decisions of her own as a juror at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Unveiling the juror list today, organizers also said that The Good Place’s Jason Mantzoukas is set to host the January 27 awards ceremony. He is in Park City this year starring in the fest-premiering The Long Dumb Road. Pinkett Smith will be joined on the seven juries at this year’s January 18-28 Park City shindig by an Oscar winner in Octavia Spencer, Sundance royalty in Chaz Ebert, a rock star in Garbage’s Shirley Manson, an Emmy winner in RuPaul, a SAG Awards winner in Michael Stulhbarg and Black Panther cinematographer Rachel Morrison. Oscar-winning O.J.: Made in America director Ezra Edelman. Palme D’Or winnerRuben Östlund and Halt and Catch Fire alum Kerry Bishé also are among the 24 “experts,” as Sundance calls them, who will judge the competitive categories. Related Story Jane Fonda, Common & Gloria Allred To Speak At Sundance Respect Rally This year is the first time that both the U.S. Dramatic category and the U.S. Documentary category will see people of color as the majority. Of course, the jurors won’t… Read full this story
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