Nominations for the 96th Academy Awards were released Jan. 23, and while many are debating the treatment of Barbie star Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig, here at NYU we are celebrating the 10 alumni who are in the running for a 2024 Oscar.

The NYU alumni nominations represent four schools and reach across seven award categories and eight films. Leading the list is the legendary director (and TikTok star) Martin Scorsese, who holds three NYU degrees and is a member of the Tisch School of the Arts Dean's Council. Scorsese was nominated for directing Killers of the Flower Moon, the historical drama starring Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio that also received a Best Picture nomination.

Robbie Brenner is one of the producers of Best Picture nominee Barbie, and actor Sterling K. Brown received a nomination for Actor in a Supporting Role for American Fiction, another Best Picture nominee. Congratulations also go to NYU Honorary Degree recipients Robert DeNiro (nominated for Actor in a Supporting Role for Killers of the Flower Moon) and Steven Spielberg (one of the producers of Best Picture nominee Maestro).

Dean Allyson Green grasps the arms of actor and Tisch alum Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown greets Tisch School of the Arts Dean Allyson Green at a 2017 event with Tisch students. (Photo by Elena Olivo/NYU Photo Bureau)

The 96th Academy Awards will be broadcast March 10 from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles. Below are the NYU nominees; the full list of nominees can be found on the Academy Awards website.

Best Picture
Robbie Brenner (Tisch) producer, Barbie

Actor in a Supporting Role
Sterling K. Brown (Tisch) for American Fiction

Sterling K. Brown stands in a swimming pool, fixing his goggles, in a scene from the Oscar-nominated movie, 'American Fiction.'

Sterling K. Brown stars as Cliff in writer/director Cord Jefferson’s 'American Fiction,' An Orion Pictures Release (Photo by Claire Folger © 2023 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights Reserved.)

Martin Scorsese (WSC, Steinhardt, Hon) Killers of the Flower Moon

Animated Feature Film
Pablo Berger (Tisch) for Robot Dreams
Nick Bruno (SPS) for Nimona

Documentary Short Film
Jean Tsien (Tisch) for Island In Between
Christine Turner (Tisch) for The Barber of Little Rock

Music (Original Song)
Mark Ronson (CAS) for I’m Just Ken (Barbie)

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Samy Burch (Tisch) for May December (screenplay by, story by)
Alex Mechanik (Tisch) for May December (story by)