Jackson Murphy

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Jackson Murphy
Born (1998-07-30) July 30, 1998 (age 16)
Albany, New York
Nationality United States
Other names "Lights-Camera-Jackson!"
Occupation Film critic, columnist

Jackson Murphy, known as Lights Camera Jackson (born July 30, 1998, Albany, New York) is a teenaged movie critic, and author of the website Lights-Camera-Jackson.com. 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, Murphy had several major milestones. He appeared on Fox & Friends to review the upcoming[when?] Oscars nominees,[1] correctly predicting all of the winners in the major categories (except for last year[when?]). He grabbed the attention of several celebrities, notably Roger Ebert. He was also nominated for two New York Emmy awards,[2] and won "On Camera Talent: Commentator/Editorialist", the youngest winner of a NY Emmy to date[when?].

Murphy made numerous national TV appearances during the summer, including Weekend Today in late June and The Early Show four different times. He was blasted by Howard Stern on his satellite radio show following one of his appearances on The Early Show for his review of Inception.[citation needed] 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".

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. His movie reviews also appear 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.[3]

In July 2011, Jackson became a regular contributor for the popular movie review show Ebert Presents: At the Movies. Thus far, Murphy has appeared on three episodes of the program, providing commentary on 3-D film technology and listing his best and worst movies of the year so far.

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 (via telephone) 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 out in theaters every week and also on DVD and Blu-ray.


In 2010, Howard Stern lambasted Jackson Murphy on his radio show, opining that Murphy was too young and inexperienced to formulate meaningful or valid criticism.[4] Since then, Murphy has been frequently criticized by the media. Matt Cherette of gawker.com described Murphy's Inception (2010) review as "insufferable."[5]


  1. ^ "11-year old critic Lights Camera Jackson tells Fox News his Oscar picks...". Fox 411 (Fox News). 2010-03-05. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eleven Year Old Youngest Ever to Be Nominated For a NY Emmy" (Press release). PRNewswire via FOX Business. March 2, 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Peter Debruge (October 22, 2010). "Kid crix grade pix through different eyes". Variety. 
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08i-cq0cSEk
  5. ^ http://gawker.com/5610641/this-kid-is-the-most-annoying-movie-critic-ever

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