Columbia Alumni, Faculty Films Nominated for 2019 Oscars

January 24, 2019

Films created, written, or directed by six Columbians were among those announced on January 22 as being nominated for 2019 Academy Awards.

Tune into the Oscars on Sunday, February 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC to see if these talented filmmakers receive the coveted prize. Congratulations to all!   

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me: Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Nicole Holofcener '88SOA, Co-Writer)
  • Green Book: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Editing (Peter Farrelly '86SOA: Director, Co-Writer)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score (Dede Gardner '90CC, Co-Producer)
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet: Nominated for Best Animated Feature (Phil Johnston '04SOA, Co-Director, Co-Writer) 
  • RBG: Nominated for Best Documentary Feature and Best Song (Julie Cohen '89JRN, Director; Betsy West, Columbia Journalism School Professor); (Watch Cohen and West react to their Oscar nomination!)
  • Of Fathers and Sons: Nominated for Best Documentary Feature (Richard Lorber '67CC, '77TC, Distributor); Winner of Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival

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