New York University Tisch School of the Arts’ alumnus Mark Bridges (’87) was a winner last night at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles, when he walked away with the Oscar for Best Costume Design for his work on The Artist. By the end of the night, The Artist won five awards including the top prize for Best Picture. The film tied with NYU alumnus Martin Scorsese’s Hugo for the total number of Oscars won. Both films paid tribute to early cinema.
Tisch School alumnus Billy Crystal (’70) hosted the Oscar telecast, his ninth as the master of ceremonies of Hollywood’s top awards.
In all, nine alumni from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA), Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development were among the NYU nominees for the 84th Academy Awards.
The NYU nominees for 2012 Oscars are:
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Scott Rudin, TSOA Dean’s Council member
Chris Columbus (’80) TSOA alumnus & Dean’s Council member
Michael Barnathan (’80) TSOA alumnus
Martin Scorsese (’64/’68/'Hon. ’92) TSOA & Steinhardt School alumnus, TSOA Dean’s Council member
Michael De Luca (’95) TSOA alumnus
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Rooney Mara (’10) Gallatin School of Individualized Study alumna
Martin Scorsese (’64/’68/Hon. ’92) TSOA & Steinhardt School alumnus, TSOA Dean’s Council member
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
Lucy Walker (’98) TSOA alumna
Mark Bridges (’87) TSOA alumnus
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Bruce Sinofsky (’78) TSOA alumnus
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Andrew Bowler (’96) TSOA alumnus