Bridges ('87) was honored for his work on the film "Phantom Thread."

Mark Bridges
Mark Bridges poses backstage with the Oscar® for Achievement in costume design, for work on “Phantom Thread” during the live ABC Telecast of The 90th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Photo Credit: Michael Baker/A.M.P.A.S.

Mark Bridges (’87), an alumnus of the MFA in Design program at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, earned an Academy Award for Best Costume Design last night when Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its winners at the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.

Bridges was honored for his work on the film Phantom Thread. This was his third Oscar® nomination and second win for Best Costume Design. He previously won in 2011 for his work in The Artist.

The Academy Awards recognize outstanding film achievements and are the most prestigious in the industry. In total, seven members of the NYU community – five alumni and two current students – were among the Oscar® nominees.

Two NYU Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA) alumni made history with their nominations. Rachel Morrison (’00) was the first woman ever to be nominated for Best Cinematography for her work on Mudbound. The film’s director, Dee Rees (’07), also made history as the first African-American woman to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Kevin Wilson, Jr., an MFA candidate in Tisch’s Graduate Film program, earned his first Oscar® nomination for Best Live-Action Short. Wilson wrote, produced, and directed his nominated film, My Nephew Emmett, as part of his “second year film” project.

Tisch alumni Lisa Bruce (’91) and Douglas Urbanski (’79) were nominated for Best Picture for producing Darkest Hour. This was Bruce’s second Oscar nomination and Urbanski’s first.

Timothée Chalamet, who is currently a student at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, was nominated for his performance in Call Me by Your Name.

Below is the full list of NYU-related Oscar® nominees:

Costume Design - WINNER
Phantom Thread

Mark Bridges (TSOA '87), Costume Designer

Best Picture

Darkest Hour

Lisa Bruce (TSOA '91), Producer
Douglas Urbanski (TSOA '79), Producer

Actor in a Leading Role

Call Me by Your Name

Timothée Chalamet (GAL), Actor

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)


Dee Rees (TSOA '07), Director and Screenwriter



Rachel Morrison (TSOA '00), Cinematographer

Short Film (Live Action)

My Nephew Emmett

Kevin Wilson, Jr. (TSOA), Director and Screenwriter

Oscar winner Mark Bridges on a jet ski.

Oscar® winner Mark Bridges hilariously ended the night on a jet ski with Dame Helen Mirren. Oscar® host Jimmy Kimmel offered a jet ski to the Oscar® winner who gave the shortest acceptance speech, and Bridges won. Photo Credit: Aaron Poole /A.M.P.A.S.

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