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Jackson Murphy

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Jackson Murphy, known as Lights Camera Jackson (born August 26, 1998),[1] is an American film critic and entertainment columnist. He is the creator of the website, and has made appearances on television and radio. In 2010, he became the youngest winner to date of a New York Emmy Award for "On Camera Talent: Commentator/Editorialist".

Post-radio career[edit]

In 2010, He was nominated for two local New York Emmy awards,[2] and won "On Camera Talent: Commentator/Editorialist".[3] Murphy made numerous national TV appearances during the summer, including Weekend Today in late June and The Early Show four different times. He has also appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (twice), "The Nate Berkus Show", "Fox and Friends" (three times) and was featured on "Live with Regis and Kelly".[citation needed]

Murphy was signed by CBS as a contributing critic to The Early Show and, in the fall, also became a regular contributor on The Morning Show on the Seven Network in Australia. He has appeared on #1 Aussie "chat Show" more than 20-times.[citation needed] For five years his movie reviews also appeared every weekend in The (Troy) Record newspaper, and he has been the subject of articles and stories in both the U.S. and internationally, including an article in Variety.[4]

In July 2011, Jackson became a regular contributor for the popular movie review show Ebert Presents: At the Movies, in which he appeared on three episodes of the program.[citation needed] In those appearances, he provided commentary on 3-D film technology and listing his best and worst movies of the year at the time.[citation needed]

As the youngest member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association Jackson appeared on the "Critics Choice Movie Awards" in January 2013. Since November 2013, Jackson also has regularly appeared on "The Buttery Popcorn Report" on The FLY 92.3 in Albany, New York, as a part of the station's "Morning Rush". On The Buttery Popcorn Report, Jackson gives his opinions on all the new movies new in theaters that week, as well as New At Home on DVD/Blu-ray.[citation needed]

In 2016 he became the film critic on the Connecticut-based "CT Style" TV show, telling audiences which new movies to See and which ones to Skip. He also makes annual Awards Season appearances on Fox Sports Radio, analyzing the Academy Awards Nominations and making his Oscar Predictions. Jackson is also a regular contributor to the popular 'Animation Scoop' website, providing Q&A interviews with the most important and successful members of the animation world.[citation needed]

Best Films of the Year[edit]

Murphy compiled "best of the year" movie lists beginning in 2009, thereby helping provide an overview of his critical preferences. His top choices were:


Murphy's early appearances on national television were met with some negative reception in the media; in 2010, Howard Stern criticized Murphy on his radio show, saying that an 11-year-old was too inexperienced to provide meaningful or valid film criticism.[18] Similarly, Matt Cherette of Gawker described Murphy's review of the film Inception as "insufferable."[19]

Twitter incident[edit]

On January 18, 2016, Murphy tweeted a photo of him and Amy Schumer at the previous night's Critics' Choice Awards, which he captioned "Spent the night with @amyschumer. Certainly not the first guy to write that." The tweet was criticized as sexist and unprofessional.[20] Schumer replied to the post, tweeting, "I get it. Cause I’m a whore? Glad I took a photo with you. Hi to your dad.”[21] In response, Murphy deleted the tweet saying, "Thought you’d like the joke. I should leave the comedy to you! Thanks for the photo. Glad you won last night!." Schumer responded saying, "that's really okay honey. I just remember thinking you and your dad were sweet and it was a bummer to read that".[20]


  1. "11-year old critic Lights Camera Jackson tells Fox News his Oscar picks..." Fox 411. Fox News. March 5, 2010. Archived from the original on March 7, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2010. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Eleven Year Old Youngest Ever to Be Nominated For a NY Emmy" (Press release). PRNewswire via FOX Business. March 2, 2010. Retrieved May 22, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. Mullins, KJ (March 2, 2010). "Youngest nominee in history up for two NY Emmys". Digital Journal.
  4. Peter Debruge (October 22, 2010). "Kid crix grade pix through different eyes". Variety.
  5. "Top 10 Films of 2009". Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  6. "My 10 Best Films of 2010". Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  7. "The 10 Best Films of 2011". Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  8. "The 10 Best Movies of 2012". Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  9. "The 10 Best Movies of 2013". Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  10. "The 10 Best Movies of 2014". Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  11. "The 10 Best Movies of 2015". Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  12. "The 10 Best Movies of 2016". Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  13. "The 10 Best Movies of 2017". Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  14. "The 10 Best Movies of 2018". Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  15. "The 10 Best Movies of 2019". Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  16. "The Top 10 Films of 2020". Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  17. Murphy, Jackson. "Top Ten Films of 2021". Lights Camera Jackson. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  18. "Howard Stern Comments on Lights Camera Jackson LCJ 11 Year Old Kid Movie Critic". YouTube. August 11, 2010. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  19. Cherette, Matt (August 11, 2010). "This Kid Is the Most Annoying Movie Critic Ever." Archived January 21, 2015, at the Wayback Machine Gawker Media. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Stedman, Alex (January 18, 2016). "Amy Schumer Calls Out Sexist Tweet From Teen Film Critic". Variety.
  21. Silverstein, Jason (January 18, 2016). "Teen film critic Lights Camera Jackson tweets sexist Amy Schumer joke, gets called out by comedienne herself". New York Daily News.

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