NYU At The Oscars: 2012 Edition
/ February 17, 2012

With the Oscars approaching and a recent Grammy win by Steinhardt professor Herschel Garfein, it’s time to once again to stroke our NYU egos and take a look at which award categories feature NYU faculty and alums. In accordance with last year’s awards hosted by the NYU-associated Anne Hathaway and James Franco, this year’s Oscars will be hosted by Tisch alum and seasoned Academy Awards host Billy Crystal. Check out NYU’s scorecard for 2012:

Best Documentary Short:

  • The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement: Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
  • God Is the Bigger Elvis: Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
  • Incident in New Baghdad: James Spione
  • Saving Face: Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
  • The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom: Kira Carstensen and Lucy Walker (Tisch ’98, MFA, Kanbar, Film)

Best Documentary Feature:

  • Hell and Back Again: Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
  • If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front: Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory: Charles Ferguson, Bruce Sinofsky (Tisch ’78, BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV), and Audrey Marrs
  • Pina: Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
  • Undefeated: TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

Best Short Film (Live Action):

  • Pentecost: Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
  • Raju: Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
  • The Shore: Terry George and Oorlagh George
  • Time Freak: Andrew Bowler (Tisch ’96, BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV) and Gigi Causey
  • Tuba Atlantic: Hallvar Witzø

Best Costume Design:

  • Anonymous: Lisy Christl
  • The Artist: Mark Bridges (Tisch ’87, MFA, Design)
  • Hugo: Sandy Powell
  • Jane Eyre: Michael O’Connor
  • W.E.: Arianne Phillips

Best Actress:

  • Albert Nobbs: Glenn Close
  • The Help: Viola Davis
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Rooney Mara (Gallatin ’10)
  • The Iron Lady: Meryl Streep
  • My Week with Marilyn: Michelle Williams

Best Directing:

  • The Artist: Michel Hazanavicius
  • The Descendants: Alexander Payne
  • Hugo: Martin Scorsese (CAS ’64, Tisch ’66, MFA)
  • Midnight in Paris: Woody Allen
  • The Tree of Life: Terrence Malick

Best Picture:

  • The Artist: Thomas Langmann
  • The Descendants: Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: Scott Rudin (Tisch Dean’s Council Member)
  • The Help: Brunson Green, Chris Columbus (Tisch ’80, BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV), and Michael Barnathan(Tisch ’80, BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV)
  • Hugo: Graham King and Martin Scorsese(CAS ’64, Tisch ’66, MFA)
  • Midnight in Paris: Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum
  • Moneyball: Michael De Luca (Tisch ’95, BFA, Kanbar, Film & TV), Rachael Horovitz, and Brad Pitt
  • The Tree of Life: Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner, and Grant Hill
  • War Horse: Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy

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