On Sunday, February 9, the 92nd annual Academy Awards will feature five NYU alumni and one faculty member vying for a coveted Oscar, with nominees coming from the Tisch School of the Arts; Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; and former Washington Square College (now College of Arts and Science).

Martin Scorsese (WSC '64, STEINHARDT '68, HON. '92, Tisch Dean’s Council Member) picked up a Best Director and Best Picture nomination for his mob epic The Irishman, which also garnered a producer nomination for Jane Rosenthal (GAL ’77).

Todd Phillips’ vision of the most famous nemesis to come out of the Batman series, Joker, received 11 nominations, making history by becoming the most-nominated superhero movie since The Dark Knight. Phillips (TSOA ’94) is up for three categories: Best Director, Best Picture, and Writing (Adapted Screenplay). Costume designer Mark Bridges (TSOA ’87) was also nominated for Best Costume Design and Graduate Film adjunct professor Tod Maitland received a nod in the Sound Mixing category.

In the non-fiction category, director Carol Dysinger’s (TSOA ’77) documentary Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) has been nominated for Best Documentary (Short Subject). Dysinger told Deadline that the documentary was her “love story” to a group of “irrepressible” young Afghan girls. Dysinger is an associate professor in the Graduate Film program at NYU Tisch.

Harriet, which was directed and co-written by arts professor Kasi Lemmons, earned two nominations: Best Actress (Cynthia Erivo) and Best Song (Stand Up with music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo). The Lighthouse, produced by Chris Columbus (TSOA ’80) and Eleanor Columbus (TSOA ’11) also earned a nomination for Best Cinematography (Jarin Blaschke), while The Neighbor's Window, produced by Julia Kennelly (TSOA '14) was recognized in the Short Film (Live Action) category.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the award winners at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

Below is the list of NYU nominees:

Best Director

The Irishman

Martin Scorsese (WSC '64, STEINHARDT '68, HON. '92, Tisch Dean’s Council Member)

Todd Phillips (TSOA ’94)

Best Picture
The Irishman
Martin Scorsese (WSC '64, STEINHARDT '68, HON. '92, Tisch Dean’s Council Member), Producer

The Irishman
Jane Rosenthal (GAL ’77), Producer

Todd Phillips (TSOA ’94), Producer

Costume Design

Mark Bridges (TSOA ’87), Costume Designer

Documentary (Short Subject)
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

Carol Dysinger (TSOA ’77), Director

Sound Mixing
Tod Maitland (TSOA Professor)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)


Todd Phillips (TSOA ’94), Screenwriter