Quantcast
AOS
United States of America
315 views this week
A. O. Scott

A. O. Scott

American journalist and film critic
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro American journalist and film critic
A.K.A. Anthony Oliver Scott
Countries United States of America
Occupations Journalist Film critic
Gender male
Birth 10 July 1966 (Northampton)
Star sign Cancer
Family
Mother: Joan Wallach Scott
Education Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University
The details
Biography

Anthony Oliver "A. O." Scott (born July 10, 1966) is an American journalist and film critic. Along with Manohla Dargis, he serves as chief film critic for The New York Times.

Early life

Scott was born in Northampton, Massachusetts. Both of his parents were professors. His mother, Joan Wallach Scott, is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the School of Social Science in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. His father, Donald Scott, is a professor of American history at The City University of New York (CUNY). He is a great nephew of the married acting couple Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson (his maternal grandfather was Eli's brother). Scott is Jewish through his mother's side. Scott attended public schools in Providence, Rhode Island, including Classical High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1988 with a degree in literature.

Career

Scott began his career at The New York Review of Books, where he served as an assistant to Robert B. Silvers. He then served as book critic for Newsday, and also as a contributor to The New York Review of Books and Slate magazine. In 1993, he was a Television reviewer for Daily Variety, using the name Tony Scott.

He joined The New York Times' Arts section in January 2000, following Janet Maslin's retirement from film criticism. (Maslin continues to review genre fiction for the paper.) In 2004 he became chief critic, following Elvis Mitchell's resignation. He and the other film critics at the Times host a video podcast on the subject of film, called Critics' Picks. He is also Distinguished Professor of Film Criticism at Wesleyan University.

Television

In 2006 and 2007, Scott served repeatedly as guest critic on Ebert & Roeper with Richard Roeper in Roger Ebert's absence due to illness. He and Roeper counted down their selections for the top ten films of 2006 and again for 2007. Although Scott did not appear on the show for most of 2008, he continued to release his own list through The New York Times. On October 24, 2009, Scott began counting down his "Best of the Decade" list on At the Movies.

On August 5, 2009, it was announced that Scott, along with Chicago Tribune critic Michael Phillips, would take over hosting duties on At the Movies from Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz, who would no longer be involved in the show. Scott and Phillips began their duties when the show started its new season on September 5, 2009, but ratings were low and the show aired for only one season.

Personal life

He has a son named Ezra and a daughter named Carmen.

He has stated that "Maybe not everyone who is white is a racist, but racism is what makes us white.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
References
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/towerticker/2009/08/chicago-tribunes-michael-phillips-ny-times-ao-scott-in-on-at-the-movies-ben-lyons-ben-mankiewicz-out.html
http://nymag.com/news/features/establishments/68496/
http://www.sss.ias.edu/community/scott.php
http://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb14442778k
http://isni.org/isni/0000000029246523
http://www.worldcat.org/issn/1535-993X
https://books.google.com/books?id=PS1g1rnX7rsC&pg=PA113
https://books.google.com/books?id=hM4DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA28
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2162314/
https://www.nytedu.com/instructors/a-o-scott/
https://movies.nytimes.com/ref/movies/bio_scott.html
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes