NYU Alumnus Mark Bridges Wins Oscar for Best Costume Design for “The Artist”


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.

Mark Bridges won the Oscar for Best Costume Design for "The Artist"
Mark Bridges won the Oscar for Best Costume Design for "The Artist"

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:

BEST PICTURE

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Scott Rudin, TSOA Dean’s Council member

The Help

Chris Columbus (’80) TSOA alumnus & Dean’s Council member

Michael Barnathan (’80) TSOA alumnus

Hugo

Martin Scorsese (’64/’68/'Hon. ’92) TSOA & Steinhardt School alumnus, TSOA Dean’s Council member

Moneyball

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

DIRECTING

Hugo

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

COSTUME DESIGN

The Artist

Mark Bridges (’87) TSOA alumnus

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Bruce Sinofsky (’78) TSOA alumnus

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Time Freak

Andrew Bowler (’96) TSOA alumnus

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