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Tisch Alumni Take Home Sundance, DGA, and SAG Awards Over the Weekend

January 31, 2011

The weekend of January 29-30 was a busy one for film industry awards and Tisch alumni, once again, were among the winners.  On Saturday, the 2011 Sundance Festival awards were announced in Park City while the Directors Guild held its annual dinner in Los Angeles.  Four alumni from the Kanbar Institute took honors at Sundance, while one Tisch alumnus took home a DGA trophy.  On Sunday, the Screen Actors Guild handed out its awards and three alumni were singled out. 

Here are the results from the weekend:


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series:

Boardwalk Empire

Martin Scorsese ’64/’68/Hon.’92


US Dramatic Competition Audience Award:

Circumstance, directed by Maryam Keshavarz Maryam Keshavarz ’10 (MFA, Kanbar, Film)

Dramatic Prize:

Kinyarwanda, directed by Alrick Brown ’08 (MFA, Kanbar, Film) / Adjunct Instructor

Directing Award (Dramatic):

Martha Marcy May Marlene, directed and written by Sean Durkin ’06 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV)

Excellence in Cinematography Award (Dramatic):

Pariah, directed and written by Dee Rees ’07 (MFA, Kanbar, Film); cinematographer: Bradford Young


Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:

Boardwalk Empire
Paul Sparks ’95 (BFA, Drama) as Mickey Doyle
Erik Weiner ’99 (BFA, Drama) as Agent Sebso

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:

Alec Baldwin ’94 (BFA, Drama) as Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock

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Tisch Alumni Take Home Sundance, DGA, and SAG Awards Over the Weekend

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