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UT Graduate Wins at Golden Globes

Trevante Rhodes, a 2012 graduate, performed in ‘Moonlight,’ which won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture in drama. 

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A few years ago, Trevante Rhodes ’12 was sprinting in front of Longhorn fans as a member of the Texas track team.

Last night, this UT Austin graduate was on stage as an award-winning actor in front of millions of viewers watching the Golden Globes.

Rhodes performed in ‘Moonlight,’ which won this year’s Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture in drama.

During his time on the Forty Acres, Rhodes helped the Texas men’s track team win third place in the 400-meter relay at the Big 12 championship in 2011. Though he first enrolled in a theater class “to exhaust a degree requirement,” he eventually started working with his theater professor and auditioning for roles.

“I was terrible, but I knew at some point I wanted the opportunity to be good at it,” Rhodes told the Austin American-Statesman about one of his first auditions.

And if picking up the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture in Drama isn’t enough, E! News also named him one of the best dressed celebrities at the awards show.

Rhodes, who had a part in the HBO series Westworld, will act in several more movies this year and will appear in the next installment of the Predator franchise in 2018.

Congratulations, Trevante!


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