Congratulations to the NYU alumni who received 2019 Academy Award nominations. Tune in Sunday, February 24 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC to celebrate and root for your favorite NYU alumni filmmakers.

Best Picture

  • Spike Lee (TSOA '82, HON '98), Producer, BlacKkKlansman

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Lady Gaga (TSOA), A Star is Born

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Mahershala Ali (TSOA '00), Green Book – Winner


  • Spike Lee (TSOA '82, HON '98), BlacKkKlansman

Music (Original Song)

  • Lady Gaga (TSOA), Songwriter, Lyricist, "Shallow" from A Star is Born – Winner

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • Joel Coen (TSOA '78), The Ballard of Buster Scruggs
  • Nicole Holofcener (TSOA '84), Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Spike Lee (TSOA '82, HON '98), BlacKkKlansman – Winner
  • Jeff Whitty (TSOA '97), Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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