NYU Alumni Receive Eight Oscar Nods


Nine members of the NYU alumni community were among the nominees in eight categories when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards on January 14, 2015.

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Nine members of the NYU alumni community were among the nominees in eight categories when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards on January 14, 2015. Eight alumni of the Tisch School of the Arts were nominated, with the remaining one, Rooney Mara, hailing from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

The Academy Awards will be hosted by Chris Rock and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 28. Below is the full list of NYU alumni Oscar nominees:

Best Picture

Spotlight
Steve Golin '76 (Kanbar, F&TV), producer

The Revenant
Steve Golin '76 (Kanbar, F&TV), producer

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara (Gal, ‘10)
Carol

Best Animated Feature
Anomalisa
Charlie Kaufman '80 (Tisch, BFA, Kanbar, F&TV), director, screenwriter, producer

Achievement in Film Editing
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Maryann Brandon '84 (Tisch, MFA, Kanbar, Film)

Best Foreign Film
Son of Saul
Laszlo Nemes (Tisch, Kanbar, Graduate Film)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
"Manta Ray" from Racing Extinction
Antony Hegarty '92 (Tisch, BFA, Drama)

"Til It Happens To You" from The Hunting Ground
Lady Gaga (Tisch, Drama)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Carol
Phyllis Nagy '84 (Tisch, BFA, Kanbar, Goldberg DDW)

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Bridge of Spies
Joel Coen '78 (Tisch, BFA, Kanbar, F&TV)

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