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Alumni Win Big

At this year’s Academy Awards, Ang Lee (TSOA ’84, HON ’01) won Best Director for Life of Pi, while Argo, executive produced by David Klawans (TSOA ’91), took home Best Picture…
Pictured: Ang Lee

Tony Kushner’s (TSOA ’84) Lincoln earned him a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay, while Lucy Alibar (TSOA ’05) was nominated in the same category for co-writing the bayou fable Beasts of the Southern WildPhilip Seymour Hoffman (TSOA ’89) also scored a Best Supporting Actor nod for playing the titular cult-leader role in The Master… Meanwhile at the Primetime Emmy Awards, Modern Family was named Outstanding Comedy Series for the third straight year, with gold statuettes going to writer-producers Paul Corrigan (TSOA ’94), Brad Walsh (TSOA ’94), and Bill Wrubel (TSOA ’94). Outstanding Miniseries or Movie went to the HBO political drama Game Change, produced by Amy Sayres (TSOA ’76) and written by Tisch adjunct professor Danny Strong… The dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival went to true-life tragedy Fruitvale, starring Melonie Diaz (TSOA ’08), while The Spectacular Now’s Miles Teller (TSOA ’09) won the dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, starring Rooney Mara (GAL ’10) as a young Texas outlaw, was also nominated in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

Renée Alfuso

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