Once again, NYU alumni are making their mark and making history with a sweep of nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards (link opens in new tab). Jump below to see which Violets are being honored at this year’s Oscars.

Curious to know who took home an Oscar at last year’s ceremony? View the list of NYU alumni 2020 Academy Award nominees and winners.

Best Picture

  • Mollye Asher (TSOA ’99, ’14), Producer, Nomadland
  • Shaka King (TSOA ’13), Producer, Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Marc Platt (LAW ’82), Producer, The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Douglas Urbanski (TSOA ’79), Producer, Mank
  • Chloé Zhao (TSOA), Producer, Nomadland

Best Director

  • Chloé Zhao (TSOA), Nomadland

Best Original Screenplay

  • Shaka King (TSOA ’13), Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Kenny Lucas (LAW), Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Chloé Zhao (TSOA), Nomadland

Best Film Editing

  • Alam Baumgarten (TSOA ’80), The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Chloé Zhao (TSOA), Nomadland

Best Cinematography

  • Joshua James Richards (TSOA), Nomadland

Best Production Design

  • Mark Ricker (TSOA ’95), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Best Live Action Short Film

  • Susan Ruzenski (STEINHARDT ’85), Feeling Through
  • Sofia Sondervan (SPS ’93, TSOA ’95), The Letter Room

And a special shoutout to our alumni who worked on these Award-worthy projects:

Cathy Ang (STEINHARDT '17), actor in Over the Moon, which is nominated for Best Animated Feature

There are so many amazing alumni stealing the show, sometimes it's hard to keep track! Did we miss someone? Please let us know!

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